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Arts Officer, Kerry County Council, Kate Kennelly and Director of the Education Centre, Terry O’Sullivan launching the 'Call Out For Artists'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Artists Wanted For Summer Course And Residency Programme

April 18, 2019 at 10:00 am 0 comments

KATE Kennelly, Arts Officer, Kerry County Council together with Terry O’Sullivan, Director of the Education Centre, Tralee launched a “Call Out for Artists” on Wednesday morning. The Teacher Artist Partnership CPD Summer Course & Residency programme is open to artists (in any art form) that are committed to sharing their […]

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Adam Roche and his sister Grace with Garda Mary Gardiner, Garda Niall O'Connor, Garda Cathy Murphy and Principal of St Brendan's NS in Blennerville, Robbie O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gardaí, Blennerville NS And Others Help With Adam And Grace’s Fundraising

April 13, 2019 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

YOUNG Adam Roche got to don a garda uniform on Friday at Blennerville NS as members of the force helped him raise funds for the Irish Haemophilia Society. Adam and his twin sister Grace live with haemophilia — but Adam suffers from a more severe form of the condition — […]

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Jordan KIssane, Daire Keane, Eoin Buckley and Rap Buiyvadas.

CBS Students Excel In Sporting World Over Past Weeks

April 11, 2019 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a good few weeks for students at CBS The Green in various sporting fields with four enjoying significant achievements. In late March, 6th Year student Daire Keane of Ballymac who won an All-Ireland gold medal in the Handball Small Alley Novice (adult) competition in Co. Cavan. Jordan Kissane […]

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Teaching staff and sponsors of the new kitchen at CBS The Green, at the official opening on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Kitchen At CBS The Green Officially Opened

April 11, 2019 at 9:22 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green students can practice their culinary skills in a brand new kitchen after it was officially opened on Tuesday morning. Invited guests, staff and students enjoyed a delicious spread to mark the occasion of the opening of the facility which will greatly assist the ‘Breakfast Club’ in the […]

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KCFE Establishing Itself As A Pre-Teaching Hub

KCFE Establishing Itself As A Pre-Teaching Hub

April 10, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education (KCFE) has begun to establish itself as a feeder for students wishing to progress to Universities and Teacher Training Colleges. From next September, KCFE plans to expand its array of Pre-Teaching courses on offer.  The aim of undertaking a Pre-Teaching course is to educate a […]

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CBS students Denis Brosnan, Swithin Pais, Ryan Guerin and Robert Vasiu, winners of the Kerry IMTA Junior Cert Maths Quiz, with teachers Bridget Goodwin, John Mahony and Caroline Dillane. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS The Green Students Win Kerry Maths Quiz Final

April 9, 2019 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

WHILE many Junior students at CBS, The Green, Tralee were celebrating their fantastic win in Friday’s Russell Cup Final,  four third year boys were preparing to represent their school in The 2019 Kerry Branch IMTA Junior Cert Mathematics Quiz which took place on Friday last at IT Tralee. Swithin Pais, […]

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Spa NS Wins Kerry Primary Schools Debating Final

Spa NS Wins Kerry Primary Schools Debating Final

April 9, 2019 at 9:37 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed room for the final of the Kerry Primary Schools Debating Competition on Monday. Sponsored by Concern and organised by the Education Centre, eighteen schools in the county took part in the competition on a knockout basis which culminated in the final at the centre in Dromtacker. […]

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Former CBS Primary School  teacher Michael Hayes with current Principal Denis Coleman and Ann Laide whose father was involved with the building of the school back in 1959, joined by pupils at the turning of the sod for the new development at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

Major Development To Take Place At CBS Primary School

April 9, 2019 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary Tralee is set to undergo a major transformation after Easter when work commences on the construction of a two-storey building containing four new classrooms, a special educational needs unit and administration area. The project, which will take place fronting on to Brewery Road,  at one of Tralee’s most […]

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KCFE Students Need Your Vote To Win National People’s Choice Award

KCFE Students Need Your Vote To Win National People’s Choice Award

April 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is great excitement at KCFE this week to learn that a group of students from the Multimedia with Graphic Design course at KCFE are nominated for a People’s Choice Award for their digital magazine “Fast Forward”. The National Student Media Awards are open to students from every college across […]

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Launching the inaugural Geography Quiz were, from  left; Karen Tobin, CBS The Green, CBS student Denis Moriarty, Jim McGann of Educate.ie, CBS student Sam McCarthy, Danielle Dunne of Educate.ie and CBS teacher Rebecca Tobin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Junior Cycle Students Invited To Take Part In Schools Geography Quiz

April 3, 2019 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

HAS your school got what it takes to claim the title of Junior Geographers of Kerry? The Educate.ie inaugural Geography Quiz for Junior Cycle Students will take place in CBS the Green, Tralee on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm. The winning team will receive the inaugural Geography Quiz trophy for their […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupil Sean Óg Brosnan who made his Confirmation on Friday, with family at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils From Four Schools Enjoy Confirmation Day At St John’s

March 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MUCH like yesterday, the sun was shining for Confirmation Day at St John’s Church in Tralee on Friday. Around 120 pupils from Presentation Primary, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Caherleaheen NS and St Brendan’s NS Blennerville and their families ensured it was standing room only in the church for the ceremony. Bishop […]

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Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne with Brendan Smith's sixth class pupils from CBS Primary, Principal Denis Coleman and Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald and Sara Barry at the confirmations at St John's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Confirmation Day Arrives For CBS And Moyderwell Pupils

March 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY had a fantastic day for it. Nearly 70 children from two schools in town enjoyed their Confirmation Day on Thursday. There were two classes from CBS Primary School, and one from Mercy Moyderwell receiving the sacrament as their families looked on. Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne – and a number of […]

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Scene from 'A Little Help'

Ballyheigue School Pupils Win Award At Film Festival

March 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pupils in a Ballyheigue school have won an award at a film festival in Limerick. St. Joseph’s N.S., Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue won Best Concept at Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the year Awards at the FreshFilmFestival. Their film, ‘A Little Help’ was made by 2nd and 3rd class pupils and it’s the […]

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European Para Games medal winner Jordan Lee opening Health Promotion Week at Mercy Mounthawk on Tuesday with students. Photo by Dermot Crean

Health Promotion Week Taking Place At Mercy Mounthawk

March 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Health Promotion Week  is in full swing at Mercy Mounthawk next week with a great variety of activities throughout providing something for everyone. Health and Leisure degree students in Tralee IT will provide workshops on stress management, lifestyle choices and practical techniques. These workshops on Tuesday and Friday are being […]

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Pupils taking part in the Céilí Mór at Derryquay NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Derryquay NS Looks Forward To Open Day

March 23, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A VIBRANT school will host an open day next Thursday, March 28, to showcase all it has to offer prospective pupils and their families. Derryquay National School, 5 km from Tralee on the main Dingle road, is a primary school at the centre of a vibrant community.  It has a […]

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Listellick NS pupil Rachel Foley with Barry, Shane, Elaine and Norman Foley at the Confirmations at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day Arrives For Listellick And Holy Family Pupils

March 22, 2019 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE big day arrived on Thursday for the boys and girls of two Tralee schools. Families gathered at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Thursday morning as pupils from Listellick and Holy Family NS were Confirmed by Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne. A number of other clergy were present […]

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Pupils prior to taking part in the Presentation Primary School 'No Boundaries' concert at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils And Friends Put On A Fantastic Show At Siamsa

March 22, 2019 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre’s theatre was sold out on Thursday night as over 300 pupils from Presentation Primary took part in a fantastic concert showing the talent and creativity at the school. Presentation has been taking part in the Creative Schools Programme and is part of a five year pilot project that aims […]

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Con O'Connor of Pieta House receives a cheque for €662 from CBS The Green Principal Anne O'Callaghan with staff and students. Photo: Joe Hanley

PHOTOS: CBS Students And Staff Help Out Pieta House

March 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at CBS The Green, Tralee held a school fundraiser in aid of Pieta House last Friday. The school held a non-uniform day and each student wore an orange, yellow or red piece of clothing. These colours were chosen to symbolise the movement from darkness to light. “This is an […]

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Joe Linehan, Danny Greaney and Oisin O'Connor before going on stage at the opening night of the CBS The Green students' production of 'The Playboy Of The Western World'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Students Impress Audiences With ‘The Playboy Of The Western World’

March 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed house in CBS The Green on Wednesday night for the opening of their latest production, John Millington Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’. There were fantastic performances all around by the Transition Years in the pop-up theatre in the school foyer and the stage design looked incredible […]

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Protesters outside Kerry County Council buildings on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Make Their Voices Heard On Climate Change

March 16, 2019 at 9:46 am 1 comment

STUDENTS came out in their hundreds yesterday to protest about how the Government isn’t doing enough to combat Climate Change. While protests took place outside Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and Mercy Mounthawk, around 200 students from schools all over Tralee and beyond went to Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass as part […]

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Pupils taking part in the Céilí Mór at Derryquay NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Celebration Of Irish Culture At Derryquay NS

March 16, 2019 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a time to celebrate our culture and the pupils of Derryquay NS didn’t disappoint on Friday. They held a Céilí Mór to also coincide with Seachtain na Gaeilge and it was a hugely enjoyable afternoon for all. “The children have been practising their tunes on tin whistle and fiddle and […]

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Participants in the Scoil Eoin St Patrick's Parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Goes Green For St Patrick’s Parade

March 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

AS is the custom, the St Patrick’s celebrations started early at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh as the whole school came out in the yard for their annual parade on Friday. St Patrick (Jimmy Diggins) led the procession with eight year old Ryan Kelliher, a pupil at the school, who has Muscular […]

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Deputy Principal of Mercy Mounthawk, Pat Fleming with Sean Hennessy and John Crohan who are into the Munster Schools Debating Final at UCC next week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Into Munster Schools Debating Final

March 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO students from Mercy Mounthawk will take part in the Munster Schools Debating Final next week. Organised by the UCC Philosophical Society, Sean Hennessy and John McCrohan have won three debates to get to the final which again takes place at UCC and will be Kerry’s only representative. “It’s a […]

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Presentation Secondary School students join Presentation Primary School pupils for rehearsals for their upcoming 'No Boundaries' concert in Siamsa Tíre. Also included are Megan Murphy and Anna Rodgers of Frontline Films. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Pupils To Feature On TV Documentary

March 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE cameras were rolling in Presentation Primary School on Tuesday as the school was selected to feature in an upcoming television documentary. The crew from Frontline Films spent the day in the school which is taking part in the Creative Schools Programme. Creative Schools — led by the Arts Council in […]

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Looking forward to the All-Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championships at IT Tralee to be held next month were Chef Robert Curley, John Harty of Taste Kerry, Chef Gorka Arrieta and Mark Murphy, Lecturer in Culinary Arts at IT Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tapas Championships In Tralee Will Be A Tasty Attraction For Foodies

March 14, 2019 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE first All Ireland Tapas & Pintxo Championships are taking place next month in Tralee and events are taking place around it which are a must for foodies. Taking place on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 and hosted by Taste Kerry and the IT Tralee Culinary Department, 20 […]

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Sixth Class pupils from Ardfert NS with their reusable aluminium water bottles. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ardfert Pupils Show Entrepreneurial Skills With JEP ‘Showcase Day’

March 14, 2019 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN in Ardfert have been taking their first steps into the world of business with some innovative ideas at the school. Pupils from Mrs. Sheehan’s Sixth Class in Ardfert NS took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and have been working very hard since December, setting up their mini company. […]

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Kerry Murphy, Shannon Quill, Linda O'Shea (Tutor), Katie Ferriter and Leah O'Neill taking part in Health Promotion Day at Kerry College of Further Education on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: KCFE Hosts Fundraising Health Promotion Day

March 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education held a Health Promotion Day organised by the Physiotherapy Assistant and Sports Therapy Students on Tuesday. The college’s all weather astro-turf was used for activities such as a Crossbar Challenge, Penalty Shoot Outs, Volley Ball etc. The student body also benefited from Health and Fitness Screening […]

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David Clifford and Shane Enright of Bank of Ireland presenting a set of jerseys to Mercy Mounthawk football teams. Also included is girls football team coach Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Deputy Principal Shane Kissane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Stars Present Jerseys To Mercy Mounthawk

March 10, 2019 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY stars David Clifford and Shane Enright were in Mercy Mounthawk this week to present jerseys for the school’s football teams. Under the advice of Shane Enright of Bank of Ireland, students worked to organise a bank to raise funds and Bank of Ireland matched those funds to sponsor the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students taking part in the 5k Run on Friday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Aidan And Bernard Join Gaelcholáiste Students For 5k Run

March 9, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 360 pupils were joined by their teachers from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and a few special guests for a 5k fun run to bring the school’s Seachtain na Gaeilge events to a close. Well known Kerry comedian Bernard Casey and fitness guru Aidan O’Mahony were on hand to lend their support […]

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Teacher Ms O'Leary (seated) with Holy Family pupils dressed up as fictional characters for World Book Day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family Pupils Dress Up For World Book Day

March 8, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

HOLY Family NS was even more colourful than usual on Thursday with an array of outfits sported by the young pupils. The reason was World Book Day and the school went all out with a number of activities. “We celebrate the importance of reading for pleasure and this was certainly […]

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