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Director Frank Houlihan with Mercy Mounthawk students Róisín Reidy and Amy Naughton who acted in 'The Importance Of Being Earnest' at Siamsa Tíre. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Students Give ‘Earnest’ Performance At Siamsa Tíre

January 25, 2022 at 11:22 am 0 comments

SIAMSA Tíre hosted a production of the Oscar Wilde classic ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’ last week where students from Mercy Mounthawk excelled in their dramatic roles. While attendances were limited to around 150 for Thursday and Friday, people on the waiting list for Saturday’s performance were allowed attend thanks […]

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Pictured at Mercy Secondary School, Tralee, Co.Kerry is student Kai Seino who will be showcasing his project 'Stability of 3d Objects Using Convex Hull and Center of Mass Investigating the stability of 3d objects using Convex Hull and the centre of mass' at the 58th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition. Photo: Fennells

PHOTOS: Kerry Students Look Forward To BT Young Scientist Exhibition

January 7, 2022 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE and Kerry schools will be well represented at the 58th BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition which takes place virtually next week. The Exhibition takes place from January 12th to 14th and has a spectacular line-up of performers and events which the public can enjoy, free of charge, by registering […]

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PHOTOS: Minister Foley Visits Blennerville And Derryquay Schools

December 22, 2021 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

AHEAD of the Christmas holidays on Wednesday, Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley visited three primary schools across Tralee and Farranfore to pay tribute to the dedicated work that staff and students have put in throughout the first term. The Minister met with staff and students at Blennerville […]

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WATCH: Listellick Pupils Compose A Song For Christmas

WATCH: Listellick Pupils Compose A Song For Christmas

December 13, 2021 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS in 5th and 6th classes in Listellick N.S. have composed a festive song called ‘Christmas on the Hill’. “It just happened generically when the two classes were discussing recording a song or poem for their parents for Christmas,” said Principal Annette Dineen. “They began discussing Christmas number 1’s and […]

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A winning entry from Amber Marie Healy of Presentation Primary Tralee.

Local Pupils Are Winners In Council’s Road Safety Calendar Competition

December 13, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from Tralee schools were among the winners in Kerry County Council’s annual Road Safety Calendar Art Competition. The competition saw several hundred entries received from primary school children around the county, demonstrating their artistic skills to highlight the important message of road safety. Among the winners were Iona Carmody from St. […]

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The team from Castleisland Community College who won last year's CIF 'Build The Future' competition.

Kerry Students Invited To Enter ‘Build The Future — Schools Challenge’

December 11, 2021 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY students are invited to attempt to a two in a row win for the Kingdom by entering a competition run by the Construction Industry Federation (CIF). Senior cycle students and schools have less than two months to enter the CIF Build the Future – Schools Challenge,’ which can be […]

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Fr Padraig Walsh with Holy Family NS pupils at the prayers service in the school on Friday.

Holy Family School Holds Prayer Service For Lily-Anna

December 10, 2021 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

A PRAYER service was held this morning at Holy Family School for 2nd class pupil Lily-Anna Sebestová who is battling a serious illness. Fr. Padraig arrived at Holy Family National School at 10am to conduct a beautiful prayer service over the intercom. All pupils and staff were invited to light […]

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Robert Szczupaczynski, Euan O'Sullivan, Sean Morris and Jason Casey at the TY Enterprise Fair at CBS The Green on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Getting Into The Entrepreneurial Spirit At CBS The Green

December 10, 2021 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THE music and drama room in CBS The Green became a mini-market on Friday morning for the TY Enterprise Fair. About 70 Transition Years organised the fair with other students from first and second year classes invited at different times during the morning to browse and purchase items. The students […]

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Mayor Johnnie Wall makes a presentation to Evie Giles and Grace Kirby of St John's Parochial School, Ashe Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Pupils Get Creative For Christmas In Council/Museum Initiative

December 10, 2021 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mayor of Tralee presented prizes to students from Tralee schools  on Friday morning after they got creative for Christmas. Tralee Municipal District in collaboration with Kerry County Museum invited students from local primary schools to participate in an initiative in the lead up to the Christmas period. This Christmas-themed […]

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Big Increase In COVID Cases In Tralee LEA

Big Increase In COVID Cases In Tralee LEA

December 10, 2021 at 8:58 am Comments are Disabled

THE number of new COVID-19 cases rose significantly in the Tralee Local Electoral Area in the 14 day period up to Monday, December 6. There were 488 new confirmed cases in that period compared to the 394 in the fortnight up to Monday, November 29, according to figures available on […]

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CBS 2nd year students who took part in a 30 day challenge.

CBS Students Take Part In Climate Action Challenge

December 9, 2021 at 2:21 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 2nd year geography classes at CBS The Green, along with their teachers Ms.R Tobin and Ms. K Tobin took on an action project with a difference recently. For 30 days they committed to actively making small changes daily which will contribute positively to the climate emergency. Each student received […]

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Norma Foley.

Minister Foley Announces €1.5m In ICT Funding For Kerry Schools

December 6, 2021 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has today €1.5m ICT funding for schools across Kerry to support the use of digital technologies within the classroom. This funding will issue to primary and secondary schools around the county in the form of grant payments, allowing schools flexibility in the […]

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Fionn O'Connor, Cian Griffin, Mattie Quill, Gearóid Ó Dálaigh, Tadhg Ó Sé and Leo Keane at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Club Rivalries To The Fore At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

December 3, 2021 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

NOISE levels reached eardrum-worrying levels at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Friday as the school held a club colours day in anticipation of a weekend of finals involving Tralee clubs. While Na Gaeil looked like they just about shaded it in numbers, they were matched in volume by a sizeable Rockie […]

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Staff and pupils from CBS Primary showing their support for Na Gaeil. Photo  by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Primary Pupils Show Their Colours Ahead Of County Finals

December 1, 2021 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

TUESDAY brought a lot of colour to the classrooms in CBS Primary as the school decided to hold a jersey day in advance of the two county finals involving Tralee sides this weekend. While the town is wrapped up in the hype surrounding the Austin Stacks v O’Rahillys senior final […]

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A group from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí planting trees on Bracker O'Regan Road on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Help Plant Trees On Bracker O’Regan Road

November 30, 2021 at 3:38 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns welcomed students from the Gaelcholáiste Chíarraí last Friday to plant 78 native Hawthorn trees on Bracker O’Regan Road. This builds on the trees already planted by Kerry Group staff last month. Anne Marie Fuller of Tralee Tidy Towns said: “Tralee Tidy Towns is delighted to work with the students […]

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Ciara Griffin officially opens the new astroturf facility at CBS Primary School on Tuesday. Also included is Principal Denis Coleman, Kieran Donaghy of PST, with teaching staff and pupils. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ciara Griffin Officially Opens New Astroturf Facility At CBS Primary

November 30, 2021 at 1:33 pm Comments are Disabled

A new all-weather playing facility in CBS Primary, Tralee, was officially opened at 12 noon on Tuesday by Ciara Griffin, recently-retired, Irish Ladies Rugby Captain and a member of the teaching staff in CBS Primary. Also present on the day were fundraising committee from within the staff and Kieran Donaghy […]

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Sharon Mulhall and daughter Siún with Principal of Presentation Primary School John Hickey in front of the 'Tree Of Knowledge' mural at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Tree Of Knowledge’ Mural At Presentation Primary Reflects Celtic Heritage

November 26, 2021 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School has added to their collection of beautiful murals inspired by native and international folk art. This time, the school has been adorned with a beautiful ‘Tree of Knowledge’ in the style of the Celtic Tree of Life, complete with beautiful Celtic knot-work incorporated into the design. Principal […]

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Seven Students Receive Cara Credit Union Educational Awards

Seven Students Receive Cara Credit Union Educational Awards

November 25, 2021 at 2:23 pm Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union have awarded €10,500 to seven third level students in recent weeks. Each year Cara Credit Union open their Dan Kellegher Educational Awards. Five awards, of €1,500 each, are gifted to undergraduates in a full-time course of at least 2 years’ duration and the two Dan Kellegher Memorial […]

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Sponsored: Caherleaheen NS Invites Parents To Visit During ‘Open Week’

November 23, 2021 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

Caherleaheen  National School is hosting an open week until November 30th where parents and guardians of children can see what the school can offer. Caherleaheen NS is a vibrant, happy and busy little school nestled in the beautiful setting of Caherleaheen, less than 3km from Tralee town. It is a co-educational school which prides itself in it’s warm, inclusive and […]

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Inspired To Collaborate With Dublin Group To Roll Out Programme In Kerry Special Needs Schools

Inspired To Collaborate With Dublin Group To Roll Out Programme In Kerry Special Needs Schools

November 17, 2021 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

A COLLABORATION between Inspired Tralee and a Dublin-based disability group will see the ‘WALK PEER’ supported transition programme rolled out across a number of special needs schools in Kerry. The partnership with Inspired — the community project that aims to develop the employment, education and personal development skills of adults with […]

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Blessing Ceremony At Construction Site Of New Listellick School

November 16, 2021 at 9:06 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather gods were not smiling down on the site of the new Listellick school building on Friday, but nonetheless, spirits were high for a special blessing ceremony. Cahalane Brothers construction company began work at the site — just metres up the road from the current school building — back […]

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Schools: Mercy Mounthawk Students To Take Part In National Think Languages Event

Schools: Mercy Mounthawk Students To Take Part In National Think Languages Event

November 14, 2021 at 11:01 am Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is building in the Transition Year classes at Mercy Mounthawk as they prepare for the national #ThinkLanguages2021 event which will take place on Monday, November 22. #ThinkLanguages, an annual initiative organised by Post Primary Languages Ireland  has gone from strength to strength, enjoying the participation of over 12,000 students […]

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Minister Foley Announces Extension At Kerry Secondary School

Minister Foley Announces Extension At Kerry Secondary School

November 12, 2021 at 3:08 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced a multi-million euro, seven classroom extension for Castleisland Community College. Minister Foley  announced that the school has received project approval for an extension that will consist of three mainstream classrooms, a graphics room, a music room and two multi-media rooms. […]

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Students modelling during the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Thousands Raised For Charity As Rock Star Supports Mounthawk Fashion Show

November 12, 2021 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great style on show last night as Mercy Mounthawk’s annual fashion show went ahead as a ‘hybrid’ event…and they even received the support of a famous rock star! The Transition Year students pulled out all the stops to put on an entertaining show, enjoyed in person by their […]

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Keela Hughes.

Former Mercy Mounthawk Student Wins Naughton Scholarship

November 3, 2021 at 1:15 pm Comments are Disabled

A FORMER student in Mercy Mounthawk has won a prestigious scholarship. Keela Hughes from Tralee, who is now studying Physics and Astrophysics, University College Cork, is one of 36 students in the country to receive a Naughton Scholarship. It’s the second year in a row that a former Mercy Mounthawk student has […]

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Cara Credit Union CEO Pa Laide and Marketing & Business Development Manager of Cara Credit Union Siobhan Donnelly with the books.

Cara Credit Union Supports Inclusivity In Classrooms With Dyslexia-Friendly Books

October 27, 2021 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

FIFTY-FIVE local schools across Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin, Ballyduff and Causeway will each receive a set of four dyslexia-friendly children’s books about Irish wildlife, thanks to Cara Credit Union and author Shane Casey. Dyslexia affects, on average, three children in every class of 24. However, despite a significant increase in the […]

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Tralee Educate Together pupils holding some of the carved pumpkins at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pupils Carve Out A Fun Experience At Tralee Educate Together

October 22, 2021 at 4:00 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE the Friday before mid-term is traditionally a day for a Halloween fancy dress party in primary schools around town, Tralee Educate Together decided to add an extra ingredient to the fun…pumpkins! Each family of pupils attending the school at Collis Sandes was given the seasonal fruit to carve at […]

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Siobhan Donnelly and Pa Laide of Cara Credit Union with Mary Lucey of Career Ahead launching the competition. Photo by Dermot Crean

Big Cash Prizes For Students In Cara Credit Union/Career Ahead Competition

October 22, 2021 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

CARA Credit Union has teamed up with Mary Lucey from Career Ahead to sponsor an amazing clothes competition. This competition is aimed at college students and secondary school students nationwide, with prizes of €1,000 and €500 respectively to be won. To enter the competition, students simply need to post an […]

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Teacher Carol Anne O'Donoghue and SNA Catherine Donohue coordinated the Team Hope project this year at Scoil Eoin with first class pupils and principal Kieran O'Toole

Scoil Eoin Pupils Show Amazing Generosity With Shoebox Appeal

October 22, 2021 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Eoin pupils put together an amazing 366 shoeboxes in their annual appeal this year. The school has been taking part in the Team Hope  Shoebox Appeal for years now and this year has been the most successful to date. “We were absolutely overwhelmed with the response,” said teacher Carol […]

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Project Involving Tralee Pupils Wins National Heritage Week 2021 Award

Project Involving Tralee Pupils Wins National Heritage Week 2021 Award

October 21, 2021 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

A COLLABORATIVE project involving primary schoolchildren in Tralee and around Kerry was a winner in the National Heritage Week 2021 Awards announced on Wednesday. ‘Explore Your Local Heritage’, organised by the Kerry Archaeological and Historical Society, Kerry County Museum and Kerry County Council won the ‘Wild Child Award’ category. This […]

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