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Some of the people involved in the Blennerville National School and Born To Run fitness initiative were, front, from left: Daniel Breen, Emily O'Donoghue, Conor Kavanagh, Emma Grainey and Conor Crowley. Back: Michelle Grainey (Born to Run), Julie Foley, Zara Efegbain, Eric O'Connor and Terry O'Sullivan (Principal). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville Pupils Get Even More Active With Born To Run Club

February 26, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the ‘Born to Run’ running group have joined forces in order to promote a healthy active lifestyle for young people. “Basically over the school year our 6th class will be running 100 miles in total,” said Principal Terry O’Sullivan. “We will be running on average five […]

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200 Mercy Mounthawk girl students take part in 'Black Wednesday'. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mounthawk Students Stage ‘Black Wednesday’ As Part Of ‘Malala’ Week

February 26, 2015 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

  MERCY Mounthawk demonstrated their illustrious history in the area of campaigning and charity on Wednesday. The ‘Mercy Mounthawk Justice and Peace Group’ kicked off their latest campaign to raise awareness about those in the world who are denied an education. The ‘Justice and Peace Group’ is one that aims to […]

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In St Ita's and St Joseph's school launching the new painting and decorating course in honour of Dylan McCarthy was from left: Grace Sheehan (Principal), Robert Coffey, Frank Kennedy, James Martin, CJ Miller, Dean O'Keefe, Blake O'Gorman, Jamie O'Brien, Daniel Guynu, Caroline Desmomd and Fr Patsy Lynch. Front: Chloe Flaherty, Jordan, Richard and Leroy McCarthy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Dylan’s Memory Honoured At St Ita’s and St Joseph’s

February 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

A BRAND new course is being rolled out in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school in honour of former pupil Dylan McCarthy who died tragically in a car accident last year. The course aims to give students training in painting and decorating and in doing so will need help with […]

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Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

Tralee Student Looks To Find Relatives Of WW1 Soldier

February 23, 2015 at 12:17 pm Comments are Disabled

  A PRESENTATION student has been selected to represent Kerry at a World War One  memorial event in the Somme in France this Summer and she needs our help in helping to make the trip more of a success. Leslie McCarthy, a 17 year old fifth year student from Presentation Secondary School […]

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Caherleaheen Pupils Turn Blue To Highlight Water Conservation

Caherleaheen Pupils Turn Blue To Highlight Water Conservation

February 19, 2015 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

CAHERLEAHEEN N.S turned blue yesterday as pupils and staff highlighted an important issue. As part of their ongoing two year Green Schools Water Theme Programme, both pupils and staff dressed in blue to. “The main aim of the day was to raise awareness about the importance of protecting, respecting and […]

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Kieran Donaghy with schoolchildren of Derryquay National School just before he raised the

PHOTOS: Kieran Donaghy Raises Active Flag At Derryquay National School

February 19, 2015 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

KIERAN DONAGHY was the special guest on hand at Derryquay National School to raise the school’s new Active School Flag which they have just been  awarded. Many of the tiny school’s 40-plus students gathered excitedly for the arrival of ‘the Star’ and they were not disappointed when the big man arrived. Continued […]

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PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

PHOTOS: A Flipping Great Time In Town For ‘Pancake Tuesday’

February 17, 2015 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

  FOLKS around Tralee were busy whisking batter and flipping pancakes this morning  for Shrove Tuesday. Over in CBS Primary School, pupils donned their chef’s hats and aprons and had super fun preparing pancakes for their classes. “The most popular process by far, has been choosing toppings,” said teacher Michelle Culloty. “We […]

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At the CBS National School bake sale were, from left: Aliyah Connolly, Jennifer Keating, Ibukun Odugbbsan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tasty Treats Help Raise Funds For CBS School Equipment

February 14, 2015 at 10:30 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a sweet start to the weekend at CBS Clounalour for a fundraising bake sale for the school. The event was organised by the parents association in the school who also supplied cakes and buns along with raffle prizes. Children from the fifth and six classes were the ones entrusted […]

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Mercy Mounthawk transition year students who won first prize  in the intermediate category of the 'Live Life Love' Film Competition. With them, left to right: Aidan Power, Pascal Sheehy and Maurice Galway Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Positivity And Creativity To The Fore At ‘Live Life Love’ Day In Fels Point

February 12, 2015 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

‘LIVE Life Love Day 2015’  was held in Fels Point Hotel yesterday as hundreds gathered for the screening and presentation of the ‘Live Life’ winning films and awards. The event, which celebrated the late Donal Walsh’s message, was presented by RTE’s Aidan Power and guests included RTE’s Paschal Sheehy and Kerry footballer […]

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Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

Sinn Féin TD Calls For Dáil Debate IT Tralee And CIT Merger Issue

February 10, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

  NORTH Cork Central Sinn Féin TD, Jonathan O’ Brien, has called on the Minister for Education Jan O’ Sullivan to meet with stakeholders in an effort to address their concerns about the proposed IT Tralee and CIT merger. The merger is set to cost in the region of  €6.7 million […]

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Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

Presentation Secondary School Celebrates ‘Love Literature Week’

February 6, 2015 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

  THE annual ‘Love Literature’ week began in Presentation Secondary Tralee on Monday  and it’s proved to be an exciting week for all those involved. The event, which is hosted by the schools transition year students with the help of their teachers Ms. Joanna O’ Flynn and Ms. Norma Foley, is always […]

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At 'Grandparents Day' in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were, from left: Una and Pascal Buckley, Bernie O'Sullivan and Brian Hand. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: All Smiles At Grandparents Day In Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn

February 4, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn opened its doors on Tuesday morning to welcome the ‘older’ generation as they celebrated ‘Grandparents Day’ in the school hall. The day is an initiative being run by the school in which grandparents are invited in for the morning. A religious ceremony, presided by Father Francis Nolan, is held in […]

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Ben O'Brien, Louis Tobin and Daniel O'Sayanrhion of Derryquay NS at the Tralee Credit Union Kerry Schools Quiz in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Sunday.  Photo By : Domnick Walsh / Eye Focus LTD ©

PHOTOS: Schools Battle It Out At Tralee Credit Union Table Quiz

February 3, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

NEARLY 200 children from 27 primary schools in Tralee, Castleisland, Killorglin and the surrounding areas competed on Sunday in the Tralee Credit Union Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz 2015 at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel. “We had great support again this year from all the schools who battled it out for the […]

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Graham’s Jigsaw Work Earns Him National Recognition

Graham’s Jigsaw Work Earns Him National Recognition

February 3, 2015 at 11:12 am Comments are Disabled

A TEENAGER from Tralee is one of 20 young people nationally to be recognised in the Pramerica Spirit of Community Awards Programme. Graham Nelligan, a sixth year student at Mercy Mounthawk, has been recognised for the motivation, service and impact he has demonstrated for his local community. Graham has been volunteering with […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Tara Wins Third All-Ireland Title

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Student Tara Wins Third All-Ireland Title

February 2, 2015 at 12:32 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí student, Tara Ní Dhuinín, won an amazing third All-Ireland championship in Dublin last week. Tara, from Castlegregory, was one of six Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí acts to reach the All-Ireland of Scléip, the stage competition for All-Irish second level schools. Tara had won the prestigious award twice at junior level in the […]

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Some of the 2nd year, Creative Writing for Digital Media students in IT Tralee, front row, from left: Audrey Houlihan, Lianne Ahern, Sharon Cahill, Stephen Roche, Cayleigh Chan. Back row: Conor McCarthy, Jack Godley, Eamonn Hickson, David Rusk and Rosie Browne. Photo by GavinO'Connor.

Students Try To Persuade People To Get Creative On Their Course

January 23, 2015 at 3:02 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S the time of year when leaving cert students CAO decisions weigh heavily on their minds. The students of one course particular course at IT Tralee are trying to persuade LC students to choose their course, as they’re afraid the course is in danger of being discontinued in the future. The uptake for […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí teachers on strike were from, left: Elma Nh Uilleabhain, Karen Ni Artaigh, Eddie Murchu, Honor Ni Cgloinn. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Tralee Schoolteachers United On The Picket Line

January 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm Comments are Disabled

TEACHERS of Tralee’s secondary schools joined 27,000 other educators across the country on strike yesterday because of plans to reform the Junior Cert cycle. The teachers unions, ASTI and TUI are unhappy with plans to make their teachers assess 40% of the work of their own students. Continued below… Thursday’s industrial action followed […]

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At the Mercy Mounthawk, Mark Doe cookery demonstration were, from left:  Elanor Maloney, Kate Barry, Pauleen Lynch and Isabelle Lynch. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Healthy Turnout For Mercy Mounthawk Cooking Event

January 22, 2015 at 11:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when many people are watching their waistlines, so to help people on their quest for a healthier new year, a cookery demonstration took place in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Wednesday. Proceeds on the night were in aid of the new Mercy Mounthawk extension fund and well-known chef […]

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CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

CBS Primary School Helps To ‘PowerKindness’ For The Soup Kitchen

January 22, 2015 at 11:13 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL primary school has helped to ‘Power Kindness’ by collecting winter clothing for those in need at the Tralee soup kitchen. Michelle Culloty, a teacher from CBS Primary School, along with her very helpful pupils, staff members and generous parents, recently set out to help the Tralee Soup Kitchen by […]

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At the cheque handover from money raised by the Mercy Mounthawk, Students v Teachers, Mark Maloney,Giles Appleby 
Back Megan Kennedy, Gavin Kennedy,Keith O'Flaherty,Ted Moynihan,Kerry Hospice,Olivia Dineen (teacher), Michael Daly,Mary Ann Sullivan, Donagh O'Brien

Mounthawk Teachers v Students Match Raises Money For Palliative Care Unit

January 21, 2015 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

  THERE was a chance for students of Mercy Mounthawk to get a bit of revenge back on teachers for all that homework, when they held an indoor soccer match in aid of the Palliative Care Unit in Kerry General Hospital last week. The students and staff raised €200 for the charity […]

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Teachers from Coláiste Gleann Lí in Clash, Ciara Walsh, Mike Quirke, Anthony Dineen, Norma Breen, Ann-Marie O'Kelly and John Joe Roche  taking part in the official strike on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Teachers To Strike Again This Thursday

January 21, 2015 at 9:55 am Comments are Disabled

  SECONDARY school teachers are preparing to take to the picket lines again this Thursday. Teachers from the ASTI and TUI will take part in the second one day strike in protest over aspects of the framework for Junior Cycle proposals. Thousands of students stayed at home on Tuesday, December 2, as schools around […]

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PHOTOS: Students Honoured At Kerry ETB Schools’ Awards Night

PHOTOS: Students Honoured At Kerry ETB Schools’ Awards Night

January 19, 2015 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from eight Kerry Education and Training Board (ETB) schools around Kerry were honoured at a special ceremony at the ITT on Friday night. Over 220 people attended the event where Guest of Honour was Karen Gearon, humanitarian and equality activist and one of the original 11 Dunnes Stores strikers. She […]

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Merit Awards winners, Connor O'Donoghue, Sean Dowling and Gavin Connolly at the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2014 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Teens Among Those Honoured At Garda Youth Awards

January 17, 2015 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 250 people from across the county attended the Lee Strand/Kerry Garda Youth Achievement Awards 2014 in the Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. The celebration commenced with dinner and was followed by an individual presentation of twenty seven awards, accompanied with an inspiring citation of each winner’s achievements. Twenty one […]

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Daniel Kinsella, Ina Dema, Max Benner and Dearbhla Lynch at the CBS The Green Students' Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Teenagers Enjoy CBS Students’ Debs Ball At Ballyroe

January 11, 2015 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

See above ad for special promotion THOSE CBS lads scrub up well! A couple of hundred students looked dapper and glamorous at the CBS The Green Students’ Debs Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Organised by students, Adam Barrett, Sean Carroll, Eoghan O’Hanlon and Dylan Hartnett, there were […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will perform the play 'The Plough and the Stars' are, from left: Andrew Breewood, Killian O'Regan, Clodagh Harrington and Ciaran Ryan. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students To Tackle O’Casey Classic At Siamsa

January 7, 2015 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

  WITH the centenary of the 1916 rising around the corner, a cast of 16 Mercy Mounthawk students are set to perform the defining play from that period, ‘The Plough and the Stars’. The Sean O’Casey classic depicts the harsh realities of life in the Dublin tenements before and during the […]

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Young Scientists Hope To Make Waves At RDS Exhibition

Young Scientists Hope To Make Waves At RDS Exhibition

January 7, 2015 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from around the county are in Dublin this week to take part in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition at the RDS and Tralee schools are represented in three projects: two from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and one from Presentation Secondary School. The Gaelcholaiste’s entries focus on ‘Using water energy buoys to […]

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VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

VIDEO: CBS Pupils Give A Memorable Rendition Of ‘Let It Go’

December 31, 2014 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

HERE’S something that passed us by during the Christmas madness. This video of CBS Primary School pupils singing ‘Let It Go’ was uploaded to Vimeo over a week ago by teacher Michelle Culloty. It features pupils from Laura O’Keeffe’s Junior Infants class giving it their all during their version of […]

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CBS The Green Issues Invitation To Past Students To Join Alumni Network

CBS The Green Issues Invitation To Past Students To Join Alumni Network

December 20, 2014 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

CBS The Green have invited all former students to join their new Alumni Network. Unlike other schools and colleges, CBS The Green has never had an Alumni Network through which past pupils and staff could connect and keep in touch. Continued below…   The school has a strong tradition of education […]

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Performing in the CBS Primary School Christmas Concert were, from left: Veronica Paperocka, Abegalle Adetunji, Lauren Brosnan, Emily Rose McSweeney and Kaylee Oristejolomi. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At CBS Primary Christmas Concert

December 18, 2014 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

THE corridors and classes of  Scoil Mhuire na mBráithre, CBS Primary School, were buzzing with activity as pupils prepared for the last performance of their annual Christmas concert on Wednesday. “Everyone has worked very hard on it, they have researched dances and put it together,” said CBS Primary School Deputy Principal, Pat […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Wins Third Basketball Title In A Row

December 18, 2014 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

THE Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí girls senior basketball team won the South West Regionals in Division C for the third year in a row last week. They played two matches on the day (December 9). The semi-final was played against Colaiste Mhuire in which they were in the lead throughout, the whole squad […]

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