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Megan Arnopp, Cora Dowling and Laura Sheahan and Zoe O'Carroll, all completed Beauty Therapy course, at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday at the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Kerry College Of Further Education Students (Part 1)

September 1, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

ACADEMIC achievement and personal success was celebrated at the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee on Friday evening. An annual highlight in the college calendar — with over 800 in attendance including the graduates families and KCFE staff — the event marked […]

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All smiles at Listellick NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All Smiles From The New Arrivals At Listellick School

August 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY had all settled down at Listellick NS by the time we visited the new arrivals on Friday. Ms Ríona Ruane will certainly be kept busy with 30 new pupils in her junior infants class at the school on the hill. “We had no tears yesterday and we have a […]

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New arrivals at Presentation Primary having fun on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Day At School Around Tralee

August 31, 2018 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

JUNIOR Infants familiarising themselves with their surroundings on Thursday as they began their education at schools around town. At Moyderwell Mercy there were 52 children in the two classes getting to know each other and their teachers, Ms Sarah Daly and Ms Ciara O’Sullivan. There were a few anxious little […]

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Junior Infants at Scoil Eoin on their first day at school, on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Welcomes Excited New Arrivals

August 31, 2018 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE largest primary school in Tralee saw dozens of new arrivals on Thursday as junior infants began their educational journey. The parents were more nervous than the little ones, as over sixty children settled into the three classes at Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh. The children weren’t long settling in once […]

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Eli, Rian and Noel on their first day at school in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin At Gaelscoil For Junior Infants

August 30, 2018 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

NO bother to them. The new junior infants arrived at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning and they took to primary school like ducks to water. There were very few tears shed as the 51 pupils settled into the two classes under Olive Ní Ghearáin and Laura Ní Dhonghaile. “We […]

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Some of the new arrivals at Scoil Nuachabháil. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Junior Infants Welcomed At Schools

August 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a morning of great excitement for children at some schools in the Tralee area as they welcomed new arrivals. While most schools will open again tomorrow, we called to a few this morning including Clogher, Scoil Nuachabháil and Tralee Educate Together. There were ten junior infants settling in […]

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Explore Education Options Outside The CAO At KCFE Information Session

Explore Education Options Outside The CAO At KCFE Information Session

August 22, 2018 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Clash, Tralee on Wednesday 29th August commencing at 6.30pm sharp. The Information Session will highlight how career goals can be achieved […]

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Eleanor’s Glad She Did The Leaving Cert With Tralee VTOS

Eleanor’s Glad She Did The Leaving Cert With Tralee VTOS

August 22, 2018 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Eleanor Fitzgerald says going back to do her Leaving Cert at Tralee VTOS was the best decision she could have made…  I left main stream school when I was 16 years old and at that time went into full time employment. For a long time I thought about going back […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry CAO Applicants Do Exceptionally Well In Securing Places

Billy Ryle: Kerry CAO Applicants Do Exceptionally Well In Securing Places

August 20, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says 70% for Kerry students who sat the Leaving Cert will go on to Higher Education… Kerry’s CAO applicants  have done exceptionally well in Round One of college offers which went online at 6am on Monday morning. On a pro-rata population basis, Kerry’s CAO applicants are up there […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert School To Host Children’s Cycle Event In September

August 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS for the second annual Ardfert Annual Kids’ Cycle have moved into top gear as the event is just four weeks away. Taking place on Sunday, September 16 at 12pm, children have the option of a 5km or 10km cycle. At last year’s inaugural kids cycle, 58 kids who were […]

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Amy Walsh, Emma Daly, Emma Lynch and Brogan Rogers with their Leaving Cert results at Presentation Tralee on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Leaving Cert Results Are In For Tralee Students

August 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

HAPPINESS, nervousness, and for some, a little disappointment were among the emotions evident at schools around the country this morning as thousands of students collected their Leaving Cert results. There were 1,727 Kerry students among them and hundreds were from Tralee schools, so we called around this morning to see what […]

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Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

August 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW, national survey has identified a rise in the number of parents in debt due to back-to-school related costs. Well over a third of parents in Ireland (36%) now say they are getting into debt trying to cope with costs at back-to-school time. This compares with 29% who reported […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde Has Availability For 5th Year Transition Programme

SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde Has Availability For 5th Year Transition Programme

July 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  Coláiste Íde has availability for students who wish to spend a year improving their grasp of the Irish language prior to embarking on the Leaving Certificate. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated close to Dingle town. Renowned for its high standard of post-Primary […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils with the Travel Maintenance Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils End The School Year On An Active Note

June 28, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a hot morning for a cycle on Wednesday as some of the pupils at Moyderwell Mercy ended the school year with a cycle to Mounthawk via the ‘Skinny Mile’. It was all part of the Green Schools Project running at the school to encourage more environmentally-friendly and active […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Have Until Sunday To Submit ‘Change Of Mind’ To CAO

Billy Ryle: Students Have Until Sunday To Submit ‘Change Of Mind’ To CAO

June 28, 2018 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the state exams are done and dusted so the thoughts of exhausted candidates are no doubt turning to holidays, summer jobs and travel. But there is still an important job to be done… The 80,000 plus applicants to the Central Applications Office (CAO) for a coveted college place […]

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Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

Number Of Tralee Schools Receive Science Foundation Ireland Awards

June 27, 2018 at 12:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A NUMBER of Tralee area schools have been given Science Foundation Ireland Discover Science and Maths Awards. Minister for Business, Enterprise, and Innovation Heather Humphreys, TD together with Minister of State for Training, Skills, Innovation, Research and Development, John Halligan TD, this week announced 28 primary schools in Kerry which have […]

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Donnchadh Walsh with the Friends For Life team at Scoil Naomh Erc.

PHOTOS: A Memorable Day For Scoil Naomh Erc Pupils

June 26, 2018 at 4:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE boys and girls of Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, Ballyheigue, enjoyed a great day on Tuesday, June 19, as they raised their Fifth Green Flag and received their certificates for taking part in the Friends for Life programme. The Friends for Life programme which was delivered to all children from […]

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Francis Quill with his family Ronan, Declan, Caroline, Carmel, Louise, Brendan and Fergal at his retirement party at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

Francis Quill Retires After 45 Years In Teaching

June 26, 2018 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER 41 years in Holy Family school, Francis Quill is taking a well-earned rest. The Deputy Principal from Ashgrove is retiring this week and staff from the school joined his family for a celebration at The Meadowlands Hotel on Friday night. Francis started off his teaching career in Dolphin’s Barn […]

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Sara Peterniec, Shania Coffey and Lily O'Brien at graduation night in the Moyderwell Mercy school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils Look Back On Their Time In Moyderwell At Graduation Night

June 22, 2018 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a time for celebration and reflection at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Thursday evening, as sixth class pupils graduated after eight years of hard work and fun times. Principal Moira Quinlan spoke very highly of the pupils and presented them with a certificate and medal to mark their […]

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Holy Family sixth class pupils at graduation night on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Pupils At Holy Family School

June 21, 2018 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special evening on Wednesday as pupils from Holy Family graduated after eight years in primary school. A Mass was celebrated in the school assembly area followed by a few words from Principal Ed O’Brien who spoke highly of the Class of 2018 and wished them well in […]

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Principal of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Cáit Uí Chonchúir, accepts a cheque from Eddie Forster and Chairperson of the Parents Association, Anne Marie Rogers Burke at the school on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fundraisers Result In €35,000 For Gaelscoil As School Marks Achievements

June 21, 2018 at 3:06 pm 1 comment

CELEBRATIONS to mark the end of the school year continued in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn this week as pupils, teachers, staff and parents joined together to mark further awards and presentations made to Tralee’s All Irish Education School which is also celebrating 40 successful years in All Irish Primary Education. Following a […]

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Front from left; Adam Maher, Lauren Walsh Hayes, special guest Marc Ó Sé, Nikita Hallissey, Kevin Bunger. Back from left; Christina Hannon, Dylan Hyde, Blake O'Gorman and Conor Griffin. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

June 20, 2018 at 1:01 pm Comments are Disabled

A SIGNIFICANT day in the lives of eight young students arrived on Tuesday when they graduated from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School. Families gathered at the school in Caherslee for the ceremony which began with Mass followed by cert presentations and special awards. “The students have completed Leaving Cert […]

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‘The Lost Tribe of Collis Sandes Woods’ – a sample of work created by the Teacher Artist Partnership Residency Programme by Tralee Educate Together National School

Tralee Educate Together Pupils Explore Creativity At Education Centre

June 20, 2018 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school was one of four countywide to take part in the 2017/2018 Teacher/Artist Partnership (T/AP) residency programme at the Education Centre in Dromtacker. The four participating schools were Tralee Educate Together, Gaelscoil Lios Tuathail, Scoil Mhuire Knocknagoshel and Fossa National school. Each school worked with an artist in residence […]

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Fatima Home residents with CBS pupils. Photo by Michelle Culloty

PHOTOS: Fatima Home Residents Go Back To School

June 18, 2018 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

THE residents of Fatima Nursing Home went back to school for a day on Monday as part of a partnership with CBS Primary. The Nursing Home has enjoyed a fabulous relationship with CBS Primary school through the Seanóige Club. This Intergenerational Project involved weekly visits from 4th Class pupils to […]

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Máire Nic Mhathúna and Nóirín de Barra with Bob Casey, Chairperson of the school Board of Management and Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir, at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Emotional Day As Two Teachers Retire At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

June 15, 2018 at 8:30 am Comments are Disabled

TWO women who have given 52 years of service between them to Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were honoured at the school on Wednesday to mark their upcoming retirement. Máire Nic Mhathúna and Nóirín de Barra will be sorely missed at the school according to Principal  Cáit Uí Chonchúir. “It’s sad to […]

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Tomás Kennedy, winner of the Scoil Eoin 'School Spirit Award', with his family. Photo: Carol Anne O'Donoghue

PHOTOS: Tomás Wins ‘School Spirit Award’ At Scoil Eoin

June 14, 2018 at 2:07 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Eoin gave out their annual Student Council School Spirit Award winner this morning and as always it was a popular choice. Tomás Kennedy, a fifth class pupil, won the award after being nominated twice — once by his class teacher Mr. John Brosnan and also by his P. B. L. […]

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Caherleaheen teachers Caroline Redmond and Ann Laverty with Active Schools committee Lila Grace Galway, Darragh O'Callaghan, Connie Feeney, Bobby Byrne and Cathal Morris, celebrating the school's new Active Flag and Science Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Caherleaheen Celebrates On The Double With Active Flag And Science Award

June 14, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

AS the school year winds down, things seem to be getting busier in many primary schools around Tralee and Caherleaheen is no exception. In the past week they are celebrating getting two awards, Science Foundation Ireland award and an Active Schools Flag where it’s clear a lot of effort has […]

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Two Tralee Schools Chosen For Pilot Scheme To Increase Creative Activities

Two Tralee Schools Chosen For Pilot Scheme To Increase Creative Activities

June 13, 2018 at 5:10 pm 1 comment

TWO Tralee schools have been chosen to take part in a pilot Government scheme which aims to increase and enhance creative activities within the State’s education system. Presentation Primary School, Tralee and Scoil Eoin Balloonagh, Tralee are two of five Kerry schools chosen in the pilot scheme. The others are Faha National […]

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Some young musicians enjoying Culture Week at Holy Family NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Exploring Different Cultures At Special Week In Holy Family NS

June 8, 2018 at 5:20 pm Comments are Disabled

AN explosion of colour, great music and tasty food was on show at Holy Family this week for Culture Week at the school. The school boasts children from 19 different countries so there was so much to learn for both pupils and staff. “It’s really for pupils to learn more […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils getting ready to take part in the 'Walk A Mile With A Smile' for 'Be Active Week'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils ‘Walk A Mile With A Smile’ For ‘Be Active Week’

June 8, 2018 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS are Moyderwell Mercy Primary School were lucky with the weather over the past few days as they enjoyed exercises for ‘Be Active Week’. One of the highlights of the week was the ‘Walk A Mile With A Smile’ on Thursday where the whole school walked from the school, over […]

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