SCHOOLS

CBS The Green first year students with Technology teacher Cathal Halton. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Technology Subject Introduced At CBS The Green

October 17, 2018 at 9:50 am 0 comments

AMONG the many things parents and prospective students will be told about when visiting the CBS The Green Open Evening this Thursday, is a new subject which has just started this term. Teacher Cathal Halton from Meath is the new Technology teacher in a classroom decked out with all the […]

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Presentation Castleisland To Hold Open Evening This Thursday

Presentation Castleisland To Hold Open Evening This Thursday

October 16, 2018 at 5:04 pm 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary School in Castleisland will host their Open Night for parents and guardians of prospective students this Thursday night, October 18, from 6pm to 9pm. Students at the school at Church Street have been excelling in sporting and academic fields for many years. “Our priority is the happiness and […]

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Talk On The Advantages Of Irish Medium Education

Talk On The Advantages Of Irish Medium Education

October 13, 2018 at 9:34 am 0 comments

HAVE you ever wondered about bilingual education? Have you ever considered sending your child to an Irish language school? Would you like to learn more about the advantages of bilingual education? On this Wednesday, October 17 at 8pm, Dónal Ó hAiniféin, principal of Gaelscoil Mhichíl Chíosóig, Ennis, former president of […]

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Paul Browne who is off to the National Science Olympiad next month while Sean Sookarry won world championship medals in Portugal recently. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Students Excelling In Sport And Academia

October 12, 2018 at 2:21 pm 0 comments

TWO CBS The Green students are shining in very different fields, one in the world of martial arts and the other in science maths. Paul Browne from Caherslee is preparing to head to the capital to show his academic prowess in the National Science Olympiad Competition on the basis of  his […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí Issues Invite To Open Day This Saturday

SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí Issues Invite To Open Day This Saturday

October 10, 2018 at 5:59 pm 0 comments

A SCHOOL which is growing from strength to strength is holding an Open Day on Saturday, October 13, from 10am to 1pm where potential pupils and their parents can learn more about what the school can offer. Coláiste Gleann Lí at Clash, Tralee, is a co-educational second-level school under the aegis […]

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Coordinator of Health Promotion Week at Mercy Mounthawk, Bernie O'Shea, with author and speaker Astrid Longhurst. Also included is Mary O'Connell, Emma Nolan and Adam Butler. Photo by Dermot Crean

Health Promotion Week Begins At Mercy Mounthawk

October 9, 2018 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk kicked off its Health Promotion Week this afternoon and they have loads of events taking place until Friday. The school has a health promotions team including teachers, students and parents which liaise with several external organisations to promote the health agenda.  Each year the team organises two Health […]

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Maura Sullivan and Nuala Finnegan of Kerry Hospice collected a cheque from Caherleaheen NS pupils on Thursday morning. Also included are teachers Brid Murphy and Damien Finn and Principal Mary Connolly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen Kids’ Generous Donation To Kerry Hospice

October 5, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Caherleaheen National School went to great efforts a couple of weeks ago to raise funds for the Kerry Hospice Foundation. As part of the Hospice’s National Coffee Morning event, teacher Damien Finn’s fourth class pupils from the school held an event co-ordinated by teacher Bríd Murphy and eventually […]

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Chairperson of the Parents Council Kathleen Holmes, with author and Education Consultant Catherine O'Connor with some Mercy Mounthawk students and Deputy Principal Pat Fleming prior to Catherine's talk to an hall full of senior cycle students on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Top Education Consultant Gives Talk At Mercy Mounthawk’s Careers Night

October 5, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

CAREERS Night took place at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School on Thursday and a special guest speaker gave interesting talks to students and parents. Organised by the Parents Council, author of “Cracking the College Code” and Education Consultant at Trinity College Dublin, Catherine O’Connor, was joined by around 30 career specialists who […]

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The Scoil Eoin ‘Lakers’ And Blennerville ‘Grizzlies’ To Take Part In Jr. NBA League

The Scoil Eoin ‘Lakers’ And Blennerville ‘Grizzlies’ To Take Part In Jr. NBA League

October 2, 2018 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee schools will take on the names of famous basketball clubs to take part in the first ever Jr. NBA League in Ireland this autumn/winter. During the summer Tralee Imperials found out they had been one of the lucky thirteen clubs in Ireland to be selected to take part in […]

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Kerry GAA star David Clifford with the winners of the Buddy O'Grady Memorial Cup Holy Family School.

PHOTOS: Kerry Star Supports Primary Schools GAA Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

October 2, 2018 at 2:20 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held its first ever Primary Schools’ GAA blitz recently. A dozen teams from the Tralee area competed for  the Buddy O’Grady Perpetual Cup. Buddy, who retired as caretaker in 2017, has been instrumental in the development of GAA teams at the School over the years and was present […]

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Presentation Secondary School Tralee Deputy Principal Chrissie Kelly, with students Rebecca Hayes, Ciara O’Mahony,  Lia O’Connell and Rachael O’Sullivan who are off to the National Olympiad in Dublin next month. Also included at back are students and science teachers Clem O'Keeffe, Marie Hand and Helena Madigan. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Girls Off To National Science Olympiad Next Month

October 2, 2018 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

  PRESENTATION Secondary School will certainly be well represented next month at a prestigious national science competition for students next month. There was great jubilation in the school when the news arrived that four students Rebecca Hayes, Ciara O’Mahony, Rachael O’Sullivan and Lia O’Connell have been invited to participate in […]

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Setting off on the annual CBS Fun Run on Sunday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Take Part In CBS The Green’s Fun Runs

October 1, 2018 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weather held and the crowds came for the fourth annual CBS The Green 5k and 3k runs on Sunday on what was another fun event. With music, bouncy castles and an ice-cream van in situ, there was a real family atmosphere prevalent at the school for the runs which […]

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Mercy Mounthawk basketballers Daire Kennelly, Sean and Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Leeroy Odiahi who are off to Irish squad training camps this weekend.

Mounthawk Basketballers Off To Irish National Squad Training Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time in Mercy Mounthawk’s history, the school has four players heading to Gormanstown, Co. Meath this weekend for the Irish national squad training weekend. Sean and Tim Pollman-Daamen are 3rd year students and have been training with the Irish under 16 team with the last year. This […]

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Members of the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland a few weeks ago in Croke Park were honoured at their school, CBS The Green on Thursday. From left; Devon Burns, Joe Linehan, Sean Quilter and Padraig White. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Honours Its Kerry Minors And High Achievers In Sport

September 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE gym at CBS The Green was packed with students and staff on Thursday afternoon to honour the recent sporting achievements by certain pupils. The four lads who were on the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland this year, thus making five-in-a-row history, came in for special mention. Sean […]

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***REPRO FREE***

20th September 2018

Winners of the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards, presented at UCC, are Prof. Cian O’Mathuna (Tyndall) for market-leading magnetics techology to improve battery life of mobile devices, Kieran Meade (Teagasc) for his neonatal next generation vaccine invention and Aleksandra Augustyniak (IT Tralee) for NutraECM,an anti-skin ageing innovation.  

Photo: Cathal Noonan

Helena And Aleksandra Win IT Tralee Invention Of The Year

September 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

INNOVATIONS that solve key challenges in today’s society from cancer diagnostics, skin ageing, mobile battery life to neonate vaccinations were among the winners of the prestigious Bridge Network Invention of the Year 2018 awards hosted by University College Cork this week. The IT Tralee, Invention of the Year was won […]

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Teacher Iníon Ní Mhuircheartaigh with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí pupils Saoirse Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Cheyenne Tanner, Molly Ní Bhrosnacháin and Eoin Mac Uileagóid and their Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Awards And Victories For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

September 20, 2018 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí were awarded the Cycle Against Suicide  Ambassador award on Monday of last week at a ceremony in Dublin in recognition of the work the students did last year in the school to promote positive wellbeing. The Ambassador School Programme  is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” […]

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Still Time To Apply For Courses At KCFE

Still Time To Apply For Courses At KCFE

September 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S exciting times for Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) as they recently opened a new campus in Denny Street to complement the ‘mothership in Clash. The good news for  leaving certificate students, mature students wishing to return to college and those wishing to up-skill and change career direction, is that […]

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Youngsters at the Ardfert Kids Cycle from Ardfert NS on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Lovely Day For A Cycle At Ardfert NS

September 17, 2018 at 8:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine on Sunday afternoon for the annual Ardfert Kids Cycle with over 60 people taking part. They gathered at Ardfert National School before noon with music and refreshments laid on by the organisers and a great community atmosphere evident. Principal Betty Stack waved the red flag to […]

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Teachers Karen Tobin and Helen Kelliher with students launching the CBS The Green 5k/3k Fun Run which takes place on September 30. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds Expected To Take Part In CBS The Green 5k/3k Fun Run

September 14, 2018 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the annual CBS The Green 5k and 3k Fun Runs which take place at the end of the month. The school will host the event for the fourth time and organisers Helen Kelliher and Karen Tobin, both teachers at the school, are looking forward to […]

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Janusz Glebocki, Store Manager at Tesco in the town centre, presents a cheque for €199 to Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí, Richard Lawlor. Also included is student Hannah Mullins, Duty Manager at Tesco Sean Fitzgerald, Deputy Principal Liam McGill and student Zain Ali. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tesco Tralee Branch Helps Out Local School

September 14, 2018 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE guys from Tesco in the town centre paid a visit to Coláiste Gleann Lí on Thursday to hand over a cheque. It was part of Tesco’s Community Fund initiative and Austin McGinley, who works in Tesco and is a parent of a former pupil in Coláiste Gleann Lí, suggested that […]

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IT Tralee To Host Careers Fair This Month

IT Tralee To Host Careers Fair This Month

September 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

PROSPECTIVE employers will make their way to Institute of Technology Tralee for their annual Careers Fair taking take place on Wednesday, September 26 in the North Campus’ BIT building from 10am to 2pm. Graduates, students and job seekers from Kerry are urged to attend and connect in-person with potential employers in […]

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High-achieving Mercy Mounthawk students Keela Hughes (nine A grades) and Isobel Keane (eight A grades) with their results on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Joy Around Tralee Schools As Students Receive Junior Cert Results

September 13, 2018 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were smiling faces in the sunshine on Wednesday morning as hundreds of students around Tralee received their Junior Cert results. Over in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí there was great excitement as the envelopes were handed out at around 10am. Principal of the school, Ruairí Ó Cinnéide, was very pleased for the […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Look Forward To The Ardfert Kids Cycle This Weekend

September 11, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

WITH children well back into the swing of things in school, the Ardfert kids cycle couldn’t be better timed to encourage them to get out and be active at the weekends. The cycle is taking place on this Sunday, September 16 at 12pm and children have the option of a […]

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Free Third Level Courses At IT Tralee To Tackle Skills Shortage In Hospitality Sector

September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

IF you are currently working or considering a career in the hospitality sector, there’s never been a better time to train and upskill. Through the Springboard+ programme, IT Tralee are offering a number of FREE and 90% funded programmes in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector. Skills shortages in this sector […]

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Principal of St Ita's and St Joseph's School Grace Sheahan, accepts a cheque from the Born To Run Club on Friday morning. Also included are pupils of the school and  Majella Milward of The Ashe Hotel, Maria Moynihan, teacher Aoife O'Connor, Marilyn O'Shea and Tom Foley of Born To Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club’s Marathon Effort To Help Local School

September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT was “back to school” for members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club on Friday as they presented a cheque for over €2,000 to students and staff at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s primary and post primary special school. The popular running club raised €2,058 from their sell-out 40 […]

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The Neilus Flynn trophy visits Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Included is Sean Ó Cíosáin, Liam de Staic, Ruairi MacAmhlaoibh and Eoin de Staic. Darren Ó Briain, Principal Ruairí Ó Cinnéide, Aodáin Ó Seanachain and teacher Fearghus Mac Muiris who is manager of the Lixnaw team. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating Hurling And Academic Achievements At The Gaelcholáiste

September 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY saw great achievements in the sporting and academic spheres acknowledged at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Abbeydorney won the minor hurling championship over a week ago now and the school has some students who played a part in the victory. Also Briain Mac Amhlaoibh, who completed his Leaving Cert this year at […]

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Jasmine Shah (Special Needs Assistant), Amy Sweeney and Fiona Tangney (Childcare with Montessori) at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday at the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The KCFE Graduation Ceremony (Part 2)

September 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we reported earlier (click here if you missed it), there were hundreds of people at the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre yesterday. Students were conferred with QQI awards – both nationally and internationally recognised — in the wide variety of courses […]

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Happy new arrivals at O'Brennan NS on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen And O’Brennan Schools Welcome Junior Infants

September 1, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO days down, a couple of thousand more to go. Junior infants began their schooldays on Thursday and took no time at all to settle in at Caherleaheen and O’Brennan schools. There were happy faces all around when we called to take a few photos of the the new arrivals […]

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Megan Arnopp, Cora Dowling and Laura Sheahan and Zoe O'Carroll, all completed Beauty Therapy course, at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday at the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Kerry College Of Further Education Students (Part 1)

September 1, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

ACADEMIC achievement and personal success was celebrated at the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee on Friday evening. An annual highlight in the college calendar — with over 800 in attendance including the graduates families and KCFE staff — the event marked […]

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All smiles at Listellick NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All Smiles From The New Arrivals At Listellick School

August 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY had all settled down at Listellick NS by the time we visited the new arrivals on Friday. Ms Ríona Ruane will certainly be kept busy with 30 new pupils in her junior infants class at the school on the hill. “We had no tears yesterday and we have a […]

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