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Students from Mercy Mounthawk who excelled in State Exams in 2017 were honoured at the school on Saturday morning. Back from left; Ronan Moore (Leaving Cert), Timothy Grimes (Junior Cert), Liam O'Brien (Junior Cert), Ben Kavanagh (Leaving Cert), Thomas Curran (Leaving Cert) and Michael Moynihan (Junior Cert). In front; Charlotte O'Halloran, Mairead Kearney and Diana Meriakri, all Junior Certs. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours High-Achieving Students In 2017 State Exams

November 21, 2017 at 10:25 am 0 comments

SATURDAY morning saw a number of current and former students of Mercy Mounthawk receive special awards for their high achievements in the 2017 Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. There were four former Leaving Cert students — Ronan Moore, Ben Kavanagh, Thomas Curran and Ciara McCarthy — and six former Junior Certs […]

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Presentation Castleisland students presented a cheque to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Students Turn Off Their Phones To Help Enable Ireland Kerry

November 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm 0 comments

STUDENTS from Presentation Secondary School Castleisland present Enable Ireland Kerry Services with a cheque for €270 on Friday. The money was raised by students who took part in a No Phone Survival Challenge. That’s right – no phones, no calls, no texts, no snaps, no posts, no likes, no selfies […]

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Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

November 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm 0 comments

ARDFERT NS won the top prize today at the FÍS National Film Festival. The pupils from Ms Holland’s fifth class at the school won Overall Film of the Year award for their entry, ‘The Gooseberry Fair’. They were up against 24 other schools from around the country. Their entry re-enacts […]

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O’Brennan NS, Kielduff, Tralee wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw .. Pictured were     Mary Slattery Vice Principal O’Brennan NS , Teresa Higgins-Walker, Lee Strand and Mike Sweeney, Principal O’Brennan NS . 

O’Brennan NS, Kielduff, Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Mike Sweeney, Principal stated “We are delighted to have won this month’s draw and I would like to thank all the parents and pupils for sending in their Mighty Mikey Milk tokens in such great numbers, we certainly have a lot of Lee Strand milk drinkers! We will be putting the money towards our improvements to the outside play area. Thank you Lee Strand.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “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 O’Brennan NS on winning €500 in our first draw and wish all schools the best of luck in our next three €500 draws.”
 
To enter 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, December 29th. For further information please contact 066 71 21084 or visit www.leestrand.ie
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Lee Strand Presents O’Brennan School With €500

November 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

O’Brennan NS, Kielduff, Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Mike Sweeney, Principal stated; “We are delighted to have won this month’s draw and I would like to […]

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Presentation Transition Year students Claudia Drzymala, Orla O'Brien, Clodagh Begley, Bronagh Foley and Zainab Lawal with their Binder Minder project. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Enter ‘Dragons Den’ To Prepare For Competition

November 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME enterprising Transition Year students in Presentation Secondary School pitched their projects in a ‘Dragons Den’-type event in the school on Monday. It was all to prepare for the upcoming Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards which take place at IT Tralee in the new year. The school assembled some ‘Dragons’ […]

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Pupils from Moyderwell school with the shoeboxes they put together for the Shoebox Appeal. Photo by Dermot Crean

Moyderwell Pupils Take Part In Christmas Shoebox Appeal

November 14, 2017 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School showed their generous side by taking part in the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The children take part in the appeal every year where they make up boxes for disadvantaged children in other countries. “The boxes are shipped to around 20 disadvantaged countries […]

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Seniz Kuccuk, Riadh O'Sullivan, Grace Myers, Becky Fitzgerald, Kayla Sugrue, Caroline Courtney and Ella Itsede at the Transition Year Parish Day at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Parishes Hold Tenth Annual Day For Transition Years

November 8, 2017 at 8:16 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Tralee schools gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday for the annual Parishes Day for transition years. The three parishes of St John’s, Our Lady and St Brendan’s and Spa/Churchill form an Area Council to organise the event. The morning saw a talk on climate change, followed […]

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24/10/2017  Yes Chef Awards in the Strand Hotel. 
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IT Tralee Students Cook For Top Chefs At Awards

November 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEFS from Institute of Technology Tralee cooked for Ireland’s finest purveyors of culinary hospitality at the YesChef awards in The Limerick Strand recently and some former students were part of the team which won awards. With a full house of 450 guests, the evening was a celebration of the hospitality industry […]

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Lira Hoxha (Information Systems Management), LIranda Krasniqi (Computing with Software Development) and Tina Kastrati (Bachelor of Business Hons Degree) at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students From School of Business, Computing & Humanities Conferred

November 5, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee 2017 Conferrings concluded on Friday afternoon, when students from the courses in the School of Business, Computing & Humanities received their qualifications in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. The courses were in Hotel, Culinary and Tourism, Business Studies, Creative Media & Information Technology and Computing. The conferrings are the main highlight […]

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Shaun Harrington, Natalie Daly, Tara O'Shea, Rachel McElligott and Elaine Doody (General Nursing) at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students From School Of Health & Social Sciences Courses Conferred

November 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee conferring continued on Friday morning and this time it was the students from the School of Health & Social Sciences receiving their just rewards. The graduates received qualifications in a range of courses in Nursing & Health Care Studies and Social Sciences. The conferrings are the main highlight in […]

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Allie Tarrant, Rosie Giles and Emma Tarrant after they had their hair cut for the Rapunzel Foundation at Allure Hair Salon on Rock Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Three Tralee Girls Get The Chop For Rapunzel Foundation

November 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

THREE girls from St John’s Parochial School on Ashe Street did a wonderful thing on Friday when they chopped off their long locks for the Rapunzel Foundation. Sisters Allie (12) and Emma Tarrant (11) from Clash and Rosie Giles (11) from Ballyard, decided on doing it about 18 months ago […]

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Marian Costello with husband Denis and family from left; granddaughter Millie, daughter in law Pamela, son Keith Costello and, far right, daughter Denise O'Dowd. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Marian Says Farewell To Holy Family After 24 Years

October 31, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

A TEACHER who touched the lives of many over the past 24 years in Tralee said her goodbyes to staff and pupils of Holy Family NS on Thursday. Marian Costello — who had previously taught in Abbeyleix, Co Laois, Bruff in Limerick and Ballyduff — has taught in every class […]

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Ryan Hand, Domhnall Ó Maoldomhnaigh, Óisín Stafford, Cillian Ó Grifín and Sabha Ní Dhúgáin at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn 'Pop-up Museum' on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Transformed Into A Museum For The Day

October 31, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

OLD sewing machines, a hot whiskey maker, ration books and more were on display as Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn had a Pop-Up Museum in the school to help them respond to the Strand in History Curriculum that involves working as a historian. The children spent  weeks searching their homes for old items […]

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Rosie Dempsey (centre) lecturer in Animation, Visual Effects & Motion Design with students Martha Spangler, Claire Curtin, Corina Vandeventer and Debbie Tan at the IT Tralee Open Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Over 1,200 People See What IT Tralee Has To Offer At Open Day

October 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee was a very busy place on Friday morning as they held their Autumn Open Day to showcase all the college has to offer. Buses started to arrive from 9am as prospective students walked through the north campus and current students helped at the various stands set up […]

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Major Project for Listellick National School, Tralee for the construction of a new 8 classroom school and ancillary accommodation. 

Pictured - Ann O'Dwyer Kerry ETB, The CEO of Kerry ETB Mr. Colm Mc Evoy , Cllr. Jim Finucane Kerry ETB and Annette Dineen Principal Scoil Lios Teilic Listellick Tralee . 
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PRESS INFO -- Kerry Education and Training Board – Press ReleaseOctober 24th 2017Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) at its Board Meeting on Monday October 23rd 2017 approved the signing of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) for the delivery of a Devolved Major Project for Listellick National School, Tralee for the construction of a new 8 classroom school and ancillary accommodation. Kerry ETB was requested by the Department of Education and Skills (DoES) to take responsibility for the construction of this new National School in Tralee. Kerry ETB is a provider of Primary / Post-Primary and Adult and Further Education and Training across Co. Kerry.The new school accommodation will include: 8 classrooms, General Purpose Room, Library, Multi Purpose Room, Special Education Tuition Room, Office & Staff Room plus ancillary accommodation.Speaking following the signing of the Agreement An Cathaoirleach of Kerry ETB, Cllr. Jim Finucane stated that “Kerry ETB is delighted to have been requested by the Department to take responsibility for the delivery of the building project for Listellick National School. The Education and Training Board is a statutory provider of education and training services with significant experience in the delivery of building projects and we look forward to the successful delivery of this project”.The CEO of Kerry ETB, Mr. Colm Mc Evoy in welcoming this development said “as the local Education and Training Service for Co. Kerry, I am pleased that the Board of Kerry ETB approved the signing of the Service Level Agreement between Kerry ETB and the Department of Education and Skills for Listellick National School. This is the first occasion on which the ETB has been requested to deliver a major building project outside of its’ own Scheme. We view the Departments request as a signal of its’ confidence in Kerry ETB. We look forward to working with the Board of Management, Principal, Staff and the School Community in progressing this project to completion for December 31st 2020.Responding to the announcement, the Principal of Listellick N.S, Ms. Annette Dineen said “Today is a great day for everyone in Listellick National School and our wider School Community. We are very excited to finally have a completion date. The Board of Management is delighted that Kerry ETB are responsible for delivering the project and we look forward to working with them

Completion Date Set For Construction Of New School At Listellick

October 28, 2017 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE new school at Listellick will be delivered by the end of 2020 with the approval of the signing of the Service Level Agreement (SLA) at the board meeting of Kerry Education and Training Board  on Monday last. Kerry ETB was requested by the Department of Education and Skills (DoES) to take […]

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CBS Students To Head To BT Young Scientist Exhibition

CBS Students To Head To BT Young Scientist Exhibition

October 24, 2017 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THREE CBS The Green students have qualified to compete in the  BT Young Scientist in Dublin on Jan 10th to 13th. The title of the project from Kian Trant, Conor Crowley and Seamus Knightly is: BEAP: Blind and Elderly Assistance Project – Artificial intelligence for the blind. It uses similar technology to […]

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Elena Buckley, Megan O'Brien and Grace Stack at the Kerry ETB Awards at the Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Kerry ETB Graduates Receive Certificates At Ceremony

October 21, 2017 at 7:58 am Comments are Disabled

  SOME 620 certificates were issued by Kerry ETB Training Centre for Autumn 2017 and over 150 graduates were present for a presentation of certificates ceremony at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Awards were presented on the evening for 57 courses completed both as full time day courses and […]

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Karen Pullen, Luke Pullen, Sean Pullen and Gavin Pullen at the Open Night of CBS The Green on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Hundreds Attend Open Night At CBS The Green

October 20, 2017 at 2:53 am Comments are Disabled

THE bad weather didn’t deter parents and prospective students from attending CBS The Green’s Open Night on Thursday. Over 500 people turned up on the night to see all the school has to offer. Teachers were on hand to welcome the guests to the school and to show them around. The […]

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Teachers Rita O'Donoghue and Clem O'Keeffe with students Laura Scanlon, Doireann Thomas, Marie Blanche and Aisling O'Connell in the polytunnel at the Presentation Secondary School Open Night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Turnout At Presentation Secondary School Open Night

October 19, 2017 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Presentation Secondary School Open Night was a casualty of Storm Ophelia on Monday, but the word must have went out far and wide that it was rescheduled for Wednesday evening as there was a huge turnout. Staff and students were on hand to welcome parents and guardians of sixth […]

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Presentation Secondary School Postpones Open Night Until Wednesday

Presentation Secondary School Postpones Open Night Until Wednesday

October 15, 2017 at 5:52 pm Comments are Disabled

DUE to Met Eireann’s Red Status Wind Warning for Kerry tomorrow, it has been decided to postpone Presentation Secondary School’s Open Night. Staff and students were to welcome parents of sixth class pupils on Monday evening, but it will instead take place on Wednesday night, October 18 between 6pm and 8pm. […]

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Pupils Joseph Vizer, Marie Husarova and Jack Lopez at the Mercy Mounthawk open day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Two Tralee Schools Open Their Doors To The Public

October 15, 2017 at 10:43 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a Saturday, but two Tralee schools were still very busy as they hosted open days to showcase the many great facilities they can provide to youngsters starting their second-level education next year. Coláiste Gleann Lí saw many families attending and they were met with eager students and teachers […]

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WATCH: Ballyheigue School’s Short To Screen At Boston International Film Festival

WATCH: Ballyheigue School’s Short To Screen At Boston International Film Festival

October 13, 2017 at 5:24 pm Comments are Disabled

FILMS made by pupils at a Ballyheigue school will be screened at four international film festivals in the coming weeks. St. Joseph’s N.S., Bouleenshere pupils made “The Chase” a silent film in the Charlie Chaplin genre. It has won many awards since children from 2nd, 3rd & 4th classes took the camera, formulated […]

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Scoil Eoin teacher Carol Anne O'Donoghue with members of the Student Council with packages collected of the Sudan Appeal.

Scoil Eoin Pupils Help Out Hospital’s ‘Sudan Appeal’

October 13, 2017 at 4:49 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh showed their generosity recently by getting involved in an appeal to help children in Africa. The Bon Secours hospital got in touch with the school  a few weeks ago asking them to support their ‘Sudan Appeal’. A team of volunteer clinical and support staff from […]

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Highlighting Mental Health Week at IT Tralee were in front; Michelle Rowan and Petrina Comerford. At back; Mary McCoy, Shaun Walsh, Helen Edgar and Jessica Murphy. Photo by Dermot Crean

ITT Students Union Organises Mental Health Week Events

October 11, 2017 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was World Mental Health Day, but up at IT Tralee the students are holding a weeklong series of events to highlight the issue. “We’ve organised a series of events for Mental Health Week on campus so that students are aware of mental health issues and to ensure it is […]

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At the new sculpture in Blennerville NS were, at back, pupils Alan Bak, Conor O'Neill, Katelyn Laide, Rhianna O'Brien and Uchuko Efegbare. In front; Principal of Blennerville NS Terry O'Sullivan, artist Marjorie Cunningham, teacher Louise Brassil and Ann O'Shea Daly. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Sculpture Is A Hit With Pupils And Staff At Blennerville School

October 11, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW sculpture created at Blennerville National School is proving a big hit with staff and pupils since it was installed during the summer break. The school commissioned an art project for the school yard, funded through the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. A local award-winning sculptor, Marjorie Cunningham […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí — Where Your Child Is More Than A Number

SPONSORED: Coláiste Gleann Lí — Where Your Child Is More Than A Number

October 11, 2017 at 9:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE Open Day for Coláiste Gleann Lí post primary school in Clash will take place this Saturday, October 14th from 10am to 1pm. “Since the school was established four years ago, its enrolments have continued to increase steadily, the rise in students numbers is seen as a testimony to the hard work […]

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PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Fifth Years Bask In Sunshine On Trip To Barcelona

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Fifth Years Bask In Sunshine On Trip To Barcelona

October 10, 2017 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

FIFTH Year students of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí were kept busy for the four days they spent in Barcelon this week. The students return on Tuesday night, but they had a great time in the Catalan city. After a long night of travelling they started their trip by a tour of the […]

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Former teacher Michael Laide with former pupils Ger Power and Paschal Sheehy at the CBS The Green 90th anniversary celebrations at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Remembering Schooldays At CBS The Green’s 90th Anniversary Celebration

October 7, 2017 at 10:10 am 1 comment

THE history of the CBS The Green was recalled at a special celebration of the school on Friday on the occasion of the 90th anniversary since the building of the school. There were many past members of staff and former pupils present for the event which was also saw the […]

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Tralee’s Live Register Figure Falls Again According To CSO Figures

Tralee’s Live Register Figure Falls Again According To CSO Figures

October 6, 2017 at 10:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of people signing on the Live Register in Tralee has dropped by 289 last month, according to the latest figures from the Central Statistics Office. It shows there were 3,916 people signing on in Tralee in September compared to 4,205 in August, almost a seven per cent drop, […]

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Presentation Students To Compete In National Science Olympiad

Presentation Students To Compete In National Science Olympiad

October 5, 2017 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great pride in Presentation Secondary Tralee when news was received that three students from the school who sat their Junior Certificate examinations in June 2017 have been nominated to participate in the National Science Olympiad based on their excellent results in Science and Mathematics. Aisling Harty, Charlotte O’Halloran […]

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