Tara Dowling and family Patrick, Rita, Pat, James and Sean at the First Holy Communion Day for Blennerville school pupils in Curraheen on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day For Moyderwell, Holy Family And Blennerville School Pupils

May 20, 2018 at 10:47 am Comments are Disabled

THEY couldn’t have asked for a nicer day. The sun shone down on three churches in the Tralee area on Saturday morning as the big day arrived for pupils from local schools. St John’s Church hosted Moyderwell Primary pupils, Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church was the venue for Holy […]

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Looking at their 'time capsules' were Vivien Ahern, Anna Sheehy, Maebh Pierse and Amy Qejvani at the Presentation Secondary School Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Reliving The Past While Looking To The Future At Presentation Graduation

May 19, 2018 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a day of emotion and optimism for the sixth years of Presentation Secondary on Friday as they enjoyed graduation day. The 96 students were joined by their families and staff from the school for mass in St John’s Church. Head Girls Eva Dillane and Aine O’Sullivan both gave […]

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Pupils from Scoil Naomh Eirc at the SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin.

Ardfert, Kilmoyley And Sneem Schools Make Final Of SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

May 18, 2018 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS in Ardfert, Kilmoyley and Sneem had projects in the Primary Category in the 2018 SEAI One Good Idea National Finals in Dublin on Tuesday and they did very well indeed. St Michael’s National School from Sneem was the runner-up for their campaign ‘Legendary Light Savers’. The ‘Legendary Light Savers’ invented […]

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Riadh Malik, Lauren O'Grady, Lauren Barrett and Orla O'Riordan at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Honour Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 18, 2018 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed into the school gym last night for the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards. As the school year comes to a close it’s fitting that students who have excelled in academia, sport, art, creativity, diligence and more categories are rewarded for their hard work throughout the year. In […]

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The Blennerville school team, winners of the County Final on Monday. Photo courtesy of Blennerville NS

Blennerville Team Did Its Homework To Win County Debating Competition

May 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville this week as their team won the County Final of the Concern Primary Debating Competition. Held at the Education Centre in Dromtacker on Monday, it was a great achievement as 18 other schools from around the county took part. ‘Homework Is An Essential […]

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In front; Niamh Rahilly, Natasha Tobin and Ruth O'Connell. At back; Doireann Thomas, Mary O'Connell, Laura Scanlon and Aisling O'Connell who are taking part in a project on Lyme Disease awareness. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls Reach Final Of ECO UNESCO Competition With Lyme Disease Project

May 11, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Tralee girls have advanced to the final of the ECO UNESCO competition with their project on Lyme Disease and now they need your votes. The group of Transition Year students in the ‘Give An X To Ticks’ project have held a ‘Tick Awareness Day’ back in February to inform the public about […]

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Some of the award winners on the night.

PHOTOS: Causeway Comprehensive Holds Annual Awards Night

May 9, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual student awards night for Causeway Comprehensive took place in the school on Tuesday with the awards were presented by Ms. Aoife Thornton, chairperson of the Board of Management. There were a total of 140 awards presented on the night. This night is the culmination of the hard work […]

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Press ReleasePhoto will be syndicated by Domnick Walsh PhotographyGaelcholáiste Chiarraí new building project advances to the next stageKerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) is delighted to have received approval form the Department of Education and Skills to progress the New School Building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next Stage. Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to progress to Stage 2. The Stage 1 submission addressed the development of an initial concept and design for the school including layout, traffic management etc.In addition this phase included a full site survey assessing ground conditions, existing services, vegetation etc. The final stage 1 report as submitted summarised the design, cost and viability of the entire project.  Approval to progress to Stage 2 represents significant advancement project by the Design Team which began its work in April 2017, following their appointment. The new school which is being delivered under the devolved funding model, will provide a state of the art accommodation for staff and students and will include the following: • over 20 general purpose classrooms • Specialists room including multimedia, music, design and communications graphics etc. • science laboratories • arts rooms • home economics room • construction studies, engineering and technology rooms • A school library, general purpose areas, students dining area, staff room etc. In addition the new school building project will include a full size PE h

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s New Building Project Advances To Next Stage

May 9, 2018 at 11:02 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) has received approval from the Department of Education and Skills to progress the new school building for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to the next stage. Following the submission of a detailed Stage 1 Report by the Design Team the Department has approved the Project to […]

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Presentation students present a cheque to Inspired group members on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Raise Funds For Inspired Group

May 8, 2018 at 1:18 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION students raised €380 for the Inspired Group during National Flag day back in March and handed over the cheque on Friday last. Teacher, Margaret Barry, explained how the fifth year history students raised the funds. “Presentation Tralee is associated with the Thomas Francis Maher Foundation which aims to promote […]

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Aoibhín Garrihy with Ballyheigue's Scoil Naomh Iosef pupils at the presentation of a €5,000 cheque from Gala Retail.

Aoibhín Garrihy Visits Ballyheigue School To Present A €5,000 Gift From Gala

May 8, 2018 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

AS part of its 20th anniversary celebrations, Gala Retail,  visited Scoil Naomh Iosef in Ballyheigue on Friday last to donate a huge €5,000 to the school as part of its Gala Gifts for Schools competition. Scoil Naomh Iosef was named as a ‘runner-up’ in the Gala Gifts for Schools competition, […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Students Among The Medals At Kerry Schools Track And Field Championships

PHOTOS: Tralee Students Among The Medals At Kerry Schools Track And Field Championships

May 7, 2018 at 2:32 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 500 secondary school students from Kerry and West Limerick took part in the annual Kerry Schools Track and Field Championships which took place at the Riocht athletic track on Tuesday last. The rain did not dampen their enthusiasm and an enjoyable day was had by all.  The shields for […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk 1st year basketball team and coaches.

Mercy Mounthawk Basketballers Just Pipped For All-Ireland Title

April 30, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk first year basketballers can be proud of their achievements at the weekend, after they made it to the All-Ireland Schools League Final played at UL. After winning five games on the trot against teams from Cork, Wicklow, Antrim, Dublin and Cavan, they faced Presentation Brothers Cork in the […]

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Scoil Eoin pupil Diarmuid Murphy with Niamh, James, Mary Murphy, Clara Vitense and Cathal Murphy at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day Arrives For Scoil Eoin And Caherleaheen Pupils

April 29, 2018 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

THEY were blessed with the weather yesterday morning for two First Holy Communion services in Tralee, as the big day arrived for Scoil Eoin and Caherleaheen NS pupils. There were 79 pupils from Ms Daly, Ms Dennehy and Ms Sheehan’s classes at Scoil Eoin, receiving the Host for the first […]

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Derryquay NS pupils and teachers with Sean Kelly MEP at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sean Kelly Takes Questions From Derryquay NS Pupils

April 28, 2018 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Derryquay NS had a special visitor on Friday when they welcomed Sean Kelly MEP to the classroom. Mr Kelly was visiting as part of the Blue Star Programme which is being undertaken by pupils. The Blue Star Programme is an education initiative for primary school students across Ireland. […]

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Scoil Eoin Pupil Wins Overall Award In National Competition

Scoil Eoin Pupil Wins Overall Award In National Competition

April 27, 2018 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

A PUPIL from Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, is celebrating after winning the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge Final. Kai Seino achieved the overall highest score in the competition which took place last Saturday, April 21 in NUI Maynooth. The talented student from the Tralee school won first place in the 8-10 age […]

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Kian Ó Riagáin, Eve Ní Chriodáin Amy Ní Mháirtín and Sean Ó Murchú at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transition Year students' Fashion Show in The Rose Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Hit The Catwalk For Annual Fashion Show

April 27, 2018 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students turned on the style last night for their annual fashion show. There was a large crowd at The Rose Hotel for the event which saw the students take to the catwalk in fashions from numerous local businesses. Mentored by teacher Michelle D’Altúin, the students organise every aspect […]

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PHOTOS: Primary Schools Pupils Enjoy Spikeball Tournament In Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Primary Schools Pupils Enjoy Spikeball Tournament In Mercy Mounthawk

April 27, 2018 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

FOUR primary schools took part in a special spikeball tournament at Mercy Mounthawk Gym on Wednesday. Caherleaheen, Scoil Eoin, Spa and O’Brennan schools had a really enjoyable morning fielding a number of teams on the day organised by TY students from Mounthawk which coincided with the school’s Health Promotion Week. […]

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Students set off on the 5k run on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mounthawk School Holds Series Of Events For Health Promotion Week

April 26, 2018 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a very busy few days up at Mercy Mounthawk as a series of events have taken place to mark Health Promotion Week. It was launched on Tuesday with a visit from the lads from ACT – All Change Together — which is a health promotion programme based in Kerry […]

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Young Arthur O'Brien lets the ball fly as his dad Arthur, mom Mary, brother Daniel and Josh Corbett, activity facilitator at Our Lady of Fatima Nursing Home look on. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Boccia Buddy Brings Happiness To CBS Pupil Arthur

April 24, 2018 at 11:19 am Comments are Disabled

A YOUNG pupil at CBS Primary School who uses a wheelchair due to a rare condition, is now able to take part in a sports activity thanks to a kind-hearted employee of Our Lady Of Fatima Nursing Home. Six year old Arthur O’Brien was born with a rare condition called […]

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Joy Murphy, Diana Meriakri and Jessica Murphy who took part in the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Show at the school on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Song, Fashion And Drama At Transition Year Show In Mounthawk

April 21, 2018 at 10:14 am Comments are Disabled

A PACKED Centenary Hall in Mercy Mounthawk witnessed a fantastic night of entertainment as Transition Years put on their annual show. Music from ‘High School Musical’, drama scenes from ‘Playboy Of The Western World’, Junk Kouture fashion, music and so much more entertained families of the students who put a […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Prize At National Junk Kouture Awards

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Win Prize At National Junk Kouture Awards

April 20, 2018 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí students were among the prize winners at the national final of the Junk Kouture competition at the 3 Arena last night. With thousands attending the event, the Tralee school was represented by ‘Fear Leighis Na Mara Plaisteach’ from Lennox Beaujouan, Peadar Toibin and Seán Ó Loingsigh. They won […]

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Mercy Mounthawk pupils with new IT equipment bought by funds raised by the Parents Council. Also included is Elaine Clancy, Parents Council, Kathleen Holmes, Chairperson of Parents Council, Shane Kissane, Deputy Principal and Will Nolan, IT/Computing teacher. Photo by Dermot Crean

Parents Council Helps Mounthawk Pupils Take Coding To A New Level

April 20, 2018 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk are getting the chance to code with Raspberry Pi computers this year, thanks to funding from the Parents Council. First year pupils this year have been timetabled computer science classes which allows them to explore various areas of computational logic, develop games and now […]

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Jemi John and Saoirse Horgan apply the effects make-up to Orla O'Brien during the special make-up art event on Wednesday at Presentation School. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pres Students In Colourful Collaboration With Kerry ETB

April 19, 2018 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

A COLOURFUL, fun and educational event took place in Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday which saw students get a taste of photography and special effects make-up art. In a collaboration between the Transition Years and tutors and trainees from Kerry ETB Training Centre in Monavalley, a special make-up event was […]

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Blennerville School And Parents Introduce Ban On Smartphones Among Pupils

Blennerville School And Parents Introduce Ban On Smartphones Among Pupils

April 18, 2018 at 10:26 am 3 comments

A LOCAL primary school has instigated a pilot programme with parents, where children will not use smartphones or social media applications for the remainder of the school year. The programme is being run by St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville after it was discovered that some sixth class pupils had access […]

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Artist Elisha Buckley with Elaine Costello at the Kerry College of Further Education students' 'The Pursuit Of Artyness' exhibition at The Ashe Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Artistic And Musical Talent Shines At KCFE Exhibition In The Ashe Hotel

April 14, 2018 at 11:54 am Comments are Disabled

SOME fantastic art was on display at The Ashe Hotel on Friday evening as students from Kerry College of Further Education held an exhibition and CD launch. ‘The Pursuit Of Artyness’ saw the QQI Level 6 Art, Craft and Design Post Leaving Certificate students put on a wonderful art and craft […]

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Deputy Michael Healy Rae with  Chairpeople of the Mercy Mounthawk European Youth Parliament event, David Fitzgerald, Mary O'Connell, Danny Sheehy, Mairead Kearney, Darragh Clark, Sean Hennessy and Cllr Sam Locke. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Holds European Youth Parliament Event

April 13, 2018 at 3:20 pm 1 comment

THE transition year European Studies class in Mercy Mounthawk  hosted a mock European Youth Parliament for all second year students on Friday. Kerry Independent Deputy, Michael Healy Rae, was the special guest speaker on the day and he spoke on a wide range of topics for the students. The TD […]

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Principal of St Ita's and St Joseph's, Grace Sheehan, accepts a cheque for €3,000 from Fiona Hyde and Liane Dee of the fashion show committee. Also in front is Fiona's son Dylan with the students and staff in the back. Photo by Dermot Crean

St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School Receives €3,000 From Fashion Fundraiser

April 13, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL school received a cheque for €3,000 on Friday thanks to a fashion show back in October. Fiona Hyde, whose son Dylan attends St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Caherslee for the past five years, helped organise the annual fundraiser in Sol y Sombra and around €9,500 was […]

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The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn team with Máistir Donal.

Gaelscoil Team Comes Third In National Final Of Credit Union Quiz

April 10, 2018 at 10:33 am Comments are Disabled

A TEAM from Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn did the school and town proud in a national schools quiz final at the weekend. One hundred teams of four children competed for national titles in the annual Credit Union Schools Quiz National Final in Dublin’s RDS on Sunday. Having won out Stage 1 […]

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Coláiste Gleann Lí students taking part in the 'Pop-Up Gaeltacht'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Organise ‘Pop-Up Gaeltacht’

March 29, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

COLÁISTE Gleann Lí marked Seachtain Na Gaeilge last week with their own ‘Pop-up Gaeltacht’ last Thursday. Organised by the First Years, there was a host of activities including a raffle for Easter Eggs with the Healthy Haven canteen supplying the treats. Every student made the effort for the day and […]

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Presentation Students Hear About Careers From Past Pupils

Presentation Students Hear About Careers From Past Pupils

March 27, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

LEAVING Certificate Presentation Tralee students were given a one of a kind opportunity on Friday last from an enthusiastic cohort of the school’s past pupils on the career paths they have chosen. Using the format of a parent/teacher meeting, students were enabled to work in small groups with our past pupils. This […]

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