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Tralee Schools Come Out On Top in Athletics Competition

Tralee Schools Come Out On Top in Athletics Competition

May 1, 2015 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE school students took home a huge share of wins at an athletics meeting this week. The annual Kerry Colleges Track and Field Championships at An Riocht Athletic Track, Castleisland were held last Tuesday April 28, when over 400 athletes braved the less than desirable conditions to take part in the […]

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CBS The Green teachers on strike were from, left. Finula English, Karen Tobin, Fionn Fitzgerald, Gearldine O'Dwyer, Norah Scanlan and Mairead Cahil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Tralee Second Level Teachers To Hold Thursday Lunchtime Protest

May 1, 2015 at 2:58 pm Comments are Disabled

  SECOND LEVEL teachers in Tralee and around the country are to hold a lunchtime protest outside their schools next Thursday, May 7. Teachers are objecting proposals for Junior Cycle reform which they say will undermine standards, equity and fairness. The protest is being organised by second-level teacher unions the ASTI […]

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Labour TD for North Kerry, Arthur Spring and Minister for Education, Jan O'Sullivan speak with children in Blennerville National School. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Minister Tours Schools With New Construction Projects In The Pipeline

May 1, 2015 at 1:02 pm Comments are Disabled

  MINISTER for Education, Jan O’Sullivan was in Tralee on Thursday and visited three schools with current and future construction projects on stream. Accompanied by Kerry North/West Limerick Labour Deputy Arthur Spring, Minister O’Sullivan began her visit at Blennerville National School, where the new school building is progressing on time […]

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At the It Tralee SipITT Fun Triatholon were, from left: Monika Ceran, Ibana McSweeney, Ger Daly, Catriona O'Dwyer and Kate Feeney. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: ITT Takes On Dangerous Drinking With Fun Triathlon

May 1, 2015 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

TEAMS of students and staff from IT Tralee participated in the SipITT fun triathlon on Wednesday evening. The event consisted of a 5km run, a 10km cycle and a 500m swim. Over a hundred students and staff participated or volunteered as marshals on the night. The winning team consisted of Trevor Dunne […]

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at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transition Year Students Fashion Show at the Ashe Hotel on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Strut Their Stuff At The Ashe Hotel

May 1, 2015 at 9:40 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students from Gaelcholaiste Chiarrai strutted their stuff in the newly opened Ashe Hotel on Wednesday night, to raise funds for their annual trip to Fenit for their foundation course in sailing. This was the 13th year of the fashion show and the students wore clothes from local retailers in front of around […]

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Blennerville School’s Green And Active Efforts Paying Off

Blennerville School’s Green And Active Efforts Paying Off

April 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE is celebrating this week after attaining another flag at the school. The staff and pupils at the school are delighted with the recent news that they have been successful in obtaining their second ‘Greenschool Flag’, this time in the area of Energy Conservation. There are seven Green Flags that you can […]

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VIDEO: IT Tralee Students Create Film To Highlight Mental Health Awareness

VIDEO: IT Tralee Students Create Film To Highlight Mental Health Awareness

April 29, 2015 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

“Sometimes it’s okay not to be okay” This is the message that a group of local students from IT Tralee are hoping to get across in their new video for ‘Ó Lá Go Lá Support Services’. The video, which aims to highlight that we should not be afraid of asking […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students Receive ‘An Gaelbhratach’ From An Taoiseach

Gaelcholáiste Students Receive ‘An Gaelbhratach’ From An Taoiseach

April 28, 2015 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

  GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students travelled to Dublin last Thursday to receive an award from an Taoiseach, Enda Kenny. The school was one of 40 to get the Gaelbhratach award at McKee Barracks. This award was initiated by Gael Linn and is given in recognition of students’ efforts to promote the Irish language. The Coiste […]

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Mercy Mounthawk Ready To Welcome ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ This Sunday

Mercy Mounthawk Ready To Welcome ‘Cycle Against Suicide’ This Sunday

April 28, 2015 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL school will this weekend play host to over one thousand cyclists as they roll into town as part of mental health campaign, ‘Cycle Against Suicide’. They hope to promote the message that ‘It’s okay to not be okay and that you can ask for help.’ Mercy Mounthawk […]

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Mary’s Innovative Approach To Education In Tralee School

Mary’s Innovative Approach To Education In Tralee School

April 26, 2015 at 9:17 am Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE Educate Together National School recently hosted an Open Day in the beautiful surroundings of Collis Sandes House, providing an opportunity for prospective parents to meet the staff and get to know the recently appointed principal, Mary Brosnan. Mary, a native of Lispole, took up her position last September, […]

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PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Doing Their Bit To Tidy The Town

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Doing Their Bit To Tidy The Town

April 25, 2015 at 11:09 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from a local school were out and about on Friday doing their own little part in keeping their town tidy. It was definitely not the weather that the TY students from ‘Presentation Secondary’ school wanted on the day, but they chose to soldier on through the wind and rain armed with gloves, […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee School Gets Going For Its Active School Week

PHOTOS: Tralee School Gets Going For Its Active School Week

April 24, 2015 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

ONE local school been getting the most out of the weather this week by getting its pupils up and out and getting active. CBS Primary School in Clounalour is currently taking part in their ‘Active Schools Week’ initiative where both staff and pupils look to get healthy by engaging in various forms […]

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An Bord Pleanála Grants Planning Permission For New School At Listellick

An Bord Pleanála Grants Planning Permission For New School At Listellick

April 21, 2015 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

AN Bord Pleanála has given outline planning permission to Listellick NS to proceed with the building of a new school on the proposed site. The appeal lodged by the Commissioners of Public Works, on behalf of the Minister for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan to appeal Kerry County Council’s refusal to grant […]

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Tralee Educate Together Opens Its Doors

Tralee Educate Together Opens Its Doors

April 19, 2015 at 11:48 am Comments are Disabled

  THE staff and pupils of a Tralee school opened its doors this week. Located at Collis Sandes, the Tralee Educate Together school held an open day to show all the school has to offer. “We invited people to see how the school works in real time,” said Principal, Mary […]

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Local Students Reach Regional Final Of ‘Irish Aid Awards’

Local Students Reach Regional Final Of ‘Irish Aid Awards’

April 18, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

        LOCAL students have been chosen to represent their school in the regional finals of the ‘Our World Irish Aid Awards 2015’ which will be taking place in Limerick on May 20. St Ita’s & St Josephs will be amongst 11 other schools and their pupils that […]

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Presentation Girls Win Overall National AIB Build A Bank Award

Presentation Girls Win Overall National AIB Build A Bank Award

April 17, 2015 at 9:58 am 1 comment

IT was a dream ending for a group of Presentation Tralee students on Thursday, when they won the national final of the AIB Build A Bank Award in Dublin. The AIB Build a Bank Challenge sees a team of six students selected to set up and manage a bank in their […]

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Taking part in the charity wheelchair basketball match in Mercy Mounthawk, were, front from left: Ciaran Hattar, Dept Principal Pat Fleming, Dara O'Keeffe, Dara Devine, Mark Maloney,  Liam Culloty. Back: Eoin McElligott, Giles Appleby, Donagh O'Brien, David Williams., Evan Doody,  Ronan Fitzgerald and Robbie Dinan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Students Face Teachers In Wheelchair Basketball Fundraiser

April 16, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk transition year students faced off against teachers in a match with a difference. On Wednesday, competitors strapped themselves into wheelchairs for a charity basketball match with all proceeds going to the Kerry Hospice Foundation and the Irish Wheelchair Association. The initiative was the brainchild of Mercy Mounthawk PE teacher, […]

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At the reunion of former members of CBS Primary School Choir on Wednesday were front, from left; Eamonn Horan, Con McCarthy, Joe Cotter, Ted O Keeffe, Liam O Connor, Paddy Breen. Back from left; Fr Padraig Walsh, John Fitzgerald, Muiris Ó Cléirigh, Denis Coleman (Principal CBS), Michael Ashe, Tim Collins, John Counihan, Paudie Murphy. Photo by Michelle Culloty

Former CBS Pupils Mark 70th Anniversary Of Choir’s Formation

April 16, 2015 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

A LANDMARK occasion was celebrated at a local school in Wednesday as former members of a choir rolled back the years to mark a special milestone. The past members of the CBS Primary School Choir met up at the school for a reunion to mark the 7oth anniversary of the choir’s formation. The event began with a special mass […]

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CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

CBS The Green Set To Host Concert For Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation

April 15, 2015 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

  A LOCAL school is getting ready to host a fundraising concert in memory of one of their former pupils on this Saturday. CBS The Green will hold the ‘In Tune For Life’ event in their school hall at 4pm with all proceeds going towards the Donal Walsh ‘LiveLife Foundation’. A […]

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At the St John of Gods 'I Have A Dream' musical on in Siamsa Tire were, from left: Teresa O'Brien, Joe Burkett, Brona Enright, Sharon O'Sullivan, Niamh O'Connor and Dan O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Big Musical Production From St John Of God Is A Hit In Siamsa

April 3, 2015 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a couple of nights for St John of God services in Tralee as they performed ‘I Have A Dream’ musical in Siamsa Tire on Tuesday and Wednesday. Volunteers and clients at St John of God had been working hard together over the past few weeks to try and get everything […]

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At the handing of the Ballyroe School roll books to Kerry County Library were back, from left: Micheal Lynch, John King, Marian Fitzgerald, Kay McGillycuddy, Tommy O'Connor, Peggy Geary, Angela Kirby and Marie McSweeney. Front: Denis Walsh and Margaret Murphy.

Vital Link To Ballyroe’s Past Handed Over To Library

March 28, 2015 at 10:22 am 1 comment

LONG lost roll books from the old schoolhouse in Ballyroe have been handed over to the Kerry County Library. For many years the fate of the books had remained a mystery, until one day when former pupil of the school, Margaret Murphy, who was planning a Ballyroe school reunion at the […]

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PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

PHOTOS: Wool You Believe It? Twins Begin Schooldays In Moyderwell

March 26, 2015 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS of Moyderwell Mercy Primary gave a huge welcome to two new ‘students’ who enrolled for the day at the school on Wednesday. Great excitement filled the school with the arrival of twin lambs who are just nine days old from teacher, Mr Denis Griffin’s family farm in Clahane. They began […]

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Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

Presentation Girls To Fly The Flag For Kerry At National Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

TWO Tralee students will represent Kerry in the Social Media category at the National Student Enterprise Awards next month and they need your help to win. Lauren Kelly and Maria Daly, Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School Tralee, founded ‘Instant Cuimhne’ back in October and the mini-company has really taken […]

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Presentation Secondary School students Sarah Gavaghan and Isabel O'Donoghue at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: More From The Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards

March 22, 2015 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY we told you about the winners of Kerry Local Enterprise Office (LEO) Student Enterprise awards held at the ITT on Friday (click here for previous story and photos). In total there was over 50 stands from schools all over the county with projects ranging from cookbooks to mobile accessories, entries embracing ever-changing technology and ones with a nod […]

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Councillor Terry O'Brien and Mayor of Tralee Jim Finucane with Miss O'Sullivans Holy Family National School sixth class, front from left: Terry O'Brien, Yuxi Mzhang, Niall Fitzmaurice, Matthew Brown and Eoin McDonald. Back: James O'Halloran, Brandon Ndebele, Liam McGee, Johnathan Kerry, Vincent Mulligan, Robert Kerins, Usman Butt and Michelle O'Sullivan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Holy Family Pupils Produce Calendar Of Tralee Past And Present

March 21, 2015 at 11:41 am Comments are Disabled

SIXTH class Holy Family National School students are keeping in touch with the past while also trying to turn a profit. As part of a Junior Young Entrepreneur initiative, Miss O’Sullivan sixth class students have produced an events calendar – showing what’s coming up in the Kingdom – which shows of photos […]

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CBS The Green students Shane Foley, Killian O'Riordan, Eoin Greaney and Kieran Dwyer at the Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards at the ITT on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Teenagers Show Business Savvy At Annual Student Enterprise Awards

March 21, 2015 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

CASTLEGREGORY and Killorglin students were the big winners at this year’s County Final of the Kerry Local Enterprise Office Annual Student Enterprise Awards on Friday, in the Institute of Technology. Tralee schools’ entrants were among the incredible 58 mini-businesses set up by over 180 second level school students involved in the competition which promotes business idea development, structure, sourcing of finance, […]

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Gallant Tralee CBS Side Lose Out In Frewen Cup Final

Gallant Tralee CBS Side Lose Out In Frewen Cup Final

March 17, 2015 at 10:54 am Comments are Disabled

U16 1/2 Munster Final – Frewen Cup St Brendan’s Killarney 1-13 Tralee CBS 1-9 Tralee CBS came closer than the scoreline suggests to overcoming favourites St Brendan’s Killarney in a hard fought game in Fitzgerald Stadium on Monday afternoon. The Sem, anchored by six players who had been part of their […]

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PHOTOS/VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early At Scoil Eoin

PHOTOS/VIDEO: St. Patrick’s Day Comes Early At Scoil Eoin

March 14, 2015 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Patrick’s Day came early for pupils and parents at Scoil Eoin, Ballonagh on Friday with the hosting of their annual pre-St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Held as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge, the pupils, many wearing oversided leprechaun hats and holding inflatable hammers, danced and sang songs as gaeilge for parents and teachers alike. One […]

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Holy Family pupils taking part in the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn table quiz as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge were, from left: Martin Vladev, Ciaran Collins, Robert Vasiu and Cormac Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Celebrates Seachtain Na Gaeilge With Other Schools At Table Quiz

March 14, 2015 at 12:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS part of Seachtain na Gaeilge, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn invited other schools in the Tralee area to take part in a table quiz followed by a céili as part of their Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The table quiz  questions were asked as Gaeilge, though that hasn’t bothered the other schools in […]

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Colm Cooper with students of Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí at the Cinemobile at the Fels Point Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Oscar Brophy

PHOTOS: Kerry Star Drops In To Say Hello To Gaelcholáiste Cinemagoers

March 14, 2015 at 10:16 am Comments are Disabled

  STUDENTS of Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí had a chance to meet Colm Cooper after an Irish language film screening in the Mobile Cinema as part of Seachtain Na Gaeilge. Addressing the crowd at the cinemobile parked at the Fels Point Hotel, Colm said that “events like these are a great opportunity to […]

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