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Leon O'Connor (seated) with his award surround by Student Council members and teacher Carol Anne O'Donoghue.

Leon’s Surprise As He Wins Scoil Eoin’s School Spirit Award

June 17, 2019 at 12:45 pm 0 comments

ONE pupil in Scoil Eoin Balloonagh received a pleasant surprise on Monday morning when he was announced as the 2019 School Spirit Award winner. All fifth and sixth class pupils were asked to congregate in the halla for the announcement of Leon O’Connor as the recipient. The School Spirit Award […]

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IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

June 17, 2019 at 11:21 am 0 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.16 million in funding and 472 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2019/2020. In total, IT Tralee offers 16 programmes through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering. Courses offered at IT Tralee under […]

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WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

WATCH: Tralee Club’s Video Need Views In X-Hale Video Competition

June 13, 2019 at 11:06 am 0 comments

A TRALEE Óg-Ógras Club is among three Kerry entries needing your views in this year’s Irish Cancer Society X-Hale Competition. Club Óg-Ógras Thrá Lí have submitted ‘Moladh an Dochtúra’ (Doctor’s Orders) in the competition designed to highlight the dangers associated with smoking. Other Kerry Óg-Ógras Clubs, which promote the use […]

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WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

WATCH: Kerry School Makes Final Of RSA Competition, But They Need Your Vote

June 12, 2019 at 9:15 am 0 comments

A CASTLEISLAND school has made the final five of the Road Safety Association’s Safe Cross Code Dance Competition 2019. The nationwide competition drew a large amount of entries, but now that the pupils in Murie Gan Smal NS made the shortlist, they really need your vote to help them win […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Final Preparations In Place For Ardfert NS Fundraiser This Saturday

June 12, 2019 at 9:14 am 0 comments

IT’S just days to go and all at Ardfert National School are hoping its ‘Night At The Dogs’ fundraiser will be a great success this Saturday, June 15. There will be 10 races on the night including a novelty children’s relay race.  Face-painting will add to the colour of the […]

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He just scored the winner. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Man Utd Player Teaches Soccer Skills To Moyderwell Pupils

June 11, 2019 at 10:38 am 0 comments

A FORMER professional footballer turned priest was the special guest at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Monday to kickoff their ‘Be Active Week’. Fr Philip Mulryne OP was accompanied by fellow Dominican Priest Fr David McGovern, the school chaplain, to the gym where he coached soccer skills to some of […]

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IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

June 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee will receive €300,000 in funding towards apprenticeships at the college. Capital funding of more than €7.5 million for nine Institutes of Technology and the Technological University (TU) Dublin was announced on Monday. In Tralee, €200,000 will go towards carpentry apprenticeships and €100,00 for machine shops. The funding forms […]

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Erin O'Sullivan (second left) with friend Rebecca O'Brien, sister Megan O'Sullivan and Róisín O'Callaghan on the new 'Buddy Bench' made by the Vale Of Avoca Men's Shed group. Photo by Dermot Crean

Scoil Eoin Gets New ‘Buddy Bench’ As A Thank You For Caring For Erin

June 6, 2019 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

A WICKLOW man travelled to Tralee to deliver a brand new ‘Buddy Bench’ to Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh, to thank them for the great care they gave his granddaughter over the past eight years. Erin O’Sullivan, a 12-year old sixth class pupil from Gort Na Greine near Gallowsfield has an […]

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More KCFE Students To Attend Courses At Tralee Town Centre Campus

More KCFE Students To Attend Courses At Tralee Town Centre Campus

May 31, 2019 at 3:30 pm 1 comment

KERRY College of Further Education plans to increase the number of students attending their town centre campus this September. At the KCFE annual awards on Wednesday evening, Principal Mary Lucey updated those present on future proposed developments. This included a further expansion of the Denny Street Campus which will see another […]

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Sports award winners. At back: Jessica Bell, Jessica Nic an Ghoill, Keeva Ní Chathail, Caoimhe Ní Riagáin. Front: Mia Nic Liam, serena Ní Shuilleabháin, Tess Nic Liam, Leticia Ní Fhaoláin Nic Thomáis, Georgia Ní Chroinín at the Coláiste Íde annual student awards last Friday.

PHOTOS: West Kerry School Holds Annual Student Awards

May 30, 2019 at 2:01 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were great celebrations on Coláiste Íde on Friday, as the school community marked the end of another successful academic year. The evening commenced with an end of year Mass celebrated by an tAthair Ó Beaglaíoch, followed be an awards ceremony, where the various and many talents of the students […]

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Principal of KCFE, Mary Lucey, with winner of Applied Science award Joanne Hannifin and Female Sports Star of the year Ciara Murphy at the Kerry College of Further Education Awards at the Clash Campus on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Students At Kerry College Of Further Education

May 30, 2019 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) hosted their second annual awards ceremony on Wednesday night in the Clash Campus. With 250 attendees at the event, over 50 Academic and Achievement Awards were presented to student by over 50 industry sponsors. The audience heard the success stories of students and they […]

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Billy Ryle

Billy Ryle: Advice In Final Week Of Preparations For State Exams

May 29, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

With just a week to go until the 2019 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams, Career Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, offers some last minute advice on how to prepare… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday next, […]

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Photo of cast (l-r) Back Row 
 Sam Keane ,Cai Ó Fuaráin, Andrea Lynch, Sarah Mia Leen,

Front Row (I-r)
Saoirse O Hanlon, Shannon Drury, Holly Galloway, Max FitzGerald
( Missing from photograph Naomi Flaherty)

With their teacher Terence Dineen 
Picture Credit - Ciara O Donnell

Ballyheigue School Wins Overall Award In National Short Film Competition

May 28, 2019 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils and staff at St. Josephs National School in Ballyheigue were celebrating again last week as they won first prize in the TrendMicro ‘What’s Your Story’ competition. This is the second time that the school has won the overall prize in this competition after also taking the top prize in […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Sinéad Ni Mhrchú agus Marc Ó Brioc

PHOTOS: Three Kerry Schools Receive The Gaelbhratach

May 28, 2019 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry schools Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Colaiste Íde and Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne can once again proudly fly the Gaelbhratach flag awarded to them recently in recognition of their work in promoting the Irish language. Students accepted the flags at a presentation ceremony held in the Pavilion at Leopardstown Racecourse on Tuesday, May 21. […]

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Sadhbh Norris, Fiona Vodopi, Ori Beqaj, Katelyn Crowe and Heidi Crean at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation at St John's Church on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Emotional Time As Mercy Mounthawk Students Enjoy Graduation Day

May 25, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE venue was different this year, but the emotions were the same for the sixth year students of Mercy Mounthawk who enjoyed their graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Of course they’ll see each other again at the exams, but it was still an emotional occasion at St John’s Church where […]

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Principal of Mercy Mounthawk, John O'Roarke with their international basketballers Leeroy Idiahio, Tim and Sean Pollmann-Daamen and Daire Kennelly. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Schools Basketballers Heading To Euro Championships This Summer

May 24, 2019 at 1:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THESE are heady days for basketball in Tralee. With the fantastic success of Warriors over the past few years, the town has gone basketball crazy, none more so than in the town’s secondary schools which are now producing some of the best talent in the country. Over in CBS The […]

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Rachel Cleary, Emma Godley, Sophie Moriarty, Geri Mai O'Sullivan, Emily Pierse and  at the Brookfield College graduation night in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Brookfield College Students

May 24, 2019 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE Leaving Cert students of Brookfield College gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual graduation ceremony. Joined by their families, the students in the private college — who hail from all over the county and even beyond — enjoyed the ceremony which began with music from Elena […]

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Caoimhe Ní Loinsigh, Katie Ní Thóibín Breathnach, Kay de Barra, Lottie Ní Chárthaigh and Sibéal Ní Chathasaigh at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards Night at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Honouring Achievements At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Awards

May 24, 2019 at 9:47 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí enjoyed the annual awards and graduation night  at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. The special guest speakers for the evening were Fitness expert Joe O’Connor and Jonathan Deane, a past pupil of the school. Awards were given out for sports, academic and cultural achievements with the […]

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Overall Student of the Year Ellie Foley with Deputy Principal Liam McGill, Muirne Egan and Principal Richard Lawlor at the Coláiste Gleann Lí awards on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating Achievement At Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards

May 23, 2019 at 5:04 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Coláiste Gleann Lí Student Awards Ceremony took place today (on Thursday afternoon) amid a huge crowd of parents, friends and family who attended to support the school community in an action-packed ceremony. The 2018/2019 schoolyear was another huge success for the growing school which recently saw the official […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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The Holy Family team, winners in the Plate final.

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Hosts Tournament To Promote Basketball In Primary Schools

May 22, 2019 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

TEAMS from primary schools around Tralee and beyond gathered in Mercy Mounthawk gym on Monday for a tournament aimed at promoting the game of basketball. The sport is enjoying a resurgence in popularity over the past few years thanks to the achievements of Garvey’s Tralee Warriors, so the organisers feel […]

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Ardfert NS pupils join Declan Dowling of Kingdom Greyhound Stadium in launching the school's fundraising 'Night At The Dogs'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert Community Urged To Support Fundraiser For Local School

May 21, 2019 at 12:19 pm 1 comment

ARDFERT National School has launched its ‘Night At The Dogs’ Fundraiser which will be held on Saturday, June 15. Plans are now well underway for what organisers are promising will be the Ardfert community’s night of the year. Chief Organiser, Helena Clifford of the Parents’ Association said; “Preparations began before […]

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Setting off at the start of the Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge on Sunday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Another Fantastic Turnout For Donal Walsh Spa NS 6K Challenge

May 20, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

ONCE again, the weather stayed fine and the crowds came out for the ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ hosted by the local school on Sunday. The family fun day was organised by the school community in honour of Donal, their past pupil and saw hundreds take to the road for the […]

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Presentation pupil Amberley O'Mahony with mom Kayleigh O'Mahony, grandparents Peter Ellis and Phil and Dan O'Mahony, at her First Holy Communion in St John's Church on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation And Holy Family Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 19, 2019 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

AFTER the beautiful weather of the past two Saturdays, it was disappointingly dull and overcast on the morning of First Holy Communion Day for Holy Family and Presentation school pupils. It didn’t dampen the spirits of the children though and they had a great day with their families. There were […]

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Casey O'Donnell, Clara Moran, Orla O'Sullivan, Ciara Lynch, Laura Devane and Ciara Darcy at the Presentation Secondary School Graduation on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Emotional Graduation Day For Presentation Sixth Years

May 18, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE end of schooldays is nigh and things tend to get a bit emotional for sixth year students. This was certainly true on Friday as the 83 Presentation Secondary girls in the ‘Class of 2019’ enjoyed their graduation day. “It’s a wonderful day, it’s very emotional whether you’re a teacher, […]

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Edmund Rice Award recipient Ciaran Sears with parents Margaret and Tom Sears at the CBS The Green Student Awards night in The Rose Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Holds Inaugural Awards For Excellence

May 17, 2019 at 1:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green school held their annual awards ceremony at The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. It was occasion to appreciate the remarkable achievements and commitment of their students. Organiser, teacher Karen Tobin, was delighted with the evening. She noted that “this event recognises and celebrates the pupils achievements across the […]

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Aoife Hickey, Lisa Curran, Rebecca Hayes and Ciara O’Mahony of the 'Clean Green' project.

Pres Girls ‘Clean Green’ Project Makes Final Of Young Environmentalists Awards

May 17, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION Tralee group ‘Clean Green’ team have reached the national finals of the Young Environmentalists Awards, which will be held in the Convention Centre on Thursday next, May 23 . Their group ‘Clean Green’ — consisting of students Aoife Hickey, Lisa Curran, Rebecca Hayes and Ciara O’Mahony — aims to […]

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Katie Doyle, Deirdre O'Halloran, Ciara Moynihan and Sadhbh Griffin at the Mercy Mounthawk annual Student Awards on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Awards Evening To Honour Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 16, 2019 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

ANOTHER school year is coming to a close at Mercy Mounthawk so it’s an appropriate time to look back on the achievements of students. With that in mind, the annual Awards Night honours students for their academic, sporting, artistic, cultural and civic skills. The school gym was packed on Wednesday night […]

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Presentation Secondary Art teacher Lily O'Sullivan (left) with Transition Year students, TY co-ordinator Anne O'Mahony and Fr Sean Jones in front of the mural at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Paint Mural For Church In Rathass

May 15, 2019 at 5:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A MURAL painted by Presentation Secondary School students received a special blessing at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathass on Wednesday. A mural with the words ‘Be Not Afraid’ emblazoned across it by Transition Year students is now hanging at the back of the church and art teacher […]

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Communion girl Ally Kerins with parents Andrea and Chris, Marie Kelly, Stella Kerins, Amelia Kerins Brian Kerins and Emma Nash at the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh First Holy Communion Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday.  Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Scoil Eoin Pupils

May 13, 2019 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was beautiful weather on Saturday morning as families arrived for Scoil Eoin’s First Holy Communion Day. Taking place in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church, three classes of pupils received the sacrament watched by their families in the packed church. The families also had wonderful weather for photographs. Scroll […]

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