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Sponsored: Information Session On Beauty Therapy Courses At Kerry College

Sponsored: Information Session On Beauty Therapy Courses At Kerry College

July 1, 2022 at 5:05 pm 0 comments

CALLING all you Beauty Therapy enthusiasts! Kerry College will be hosting hour-long information sessions at our state of the art newly refurbished Beauty Therapy Suite in the E Block of our Clash Road Campus on Thursday 7th of July. Facilities include Bespoke Nail Bar, Treatment rooms, Spa Area and Steam […]

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Pupil Davey Jay Flaherty with David and Claire Flaherty at the Holy Family NS Graduation night on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Holy Family NS Class Of 2022

June 29, 2022 at 10:19 am 0 comments

SIXTH class pupils at Holy Family are saying farewell to their primary schooldays this week and a graduation ceremony was held there on Tuesday evening. The students and their families were in attendance for a blessing by Fr Amos while Principal Maria O’Regan and teacher Tommy Lyons spoke warmly about […]

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Mary Lucey: Vital Information For Students As CAO Deadline Approaches

Mary Lucey: Vital Information For Students As CAO Deadline Approaches

June 29, 2022 at 9:09 am 0 comments

By Mary Lucey – Founder of Career Ahead The information below is based on feedback from students who made incorrect CAO course choices resulting in them dropping out of their college course. • Follow Genuine Interests.  Students should not base course choices on anticipated exams results.  They should base them […]

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Sponsored: Kerry Students Reminded Of Apprenticeships, Traineeships And PLC Courses

Sponsored: Kerry Students Reminded Of Apprenticeships, Traineeships And PLC Courses

June 28, 2022 at 4:02 pm 0 comments

AS the CAO change-of-mind deadline approaches on 1st July, SOLAS is reminding Leaving Certificate students in Kerry that they can see the apprenticeships, traineeships and post leaving cert courses on offer by going to CAO.ie/options where all of these pathways can be explored SOLAS, the state agency that oversees further education […]

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Drumnacurra NS pupils and staff celebrate their win.

Causeway School Pupils Win National Junior Entrepreneur Award

June 28, 2022 at 12:20 pm 0 comments

PUPILS from a North Kerry school won a national award for their Junior Entrepreneur Programme class business. 3rd-6th Class Drumnacurra National School, Causeway, received the Top Teams Award for their classroom business, The Little Shop of Stitches.  A Kilcummin National School pupil won the Bright Spark Award. Around 9,000 pupils […]

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Sixth class pupil Kerri Falvey with parents Dave and Aine at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Class Of 2022 Bid Emotional Farewell To Schooldays At Blennerville NS

June 28, 2022 at 11:41 am 0 comments

A MOMENTOUS Monday at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville came to a close with a special graduation ceremony as sixth class pupils said farewell to their primary schooldays. The 26 pupils and their families took shelter from the driving rain outside at the school hall for an emotional evening of […]

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Pupil Ronan O'Callaghan with dad Clive and granddad Denis O'Callaghan at the Moyderwell Mercy sixth class graduation on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sixth Class Pupils Say Farewell To Schooldays At Moyderwell

June 25, 2022 at 11:16 am 0 comments

IT was a miserable morning outside the gym at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Friday, but the mood was altogether different inside, as sixth class pupils enjoyed their graduation day ceremony. It was a time to look back on eight years at the school where they formed lifetime friendships and […]

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Ella in illustrious company.

Ella Wins School Spirit Award At Scoil Eoin Balloonagh

June 23, 2022 at 4:59 pm Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Ella O’Sullivan won the the Scoil Eoin School Spirit Award announced today at the Balloonagh school. The award was devised by the Student Council along with Principal Kieran O’Toole in 2016. This award is not academic award, rather an award in recognition of a pupil who promotes inclusiveness and […]

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Pupil Mia Molloy with Dolly and Rory Molloy at the Listellick NS Graduation at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Listellick Class Of 2022

June 21, 2022 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

A FOND farewell was given to sixth class pupils from Listellick NS on Monday evening at a special graduation ceremony at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church. The 21 students were joined by their families and school staff for a Mass and presentation of a gift bag by the Principal […]

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National Broadband Ireland (NBI) ‘Imagine the Future’ competition overall winner DJ Poff (aged 12) from Boheshill National School, Kerry. Photo: Conor McCabe

Kerry Student Wins Overall Prize In National Competition

June 21, 2022 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT from a Kerry school won the top prize at the National  Broadband Ireland ‘Imagine the Future’ national final. DJ Poff from Boheshill National School in Glencar was named the overall winner of the competition while a schoolmate, Colin O’Shea, was also among the prizes getting third in the […]

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Tralee Primary Schools Receive Discover Science and Maths Awards

Tralee Primary Schools Receive Discover Science and Maths Awards

June 20, 2022 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 20 primary schools in Kerry will be awarded the Discover Science and Maths Award. Led by Science Foundation Ireland (SFI), the programme aims to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) among primary school students, parents, and teachers, nationwide in a fun and engaging way. Among the […]

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The St Ita's and St Joseph's Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For St Ita’s And St Joseph’s Students

June 18, 2022 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A MOMENTOUS day in the lives of eleven students arrived on Friday when they graduated after years of education at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school in Tralee. The students, dressed in their caps and gowns, were joined by their families and school staff for a lovely ceremony to mark […]

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Sixth class pupils at their graduation ceremony on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Class Of 2022 Enjoy Graduation Night

June 17, 2022 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THE end of a chapter in the lives of sixth class pupils was marked at a special graduation ceremony in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Thursday night. The pupils have changed a lot over the past eight years (as you’ll see below), as has the school with the new extension opened […]

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Athletes, parents and coaches at the Launch of the ICG Spinathon to take place on Saturday July 16th. Photo: Timmy Dowd @tdowdmedia.com

Spinathon To Help Towards Local Team’s International Children’s Games Costs

June 17, 2022 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

THE boys and girls representing Tralee and Kerry at this year’s International Children’s Games are organising a Spinathon to raise some funds toward their upcoming competitions in Coventry in August. The Spinathon event takes place on Saturday, July 16, at Manor Retail Park from 10:30am and these young athletes will […]

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Spa NS pupils celebrate winning the Applegreen BioDive competition at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Wins €10,000 Biodiversity Garden In Applegreen BioDive Competition

June 8, 2022 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA National School near Tralee has been named the overall winner of Applegreen’s BioDive sticker collection competition, in association with the education organisation Biodiversity in Schools. Spa were the lucky winners from more than 120 other schools to win a biodiversity garden worth €10,000 by completing a classroom poster with […]

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Sponsored: Presentation Secondary Castleisland — A Vibrant School With High Standards

June 7, 2022 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

Presentation Secondary is an all-girls school in the heart of Castleisland for the past 90 years. We are just 12 minutes from Tralee and 25 minutes from Killarney. Our school’s cornerstone has always been academic excellence and that continues to be one of our top priorities. The high standards we […]

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Deputy Pa Daly.

Daly Calls For Minister To Intervene To Retain Ballyduff Teacher

June 3, 2022 at 4:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SINN Féin TD for Kerry, Pa Daly, has called for the retention of a classroom teacher in Ballyduff N.S. Deputy Daly said the day of classroom sizes with 30 plus students has to end and he is calling on Minister Norma Foley and the Department of Education to intervene in Ballyduff […]

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Enjoying the CBS Primary School International Day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Colour, Music And Dancing As CBS Primary Celebrates International Day

June 3, 2022 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

THE schoolyard of CBS Primary was awash with colour and noise on Thursday as the school held International Day. There were well over 40 nationalities in a parade led by African drummers, which snaked its way through the corridors of the school and into the yard. There were songs in […]

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St John's Parochial School pupils making mini-pizzas at the Presentation Secondary School's 'Activity Day' for fifth class pupils from schools in the Tralee area on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fifth Class Pupils From Tralee Area Schools Get A Taste Of Presentation Life

June 2, 2022 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School showed some forward planning on Wednesday as they showcased what the school has to offer to fifth class primary school pupils from around Tralee. Pupils from Holy Family School,  Caherleaheen NS, Listellick Primary, St. John’s Parochial School, St Brendan;s Blennerville NS, CBS Primary, Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee […]

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Billy Ryle: Last Minute Advice For State Exam Students

Billy Ryle: Last Minute Advice For State Exam Students

May 31, 2022 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

You’ve done the hard work so ‘play a blinder’ in the 2022 State Exams says Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle who has some last minute advice for candidates… The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle students as the exams get under way on Wednesday, June […]

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Cast members of 'Til Death Do Us Part' made up of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí TY students before curtain up at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students’ Production Is A Sold-Out Success

May 30, 2022 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí’s TY students put on a great performance at a sold-out show on Friday evening in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s hall. The students had been rehearsing for ‘Til Death Do Us Part’, an original comedy drama written by Mary Quirke of Qwerkreation Productions, for a number of weeks and the […]

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PHOTOS: A Beautiful Day For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn First Holy Communions

PHOTOS: A Beautiful Day For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn First Holy Communions

May 29, 2022 at 12:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE hottest day of the year so far was a bonus for families arriving at St John’s Church on Saturday morning for First Holy Communion Day. It was the turn of 47 second class pupils from Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn to receive the sacrament and they were well prepared by teachers […]

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Gradam Ceoil Sóisir winners Micheál Ó Ficheallaigh, Rebekah Ní Shithigh, Grace Ní Ifearnáin, Emma Ní Ifearnáin Peter Ó Dúghaill. Photo by John Walsh

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Honours Students At Annual Awards

May 28, 2022 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and staff at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí celebrated a busy and very successful school year at their annual awards ceremony held in the school in Moyderwell on Thursday afternoon. The academic, artistic and sporting achievements of the students were celebrated and awards were presented to over 30 students. Príomhoide Ruairí Ó […]

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Gearóid Costello with Anne and Ger Costello at the Coláiste Gleann Lí Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Coláiste Gleann Lí Students

May 28, 2022 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE 6th year students of Coláiste Gleann Lí bade farewell to their fellow students and teachers at a heartfelt and emotional Graduation Ceremony held at the school on Friday. The ceremony marked the completion of five years post-primary schooling for the class of 2022 and was opened with the musical […]

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Catherine Moore, Madeleine McCarthy, Sean Farrell, Emma Poff, Carol Anne O'Donoghue and Robert Kennedy at the official opening of the new extension at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Extension Officially Opened At Scoil Eoin Balloonagh

May 27, 2022 at 3:47 pm Comments are Disabled

GLORIOUS sunshine greeted guests to Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh on Friday for the official opening of the new extension at the school. Minister for Education Norma Foley performed the cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion. Watching on were Bishop Ray, Browne, former Minister Jimmy […]

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Síle Ní Loingsigh, Aoife Ní Shuilleabháin, Ciara Ní Chroidheáin, Grace Ní Bhriain and Ella Ní Bhraoin at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

May 27, 2022 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

WITH less than two weeks to go before the start of the Leaving Cert exams, the sixth year students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí gathered for a graduation ceremony in The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. “We had 74 Leaving Cert students this year, the most we’ve had so far in the […]

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The launch of the 2022 Spa NS Donal Walsh Memorial 6k Run/Walk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Walk/Run Challenge Returns This Sunday

May 26, 2022 at 1:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ will return this Sunday and there’s a fantastic day in prospect for all the family. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. Unfortunately, it was not possible to host […]

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Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

May 26, 2022 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO pupils from Presenatation Secondary School have won top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. They were Lucy Warszawska (15) and Clodagh McCluskey (16) who joined fellow Kerry winners, Roibeard O’Lubhaing (7), from Scoil an Fhirtearaigh and Ella De Mórdha (6), from Scoil Dhún Chaoin, as Special Merit Awards […]

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Ellen Cooke, Katie Dwyer, Kathy Dwyer and Lara Flynn at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation Ceremony at St John's Church on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 26, 2022 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

ST John’s Church was packed on Wednesday afternoon as nearly 220 Leaving Cert students from Mercy Mounthawk, joined by their families, attended their graduation ceremony. It’s the first time since 2019 that the ceremony was held and a change of venue from St Brendan’s Church to accommodate the large numbers […]

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Four Presentation Secondary School teachers who retired over the past two years at a function in their honour on Friday evening in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. From left; Ann O'Mahony, Norma Barden, Clem O'Keeffe and Gabriel Brennan.

Presentation Teachers Finally Get Chance To Honour Retired Colleagues

May 25, 2022 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

TEACHERS from Presentation Secondary School finally had a chance to officially mark the retirement of four colleagues, who left the school over the past three years, at a function in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. With COVID restrictions over the past two years, it was difficult to find the […]

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