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Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

March 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm 0 comments

THE girls from Presentation Tralee kept up a rich tradition by qualifying for the AIB Build A Bank national final. The Butterfly Bank management team is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara Boyd, Innovation Executive – Michelle Doody, Digital Officer – Cara Segal, […]

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Tiernan Brosnan with the cheque of €500 he won in the 'Our Big Idea' competition. Also included is Kieran Rutledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance, teacher Shane Kissane and Bank Of Ireland's Shane Enright. Photo: Tralee Chamber Alliance Facebook

Mounthawk Student’s Big Idea Wins €500 In Chamber Alliance Competition

March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm 0 comments

A MERCY Mounthawk student’s idea earned him a €500 cheque in a  Tralee Chamber Alliance ‘Our Big Idea’ competition. As part of Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee were asked their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their town and what kind of business […]

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PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am 0 comments

THE past couple of  weeks have been quite  busy for Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School with a number of events taking place. TY students from Presentation Tralee and CBS attended a Lenten talk in the Presentation Primary Hall with Richard Moore organised by the Diocese of Kerry on Tuesday last. […]

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CBS Students Take Part In Apprentice Chef Cook-Off At ITT

CBS Students Take Part In Apprentice Chef Cook-Off At ITT

March 20, 2017 at 10:55 am 0 comments

CBS the Green students Kevin Browne and Cathal Mcloughlin were among nine students who took part in the third day of the apprentice chef cook-offs at IT Tralee on Thursday March 16. Each student had an hour and a half to cook a ‘good mood’ dish that they created based […]

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Scoil Eoin pupils enjoying the St Patrick's Day parade on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Quiz, Parade And Concert In A Busy Week At Scoil Eoin

March 18, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

IT’S been a hectic week of activities at Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh. The pupils were taking part in Seachtain na Gaeilge and set dancers taught by Peggy Sweeney and Teresa Murphy and the school’s Trad Group taught by Siobhán Meehan entertained classes in the hall during the week. The school also had a […]

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NO REPRO FEES - 11th May, 2016.Show Racism the Red Card Highlight Need for Government to Combat Racism
Pictured today (11.05.16) at Show Racism the Red Card creative competition awards ceremony in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.Photo:Barry Cronin/www.barrycronin.com 087-9598549 info@barrycronin.com - Wilkinstown, Navan, County Meath, Ireland.

Anti-Racism Creative Competition Looking For Kerry Entrants

March 18, 2017 at 10:37 am 0 comments

SHOW Racism the Red Card’s annual ‘Anti-Racism Creative Competition’ is looking for primary and secondary schools, youth organisations and individual children and young people, from Kerry to register for the competition. The competition encourages young people to develop creative anti-racism messages using written, visual and audio-visual means Show Racism the […]

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Aoife Ní Loingsigh, Grainne Ní Choirc, Luke Ó Cathasaigh, and Shane Ó Cheallaigh at the Seachtain na Gaeilge Table Quiz at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Hosts Quiz For Seachtain Na Gaeilge

March 17, 2017 at 10:21 am 0 comments

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn held a Tráth na gCeist on Thursday as part of their Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The Gaelscoil invited other schools from around the county to take part in the Table Quiz, which was sponsored by the Tralee branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. The other schools that took part […]

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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

Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’ Nominated For National Award

March 16, 2017 at 9:59 am 0 comments

  THE shortlist for the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards has been revealed and Mercy Mounthawk are again in the running. The school, has been shortlisted in the Best Set category for secondary schools for its set creation in the school production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Judges said the set […]

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Transition Year Students of the Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Rebecca Poultney, Caoimhe Tobin, Leanne Savage, Blathnaid Cotter, Chloe Morris, Niamh Walsh  Eimear Ellard, Niamh O'Shea, showcasing their Enterprise Projects at AIB Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Showcase Projects At AIB

March 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm 0 comments

TRANSITION Year students from the Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, showcased their Enterprise Projects at AIB on Wednesday morning. The students set up mini businesses which are in operation in the school once a week. They are mainly selling items (buns, cookies, magnets, pens etc) and some are showcasing blogs and websites. The […]

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Students at Coláiste Gleann Lí preparing for a music performance as part of Kerry Music Education Partnership’s pilot Take Note Vocal and Instrumental Tuition Initiative.

Hopes For New Music Education Initiatives For Young People Across Kerry

March 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm 0 comments

KERRY Education and Training Board in partnership with Kerry County Council, the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service, Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives […]

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REPORT: Emotional Day As IT Tralee Wins Fresher’s Football Championship

REPORT: Emotional Day As IT Tralee Wins Fresher’s Football Championship

March 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm 0 comments

A report from IT Tralee on their great win in the Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship final in Cork last week… LAST Thursday night saw the IT Tralee Fresher Football team travel to CIT to play Waterford IT in the Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship final. Fresh from winning the Division […]

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Head girls Katie Ahern and Aoife O’Sullivan with Nikki Bradley.

Range Of Events For Mental Health Week At Presentation

March 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm 0 comments

MENTAL Health Week 2017 took place in Presentation Secondary School Tralee last week. An excellent and diverse range of diverse of activities took place for all year groups during the week – all coordinated by the Student Representative Council. School Principal, Mary O’Keeffe and Head girls, Aoife O’Sullivan and Katie […]

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Gaelcholáiste To Cheer On Past Pupils In All-Ireland Club Finals

Gaelcholáiste To Cheer On Past Pupils In All-Ireland Club Finals

March 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

THE All Ireland Club Finals will take place in Croke Park this St Patrick’s Day, and although no Tralee Club will take part, two past pupils from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will take to the hallowed turf  in both games. Darragh Ó’Conaill and Daithí Ó’Cathasaigh were students in the school in the noughties […]

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Sarah Donnellan, Erin Donnellan, Kevin Donnellan, Maureen O'Shea and Rachel Fortune at Spa National School's 'Night at the Dogs' on Saturday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: A Fun Night At The Dogs For Spa NS

March 12, 2017 at 11:50 am 0 comments

THE Spa/Churchill community and beyond were out in force last night for its ‘Night at the Dogs’ fundraiser. It was a great night of racing with a wide variety of different novelty activities from bouncy castles to face painting for the younger visitors, to a ‘Battle of the Legends’ with former Kerry […]

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Ciara Boyd,  Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Ellard

Presentation Girls In Final 50 Of National Competition

March 11, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

A PRESENTATION Tralee TY group have reached the last 50 teams in the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition. Ciara Boyd, Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Allard were extremely busy running their activity week recently and put the finishing touches to the final project submission this week. Continued below… Their project, ‘Locally Grown Is […]

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NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards which took place at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Pictured from left: Kate NI Dhubhain - Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Winner of the News category, SIofra O’Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Winner of the Opinion category,  Jack Farrell, Causeway Comprehensive School, Kerry, Winner of the Photojournalism category, CaitrIona NI Chonaill, Colaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Winner of the Features category and Emma McGoey, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford, Winner of the Sports category.
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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

March 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm 0 comments

KERRY students have won awards in a national competition which develops literacy and critical thinking skills and leads students to analyse the society they live in. The winners of the NewsBrands Ireland’s Press Pass programme, were announced in Dublin today and out of the thousands of entries, Tomás Ó hUallacháin of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, […]

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A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

March 9, 2017 at 10:02 am 0 comments

FANCY taking home a heifer? Or Coldplay tickets? Well O’Brennan National School in Kielduff  is preparing for its big fundraising event of the year and yes, the big prize is a freshly calved heifer to the minimum value of €1,400. By purchasing a ticket for €10, your name will be entered into a […]

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Open Day To See All That Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Has To Offer

Open Day To See All That Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Has To Offer

March 5, 2017 at 11:53 am 0 comments

IS linne an Ghaeilge ach is leatsa í a labhairt… Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn is in full swing at present as pupils, staff and parents join to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017. Activities ranging from Seó Ardáin to Céilithe to renowned accordion player Liam O Connor’s visit, to a family fun Bingo night are some of the events taking […]

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Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

March 5, 2017 at 11:44 am 0 comments

. TWO events at the Kerry College of Further Education drew impressive attendances showing the appeal of the courses on offer at their Clash premises. First of all an information evening was held for parents of school leavers on Wednesday, while on Thursday they held an open day. “It was […]

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Eileen Flanagan, Veronica Hunt, Mary Barry, Eimear Nolan, Mairead O'Mahony

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Mounthawk Students And Staff Dress Up For Literacy Week 2017

March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am 0 comments

As part of Literacy Week 2017, Transition Year Students of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School took part in Character Costume Day on Friday. The students dressed as their favorite fictional characters from literature, and produced some brilliant efforts! Harry Potter and Hagrid, Bananas in Pyjamas, Thomas the Tank Engine and even […]

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PHOTOS: European Trips For CBS The Green Students

PHOTOS: European Trips For CBS The Green Students

March 4, 2017 at 10:54 am 0 comments

THE students in CBS are a well-travelled lot recently with two separate groups recently returning from Holland and Italy. Fifth year students went in a ski trip earlier this month to Bertoldi in the Italian Alps above Lake Lavarone, also spending a day in Milan. It was the first time a […]

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Kilmoyley Pupil A Regional Winner In Sightsavers Art Competition

Kilmoyley Pupil A Regional Winner In Sightsavers Art Competition

March 4, 2017 at 10:52 am 0 comments

A KILMOYLEY school pupil was chosen as a regional winner in a national painting competition. Mia Hunt, age 6, from SN Naomh Eirc,  has been chosen as one of Ireland’s best young painters for her entry to the Sightsavers Junior Painters Awards 2017. Mia’s  painting was inspired by this year’s theme of […]

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Ben Hanafin, who made his Confirmation, with DJ, Carla,  Denis and Linda Hanafin at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Listellick And Holy Family School Pupils

March 3, 2017 at 11:24 am 0 comments

IT was a special occasion for over 40 pupils from two schools in town, when they made their confirmations on Thursday. Families of the pupils were safely in from the rain at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church as Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, confirmed the young boys and girls of sixth […]

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Moyderwell Mercy Primary School at the Fís Film Screening in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Celebrating Young Filmmaking in Kerry’s Primary Schools

March 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm 0 comments

A CELEBRATION of young Kerry filmmaking was held in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday morning with the annual FÍS Film Project for Schools screenings. Each year, the Education Centre working in collaboration with the Kerry Film Festival invites schools to present their films at local screenings. This provides students and teachers […]

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Public Invited To History Exhibitions At CBS The Green On Wednesday

Public Invited To History Exhibitions At CBS The Green On Wednesday

February 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm 0 comments

TWO exhibitions have arrived at CBS The Green to be displayed to students and the wider community on Wednesday. One of the exhibitions will be on loan from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC and is named the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’. It comprises of 12 […]

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Pascal O'Buachalla, Conchúr O'Riada, and James O'Deadaigh with Múinteoir Bríd at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Pancake Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils Dig In On Pancake Tuesday

February 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm 0 comments

SCHOOLS all over town were tucking into treats today as Shrove Tuesday arrived. The children were gobbling up their pancakes when TraleeToday called to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn  ahead of the fasting period of Lent. Making pancakes for the day has become a tradition at the school. Every year, the teachers prepare the pancake […]

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Darragh O'Shea, Jack Gibbon, Emily Bolagh, Kelly Gainer, Shauna Harris, Emma Dunican and Oisín O'Sullivan with Sergent Eileen O'Sullivan, Jimmy Deenihan, Annette Dineen and Seamus Moriarty at the Launch of 'Walk a Marathon in a Month' on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Listellick Pupils Take On ‘Walk A Marathon’ Challenge

February 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm 0 comments

IT was a sleety, blustery morning at Listellick National School as they launched their ‘Walk a Marathon’ challenge and the students were happy to get out of the classroom to begin the first day of it on Monday. The school plans to become more active by walking a kilometre a […]

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PHOTOS: Barry Loses His Locks As Gaelcholáiste Students Hold Fashion Show

PHOTOS: Barry Loses His Locks As Gaelcholáiste Students Hold Fashion Show

February 17, 2017 at 11:35 am 0 comments

TRANSITION year students of Gaelchoáiste Chiarraí held a fashion show on Wednesday night at the Rose Hotel at 7.30pm, but it also saw a student lose his hair for a great cause. The students walked down the runway in everything from sports wear to Debs dresses and spot prizes were also raffled off […]

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Denis O'Regan, Emily O'Regan and Helen O'Connor at Blennerville National School's annual grandparents Day on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Grandparents Enjoy Day at Blennerville National School

February 16, 2017 at 10:39 am 0 comments

There was great excitement at Blennerville National School on Wednesday as the children welcomed their grannies and grandads to their school. Grandparents Day is held every year as part of Catholics schools week. It is a celebration of the support and wisdom that grandparents provide all year round. There were two sessions […]

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Pictured receiving the Blarney Exhibition in Science for Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences from NUI Galway is Donnchadh Mac Garry from Fenit

Fenit And Listowel Students Are Top Of The Class In Galway

February 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm 0 comments

THEY’RE top of the class. NUI Galway recently presented prizes to a select group of students for coming top of their class.  The awards were made at a special ceremony which included sponsors and parents on Saturday last and were presented by NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne. Two Kerry students were awarded […]

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