Members of the CBS The Green Student Council in front of The Memory Tree at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Of Generosity Shown By Students At CBS The Green

December 7, 2019 at 10:52 am 0 comments

THE student council at CBS the Green have been working very hard to ensure the real spirit of Christmas is brought to life at their school with a schedule of festive activities taking place through December until they break up for the holidays. A magnificent Christmas tree kindly donated by Norman […]

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Swithin Pais and Joshua O'Sullivan of CBS The Green who have

CBS The Green Students Selected For National Panel

December 6, 2019 at 4:36 pm 0 comments

THREE CBS The Green Tralee Secondary School Students have been selected to represent their school and the young people of Ireland on this year’s Youth Panel for 2019-2020. is an internet safety awareness initiative focused on the education of young people, teachers and parents on the safe use […]

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Monika Mikotajczuk and Katarzyna Sas with Jakub Mikotajczuk and Wansesa Sas who were doing the cooking at 'A Polish Christmas' on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Hosts ‘A Polish Christmas’ As Part Of Inter-Cultural Programme

December 6, 2019 at 8:00 am 0 comments

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council hosted a ‘A Polish Christmas’ in a home economics room at the school on Thursday night. Guests were treated to traditional Polish recipes from two parents Monika Mikotajczuk and Katarzyna Sas with the help of Monika’s son Jakub and Katarzyna’s  daughter Wanesa. Those present also learnt […]

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Presentation students launch 'Cookies For Chemo Day' with teacher Elaine Dennehy, Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry, Deputy Principal Chrissie Kelly and Bríd O'Connor of Comfort For Chemo Kerry. Photo by Dermot Crean

Schools And Businesses Urged To Take Part In ‘Cookies For Chemo Day’

December 5, 2019 at 9:14 am 0 comments

A LOCAL charity has launched a tasty fundraiser encouraging schools and businesses to get baking and in doing so they might win treats of their own. ‘Cookies for Chemo Day’ will be held on Friday, December 13 and Comfort For Chemo Kerry are seeking the help of the secondary schools […]

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Teacher Lisa Healy with Mercy Mounthawk students Ciara Samy, Darragh Hennessy and Judith Waugh highlighting meat-free Monday at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Holds Meat-Free Monday To Highlight Climate Change Issue

December 3, 2019 at 3:45 pm 0 comments

THE food counter in Mercy Mounthawk was a meat-free zone on Monday as part of a project to highlight climate change. A number of Transition Year students are doing a project to enter in the ECO UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards this year and decided to look at agriculture. “After energy, […]

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Blennerville NS Pays Tribute To Fred Garvey On Retirement From Chair Of School Board

December 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm 0 comments

BLENNERVILLE NS paid a special tribute to a man who has given great service to the school over the years, at an event in the school last week. Fred Garvey is stepping down after serving as Chairman of the Board of Management for the past 16 years. A special Mass […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin launching the Ardfert NS Cookery Book with Marie O'Connell, Antonia Pierse , Principal Betty Stack, Peg Goggin and young budding chefs at the Ardfert Christmas Markets at Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Minister Launches Ardfert NS Cookery Book At Christmas Market

December 2, 2019 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT village kickstarted its 2019 Christmas Programme with its ‘Christmas Market’ in the Ardfert Community Centre on Sunday. There were stalls full of Christmas decorations and crafts, Christmas cakes and puddings, and hampers galore. Santa of course was busy in his Grotto meeting all the children as the Ardfert School Choir […]

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Klaudia Drzymala, Orla O'Brien, Bronagh Foley, Holly Arnopp and Ruth O'Connell dressing up in Great Gatsby garb on Friday during Love Literature week at Presentation Secondary School. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Dressing Up At Presentation For ‘Love Literature’ Week

November 30, 2019 at 11:03 am Comments are Disabled

A FESTIVAL of literacy and fun was held in Presentation Secondary Tralee this past week as students and staff enjoyed their annual Love Literature Week. A homage to all things literature-related, students were blown away by mesmerising and stimulating speakers and workshops. ‘The Fresh Film Festival’ with talented film-maker Mike Vanmealdon […]

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Nicole Heaphy, Laura Fitzgerald, Lisa Heaphy and Ciara Fitzgerald at the table quiz in the Ballymac Bar in aid of Coláiste Gleann Lí/Comfort For Chemo Kerry on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ballymac Bar Hosts Table Quiz For School And Local Charity

November 30, 2019 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

THEY had a lot to compete with, what with the Late Late Toy Show being on, but they held their own in The Ballymac Bar on Friday night for a fundraising table quiz. Coláiste Gleann Lí held their annual quiz at the Boherbee pub to raise funds for the school […]

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The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow took place in Killarney this week  in partnership with An Garda Siochana delivered a hard-hitting road safety message to over 1200 Transition Year students in County Kerry.  Students from the Green Tralee  . 
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Driving a car in real life is not a computer game where you get a chance to reload 

The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow in partnership with An Garda Siochana delivered a hard-hitting road safety message to over 1200 Transition Year students in County Kerry.

AXA are delighted to be working together with An Garda Siochana and local emergency services to bring the AXA Roadsafe Roadshow to County Kerry. This is the fourth AXA Roadsafe Roadshow of the Autumn schedule and we will be visiting Cork on the 21st and 22nd of January next year.
The AXA Roadsafe Roadshow is aimed primarily at Transition Year students in Secondary Schools and is based on an award-winning format and depicts graphically how a night out, can end in tragedy. The show depicts what happens with driver inexperience and overconfidence with the aim to educate and highlight the various safety skills these young students need before they get behind the wheel of a car.

Using a backdrop of contemporary music, video clips and television advertisements; the story was told by Garda Peter McCarthy, Paramedic Eugene Tangney, Fire Officer Dan Keane and A&E Consultant Martin Boyd. The show culminated in a presentation by a local Mother Ann Tydings from Lisselton, who lost her son Padraig 15 years ago in a car accident after his 22nd Birthday.

Inspector Tony Sugrue, An Garda Siochana commented “The overall trend in Kerry has shown improvement in the last 15 years in terms of enforcement, engineering and education. The continuing disturbing trend in drunk driving is the biggest source of concern, as the increased detection rates are primarily driven by those in the 20-40-year old category. An Garda Siochana in the Kerry division are actively looking at ways to engage with young people and events such as the AXA Roadsafe Roadshow play a significant part in targeting this age group.”

Antoinette McDonald, Direct, Partner and Customer Experience Director at AXA Insurance commented: "As one of the largest insurance companies in Ireland, we deal with hundreds of claims every week as a result of traffic collisions. The effects are well documented - too many people are being killed on our roads or are being injured for life. Young people are particularly over-represented, and we want to educate these young people to be safe and responsible drivers of the future. 

This event tells the real life stories of people who deal with the needless carnage caused by speed, drink and drugs on Irish roads and the show brings home the pain caused by unnecessary road crashes and the impact on people and how it has changed their lives forever. The aim of the event is to educate novice and young drivers to think twice about the seriousness of safety when learning to drive. We know that when these students start driving it will give them a new sense of freedom and we want to make sure they enjoy this new freedom but at the same time educate them on the responsibilities that go with it.”

In 2018, 143 people lost their lives on our roads. Over half of fatalities have been either a driver or passenger and one third of all collisions had excessive speed as a factor.

One third of all driver and passenger fatalities were not wearing a seatbelt at time of collision.
In 2018 in the County Kerry, 3 lives were lost, and 61 people were seriously injured. This year in 2019 we have unfortunately lost eight lives and 32 people have been seriously injured to date on our roads.

This year, 131 people have lost their lives on our roads to date and unfortunately this is an increase of 7 fatalities for this time last year every road death is one too many.


Notes to Editors:
This is a show where real life tragedies played out on stage and has been specifically designed to educate young people on the very serious issue of road safety. 
Young people attending the event were given the opportunity to listen to the personal experiences of representatives of our emergency services which included a Garda, a Fireman, a Paramedic, an A&E Consultant and a parent who has lost a loved one following a road crash. The event, will make the young people attending, stop and think about the seriousness of safety when driving on the road so they will become responsible drivers in the future.

PHOTOS: Tralee TY Students Attend AXA Roadsafe Roadshow AT INEC

November 29, 2019 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

THE AXA Roadsafe Roadshow, in partnership with An Garda Siochana, delivered a hard-hitting road safety message to over 1,200 Transition Year students in Kerry, including many from Tralee schools, on Tuesday. This is the fourth AXA Roadsafe Roadshow of the Autumn schedule aimed primarily at Transition Year students in secondary schools […]

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Students and members of the Parents Council launching 'A Polish Christmas' which takes place in the school next week.

Parents Council Launches Intercultural Programme At Mercy Mounthawk

November 27, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council has launched an Intercultural Programme that will take place in the academic year 2019/2020. And to kick it off, there’s a ‘A Polish Christmas’ being hosted by two parents in the school next Thursday, December 5 at 7.30pm. This will be a celebration of traditional Polish […]

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Launching the Coláiste Gleann Lí fundraising table quiz were, front from left; John Joe Roche, Coláiste Gleann Lí; Grainne Mulvihill, Parents Council; Margaret Kenny, Colaiste Gleann Lí and Mikey Sheehy of Comfort for Chemo Kerry. Back from left; Students Caoimhe O'Gorman, Keelin O'Shea, Mary Fitzgerald of Comfort For Chemo Kerry, Aisling  O'Connelll, and Zayad Abdemarazk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Comfort For Chemo Kerry To Benefit From School’s Table Quiz

November 25, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí is preparing to host their annual table quiz on Friday night and they’ve brought a local charity on board this year. The school holds an annual Table Quiz at the Ballymac Bar in Boherbee to raise funds for the school but this year they intend to donate […]

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Principal of Presentation Primary John Hickey accepts the cheque for €4,000 from members of the Parents Council, Donal O'Callaghan, Tamara Bagaglini  Grainne Foley Joy and Massimiliano Bagaglini (missing from photo is Sharon Mulhall). Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Show Raises Thousands For Presentation Primary School

November 22, 2019 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER on October 24 was a special night for all involved in Presentation Primary School and it was made more significant with a revelation on Friday morning. A fashion show in The Rose Hotel was held where pupils and staff took to the catwalk and the event was a […]

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Sinead Power and Sean Power with Preston O'Keeffe and teacher Maura Fitzgerald at the CBS The Green open night on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation And CBS The Green Hold Impressive Open Nights

November 22, 2019 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS fifth and sixth class pupils and their parents had a busy Thursday night as two schools in town held open nights. CBS The Green and Presentation Secondary School were hardly in competition for their attentions though, as both are single-sex schools. In fact, there was a cross-collaboration aspect to […]

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Sponsored: Open Night This Thursday At CBS The Green

Sponsored: Open Night This Thursday At CBS The Green

November 20, 2019 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green will host an open night at the school this Thursday from 6pm to 8.30pm. It will be an opportunity for all 6th class and 5th class primary school pupils and their parent/guardians to see what the school has to offer. Staff and pupils will be on hand […]

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Sponsored: Presentation Secondary To Hold Open Night This Thursday

Sponsored: Presentation Secondary To Hold Open Night This Thursday

November 20, 2019 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School in Tralee will host an open night this Thursday from 5.30pm to showcase the facilities and all the school can offer children starting second level education. Of the five Kerry students who scored 625 points in the Leaving Cert 2019, two were from Pres Tralee Registration is at […]

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Conor Kearney,Principal Abbeydorney N.S.
MarieOConnell,Vice-PrincipalArdfert N.S.
Dr.Daniel Riordan,IMAR Research Centre,IT Tralee
Muiris O Grady,Agri-Tech Centre of Excellence,IT Tralee
Betty Stack ,Principal,Ardfert N.S.
Dr.Fiona Boyle,Agri Tech Centre of Excellence ,IT Tralee
Niall Trant ,Agri Tech Centre of Excellence ,IT Tralee
And Professor Joseph Walsh,Head of the School of Stem ,IT Tralee

‘A Perspective On Climate Change’ Offered At Ardfert School

November 18, 2019 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

‘A PERSPECTIVE on Climate Change’ was held in Ardfert N.S. as part of the school’s Science Week last Thursday. A big crowd arrived to experience the use of Virtual Reality in order to understand the impact of Climate Change. Principal Mrs. Stack welcomed the distinguished speakers presenting on the night, […]

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At the announcement of €75,000 funding for a sports hall at Ardfert NS were, at back; Anne Marie Russell, Helena Clifford, Deputy Martin Ferris, Minister Brendan Griffin, Principal Betty Stack, Mayor of Tralee MD Jim Finucane, Diane Jeffers of Cillard Camogie and Marie O'Connell.  In front Peter O'Mahony and Aoibhín Ferris. Photo by Dermot Crean

Excitement In Ardfert NS As Sports Hall Project Receives €75,000 In Funding

November 15, 2019 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER of State for Sport and Tourism, Brendan Griffin, received a warm welcome in Ardfert National School on Friday morning when he announced funding of €75,000 for a sports hall project. There was further good news for Ardfert with the announcement of €50,889 for Ardfert Community Council Ltd to develop a […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Sean Hennessy, Diana Meriakri and Felix Walker, winners of the ISTA Science Quiz at IT Tralee South Campus on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Win Kerry ISTA Senior Science Quiz

November 15, 2019 at 9:24 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk were the big winners at the annual Irish Science Teachers’ Association Kerry Branch senior science quiz last night at IT Tralee South Campus. Fielding three teams, the school came first and third in the competition, with the winners now off to Trinity College Dublin for the National Final […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students who took part in Wellbeing Week.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Take Part In Wellbeing Week

November 14, 2019 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí celebrated their annual Wellbeing Week from November 4-8 which saw a variety of events in the school with all year groups getting involved. This year’s events focused on the five indicators of wellbeing (Active, Connected, Resilient, Aware and Responsible) with collaboration across all departments in the school getting […]

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Maria Dwyer, Orla O'Reilly, Dorcas Oyewande and Laura Harty at the Mercy Mounthawk Awards for high achievers. Photo by Dermot Crean

Honouring The High-Achieving Students At Mercy Mounthawk

November 10, 2019 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

CURRENT and former students of Mercy Mounthawk were honoured on Saturday for their excellent results in the State exams this year. This is an annual celebration of the academic achievements of the students attended by them and their families. Nine students from the Leaving Cert and four Junior Cert students […]

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Ardfert NS Student Council helps Dan Murphy load the 200 Christmas shoeboxes donated by the children.

Ardfert Children Show Generosity With Shoebox Appeal

November 7, 2019 at 2:18 pm Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT school children filled almost 200 shoeboxes with beautiful gifts for children in Africa and Eastern Europe as part of The Christmas Shoebox Appeal by Team Hope. The shoeboxes will be distributed based on need alone and they bring joy and excitement to children living in very difficult situations. For […]

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Pupils Grainne O'Donnell and Christian O'Sullivan Dunne with just two of the iPads presented to St Brendan's NS Blennerville, by Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry, pictured at back with Principal Robbie O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Connect Kerry Presents iPads To Blennerville School

November 6, 2019 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

CONNECT Kerry has delivered not one, not two, but 12 Apple iPads to Blennerville National School as a result of their ‘Support your Local School’ initiative. Complete with storage cases and wireless keyboards these iPads will make a huge difference to the school said Principal, Robbie O’Connell. “Blennerville NS were very […]

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PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Raise Funds For Jigsaw Kerry With Halloween Fundraiser

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Raise Funds For Jigsaw Kerry With Halloween Fundraiser

October 31, 2019 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

HALLOWEEN is here with children (and no doubt a few adults) going all out with make-up and costumes for trick or treating tonight. Well, just before mid-term, the pupils at Caherleaheen decided to put this creativity to good uses by holding a fancy dress fundraiser. They raised €500 for Jigsaw Kerry […]

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Bank of Ireland Youth Ambassador James Patrice is pictured at the launch of the Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge, with students Katie Farmer (15) from Castleknock and Colin Eiffe (13) from Rathcoffey. The Money Smarts Challenge is a new secondary school competition that will see students learn essential Financial Wellbeing skills while competing for the chance to win the top prize of €25,000 for their school. 18 national Money Smarts finals hosted by James Patrice will take place between November and February 2020, with the Grand Final taking place in Citywest in April 2020.


Kerry Schools Invited To Enter Competition With €25,000 Top Prize

October 18, 2019 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Bank of Ireland Money Smarts Challenge was launched today and Kerry schools are invited to take part with a chance of winning €25,000. This is a new secondary school competition that will see students learn essential Financial Wellbeing skills while competing for the chance to win the top prize […]

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Scoil Eoin pupils with

Fantastic Effort By Scoil Eoin Pupils In Shoebox Appeal

October 17, 2019 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Eoin Balloonagh took part in the Team Hope Shoebox Appeal once again this year for Team Hope and hundreds of boxes were made up. The project was undertaken by the Student Council with the help of their coordinator Mrs. Carol Anne O’Donoghue. They were overwhelmed with the response and generosity […]

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Teacher Ciara Culloty with pupils taking part in activities during Holy Family Maths Week. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family Pupils Enjoy Maths Week Activities

October 17, 2019 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

HOLY Family is a hive of activity this week as pupils taking part in Maths Week. The events of Maths Week were designed to present the subject as fun. Each day begins with a daily maths joke and a memory task. Over the course of the week, the pupils visit […]

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Judith Waugh at a recent protest in Tralee.

Tralee Student Chosen For RTÉ Youth Assembly On Climate In Dáil Éireann

October 16, 2019 at 1:39 pm 2 comments

A TRALEE student has been chosen to participate in the RTÉ Youth Assembly on Climate in Dáil Eireann next month. Fifteen-year-old Judith Waugh will be one of 157 delegates from all over the country who will travel to Dublin on on November 15 to establish their urgent next steps for Ireland […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Michalina Gora and Cora Savage with teacher Olivia Dineen. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Nice Trip To France For Two Tralee Students Representing Ireland At Conference

October 16, 2019 at 8:00 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Mercy Mounthawk students will head to the south of France this winter to represent Ireland at the GTTP (Global Travel and Tourism Partnership) conference thanks to a project on the Rose of Tralee. Fifth year students Michalina Gora and Cora Savage are off to Nice from November 23rd-27th with teacher […]

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Presentation pupils with instruments made out of recycled material. Photo: Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Get Creative And Care For The Environment

October 14, 2019 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Presentation Primary School are once again getting a chance to show their artistic side by taking part in Year 2 of the Creative Schools Initiative. The theme is “Shape and Space”, so they decided to look at the space we occupy predominantly in our lives and what kind […]

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