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Aoife King, Patrick O'Donnell, Jordan Tearle, Sean Gannon, Sean Trant and Sally O'Mahony at rehearsals for Mercy Mounthawk's production of William Shakespeare's 'Romeo and Juliet'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’ Nominated For National Award

March 16, 2017 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

  THE shortlist for the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards has been revealed and Mercy Mounthawk are again in the running. The school, has been shortlisted in the Best Set category for secondary schools for its set creation in the school production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. Judges said the set […]

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Transition Year Students of the Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, Rebecca Poultney, Caoimhe Tobin, Leanne Savage, Blathnaid Cotter, Chloe Morris, Niamh Walsh  Eimear Ellard, Niamh O'Shea, showcasing their Enterprise Projects at AIB Tralee on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Showcase Projects At AIB

March 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from the Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, showcased their Enterprise Projects at AIB on Wednesday morning. The students set up mini businesses which are in operation in the school once a week. They are mainly selling items (buns, cookies, magnets, pens etc) and some are showcasing blogs and websites. The […]

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Students at Coláiste Gleann Lí preparing for a music performance as part of Kerry Music Education Partnership’s pilot Take Note Vocal and Instrumental Tuition Initiative.

Hopes For New Music Education Initiatives For Young People Across Kerry

March 15, 2017 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board in partnership with Kerry County Council, the Institute of Technology, Tralee, Kerry Diocesan Youth Service, Ealain na Gaeltachta and local music educators and schools have announced their intention to apply to Music Generation for up to €600,000 in seed funding to develop new music education initiatives […]

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REPORT: Emotional Day As IT Tralee Wins Fresher’s Football Championship

REPORT: Emotional Day As IT Tralee Wins Fresher’s Football Championship

March 14, 2017 at 2:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A report from IT Tralee on their great win in the Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship final in Cork last week… LAST Thursday night saw the IT Tralee Fresher Football team travel to CIT to play Waterford IT in the Rory O’Connor Fresher Football Championship final. Fresh from winning the Division […]

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Head girls Katie Ahern and Aoife O’Sullivan with Nikki Bradley.

Range Of Events For Mental Health Week At Presentation

March 14, 2017 at 2:10 pm Comments are Disabled

MENTAL Health Week 2017 took place in Presentation Secondary School Tralee last week. An excellent and diverse range of diverse of activities took place for all year groups during the week – all coordinated by the Student Representative Council. School Principal, Mary O’Keeffe and Head girls, Aoife O’Sullivan and Katie […]

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Gaelcholáiste To Cheer On Past Pupils In All-Ireland Club Finals

Gaelcholáiste To Cheer On Past Pupils In All-Ireland Club Finals

March 14, 2017 at 12:38 pm 1 comment

THE All Ireland Club Finals will take place in Croke Park this St Patrick’s Day, and although no Tralee Club will take part, two past pupils from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will take to the hallowed turf  in both games. Darragh Ó’Conaill and Daithí Ó’Cathasaigh were students in the school in the noughties […]

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Sarah Donnellan, Erin Donnellan, Kevin Donnellan, Maureen O'Shea and Rachel Fortune at Spa National School's 'Night at the Dogs' on Saturday night. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: A Fun Night At The Dogs For Spa NS

March 12, 2017 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

THE Spa/Churchill community and beyond were out in force last night for its ‘Night at the Dogs’ fundraiser. It was a great night of racing with a wide variety of different novelty activities from bouncy castles to face painting for the younger visitors, to a ‘Battle of the Legends’ with former Kerry […]

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Ciara Boyd,  Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Ellard

Presentation Girls In Final 50 Of National Competition

March 11, 2017 at 9:23 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION Tralee TY group have reached the last 50 teams in the SEAI ‘One Good Idea’ competition. Ciara Boyd, Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Allard were extremely busy running their activity week recently and put the finishing touches to the final project submission this week. Continued below… Their project, ‘Locally Grown Is […]

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NewsBrands Ireland Press Pass awards which took place at the Convention Centre Dublin.
Pictured from left: Kate NI Dhubhain - Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, Winner of the News category, SIofra O’Dwyer, Scoil Mhuire, Buncrana, Winner of the Opinion category,  Jack Farrell, Causeway Comprehensive School, Kerry, Winner of the Photojournalism category, CaitrIona NI Chonaill, Colaiste Ghobnatan, Baile Mhic Ire, Winner of the Features category and Emma McGoey, Mean Scoil Mhuire, Longford, Winner of the Sports category.
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Causeway And Dingle School Students Win National Journalism Awards

March 10, 2017 at 5:25 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY students have won awards in a national competition which develops literacy and critical thinking skills and leads students to analyse the society they live in. The winners of the NewsBrands Ireland’s Press Pass programme, were announced in Dublin today and out of the thousands of entries, Tomás Ó hUallacháin of Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne, An Daingean, […]

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A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

A Heifer, Coldplay Tickets And More To Be Won With O’Brennan School

March 9, 2017 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

FANCY taking home a heifer? Or Coldplay tickets? Well O’Brennan National School in Kielduff  is preparing for its big fundraising event of the year and yes, the big prize is a freshly calved heifer to the minimum value of €1,400. By purchasing a ticket for €10, your name will be entered into a […]

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Open Day To See All That Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Has To Offer

Open Day To See All That Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Has To Offer

March 5, 2017 at 11:53 am Comments are Disabled

IS linne an Ghaeilge ach is leatsa í a labhairt… Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn is in full swing at present as pupils, staff and parents join to celebrate Seachtain na Gaeilge 2017. Activities ranging from Seó Ardáin to Céilithe to renowned accordion player Liam O Connor’s visit, to a family fun Bingo night are some of the events taking […]

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Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

Hundreds Attend Events At Kerry College Of Further Education

March 5, 2017 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

. TWO events at the Kerry College of Further Education drew impressive attendances showing the appeal of the courses on offer at their Clash premises. First of all an information evening was held for parents of school leavers on Wednesday, while on Thursday they held an open day. “It was […]

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Eileen Flanagan, Veronica Hunt, Mary Barry, Eimear Nolan, Mairead O'Mahony

PHOTOS/VIDEO: Mounthawk Students And Staff Dress Up For Literacy Week 2017

March 4, 2017 at 11:00 am Comments are Disabled

As part of Literacy Week 2017, Transition Year Students of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School took part in Character Costume Day on Friday. The students dressed as their favorite fictional characters from literature, and produced some brilliant efforts! Harry Potter and Hagrid, Bananas in Pyjamas, Thomas the Tank Engine and even […]

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PHOTOS: European Trips For CBS The Green Students

PHOTOS: European Trips For CBS The Green Students

March 4, 2017 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

THE students in CBS are a well-travelled lot recently with two separate groups recently returning from Holland and Italy. Fifth year students went in a ski trip earlier this month to Bertoldi in the Italian Alps above Lake Lavarone, also spending a day in Milan. It was the first time a […]

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Kilmoyley Pupil A Regional Winner In Sightsavers Art Competition

Kilmoyley Pupil A Regional Winner In Sightsavers Art Competition

March 4, 2017 at 10:52 am Comments are Disabled

A KILMOYLEY school pupil was chosen as a regional winner in a national painting competition. Mia Hunt, age 6, from SN Naomh Eirc,  has been chosen as one of Ireland’s best young painters for her entry to the Sightsavers Junior Painters Awards 2017. Mia’s  painting was inspired by this year’s theme of […]

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Ben Hanafin, who made his Confirmation, with DJ, Carla,  Denis and Linda Hanafin at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Listellick And Holy Family School Pupils

March 3, 2017 at 11:24 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a special occasion for over 40 pupils from two schools in town, when they made their confirmations on Thursday. Families of the pupils were safely in from the rain at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church as Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne, confirmed the young boys and girls of sixth […]

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Moyderwell Mercy Primary School at the Fís Film Screening in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Celebrating Young Filmmaking in Kerry’s Primary Schools

March 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

A CELEBRATION of young Kerry filmmaking was held in Siamsa Tíre on Thursday morning with the annual FÍS Film Project for Schools screenings. Each year, the Education Centre working in collaboration with the Kerry Film Festival invites schools to present their films at local screenings. This provides students and teachers […]

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Public Invited To History Exhibitions At CBS The Green On Wednesday

Public Invited To History Exhibitions At CBS The Green On Wednesday

February 28, 2017 at 7:03 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO exhibitions have arrived at CBS The Green to be displayed to students and the wider community on Wednesday. One of the exhibitions will be on loan from the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences in UCC and is named the ‘Atlas of the Irish Revolution’. It comprises of 12 […]

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Pascal O'Buachalla, Conchúr O'Riada, and James O'Deadaigh with Múinteoir Bríd at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Pancake Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils Dig In On Pancake Tuesday

February 28, 2017 at 4:43 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS all over town were tucking into treats today as Shrove Tuesday arrived. The children were gobbling up their pancakes when TraleeToday called to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn  ahead of the fasting period of Lent. Making pancakes for the day has become a tradition at the school. Every year, the teachers prepare the pancake […]

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Darragh O'Shea, Jack Gibbon, Emily Bolagh, Kelly Gainer, Shauna Harris, Emma Dunican and Oisín O'Sullivan with Sergent Eileen O'Sullivan, Jimmy Deenihan, Annette Dineen and Seamus Moriarty at the Launch of 'Walk a Marathon in a Month' on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Listellick Pupils Take On ‘Walk A Marathon’ Challenge

February 27, 2017 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a sleety, blustery morning at Listellick National School as they launched their ‘Walk a Marathon’ challenge and the students were happy to get out of the classroom to begin the first day of it on Monday. The school plans to become more active by walking a kilometre a […]

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PHOTOS: Barry Loses His Locks As Gaelcholáiste Students Hold Fashion Show

PHOTOS: Barry Loses His Locks As Gaelcholáiste Students Hold Fashion Show

February 17, 2017 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION year students of Gaelchoáiste Chiarraí held a fashion show on Wednesday night at the Rose Hotel at 7.30pm, but it also saw a student lose his hair for a great cause. The students walked down the runway in everything from sports wear to Debs dresses and spot prizes were also raffled off […]

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Denis O'Regan, Emily O'Regan and Helen O'Connor at Blennerville National School's annual grandparents Day on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Grandparents Enjoy Day at Blennerville National School

February 16, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

There was great excitement at Blennerville National School on Wednesday as the children welcomed their grannies and grandads to their school. Grandparents Day is held every year as part of Catholics schools week. It is a celebration of the support and wisdom that grandparents provide all year round. There were two sessions […]

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Pictured receiving the Blarney Exhibition in Science for Physical, Chemical and Mathematical Sciences from NUI Galway is Donnchadh Mac Garry from Fenit

Fenit And Listowel Students Are Top Of The Class In Galway

February 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’RE top of the class. NUI Galway recently presented prizes to a select group of students for coming top of their class.  The awards were made at a special ceremony which included sponsors and parents on Saturday last and were presented by NUI Galway President, Dr Jim Browne. Two Kerry students were awarded […]

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Ciarán Kelliher and Gerry Enright of Bank of Ireland Tralee, with Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí students Christina Nic Gearailt. Kay De Barra, Sibéal Ni Chathasaigh, Sadhbh Sionóid, Laura Ní Eidhin, Katie Ní Thoibín Breathnach. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: TY Students At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Make ‘Junk Kouture’ Regional Final

February 15, 2017 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRANSITION Year student group at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are through to the finals of the national art competition, ‘Junk Kouture’. The students designed and created their high fashion outfits out of ‘junk’ with every outfit  unique and one made from 100% recycled materials for the Bank Of Ireland sponsored competition. One group from the […]

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,Noel Mulligan, Robert Flaherty, Joe Walsh, Elma Walsh, Finbar Walsh, Ann O'Callaghan, Grainne Hayes, Eaneas Horan and Pat Kearney at CBS for the unveiling of the bench dedicated to Donal Walsh. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

ITT Students Create Bench In Memory Of Donal Walsh At CBS

February 15, 2017 at 10:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE advanced Wood Technology course in the STEM department of the IT Tralee has created a wonderful bench dedicated to Donal Walsh, in association with CBS The Green. The bench was created as part of a third year project for students currently studying the BSc in Advanced Wood Technology. Anne […]

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Rick and Ryan Leonard with Ciara Drummey, Jayden Breen and Amy Scanlon at CBS Primary School, Tralee. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony

Local Basketball Legend To Lead Tralee St Patrick’s Day Parade

February 14, 2017 at 7:42 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE basketball legend, Rick Leonard has been unveiled as the Grand Marshal for the 2017 St Patrick’s Day Parade in Tralee, with the theme: A Celebration of Tralee Sport. Local community groups and organisations, as well as clubs, schools and businesses are invited to take part in what is always […]

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Little Nicola and Emily Corridon with Maura O'Donnell, Collette Price and Nora Corridon at the Fashion Sale for St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Sale Raises Close To €1,000 For Blennerville School

February 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a rush for bargains on Saturday afternoon at Benners Hotel for a sale of ‘New and Pre Loved Clothes. Held in aid of Blennerville National School, the sale saw a very busy opening hour and steady stream of people visit during the afternoon, eventually raising €965 at the weekend. Continued […]

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Students of Spa National School ahead of the fundraiser 'Night at the Dogs'. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Spa National School Prepares For A ‘Night At The Dogs’

February 14, 2017 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a lot of excitement in Spa National School on Monday at the launch of its upcoming ‘Night at the Dogs’ fundraiser. The school will host the night at the Kingdom Greyhound Track on Saturday March 11, and it promises to be a fantastic family night out. All funds raised […]

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Katie Collins, Brookfield College, Tralee, National Winner 18 years and over, with Marty Whelan,  Irish League of Credit Unions President Brian McCrory, Suzanne Ennis, Tralee Credit Union and her mother Catherine Collins.

PHOTOS: National Awards For Katie And Eileen In Credit Union Competition

February 14, 2017 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE schools produced winners in one of the country’s biggest art competitions, run by the Irish League of Credit Unions (ILCU). The prize-winners were announced at a special  ceremony in Croke Park on Sunday last with broadcasting legend Marty Whelan as MC. Continued below… Cash prizes awarded to each of the […]

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PHOTOS/REPORT: Tralee CBS And Coláiste Críost Rí Can’t Be Separated Again

PHOTOS/REPORT: Tralee CBS And Coláiste Críost Rí Can’t Be Separated Again

February 12, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

Tralee CBS provided this report of an amazing Munster A U18 1/2 Corn Uí Mhuiri Semi Final Replay, plus loads of great photos from Adrienne McLoughlin… Tralee CBS 2-11 Coláiste Críost Rí 1-14 (AET) The term “epic” in a sporting context is reserved for contests that surpass the norm in […]

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