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PHOTOS: CBS Lego Club Building A Foundation For Young Engineering

PHOTOS: CBS Lego Club Building A Foundation For Young Engineering

January 18, 2017 at 10:06 am 0 comments

CBS Primary launched its Lego Club this week and the interest was phenomenal, with over 100 students signed up to take part between here and Easter. The school decided to start the Lego Club to give students an opportunity to explore their creativity, enhance communication and boost students’ motor development. […]

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It’s A Big Fortnight For Students As CAO Deadline Looms

It’s A Big Fortnight For Students As CAO Deadline Looms

January 16, 2017 at 1:17 pm 0 comments

Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, gives advice to students as deadlines approach for county’s 2,250 third level college applicants… With more than 80,000 applicants – about 2,250 from County Kerry – expected to compete for about 49,000 coveted Central Applications Office (CAO) college places, it’s vital to be aware of the key […]

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Moyderwell Pupils Show Project At Science Fair In Dublin

Moyderwell Pupils Show Project At Science Fair In Dublin

January 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm 0 comments

MOYDERWELL Mercy pupils got a chance to show a project they have been working on for months at the R.D.S. Primary Science Fair today in conjunction with the B.T. Young Scientist Exhibition in the R.D.S, Dublin. It’s the culmination of much effort for the fourteen students from 6th Class who researched and presented individual projects […]

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Emma Lonergan, Richard Horgan, Shannon McInerney, Leanne Moriarty and Mark Donovan  at the Mercy Mounthawk students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball

January 7, 2017 at 11:57 am 0 comments

THURSDAY night saw over 300 student party in Ballyroe Heights Hotel at the Mercy Mounthawk students Debs Ball. It was a fantastic night for the students, most of whom are facing into months of study ahead of the Leaving Cert so it was a chance for all of them to get together […]

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Families Are Game To Help Out School With Fundraiser At Rose Hotel

Families Are Game To Help Out School With Fundraiser At Rose Hotel

January 6, 2017 at 12:08 pm 0 comments

FAMILIES from Lixnaw, Abbeydorney and around north Kerry are preparing to do battle in aid of Scoil Mhuire Gan Smál, Lixnaw next month. The school, together with Trendhouse Events, is putting on a Family Gameshow at The Rose Hotel on Saturday, February 4 at 8.30pm sharp. The gameshow is based on popular television […]

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Hannah Edwards, Anne Dowling, Sinead Shanahan, Nora Courtney, Jenny Godley and Amy Shalvey at the Mercy Mounthawk students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Super Style As Mounthawk Students Enjoy Debs Ball At Ballyroe (Part 1)

January 6, 2017 at 10:59 am 0 comments

WITH just a few days before returning to their studies (sorry to remind ye guys!), the students from Mercy Mounthawk converged in their hundreds at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. The occasion? Well, the Debs Ball of course – organised by the students themselves – with a three course […]

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WATCH: There’s Still Time To Enter LiveLife Film Competition

WATCH: There’s Still Time To Enter LiveLife Film Competition

January 5, 2017 at 2:43 pm 0 comments

FILMMAKERS of all ages still have just less than four weeks to ‘Make Every Second Count’ by entering the fourth annual Live Life National Film Competition. It is over three years now since young teenager Donal Walsh sadly lost his battle to cancer.  The impact of his powerful positive message however continues to be […]

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Stephen O'Brien, Ellen O'Mahony, Eva O'Connell and Jack Walsh at the Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh Castlegregory students Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Dress To Impress At Debs Ball In Ballyroe

January 5, 2017 at 10:38 am 1 comment

STUDENTS from Meán Scoil Nua an Leith Triúigh Castlegregory had a ball last night. Over 40 students from the secondary school enjoyed their Debs at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night and they certainly went all out in the style stakes as you can see from our photos below…

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Sarah Fitzgerald, Nora O'Connell, Mary Fitzpatrick, Zoe O'Connor and Kelly Tobin at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style And Glamour At The CBS Students Debs Ball

December 30, 2016 at 11:35 am 0 comments

OVER 150 teenagers gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night for the CBS students Debs Ball. The Christmas period is the perfect time for the students to relax and enjoy themselves before the pressure of the Leaving Cert rears its ugly head in the new year. They enjoyed […]

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Presentation Honours Student With Highest Marks In Leaving Cert Art

Presentation Honours Student With Highest Marks In Leaving Cert Art

December 30, 2016 at 10:29 am 0 comments

FORMER Presentation Secondary School student, Alice Jaeger, returned to her alma mater on Tuesday, December 20 to receive an award on behalf of the school in recognition of receiving the highest marks in Leaving cert Higher level Art in 2016. All Art students in the school attended the ceremony together with Art […]

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Butterfly Bank Takes Flight At Presentation School

Butterfly Bank Takes Flight At Presentation School

December 27, 2016 at 9:40 am 0 comments

THE AIB Build a Bank School Bank for 2016 /2017 was launched at Presentation Tralee on Tuesday, December 20. The “Butterfly Bank” is encouraging students to “Spread Your Wings And Fly” by opening an account with the bank and saving to fund your dreams. The Bank management team is made up […]

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Aoife King, Patrick O'Donnell, Jordan Tearle, Sean Gannon, Sean Trant and Sally O'Mahony at rehearsals for Mercy Mounthawk's production of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students To Bring Shakespeare Classic To Siamsa Stage

December 24, 2016 at 8:47 am 0 comments

IT may be Christmas, but the students of Mercy Mounthawk are already looking ahead to the new year and their upcoming production of a Shakespearean classic. TraleeToday.ie visited the school on Thursday morning where the students were rehearsing for ‘Romeo And Juliet’ which will be performed at Siamsa Tíre from […]

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Presentation Helps Out St Vincent de Paul Appeal

Presentation Helps Out St Vincent de Paul Appeal

December 23, 2016 at 10:52 am 0 comments

THE St. Vincent de Paul Christmas Food Appeal was a tremendous success in Presentation Secondary School, Tralee this year. Following a visit from Christy Lynch, regional organiser of SVP, the Student Representative Council was motivated to organise the promotion of the appeal and the collection of food items and Christmas treats in […]

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing! Pictured performing at their school Christmas concert in Blennerville National School on Wed, 21st Dec are from left Kaela Reidy and Yvie Ross. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: The Infants Of Blennerville NS Perform Nativity Concert

December 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm 0 comments

THE weeks and weeks of rehearsing ‘Born In A Barn’ and other children’s Christmas songs paid off handsomely for the Junior and Senior Infants of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville last night. The little ones were the first to perform a Christmas concert in the school hall since it opened in January. […]

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judges Ms. Caroline Foley, Mr. Alan O’Sullivan , Ms. Helena Madigan and Ms. Margaret Barry.

Presentation Christmas Jumper Day Raises Almost €1,000 For Ronald McDonald House

December 21, 2016 at 9:55 am 0 comments

ALL students at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee were invited to wear Christmas Jumpers on Tuesday in order to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald house at Crumlin Children’s Hospital. However, students are being asked to use their creativity to “Upcycle” an existing jumper rather than wearing a shop-bought version. Continued below… […]

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CBS Students ‘Keep The Green Air Clean’

CBS Students ‘Keep The Green Air Clean’

December 20, 2016 at 3:50 pm 0 comments

FIRST year students at CBS The Green took part in a travel challenge which saw them walking /cycling/carpooling to school to help ‘Keep the Green’s Air Clean’. This initiative organised by Ms C Kelliher is part of the school’s attempt to secure the fourth Green Flag from An Taisce. This year the theme […]

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Festive Cookery Demo To Help Out Spa NS And African Charity

Festive Cookery Demo To Help Out Spa NS And African Charity

December 16, 2016 at 5:00 pm 0 comments

IF you’re looking for inspiration for this year’s Christmas dinner then why not head over The Tankard next Wednesday night. Chefs Frank Moynihan, Adrian O’Sullivan and Ian O’Sullivan will be presenting a live Food Demonstration,”Tastes of Christmas”, showcasing numerous tip to make your festive season even more special. Admission is free of charge […]

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Eve O'Regan, Amelie O'Sullivan and Kayla Pigott who took part in the Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Christmas Concert on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Hall Filled With Festive Music And Song

December 16, 2016 at 1:19 pm 0 comments

THE corridors and halls of Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh came alive with colour and festive spirit this week as pupils put their talent on display for the Annual Christmas Concert. For weeks,  the children, guided by their teachers and music co-ordinator Triona Daly, had been rehearsing for the much anticipated concerts which took […]

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Pupils From All Over County Take Part In Road Safety Calendar Competition

Pupils From All Over County Take Part In Road Safety Calendar Competition

December 15, 2016 at 4:03 pm 0 comments

PRIMARY school pupils from around the county have demonstrated their artistic skills by highlighting road safety in their entries for inclusion in the 2017 Kerry County Council Road Safety Calendar competition. On Thursday morning, Paul Neary, Senior Engineer, Operations & Safety Department, Kerry County Council presented the twelve winning pupils from various primary […]

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Jessica Roche, Angel Quilligan, Ciara Walsh, Cara Grealish who performed in the Presentation Primary Christmas Concert on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils In Top Form At Christmas Concert

December 15, 2016 at 9:14 am 0 comments

AFTER weeks of rehearsals and great effort on the part of teachers and pupils, there were fantastic Christmas concerts enjoyed at Presentation Primary on Tuesday and Wednesday. Yesterday morning it was the third to sixth classes who took centrestage to perform their segments in front of a packed school hall. Third […]

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Shane O'Neill, Sean Berry, Eve O'Sullivan and Conor O'Neill at the St Brendan's NS Blennerville Christmas Concert on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville Pupils Get Festive For Christmas Concert

December 14, 2016 at 11:49 am 0 comments

THE families of the pupils of St Brendan’s NS Blennerville were treated to a Christmas concert last night. St John’s Church was the venue for the event which featured pupils from the 1st to 6th classes. Traditional Christmas hymns were mixed with more modern classics with Mary O’Sullivan guiding the […]

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Melanie Smith of Coláiste Gleann Lí receiving her runner-up prize from Colm McEvoy of Kerry ETB. Also included is student Snjezana Herbsts and Assistant Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí, Maryanne Lowney. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Take Part In Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition

December 13, 2016 at 1:28 pm 0 comments

KERRY Education and Training Board received over 200 entries from their eight Kerry ETB Schools throughout the county for their annual Christmas Card Competition. The standard was so high, that apart from the one overall winner, this year there were four runners up picked by the judges. The winner and runner-ups were invited […]

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Second Year students from Coláiste Gleann Lí with the shoeboxes for Arlington Lodge.

Students’ Shoebox Appeal To Help Local People In Need

December 13, 2016 at 12:12 pm 0 comments

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí Second Years organised a Shoebox Appeal recently for Arlington Lodge, Kerry’s only temporary-supported homeless facility, situated on Church Street. The students wanted to do something for local people in Tralee in need this Christmas so they gathered cosmetics, games etc for the boxes. Tom Wall from Novas Initiative who run Arlington […]

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Marie, Ava and Philip Dewey at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Packed For Fantastic Christmas Fair

December 12, 2016 at 11:30 am 0 comments

THE community turned out in force for the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. There was a host of goodies, bric a brac, toys, Christmas wreathes and much, much more on sale at the event which drew a massive crowd to the school. Tim Lynch and Tomás Ó hAiniféin […]

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18 October 2016; Bank of Ireland and Athletics Ireland have joined forces to launch a nationwide search amongst secondary schools to identify and foster talented students. The programme, which aims to encourage greater participation amongst secondary school students in athletics, will culminate in an athletics Master Class with 200 top students with advice and tips from Ireland’s top sports psychologists, nutritionists and athletes including former European Indoor Championship gold medallist David Gillick. To nominate your school to participate in the Athletics Programme see www.boi.com/athletics. Pictured at the announcement in Santry Stadium, Santry, Dublin are Irish Athlete David Gillick with children from Sutton Park School, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

New Programme Offers Local Athletes A Chance To Attend Masterclass

December 9, 2016 at 5:10 pm 0 comments

BANK of Ireland and Athletics Ireland have called for secondary schools in Tralee and around Kerry to sign up and participate in a programme to identify and foster talented students. The Talent ID programme, which aims to encourage greater participation amongst secondary school students in athletics, will culminate in an athletics […]

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PHOTOS: Multicultural Night At Mercy Mounthawk Celebrates Diversity

PHOTOS: Multicultural Night At Mercy Mounthawk Celebrates Diversity

December 9, 2016 at 10:57 am 1 comment

Students Saibh Norris and Rebecca Dennehy tell us about a special event in Mercy Mounthawk on Wednesday evening… On Wednesday night, our Youth Social Innovators group URAC (Uniting Race and Culture) organised a multicultural night, held in our school Mercy Mounthawk to unite and celebrate the differences between people within our community. […]

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Cuan Fernane, Reece King, Mark Riordan and Noah Reidy at the Listellick NS Christmas Concert on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Listellick Pupils Give Star Performances At Christmas Concert

December 7, 2016 at 1:11 pm 0 comments

THE school Christmas concert season is upon us and children all over town are running through their lines and rehearsing songs for the big performance. Listellick NS held the first of their festive shows on Tuesday night where pupils from Ms Rohan’s, Ms O’Driscoll’s, Ms Sexton’s and Ms Reynolds classes […]

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PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy The Breakfast Club At CBS Primary

PHOTOS: Hundreds Enjoy The Breakfast Club At CBS Primary

December 6, 2016 at 12:04 pm 1 comment

THE hall at CBS Primary School was hive of activity when we called on Tuesday morning to hear about the benefits of a programme they have been running since last year. Every morning, children gather there for The Breakfast Club. No, not a screening of the 80s teen classic, but a club which […]

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Rachel Cleary, Ciara Moynihan and Katie Jones  at the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Watch Mounthawk Models Display ‘All Things Irish’ At Fashion Show

December 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm 0 comments

THE gym at Mercy Mounthawk was packed to capacity last night to see students from Mercy Mounthawk take to the catwalk for their annual fashion show . This year the secondary school’s Transition Years had a theme of ‘All Things Irish’, so the audience was greeted with the sights of rainclouds, Roses, sports outfits of […]

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REPORT: CBS Get The Better Of Great Rivals To Advance To Final

REPORT: CBS Get The Better Of Great Rivals To Advance To Final

December 1, 2016 at 10:18 am 0 comments

A report on the Kerry Schools U16½ Dunloe Cup Semi Final between CBS The Green and St Brendan’s Killarney… Tralee CBS 1-20 St Brendan’s Killarney 3-11 Tralee CBS marched on to the Dunloe Cup final following a five star performance in which they led start to finish on Wednesday. Following […]

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