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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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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 0 comments

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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Pres TY Girls Inspired By iWISH Speakers At Conference

Pres TY Girls Inspired By iWISH Speakers At Conference

February 11, 2017 at 10:58 am 0 comments

TRANSITION Year students from Presentation Tralee attended the afternoon session of the iWISH conference in Cork on Thursday. iWISH is targeted at female students making subject choices for senior cycle and encourages the students to take up STEM subjects – Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Applied Maths so as to be […]

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IT Tralee Invite Applications For President Role

IT Tralee Invite Applications For President Role

February 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm 0 comments

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has now started taking applications for the position of President of the college. Dr Oliver Murphy’s five year contract is coming to an end and the successful candidate will be taking on the role at a very important time for the college, as it prepares to merge […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Perfect ’10@10′ For Listellick School’s Operation Transformation Effort

VIDEO/PHOTOS: A Perfect ’10@10′ For Listellick School’s Operation Transformation Effort

February 10, 2017 at 11:55 am 1 comment

CHILDREN all over the country got out this morning for some physical activity as part of the Operation Transformation TV show drive to get people more healthy and active. Among the Tralee schools taking part in the ’10@10′ – which asked schools to take 10 minutes exercise at 10am – […]

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Ciara Boyd, Sadhbh Kilgallen, Michelle Doody, Niamh Walsh, Therese Keane, Lucy Murphy, Sally O'Hara, and Áine Rice at the Presentation Secondary School's Love Literature Week on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Get Schooled For Love Literature Week

February 9, 2017 at 12:10 pm 0 comments

LOVE Literature week 2017 is currently underway at Presentation Secondary school Tralee which is all about promoting the arts in the school. This year’s theme is “Celebrating Feisty Females in Literature”. The inspiration for this week’s events is the poem “Phenomenal Woman. That’s me” by Poet Maya Angelo. All students heard a recording […]

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John O'Donnell, Irene O'Donnell, Bridget Thoirbeairt and Brendán Thoirbeairt with grandchildren Cillian Ó'Donaill and Brían Ó'Donaill at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn . Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.thoirbeart

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Welcomes The Grandparents

February 9, 2017 at 10:27 am 0 comments

THERE was great excitement in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday as the generations  came together to celebrate the annual Grandparents Day was held in the school hall. The occasion is celebrated every year as part of Catholics School Week. This year, a beautiful prayer service was held in the school, where […]

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Action from the Tralee CBS v Mercy Mounthawk Munster Frewen Cup quarter final. Photos by Adrienne McLoughlin

REPORT/PHOTOS: CBS Prevail Against Mounthawk To Reach Frewen Cup Semis

February 8, 2017 at 11:43 am 0 comments

A report from Tralee CBS on the Munster Under 16½ Frewen Cup Quarter-Final against Mercy Mounthawk… Tralee CBS 6-11 Mercy Mounthawk 3-12 Tralee CBS swept past Mounthawk in a humdinger of a Frewen Cup quarter-final mainly thanks to a third quarter goal glut that proved insurmountable to their neighbours. Played […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Student In Doodle 4 Google National Final

Mercy Mounthawk Student In Doodle 4 Google National Final

February 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm 1 comment

A TRALEE secondary school student has been selected as a finalist in the Doodle 4 Google competition. Sally O’Mahony from Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk is in with the chance of becoming this year’s overall champion. This year, students were asked to design a Doodle based on the theme of ‘If […]

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REPORT: CBS The Green And Coláiste Críost Rí To Do It Again After Thrilling Draw

REPORT: CBS The Green And Coláiste Críost Rí To Do It Again After Thrilling Draw

February 5, 2017 at 12:09 pm 0 comments

A report from Tralee CBS on the  Munster Under 18½ Corn Uí Mhuiri Semi-final yesterday in Mallow… Tralee CBS 1-18 Colaiste Críost Rí  1-18 (AET) Tralee CBS and Colaiste Críost Rí will have to do it all again as they could not be separated after extra time following an epic semi-final […]

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18 October 2016; Bank of Ireland and Athletics Ireland have joined forces to launch a nationwide search amongst secondary schools to identify and foster talented students. The programme, which aims to encourage greater participation amongst secondary school students in athletics, will culminate in an athletics Master Class with 200 top students with advice and tips from Ireland’s top sports psychologists, nutritionists and athletes including former European Indoor Championship gold medallist David Gillick. To nominate your school to participate in the Athletics Programme see www.boi.com/athletics. Pictured at the announcement in Santry Stadium, Santry, Dublin are Irish Athlete David Gillick with children from Sutton Park School, Co. Dublin. Photo by David Maher/Sportsfile

Tralee School Selected For National Athletics Masterclass

February 4, 2017 at 11:31 am 0 comments

STUDENTS from a secondary school in Tralee have been selected to participate in an athletics masterclass alongside 200 top track and field students from across the country this March. The top 10 athletics students from Mercy Secondary School in Tralee have been selected to attend the prestigious masterclass event in the […]

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Transition Year Students of the Presentation Secondary School Tralee. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Pres Transition Year Students Get Ready For ECO-UNESCO Competition

February 2, 2017 at 11:31 am 0 comments

TRANSITION year students of the Presentation Secondary School Tralee will explore the effects of Fluoride in a project in the ECO-UNESCO competition this year. The students of the ‘H2OMG’ project want to raise awareness of the effects of Fluoride in drinking water, and how it affects our bodies. The idea for the […]

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Fourth Year Student of Mercy Secondary School MountHawk with their Teacher Ann O'Shea Daly. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Mercy Mounthawk Students Raise Awareness Of Blindness

February 2, 2017 at 11:25 am 0 comments

FIVE students of Mercy Secondary School Mounthawk walked around blindfolded yesterday to raise awareness of blindness in the school and the daily challenges people with visual impairment face. The five students – Alex Kelly, Sadbh Griffin, Mary O’Connell, Rachel O’Regan and Heidi Crean – were blindfolded for the day, guided by their helpers – […]

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Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2017 -- 
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PRESS INFO -- Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2017It was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 who competed in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues. The questions, compiled nationally by primary school teachers covered such general topics as geography, history, music, literature and sport. Tralee Credit Union held their Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday 29th of January in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre, Tralee. This year, 180 students participated in their Quiz representing 23 primary schools throughout Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and surrounding areas.  Speaking to Suzanne Ennis, Marketing & Business Development Manager with Tralee Credit Union, “We had great support from all the schools who battled it out for the fun filled action packed two hours. Our thanks to all the schools, students and their families and of course to Tralee Credit Union’s staff for making this event one of the biggest events on the school calendar.”There were very tight scores among all the schools but at the end there were clear winners with a point a piece in the under 11s between 1st place winners St Brendan’s National School, Fenit,  2nd place winners  Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland and 3rd place winners Ardfert National School. In the under 13s category again there was a point a piece between Ardfert National School in 1st place and Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin in 2nd place. The battle for 3rd place was between Holy Family National School and Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh, Tralee with Holy Family School winning the tie breaking round to secure them 3rd place winners.   Suzanne Ennis said “All the teams were presented with goody bags with the winning teams and their schools each receiving trophies and cash prizes. Our 1st and 2nd place winners in both categories will now go on to represent Tralee Credit Union at the next stage of Credit Unions Schools Quiz, the Chapter (regional) round of the National Schools Quiz on Sunday 5th of March in Ballyroe Heights Hotel, Tralee. We wish St Brendans National School Fenit, Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland and Ardfert National School and Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin the very best of luck at the chapter (regional) round of the competition. Tralee Credit Union Schools Quiz WinnersUnder 11s						Under 13s1st Place: St Brendans N. S., Fenit                         1st Place: Ardfert N. S. Ardfert2nd Place: Scoil Muire Gan Smal, Castleisland     2nd Place: Scoil Mhuire, Killorglin3rd Place: Ardfert N.S. Ardfert		       3rd Place: Holy Family N.S, TraleeEnds For further information contact Suzanne Ennis, Tralee Credit Union on 066 712 2421 or email suzanne@traleecu.ie

Fenit And Ardfert Schools On Top In Credit Union Quiz

February 1, 2017 at 11:45 am 0 comments

  IT was a busy weekend for credit unions and for over 25,000 primary school children under the age of 13 who competed in their local credit union schools quiz throughout the 32 counties, in over 300 venues. Tralee Credit Union held their Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday […]

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Michael’s Dance Moves Help Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

Michael’s Dance Moves Help Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

January 30, 2017 at 11:09 am 0 comments

  A TRALEE student has used his dance skills to donate funds to the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation. Michael Everett,  a student from the CBS The Green, who is a member of Cassie Leen’s School of Dance, Tralee, donated money to the foundation, as he says “it’s a great […]

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Attending the Lee Strand Garda Youth Achievement Awards were Heather Jones, Howard Jones, Alison Jones, Anne Jones, Anne-Marie Jones. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Kerry Teenagers Celebrated At Lee Strand Garda Youth Achievement Awards

January 28, 2017 at 9:23 am 0 comments

  OVER 200 people from across the county attended the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2016 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel in Tralee on Friday. The celebration commenced with dinner and was followed by a presentation of 27 awards, accompanied with an inspiring citation of each winner’s achievements. Twenty Merit Awards, […]

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Sadhbh Norris, Rebecca Dennehy, Katie Doyle, Ori Beqaj, Rheia McElligott at the premiere of Mercy Mounthawk's production of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Siamsa Tire on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Huge Crowds Enjoy Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘Romeo And Juliet’

January 28, 2017 at 9:22 am 0 comments

A PACKED crowd, great sets and superb performances are gracing Siamsa Tire these nights at an excellent production of a Shakespeare classic. Excitement was palpable backstage before the opening performance of ‘Romeo and Juliet’ from the students of Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday night. But Director Tony Behan told the students to enjoy […]

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‘Young Americans’ To Work With Kerry Students Next Weekend

‘Young Americans’ To Work With Kerry Students Next Weekend

January 27, 2017 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

A HUGELY popular group of American performers is coming to Kerry next weekend and students are invited to come and take part in their workshop. The Young Americans are a ‘not for profit’ organisation that work with students all over the US and Europe. They will work with the young people of Kerry […]

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Pupils in the multi-sensory room at St John's Parochial School. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John’s Parochial School Open Day This Saturday

January 27, 2017 at 12:03 pm 0 comments

ST John’s Parochial School, which is adjacent to the Church of Ireland church on Ashe Street, is holding an open day on Saturday, to show parents the advantages of sending their children there. “The open day is a great chance for parents to come in, get a feel of the positive atmosphere here, to talk […]

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Presentation Secondary School Students attending Language Week 2017

Presentation Students Say ‘Bonjour’ To Language Week 2017

January 26, 2017 at 11:54 am 0 comments

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee explored different cultures with the 2017 Language week. A huge range of activities were organised from bingo, quizzes, poster competitions to Treasure hunts. Transition Year students hosted language cafés on Tuesday for Second and Fourth Year students. Chocolate chaud, crépes and other baked goods wafted throughout the school, […]

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Attending the 3k fun run at KCFE on Wednesday are Eve Roche and Ailish Buckley. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: KCFE Students Promote Wellness Week With 3k Fun Run

January 25, 2017 at 4:42 pm 0 comments

EVENT Management students from the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) organised a week of events to promote Mental Health awareness this week. The 3k fun run took place on Wednesday with all proceeds going to the Tralee branch of Pieta House. The whole event was planned, organised and run solely […]

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