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Violetta Sik, Abbie O'Sullivan, Areej Saghir, Michaela Hrachovinova and Sophie Barrett at the Coláiste Gleann Lí graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Coláiste Gleann Lí Leaving Certs Enjoy Graduation Day

May 28, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE Leaving Certificate students from Coláiste Gleann Lí reflected on their time at the school on Friday afternoon at their graduation ceremony. Every one of the 13 students took an active part in the ceremony, where there were symbols of their time presented and messages of gratitude were expressed by […]

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Gerri O'Brien, Ciara Jeffers, Zoe O'Carroll and Ciara O'Connor at the Mercy Mounthawk Sixth Year graduation ceremony at Our Lady and St Brendan Church on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Time To Say Goodbye As Mounthawk Students Graduate

May 27, 2017 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

OUR Lady and St Brendan’s Church was packed on Friday afternoon as students from Mercy Mounthawk said goodbye to their schooldays. There are 186 Leaving Cert students and most of them were present with their families for the ceremony which was an emotional one for them and the staff at […]

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Grace Claro, Aisling Ní Fhuaráin, Darragh Mac Aogáin, Michelle Ní Shuilleabháin and Rachel Ní Ginea at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí awards night at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Receive Awards At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation Night

May 26, 2017 at 1:30 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were a number of awards presented at the annual Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation ceremony at Ballygarry House Hotel on Thursday night. Students from various years gathered, including all of the Transition Year and Sixth Year classes, while the special guest speaker for the evening was Caroline McEnery of the HR […]

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Maria O'Regan, Siobhan Ryan and Michelle Culloty at CBS Primary School Parents Association table quiz in the Ashe Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Table Quiz Helps CBS Primary’s Breakfast Club

May 26, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY night saw a table quiz  held in The Ashe Hotel to aid a great programme in CBS Primary School. Every morning, children gather at the school for The Breakfast Club which provides the children — who, for a variety of reasons, may not be able to get one at home […]

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Katelynn McCarthy, Sinead Shanahan, Jenny Godley and Susie de Rís at the Brookfield College Graduation Night on Thursday in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night Arrives For Brookfield College Students

May 26, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

LEAVING Cert students of Brookfield College gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night for the annual graduation. Joined by their families, the 78 students in the private college — who hail from all over the county and even beyond — enjoyed the ceremony followed by refreshments. “Tonight was all about […]

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Jason Cannon, Certificate in Culinary Skills; Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, Tralee; Louse Langan, Higher Diploma in Applied Computing, Laurie O'Shea, Higher Diploma in Applied Computing; Robin Kirk, Head Chef, The Plaza Hotel, Killarney; Sean Ryan, CEO, Aspen Grove Solutions

Eight New Courses Added To ITT Springboard Programme

May 26, 2017 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has announced that they have successfully tendered for eight new courses under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative. The courses, which will run from September 2017 are in the areas of Software Development, Computer Services Management, Culinary Skills, Food Business Innovation, Biopharmaceutical Processes, Industrial Instrumentation, Mechatronics and Quality Management. […]

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Ice-Cream Sales A Cool Way Of Fundraising At Presentation

Ice-Cream Sales A Cool Way Of Fundraising At Presentation

May 25, 2017 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a really busy time at Presentation Secondary School lately. Last week there was the Sixth Year graduation day, Tuesday saw the Women’s Rugby World Cup visit and yesterday saw a cheque presentation to a great organisation. Students from Presentation Secondary School, Tralee presented a cheque for €430 to […]

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PHOTOS: O’Brennan Pupils Welcome Special Guests For Active Schools Week

PHOTOS: O’Brennan Pupils Welcome Special Guests For Active Schools Week

May 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm Comments are Disabled

O’Brennan NS in Ballymac was a hive of activity last week for their annual Active Schools Week and a few familiar faces dropped in to give them encouragement. Despite the unpleasant weather conditions, Monday saw the whole school embark on their Slí na Sláinte challenge which was to complete 10km […]

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Calum O'Leary (centre) prepares to cut the tape to open the new sensory room at Holy Family NS on Tuesday. Included are Franek Siekaniec, Ann Marie Allen SNA, Principal Ed O'Brien and Kyra Prendergast. Photo by Dermot Crean

New Sensory Room Introduced For Pupils At Holy Family

May 25, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

THE ribbon was cut on the new Sensory Room at Holy Family on Tuesday which is set to be a great addition for pupils at the school. This followed many months of hard work and preparation by all involved but most especially Ms. Anna Marie Allen, Special Needs Assistant, whose drive and enthusiasm […]

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WATCH: School’s Road Safety Video Needs Views In RSA Competition

WATCH: School’s Road Safety Video Needs Views In RSA Competition

May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at a school in Milltown are looking for people to view their video entry in a competition run by the Road Safety Association. The Nagle Rice School entered a competition encouraging children to stay safe on the roads. Carol O’Connor helped the teachers by creating a dance routine with all classes represented. Continued […]

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Students and staff at Kerry College of Further Education celebrate the news that the Erasmus Plus Programme will be introduced for students.

KCFE Students Can Now Get Grants For Work Experience Abroad

May 24, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education at Clash, Tralee has been successful in securing the Erasmus Plus programme for future students of the college. This in an EU funded scheme and it provides an option for KCFE students to complete the work experience part of their course abroad. Learners who are successful in […]

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Students with the Women's Rugby World Cup at Presentation Secondary School on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Women’s Rugby World Cup Visits Presentation Secondary School

May 23, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE girls at Presentation Secondary School got a chance to see the Women’s Rugby World Cup trophy on Tuesday morning. The cup is on a tour of Ireland at the moment and had already visited Tralee RFC last month. “We’re lucky enough to have it in school today,” said PE […]

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Leona Stack, Aine Falvey and Laura O'Connell open their 'Time Capsule' letters at the Presentation Secondary School graduation on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Special Day For Presentation’s Sixth Year Students

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE time spent in Presentation Secondary School was celebrated yesterday as Sixth Year students enjoyed the annual graduation day. Staff, students and families gathered in St John’s Church where Fr Seamus Lindane celebrated Mass. This was followed by speeches by the Deputy Principal Chrissie Kelly, Principal Mary O’Keeffe and Chairperson of the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí GAA Teams Enjoy Success

May 20, 2017 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a good week for Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teams this week. The under 15 hurlers won the Craobh Chiarraí on Wednesday. They defeated St Brendan’s Killarney in the semi-final and the final was contested between Gaelcholáiste and Mercy Mounthawk at the John Mitchels sports grounds. Continued below… Gaelcholáiste played with the wind […]

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Pupils on the runway at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Style From The Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show (Part 2)

May 20, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a night to remember for everyone involved in Caherleaheen NS on Thursday as they enjoyed a fantastic fashion show in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. As we told you yesterday (click here for previous coverage), it was a great sellout success with staff, pupils and parents hitting the runway parading […]

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Jim, Norman, Elaine, Rachel, Barry and Shane Foley at the CBS The Green Sixth Year graduation on Thursday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Sixth Years At CBS The Green

May 19, 2017 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES of CBS The Green Sixth Year students gathered at the school gym on Thursday afternoon, as the school held its annual graduation ceremony. Around 80 students will sit their Leaving Cert this year and this was the last official ceremony before they break up soon to continue studies for the […]

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Student Cian McGrath from Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School, Co. Kerry is pictured at the 2017 Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards in Dublin. RTÉ 2FM presenter Eoghan McDermott hosted the special awards ceremony at the Bord Gá

Tralee Teenager Among Winners At National Student Theatre Awards

May 19, 2017 at 12:03 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school student was among the winners at the the annual Bord Gáis Energy Student Theatre Awards 2017 held on Wednesday in the  Bord Gáis Energy Theatre in Dublin. Over 1,700 students from 63 schools across Ireland attended the event where the top prize in the Best Dramatic Review category was bestowed […]

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Mommies on the runway wearing fashions from Hannons Castleisland at the Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Fashion Show A Sellout Success (Part 1)

May 19, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS, parents and staff from Caherleaheen National School took to the catwalk for the first time last night and they didn’t disappoint, delivering a fantastic night of entertainment. With a sell out crowd of over 400 attendees at Ballyroe Heights Hotel, the fashion show had everything. From the pre-schoolers to the nanas, the bravery […]

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From left to right.   Dara Donnelly, Denis Lynch,    Back Row . Dara Kearney, Adam Dineen, Charlie Fitzgerald, David O'Sullivan, Oisín O'Regan, with their teacher and coach Terence Dineen and John Brassil T.D.

Ballyheigue School Team Wins All-Ireland Gold In Draughts

May 18, 2017 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEAM from a school in Ballyheigue recently won gold in draughts in the All Ireland Community Games which took place in the National Sports Campus Dublin. The St Joseph’s NS Under 14 team was welcomed home on Sunday, May 7 as the people of Ballyheigue lined the street. The team was welcomed by […]

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Ellen Cooke, Lara Flynn, Sinead McKeown and Alison Lane at the Mercy Mounthawk annual awards night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Annual Awards Night At Mercy Mounthawk

May 18, 2017 at 12:44 pm Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL awards season is in full swing at the moment. On Wednesday, students and their families gathered in the Mercy Mounthawk school gym to see awards handed out for academic and sporting achievements as well as for contribution to the school community. Because of the large student numbers at the school, First, […]

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Gearóid O'Connor, winner of the Student of the Year award with Principal of CBS Anne O'Callaghan at the Leaving Certificate Students Awards. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS The Green Honours Its Leaving Cert Students At Annual Awards

May 18, 2017 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

WITH just weeks to the big exam, CBS The Green’s Leaving Certificate students gathered for the annual awards in the school yesterday. A number of awards were given for academic and sporting achievements to honour students for their hard work during the year. The big winner was Gearóid O’Connor who […]

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Dáire Kennelly (second left) with Coach Jimmy Diggins of Tralee Imperials, teacher and assistant coach Lyndsey  Moriarty and teacher and coach John Dowling. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Student Dáire Makes Irish Under 16 Basketball Squad

May 17, 2017 at 1:14 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a proud day for the Kennelly family and Mercy Mounthawk school when news emerged yesterday that a student had made an Irish basketball team. Third year student Dáire Kennelly, from Camp, made the final 12 of the Irish Under 16 team to travel to Sofia in Bulgaria this […]

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Presentation Secondary School TY students who received certificates to mark their involvement in the Children's Liturgy Programme at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church. Also included are teachers Norma Foley, Sheila O'Connell and Fr Patsy Lynch of St Brendan's. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Take Part In Children’s Liturgy Programme

May 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School students received certs today to mark their involvement with a children’s liturgy programme. The Transition Year students were involved as part of the school’s Faith In Action programme co-ordinated through the Religious Education department. “We had 35 students who participated in the children’s liturgy programme at Our Lady […]

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PHOTOS: Pres Students Raise Funds For Arthritis Organisation With Sports Day

PHOTOS: Pres Students Raise Funds For Arthritis Organisation With Sports Day

May 15, 2017 at 4:37 pm Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year and 5th year students at Pres Tralee sold ice-cream at the  School Sports Day  which took place this week  in glorious sunshine. The girls raised over €300 for ICAN  -the Irish Children’s Arthritis Network  with a long queue for most of the afternoon. As usual , the PE department and […]

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Caherleaheen Pupils Looking Forward To Fashion Show

Caherleaheen Pupils Looking Forward To Fashion Show

May 12, 2017 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS and staff at Caherleaheen are getting excited as their first fashion show fundraiser looms next week. Taking place at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday, May 18 at 7.30pm, the school is promising a fantastic night of fashion and entertainment. There will be 17 local shops showcasing their clothes […]

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Graciela Berlanga Rodriguez, Ana Maria Del Rio Alarcon, Denis Coleman, CBS, Maria Angeles Lara Diaz-Penalvar, Máire Lynch, CBS, Liadh Ní Riada MEP, Miguel Angel Aguado Delgado at the passing of the Erasmus flag from Tomelloso in Spain to Tralee in Ireland.

CBS Primary Hosts Teachers From All Over Europe

May 12, 2017 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School hosted an Erasmus+ multilateral meetings in school at Clounalour all this week. Erasmus+ is a European Union initiative which makes it possible for schools from different European countries to work together, to develop, share and transfer best practices and innovative approaches in the fields of education, training and […]

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Mister Dónal Ó Ruanaidh and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students presenting the cheque to Jimmy Mulligan from Jigsaw Kerry.

Gaelcholáiste Makes Presentation Of Funds To Jigsaw Kerry

May 11, 2017 at 11:23 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí enjoyed their annual sports day at Na Gaeil GAA pitch last Friday and a local organisation benefitted from the day. Organised by teacher Dónal Ó Ruanaidh, with help from the other teachers, some 360 students took part in a range of events including cartwheel racing, a skipping competition, sack race, […]

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Causeway Comprehensive Principal, Cathal Fitzgerald, with award winners.

PHOTOS: Causeway Students Honoured At Annual Awards Night

May 11, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual student awards ceremony for Causeway Comprehensive School was held on Tuesday in the school, a night which is always the culmination of the hard work and dedication of the students. The awards were presented by the school Principal Cathal Fitzgerald, previous principals of the school, as well as special invitees. […]

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The Presentation girls in the 'H2OMG' project. Photo by Dermot Crean

TY Groups From Tralee Schools In National ECO-UNESCO Final

May 10, 2017 at 5:19 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO projects from Presentation Secondary School Tralee and one from Mercy Mounthawk have made the national ECO-UNESCO Young Environmentalist Awards Final and now need the public’s support to claim the People’s Choice Award The awards ceremony takes place in the Mansion House, Dublin, on May 23 and there are four education centres from Kerry […]

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Kerry College of Further Education launches new Department of Performing Arts . A new suite of Performing Arts courses in Music and Dance has been launched at Kerry College of Further Education. From September, interested students can obtain a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music or Dance with a number of focus areas including performance, theatre and music technology.  
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PRESS INFO -- Kerry College of Further Education launches new Department of Performing ArtsA new suite of Performing Arts courses in Music and Dance has been launched at Kerry College of Further Education. From September, interested students can obtain a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music or Dance with a number of focus areas including performance, theatre and music technology.   The new courses will equip students with the knowledge and skills to perform dance or music in a number of styles as well as develop theoretical awareness of dance, music or theatre traditions. The course development was undertaken in partnership with Kerry County Council Arts Office, Siamsa Tire, the Institute of Technology, Tralee and local dancers, musicians and educators.  Work experience is an essential part of the course and will provide students with the opportunity to put their skills into practice. Students will work with choreographers, music industry professionals, theatre professionals and technology experts and also participate in the production of live performance.  The Level 5 Certificates will enable graduates to progress to Higher Education or undertake careers in theatre, dance, music, community arts initiatives, education programmes, event production and sound engineering.Carmel Kelly, Acting Principal at Kerry College of Further Education said “we are delighted to be able to develop a Performing Arts Department at Kerry College of Further Education. Kerry is a vibrant artistic and creative County and has produced musicians and dancers of national and international acclaim. Providing opportunities for dancers and musicians to study and work in Co. Kerry will enhance the quality of our artistic community further and contribute to the social, cultural and economic life of the County.” Full details regarding fees and registration are available from Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee, on 066 7121741 or online at www.kerryfe.ie

New Department Of Performing Arts Introduced At Kerry College Of Further Education

May 10, 2017 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW suite of Performing Arts courses in Music and Dance has been launched at Kerry College of Further Education in Tralee. From September, interested students can obtain a QQI Level 5 Certificate in Music or Dance with a number of focus areas including performance, theatre and music technology. The new […]

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