Róisín Smullen with Gráinne and Róisín Healy at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair at the school on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Packed For Annual Christmas Fair

December 10, 2018 at 8:32 am 0 comments

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn’s hall was packed on Sunday as they held their annual Christmas Fair. Parents and children enjoyed a great day’s entertainment with some amazing hampers and goodies up for grabs in the raffles and auction, while all proceeds went back into the school. There was also stalls selling […]

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Exciting Week For Presentation Students Past And Present

Exciting Week For Presentation Students Past And Present

December 7, 2018 at 10:36 am 0 comments

IT’S been a busy week for current and former Presentation Tralee students. On Monday three students were presented with scholarships at UL. Maebh Pierse, Ciara Sookarry and Isobel Horgan were presented with awards in a ceremony in Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick. Maeve, who is studying Applied Languages was awarded a UL […]

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Pupils from Ms Sexton's Class before taking the stage for the Listellick NS Christmas Concert. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full Houses For Listellick School Christmas Concerts

December 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm 0 comments

A MUSICAL treat greeted audiences over two nights at Abbeydorney Community Hall as Listellick NS staged their annual Christmas concerts. A huge effort went into the two nights, from the pupils as well as the staff and the Parents Council who ensured all went smoothly. Tuesday night saw the Junior […]

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Pupils at Blennerville NS with teacher Louise Brassil and Oonagh O'Connor at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville Pupils Raise Their Concerns About Effect Of Plastic Packaging On Environment

December 6, 2018 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

PUPILS in Blennerville NS are are sending Christmas postcards to retails outlets in the locality to raise their concerns about plastic packaging and its impact on the environment. It’s part of a joint initiative with Ballinskelligs NS. While discussing the problem of plastic packaging at a meeting of the Ballinskelligs Environmental […]

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KCFE students are bringing Santa's Grotto to primary schools in Tralee over the coming weeks.

KCFE Launches Fundraising Initiatives To Give Back To The Community

December 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm 0 comments

KERRY College of Further Education has launched an initiative which will see a variety of unusual and collaborative fundraising events being organised to support local charities, not just for Christmas, but also running through the entire academic year. The first scheduled event  is ‘Santa Claus is Coming to You!’, the brainchild of […]

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Staff and students at Coláiste Gleann Lí with SVP Tralee representatives at the school on Tuesday.

Coláiste Gleann Lí Gets Into Christmas Spirit With SVP Donation

December 5, 2018 at 11:50 am 0 comments

WELL done to students at Coláiste Gleann Lí who are doing their bit to help people in need in the locality this Christmas. A presentation of goodies and money, raised by the students was made to representatives of St Vincent de Paul on Tuesday morning. The students organized a raffle […]

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WATCH: Caherleaheen’s Infants Give Their Unique Take On Christmas

WATCH: Caherleaheen’s Infants Give Their Unique Take On Christmas

December 5, 2018 at 11:17 am 0 comments

WITH less than three weeks to go until Santa arrives, children are understandably getting excited about what the big man will bring them. With that in mind, parent at Caherleaheen NS, Michelle Culloty, assisted by teachers Adrienne Heaslip and Caroline Brick, put together a clip of the Junior and Senior […]

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Some of the models before the Mercy Mounthawk TY Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stylish Students Take To The Catwalk For Mounthawk Fashion Show

November 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed the Mercy Mounthawk school gym on Thursday night for the annual fashion show and they weren’t disappointed with some great entertainment laid on. The theme of this year’s show, put on by the Transition Years, was ‘New York, New York’ and they began the show with […]

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Eve Ní Chríodáin playing the harp at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Christmas Cookery Demo in the Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Frank Provides Festive Food For Thought At Gaelcholáiste Cookery Evening

November 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 120 people braved the wind and heavy showers on Thursday night to support the Festive Cookery Evening by Chef Frank Moynihan, organised by the Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Taking place at The Meadowlands Hotel, Frank gave some great tips for creating a feast for Christmas. In addition to […]

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Mercy Mounthawk girls who took part in Thursday's blitz. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schools Gather For Camogie Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

November 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk hosted a camogie blitz for secondary schools on Thursday in a bid to promote the game among girls. Ten teams from seven schools took part, drawn mainly from Tralee and north Kerry. The schools were Mercy Mountawk, Presentation Tralee, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Castleisland Community College, Presentation Listowel, St Joseph’s […]

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The pupils of Glenderry NS with host Brendan Fuller at their 'Late Late Toys Show'. Photo by Joe Hanley

Glenderry NS Stages Its Own ‘Late Late Toys Show’

November 29, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Community Centre in Ballyheigue was the place to be on Wednesday as the children of Glenderry NS brought their presentation of ‘The Late, Late Toys Show’ to the village. Over 500 people were in attendance and were treated to song, dance and music. Brendan Fuller was MC for the […]

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Students and teachers from KCFE attending the National FET Lrearner Forum in The Grand Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday, Mary Lucey (Principal of KCFE), Sean Maunsell, Erin Linehan, Michaela Brosnan (teacher), Leona Stack, Senan Wrenn, Kate O'Connor and Conor JJ Marchi. Photo: Joe Hanley

FET Learners From KCFE Have Their Voices Heard At Kerry Regional Forum

November 28, 2018 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

LEARNERS from the Kerry College of Further Education under the auspices of Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) convened at the regional meeting of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Learner Forum which took place in Tralee at the Grand Hotel on Tuesday. As a learner-centred form of provision, […]

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Artist Gabriel Galway with Caherleaheen NS pupils in front of his mural at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Past Pupil Returns To Paint Magnificent New Mural At Caherleaheen NS

November 24, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Caherleaheen are taking artistic inspiration from a wonderful new mural painted by an alumnus of the school . Many eagle-eyed art lovers may recognise the artist’s style (in the photo above) from his other work in the town on the gable of Croí Restaurant, but this time Gabriel Galway […]

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Maura Ní Dúgáin, Dearbhla Jeffers, Sorcha Ní Donnchú and Laoise Ní Chaochlaigh at the Feachtas Tráth na gCeist Boird in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Teams Take Part In Regional Final Of Feachtas Tráth na gCeist Boird

November 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Teams from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tralee have qualified for the national final of this year’s Feachtas Tráth na gCeist Boird. Following a tough battle between 15 teams in the Regional Finals at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday night, Gaelcholáiste emerged victorious. Teams from Coláiste Íde Dingle, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and St […]

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Paola Kennedy teaching the Grow Happier programme at Listellick NS on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Listellick Pupils ‘Grow Happier’ With Yoga, Dance And Mindfulness

November 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL pupils in Listellick N.S. took part in the “Let’s Grow Happier” programme for 6 weeks this term. This programme, devised by Paola Kennedy, is all about empowering pupils to reach their full potential and to teach them how to be kind, respectful, more confident, calmer, happier and less anxious. […]

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Cara Credit Union Art Competition winners at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday, November 15. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Cara Credit Union Presents €10,500 In Education Awards

November 22, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

SEVEN students were presented €1,500 each towards their third level studies on Saturday, November 10 at Cara Credit Union. Having received a great response to their education awards, a total of €10,500 were awarded to this year’s winners and Margaret Kellegher, daughter of the late Dan Kellegher presented cheques to […]

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Third year students at Presentation Secondary School in Tralee who received First Aid certificates from the Tralee Branch of the Irish Red Cross on Monday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls Receive Certificates From Irish Red Cross

November 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School third year students took part in a very worthwhile course earlier this year. They participated in First Aid training provided by the Irish Red Cross in May and received certs on Monday morning. This is a very important life skill for the students to have. They can use […]

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Music And Festive Cooking At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Parents Council Fundraiser

Music And Festive Cooking At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Parents Council Fundraiser

November 18, 2018 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will present an evening of Festive Cookery by Chef Frank Moynihan at The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, November 29, at 8.00pm. The evening will commence at 7.15 pm with music performed by students from the school. In addition to the cookery demonstration there […]

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Caroline O'Connell, Anne Savage, Colette Commane and Andrea Brosnan at the O'Brennan NS 150th anniversary celebrations in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Celebrate O’Brennan School’s 150th Anniversary

November 17, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE 150th anniversary celebrations continued for all at O’Brennan NS on Friday night when a special barbecue took place in Ballygarry House Hotel. Earlier that day there was a great turnout in the school hall for a special ceremony to mark the milestone (click here for previous story) where pupils […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Lucy O'Sullivan Michael O'Gara and Tiernan Brosnan who were runners-up in the ISTA Science Quiz at the IT Tralee on Thursday night, with teachers Mary Enright and Sheila McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Schools Compete In ISTA Science Quiz At IT Tralee

November 17, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 21 teams representing around 10 schools from all over the county taking part in the ISTA regional quiz on Thursday night at the south campus at IT Tralee. Tralee schools were represented by a number of teams from both CBS The Green and Mercy Mounthawk and one of […]

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Teachers Mary Slattery, Michelle Broderick, Andrea Brosnan and Principal Barry O'Leary with pupils at the O'Brennan NS 150th celebrations on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: O’Brennan NS Hosts 150th Birthday Celebrations

November 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people converged on the O’Brennan NS school gym on Friday as a special celebration was held to mark its 150th anniversary. Pupils and their families were joined past pupils and teachers for the event which showed how far the school has come since it was founded back in […]

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Fifth and sixth year students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí who took part in Stand Up Week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Holds Pride Day To Show Support For LGBTI+ Students

November 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students took part in Stand Up Week where they showed the inclusive nature of the school. They ran a Lá Bród/Pride Day on Friday were students were asked to dress up as a colour of the rainbow flag. “Such a small gesture can be incredibly meaningful in creating […]

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Launching the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show were TY students Erin O'Halloran, Ciara Collins, Isobel Keane and Alan Ybanez. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Students In A New York State Of Mind For Fashion Show

November 16, 2018 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

EXPECT Big Apple glamour at the Mercy Mounthawk gym when the students hold the annual fashion show at the end of the month for the 15th year running. Taking place on Thursday, November 29 the theme of this year’s show, put on by the Transition Years, is ‘New York, New […]

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Glenderry NS pupils and teachers look forward to Christmas concert.

Ballyheigue School Prepares For Christmas Concert

November 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is building in Glenderry NS, Ballyheigue, as they prepare for their earlier than usual Christmas Concert. This year they decided to bring the concert to the Community Centre in the village, as the Parents Association had requested for many years. It will take place on November 28 at 7pm. […]

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Pupils, parents and teachers from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw at the Helix on Wednesday.

North Kerry School Wins At National Fís Film Competition

November 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NORTH Kerry school was one of the winners at the annual Fís Film Project competition in Dublin’s Helix Theatre yesterday. Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw, won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Curriculum Relevance: Societal Issues. The children of 5th and 6th and some first year students, along with their teacher […]

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Thomas, Gavin and Adam taking part in Science Day at Scoil Eoin on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Enjoy Experimenting On Science Day

November 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S a day when children from Scoil Eoin can get messy and learn about science at the same time. Science Day saw hundreds of pupils take part in the school hall and they had great fun as the event’s coordinator, teacher Aileen Griffin, explained. “Classes third to sixth, about 350 […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students who took part in the 24 hour challenge with teacher Máire Ní Laocha. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Take Part In #Gaeilge24 Challenge

November 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 12o students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí took their work home with them, so to speak, when they took part in the #Gaeilge24 event yesterday. The students spoke Irish from 9am on Tuesday to 9am on Wednesday as part of the Conradh Na Gaeilge organised challenge as teacher Máire Ní Laocha […]

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WATCH: Mercy Mounthawk Needs Your Help To Win Science Competition

WATCH: Mercy Mounthawk Needs Your Help To Win Science Competition

November 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Secondary School Mounthawk have been shortlisted as 1 of 10 finalists in the Saffron Travel 2018/2019 Science Competition. This is a nation-wide competition. The team, made up of ten 2nd year students, were given a question to answer: “How will we pay for our roads in the future?” The […]

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Teresa Walker, Lee Strand presents Bobby Sugrue , Lilly Parker and Aisling O’Sullivan principal St Brendan’s NS in Fenit with €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. 
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Big €500 Win for St. Brendan’s NS, Fenit in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

Lee Strand visited St. Brendan’s NS in Fenit this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated “Once again this year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools. We would like to congratulate our first €500 winner this year St. Brendan’s NS and wish all schools the best of luck in the next three draws.”


Speaking at the presentation Aisling O’Sullivan, Principal stated “The staff and children of St Brendan's National School were delighted to hear the exciting news that we had won the Lee Strand monthly draw. We have been collecting Mighty Mikey tokens since the initiative began. Despite being a small school through extended family support we manage to gather a huge amount of tokens every month. We must particularly mention the chairperson of our Parents' Council who counts and packages the tokens every month for our entries. Although we have not decided how the money will be spent we do have two exciting projects in the pipeline. One is our new Astro Turf pitch and the other is the extension and development of our school garden. St Brendan’s are very lucky to have a long and supportive association with Lee Strand, especially since Mighty Mikey was the brainchild of one of our past pupils, Ms. Roisin Lunch. We participate and benefit from the complimentary Lee Strand school journals annually and the children love to see the new journal layout.”

To enter the next draw simply collect 10 Mighty Mikey Milk mascots printed on Lee Strand 1 Litre and pint cartons or 2 Litre plastic bottles. Post your 10 mascots along with your name, address and telephone number to: Win €500 Cash 4 Schools Competition, Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The next draw will take place on Friday, November 30th, 2018. For further information please contact 066 7121084 or visit

Big €500 Win for Fenit School In Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

November 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand visited St. Brendan’s NS in Fenit this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated; “Once again this year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much […]

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Students Kian Ó Riagain, Peadar Tóibín, and Lennox Beaujouan taking part in the Spinathon as part of Mental Health Week at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Get In Gear At Spinathon During Wellbeing Week

November 10, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students were getting active on Friday at the end of a very busy ‘Wellbeing’ week in the school. Around 90 students and teachers took part in a ‘Spinathon’ cycling non stop from 8.30am to 3.20pm as part of the ‘Active’ indicator for Wellbeing. As well as the ‘Spinathon’ […]

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