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Two Students From Tralee Schools Among Winners In Texaco Art Competition

Two Students From Tralee Schools Among Winners In Texaco Art Competition

April 19, 2024 at 12:01 pm 0 comments

TWO students from Tralee schools have won top prizes in this year’s 70th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. Siqi Yao (age 16), a pupil at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee and Áine Newsome (15), from Mercy Mountawk Secondary School were both were winners of Special Merit Awards for artworks that Final Adjudicator, […]

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Linda Hennessy, Louise Brosnan, Suzie Browne, Noreen Flaherty, Rita O'Connor and Brenda O'Regan at the table quiz supported by Tralee Lions Club in aid of St Ita's and St Joseph's School bus campaign at Kerins O'Rahilllys Club on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Amazing Turnout For Table Quiz In Aid Of Local School’s Campaign

April 19, 2024 at 10:06 am 0 comments

THERE was an incredible turnout at The Klub at Kerins O’Rahillys on Thursday night for a table quiz in aid of a local school’s campaign to buy a new bus. St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school started the campaign to raise funds for a new bus for transporting children on […]

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Lucy Grattan, Ema Vinarcikova and Arie O’Shea from Mercy Mounthawk are to compete in

Mercy Mounthawk Golf Girls To Contest Another All-Ireland Final

April 18, 2024 at 12:29 pm 0 comments

THREE Mercy Mounthawk girls have qualified for the All-Ireland Schools Golf Final for the second year in a row. Lucy Grattan, who is fourth year, third year student Arie O’Shea and Ema Vinarcikova,  who is in second year, will head to Milltown Golf Club, Dublin on Monday, April 29 for […]

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Billy Ryle: A Welcome End To Uncertainty For Leaving Cert Candidates

Billy Ryle: A Welcome End To Uncertainty For Leaving Cert Candidates

April 18, 2024 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle on Minister Foley’s announcement yesterday which sees uncertainty end for Leaving Cert candidates as marking process and results date are revealed… The uncertainty about the marking of the 2024 Leaving Cert exams was ended on Wednesday morning when Minister Norma Foley announced that, once again this […]

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Management at the Rose Hotel with Kay Lanigan Ryan of Kerry College at the Recruitment Fair, Clash Road, Tralee.

PHOTOS: Students Meet Potential Employers At Kerry College Recruitment Fair

April 18, 2024 at 11:43 am 0 comments

KERRY College hosted their annual Recruitment Fair in their Clash Road Campus, Tralee on Tuesday. With learners set to complete their QQI Level 5 and Level 6 programmes in May across a diverse range of disciplines such as childcare, hospitality, healthcare support, carpentry, administration, and more, this event proved to […]

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Kate Deasy with Gavin, Conor and Mary Rose Deasy at the Spa NS Confirmation Day at the Church of the Purificiation Churchill on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Spa And Fenit Sixth Class Pupils Enjoy Confirmation Day

April 17, 2024 at 12:48 pm 0 comments

WHILE many young pupils in town are busy preparing this time of year for their First Holy Communion Day, there’s still a few Confirmation ceremonies taking place in the greater Tralee area this week. On Tuesday it was the turn of sixth class pupils from Spa NS to receive the […]

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Principal and students of Lyreacrompane Primary School celebrate the exciting transition to Kerry ETB's fourth Community National School! Ready to embark on a new educational journey together.L/R Back Row Katie Brosnan, Principal Eilish Lyons and Mark NashL/R Front Row Mark Teslyev and Lily Riges.

Lyreacrompane NS Becomes Kerry ETB’s Fourth Community National School

April 17, 2024 at 11:15 am 0 comments

LYREACROMPANE Primary School has announced its transition to become Kerry Education and Training Board’s (Kerry ETB’s) fourth Community National School (CNS). This decision marks a shift from its previous Catholic ethos to a multidenominational one, aimed at offering greater inclusivity and choice to families within the community and wider area. […]

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Presentation Microsoft Dream Space Ambassador Brid O'Shea  teaching cyber security awareness to Eilish Delaney Dalton, Anne Lynch and Anne Gleasure. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation ‘Dream Space Ambassadors’ Bring Their Knowledge To All Ages

April 13, 2024 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee was a hive of activity on Friday morning as they welcomed both older members of the local community for an information event and a film crew to showcase the work being done by the Microsoft Dream Space Ambassadors. The Dream Space programme at Microsoft Ireland provides […]

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Cast members of 'All Well That Ends Well?' which will be staged at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí next month.

Gaelcholáiste’s TY Students Look Forward To Staging ‘All’s Well That Ends Well?’

April 12, 2024 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION year students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are tirelessly rehearsing for their upcoming comedy ‘All’s Well That Ends Well?’ The play next month will see the return of Audrey (Kayla Ní Chonchúir) and Davy (Dan Ó Maoldomhnaigh) in the trilogy of plays written by playwright Mary Quirke of Qwerkkreations. Seventeen transition […]

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Open Invitation To ‘Connect With MTU’ At Event This Month

Open Invitation To ‘Connect With MTU’ At Event This Month

April 11, 2024 at 11:10 am Comments are Disabled

MTU invites companies, start-ups, businesses, entrepreneurs, community groups and the general public to visit the campus from 8.30am to 11.00am to ‘Connect with MTU’ on Friday, April 26. This event is an opportunity for anyone to connect with the university. Whether you are a company looking for research support to […]

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Presentation Students To Host Cyber Security Information Event For Older People

Presentation Students To Host Cyber Security Information Event For Older People

April 5, 2024 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee will host a special coffee morning at the school next week. With the recent surge in scams targeting the elderly in Ireland, the Microsoft Dream Space Ambassadors at the school will host an informal coffee morning – ‘Tea and Tech’ for any older, wise learners in […]

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Delegates from Kerry Comhairle na nÓg Keira Griffin,Emma O'Shea, Máire O Shea, Konrad Kopec, Joe Horan, Aodhrán Morrison at Leinster House recently.

Six Kerry Students Represent County In Dáil na nÓg At Leinster House

April 3, 2024 at 3:06 pm Comments are Disabled

SIX delegates from Kerry were among the 160 young people from Comhairle na nÓg (local youth councils) across Ireland who met in Dáil Éireann recently to debate the critical issue of mental health. Mental health was identified by over 3,000 young people across Comhairle na nÓg as their priority issue […]

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Moyderwell National School decorated Eurogiant, The Square, Tralee – Teachers: Oonagh O’Rahilly, Brenda Coughlan and students of Moyderwell National School and Mayor of Tralee, Terry O’Brien.

PHOTOS: Schoolchildren Brighten Up Vacant Shopfronts For Easter

March 26, 2024 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council and the Mayor of Tralee invited local national schools and vacant shopfront business owners in this initiative in the lead up to the Easter period. The initiative involved school students designing and decorating their Easter theme on vacant shopfronts around the town. Using the Easter theme, children […]

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Causeway Comprehensive School team.

PHOTOS: First Year Camogie Blitz Held At Mercy Mounthawk

March 24, 2024 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

CAMOGIE players from around the county came together on Friday to compete in the Allcare Kerry Schools First Year Camogie blitz organised and hosted by Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk. Five young teams competed from Causeway (2), Mercy Mounthawk, Presentation Tralee and Kanturk.  The overall winners were Causeway Comprehensive who took the title with […]

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Annette Dineen (seated centre) with staff members at a ceremony to mark her retirement from Listellick NS on Thursday. Front from left; Micheál O'Sullivan, Paula Sweeney, Carol Benner, Annette Dineen, Ashley Reynolds, Rena Ruane and Micheál Ó Dubhghaill. Middle from left; Pat Fitzgerald, Siobhan Goodwin, Susan Wrenn, Karen O'Driscoll, Noreen Crowley, Sinead Dwyer, Marie Dineen, Anna Flynn, Caitriona Moore, Rachel Donnellan and Niamh Carmody. At back; Susan Daly and Catherine Sexton. Photo by Dermot Crean

Annette Says Farewell After 22 Wonderful Years At Listellick School

March 22, 2024 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

IT was an emotional Thursday for all in the Listellick school community as they bade farewell to their much-loved Principal Annette Dineen. Pupils, staff, members of the board of management and local clergy filled the sports hall at the school for a gathering to honour Annette who has been in […]

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PHOTOS: MTU Nursing And Agri Studies Students Have A Ball In Ballyroe

PHOTOS: MTU Nursing And Agri Studies Students Have A Ball In Ballyroe

March 22, 2024 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was awash with glamour on Thursday night as students from Munster Technological University got glammed up to have a ball. They got that Easter holiday feeling early at the Nursing and Agricultural Studies Students Ball, one of the social highlights of the year. Over 300 students […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Partners With German School For Exchange Programme

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Partners With German School For Exchange Programme

March 21, 2024 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are embarking on an exciting language, cultural and sporting exchange programme with their fellow German students at partner school Martin von Cochem Gymnasium in the town of Cochem located in the Mosel region between Frankfurt and Cologne. This new initiative won the joint support of Léargas, the […]

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Teacher Michelle D'Altuin with the cast and crew of 'Ce A Mharaigh Art Ó Laoighaire?' which is one of two entries from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to make the All-Ireland TY Drama Festival next week in Cork. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí TY Students Win Two Awards At Drama Festival

March 20, 2024 at 12:26 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Transition Year students came home with two awards from an event in Cork on Tuesday. Two groups of TY students from the school competed in the All Ireland TY Drama Festival  at the Cork Opera House. The two short plays from the students— ‘Cé A Mharaigh Art Ó Laoghaire’ […]

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Sponsored: Moyderwell Mercy Primary School – Your Child’s Home Away From Home

March 20, 2024 at 10:58 am Comments are Disabled

By Principal Pat Neenan Moyderwell Mercy Primary School, Tralee offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where children feel happy and secure in a family-like environment. A highly motivated and dedicated staff work diligently as a team to nurture the children and foster a willingness to learn. Conveniently located in Tralee Town […]

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Scarlett Bees with Marian Fitzgerald, Laura Bees, Chris Bees and Samantha Fitzgerald at the Listellick NS Confirmation Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Listellick And Holy Family Sixth Class Pupils Enjoy Confirmation Day

March 16, 2024 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY saw two more Confirmation ceremonies take place at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church in Tralee. In the morning it was the turn of 29 sixth class pupils from Listellick NS to receive the sacrament from Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne. The Bishop stayed on for the afternoon ceremony […]

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CBS The Green students Olivier Lata and Stephen Turner with their prize.

CBS Tralee Students Win Senior Category At Kerry Final Of Student Enterprise Awards

March 16, 2024 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from CBS The Green won a top prize at the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards held on Friday at MTU Tralee. The Boot Clinic, a company was set up by Oliver Lata and Stephen Turner, which restores old football boots, won the Senior […]

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Shauna O’Keefe, Kerry ETB Alumni Nominee Brian Votta, and Bright Minds App Cofounder David Peskett celebrate success as Kerry Education and Training Board ignites dreams for learners.
 pictured at today's ETB Week flagship national event in Thomond Park, celebrating exceptional past pupils from Ireland's Education and Training Boards
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Kerry ETB School Learners Shine At National Event

March 16, 2024 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB learners attended at a special event in Thomond Park on Thursday which honoured ETB Alumni and award ETB Bursaries. Part of ETB Week, it was a showcase of achievements and a testament to Kerry ETB’s unwavering dedication to shaping the education and training in Kerry and nationwide. Through a series […]

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Sponsored: Moyderwell Mercy Primary School — Your Child’s Home Away From Home

Sponsored: Moyderwell Mercy Primary School — Your Child’s Home Away From Home

March 15, 2024 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

By Principal Pat Neenan Moyderwell Mercy Primary School, Tralee offers a friendly, welcoming atmosphere where children feel happy and secure in a family-like environment. A highly motivated and dedicated staff work diligently as a team to nurture the children and foster a willingness to learn. Conveniently located in Tralee Town […]

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Katie Nagle, Stella O'Shea, Laura Rogers, Róisín Riordan and Heather Moran at the Mercy Mounthawk quiz night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Quiz Fundraiser

March 15, 2024 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a massive turnout at Mercy Mounthawk last night as the school held a table quiz fundraiser to help towards the costs associated with the success of the sports teams. The Centenary Hall was full to capacity for the quiz where participants answered questions on music, sport, local affairs […]

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Lexi Keane with Jimmy Moran, Tricia Moran, Jade Moran and Eileen Moran at the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Confirmation Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day Arrives For Scoil Eoin Sixth Class Pupils

March 14, 2024 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather gods were not smiling down on Scoil Eoin’s sixth class pupils on Wednesday as they made their way to Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church for their Confirmation Day. Nevertheless there was great excitement among the 63 pupils from three classes receiving the sacrament on a wet Wednesday […]

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Members of the Ukrainian community performing for the Ukrainian Ambassador Larysa Gerasko during her visit to ETB Kerry College at Clash, Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Michelle Coper Galvin Eye Focus LTD .
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PHOTOS: Ukrainian Ambassador Visits Kerry College In Tralee

March 14, 2024 at 10:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland, Gerasko Larysa, made a visit to Tralee this week. The Ambassador met with learners and staff from across Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB). One of the highlights of the event was a performance by the Ukrainian folk choir from Killarney, which notably included […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí students Oskar Bartczak, Lily O'Sullivan, Kaelan O'Connell, Ava Sharma, Ria Murphy Quirke and Radek Dziewa at the Kerry ETB Schools Ethos Showcase in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schools From All Over County Attend Kerry ETB Schools Ethos Showcase

March 13, 2024 at 3:23 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY ETB hosted a Schools Ethos Showcase in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Tuesday as part of ETBI Week 2024. The ethos of ETB schools, Post Primary and Community National Schools is underpinned by five core values — Care, Respect, Community, Equality and Excellence in Education. The showcase allowed schools the opportunity to […]

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Fionnbar and Elma Walsh of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation were at Spa NS on Tuesday to accept a cheque for €4,000 from pupils, staff and member of the Parents Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

€4,000 Presented To LiveLife Foundation From Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge

March 12, 2024 at 12:37 pm Comments are Disabled

LAST year’s Donal Walsh Spa NS 6k Challenge was another huge success and raised thousands of euro for a great cause. Fionnbar and Elma Walsh of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation were at the school on Tuesday to accept a cheque for €4,000 raised at the May 2023 event. “It […]

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Planting trees at Holy Family School on Monday morning.

Holy Family Pupils Plant 400 Trees To Enhance Biodiversity

March 12, 2024 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy start to the week at Holy Family School on Monday as school books were put to one side as all the children were invited to take part in a unique whole-of-school project to take climate and biodiversity action. Each pupil from Junior Infants to Sixth Class […]

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Teacher Michelle D'Altuin with the cast and crew of 'Ce A Mharaigh Art Ó Laoighaire?' which is one of two entries from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to make the All-Ireland TY Drama Festival next week in Cork. Photo by Dermot Crean

Two Entries From Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Make All-Ireland TY Drama Finals

March 12, 2024 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TWO groups of Transition Year students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will compete in the All Ireland TY Drama Festival this month. The two short plays — ‘Cé A Mharaigh Art Ó Laoghaire’ and ‘In The Blink Of An Eye’ — are two of only 11 entries nationwide to make the final on […]

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