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Launching the St Josephs St Ita's Dog Night were, from left: Lindsey Dowling, Donal Lynch, Danny Tobin, Josh Delaney, Katie O'Mahony and Eileen Corrodan: Back, Ruah Broadberry. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

School Hopes Night At The Dogs Will Raise Funds To Equip Extension

November 12, 2015 at 3:51 pm Comments are Disabled

A NIGHT at the dog track will be held on Friday, November 20, to help raise funds for equipment in the new extension to St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School. At Kingdom Grehound Stadium there will be free face painting, kids disco, a raffle with prizes including a car service from Advance Tyres […]

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At the Scoil Eoin National Science Week, science experiments day. Jack Doyle, Coran Hughes and Shane Cotter. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Kids Get Experimenting For Science Week

November 12, 2015 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS week, schools across the nation are getting involved in Science Week and Scoil Eoin pupils put their skills into practice showing off science experiments to fellow pupils, teachers and parents. This year marks 20 years of Science Week, a national, annual event that celebrates the fascinating worlds of science, technology, engineering and […]

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Busy Week At The IT Tralee With Information Days

Busy Week At The IT Tralee With Information Days

November 11, 2015 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee will this week host a number of events to assist students and their families as they consider their college options. On Thursday from 7.30pm to 9pm the Institute will host an information evening for parents of Leaving Certificate students or anyone considering a college application in 2016. Guest […]

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Fenit School Pupils Show Kindness For Needy Children At Christmas

Fenit School Pupils Show Kindness For Needy Children At Christmas

November 10, 2015 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

WITH Halloween over, many people’s thoughts turn to Christmas and the annual craziness of the shopping season. While many children will be overloaded with presents, the pupils of St Brendan’s NS Fenit have been thinking of kids who will wake up with nothing on Christmas morning. The youngsters there have been busy filling […]

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Ramona Scur, Tralee, Nicola O'Sullivan, Castlemaine, Emma Broderick, Athea, Catriona Hurley, Bantry, all qualified in Beauty Therapy at the Kerry College of Further Education graduation ceremony at the Fels Point Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The Kerry College Of Further Education Graduation

November 8, 2015 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education students celebrated on Friday evening as they graduated from a broad range of Post Leaving Certificate courses. The graduation ceremony was held at Fels Point Hotel which was significant as it was first time the event was held off campus in order to cater for […]

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Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

Spring Urges Schools To Apply For Summer Work Funds

November 5, 2015 at 2:49 pm Comments are Disabled

  TRALEE and Kerry schools are being urged to apply for a share of the €40m available for the Summer Works Scheme next year. The scheme funds small and medium scale building works such as gas, electrical and mechanical works, roof and window upgrades, and structural improvements. Local Labour TD, Arthur […]

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RTÉ Nationwide special “Writing Irish soldiers back into history”
Photo shows – Leslie McCarthy, at the graveside of

Presentation Tralee Student To Feature On RTE Nationwide Remembrance Day Special

November 4, 2015 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A PRESENTATION secondary school student is to feature in an RTE Nationwide special on the historical project ‘My Adopted Soldier’ Nationwide will broadcast two special programmes this November which focus on a unique project involving a student from every county in Ireland who adopted a soldier who died in World War 1. […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students who will take part in the schools first ever '5k Colour Run'  were, from left: Gerald Tobin, Lauren O'Grady, Liam O'Mallay and Riadh Malik. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Mercy Mountwalk Students With A Colourful Idea For Health Week

November 3, 2015 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY MOUNTHAWK will host its first ever 5k colour run on Friday November 20, as part of the school’s health promotion week. Transition year students are the core organisers of the run which will see students set off all in white and get doused in multi-coloured powdered paint with every kilometre […]

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Twins Conor and Marc Brick from Spa National School, Tralee winners  of the MSGR Hugh O'Flaherty Art & Literary Primary School Collective award pictured at Killarney Library with from left, Eamonn Browne, Librarian, teacher Geraldine Behan, Jerry O'Grady, Chairman, HOF Committee, Canon Pat Horgan and Senator Paul Coghlan. Photo: Don MacMonagle

Spa NS Wins In Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend Competition

October 30, 2015 at 4:01 pm Comments are Disabled

SPA National School pupils were in Killarney for the Hugh O’Flaherty Memorial Weekend where they collected a prize on behalf of the school for their efforts in an art and literary competition. The weekend is all about commemorating the Killarney native, Msgr Hugh O’Flaherty, who was became a hero when he helped over 6,500 Jews, US and […]

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Shane Cully, Kildare (Wildlife Biology), Sinead Clifford, Milltown (Wildlife Biology), Holly Clarke, Kildare (Wildlife Biology), Jane Walsh, Fenit, (Wildlife Biology) at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Last Of Our Coverage Of IT Tralee Graduates At The Brandon

October 26, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

WE’VE been bringing you the photos from the IT Tralee graduation ceremonies which took place over Thursday and Friday. If you missed our previous coverage, you can click here, here and here. Meanwhile here’s the last of   our photos of the hard-working students who received their qualifications. Scroll down […]

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The first and second class girls having fun at Blennerville NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Witches And Ghouls Take Over Blennerville School

October 26, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a fun day at Blennerville NS with pupils (and many teachers) really getting into the spirit of Halloween. Fancy dress was the order of the day, as pupils donned all sort of costumes and enjoyed traditional Halloween games like apple-bobbing, before breaking up for the mid-term break. Everyone had great […]

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Neila Cronin, Rathmore, Rachel Maher, Limerick and Niamh Brophy, Laois, who qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The IT Tralee Students’ Graduation Ceremony

October 25, 2015 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

FOR the past couple of days, we’ve been bringing you photos from the ITT graduation days at the Brandon Hotel (click here and here for previous coverage). Over 950 students from all over Ireland and beyond received their qualifications on Thursday and Friday, before heading off to celebrate with family […]

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Bridget O'Carroll, Ballybunion, Mary Kennelly, Lisselton and Rebecca Doyle, Killorglin, all qualified in Early Childhood Care and Education, at the IT Tralee graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students’ Hard Work Pays Off At ITT Graduations

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy two days down at the Brandon Hotel as hundreds of IT Tralee students got their reward for years of hard work. Hailing from all over the county, country and beyond, 950 men and women received their qualifications in the presence of family at the annual graduation […]

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PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

PHOTOS: Spooky Goings-On In CBS And Fenit Schools

October 24, 2015 at 10:13 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great atmosphere in Tralee schools on Friday as pupils (and teachers no doubt!) looked forward to a well-earned mid term break. Of course, with it being Halloween next Saturday, children in the primary schools donned all sorts of costumes creating an army of witches and zombies across town. CBS […]

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Niamh Stack (Culinary Arts), Damian Kissane (Culinary Arts), Maryanne Molyneaux (Culinary Arts) and Susan Zuzana Sbritzeroa (Culinary Arts) at the ITT graduation ceremony at the Brandon Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Gavin O'Connor

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of ITT Students Graduate At The Brandon

October 23, 2015 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

IT was quite a day for hundreds of IT Tralee students on Thursday afternoon as the first of this year’s graduates received their qualification at the Brandon Conference Centre. Students from the School of Business Computing and Humanities were graduating on Thursday and we were there to capture the day in […]

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Over 950 ITT Students To Graduate Over The Next Two Days

Over 950 ITT Students To Graduate Over The Next Two Days

October 22, 2015 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

ONE of the main highlights of the IT Tralee calendar takes place today and tomorrow with over 950 students due to graduate. Each of the 26 counties, in addition to a number of graduates from Northern Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe will be represented at the conferring ceremonies, the first […]

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At the orienteering Interschool event in Ballyseedy Woods were from left, front: Tj Leahy, Casper Mrocza, Cian O'Brien and Adam Looby. Back: Max Anhalt, Sean Tighe, Micheal Szorad, Aideen Stack, Shaniece Coffey, Jack Erahdun and John Creagh, all from Colaiste Gleann Li. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Secondary Schools Have Fun In The Forest At Kerry ETB Event

October 22, 2015 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

OVER 500 First Year students from seven Kerry ETB schools and two Voluntary schools took part in the annual orienteering interschool event in Ballyseedy Woods on Tuesday this week. Students from Colaiste Gleann Lí Tralee, Presentation Convent Tralee and Causeway Comprehensive School took with schools from further afield, Colaiste na Sceilge […]

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PHOTOS: Mounthawk Girls Are Super For Hooper Merit Award Wins

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Girls Are Super For Hooper Merit Award Wins

October 22, 2015 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

TWO teams from Mercy Mounthawk received Merit awards in the John Hooper Maths Poster Competition in Dublin last Thursday. This is a very prestigious competition is organised between the Central Statistics Office and the Project Maths Development team and aims to develop an interest in Maths and statistics in particular. While 10 schools […]

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At the presentation of a Tidy Town award to CBS Primary were, front from left: Alex Clifford, Cody O Sullivan and Lauren McGillycuddy. Back:
Niamh O Dowd, David Magnier, Thomas McEllistrim and Denis Coleman.

CBS Primary Cleans Up Well With Tidy Towns Award Presentation

October 21, 2015 at 4:48 pm Comments are Disabled

  STAFF and pupils of CBS Primary, Clounalour, have been presented with their 2015 Tidy Towns award. Mayor of Tralee, Tom McEllistrim, visited the school Monday morning to present them with their award. The school was chosen as “Business Premises Award” for 2015. The award was accepted by School Principal, Denis Coleman, […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Transtition Year students and their projects.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Get Number Crunching For Maths Week

October 21, 2015 at 2:54 pm Comments are Disabled

MATHS week took place at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí last week  and there were many displays around the school organised by the transition year students. Marking its first decade, Maths Week is the largest festival of maths in the world with over one million people attending events over the first 10 years. Story continued below… […]

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CBS The Green Students To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To New Heights

CBS The Green Students To Bring Donal Walsh’s Message To New Heights

October 21, 2015 at 2:46 pm Comments are Disabled

THIS Friday CBS The Green Transition Year students will climb Killarney’s Four Peaks. The challenge has been organised as a ‘Donal Walsh memorial walk’ with the theme of the challenge being Donal’s own message of Live Life. Donal, a student of CBS The Green, accepted his illness with incredible dignity […]

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PHOTOS: Top ‘A’ Students Honoured By Mercy Mounthawk

PHOTOS: Top ‘A’ Students Honoured By Mercy Mounthawk

October 21, 2015 at 12:50 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held their annual awards reception for those who obtain the highest grades in Leaving and Junior Certificate exams in 2015 on Saturday. Eight students were honoured for their grades in the State exams with Principal John O’Roarke, in his speech, pointing out that only 0.6% nationally received 10A’s or more and they had 2.5% […]

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Launching the Scoil Eoin Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal were, from left, back: Mrs. Carol Anne O’Donoghue Student Council Co ordinator, Aoibheann Griffin, Eimear Litchfield, Mengyao Ni, Katie McEvoy, Grace O’Mahoney and Dan Enright. Front: Matas Balsys, Jake Moriarty, Katie Prendiville, Faith Russell, Ciara O’Mahony,
and  Jack Doyle.

Scoil Eoin Pupils Get Behind Christmas Shoebox Appeal

October 20, 2015 at 11:06 am Comments are Disabled

ONCE again this year, Scoil Eoin Balloonagh students took part in the Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal in association with Samaratin’s Purse. Samaratin’s Purse is an international Christian relief and development organisation, meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine and disease. Putting together the shoeboxes enables them to send […]

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VIDEO: Presentation Secondary School Students Star In New AIB Promotion Video

VIDEO: Presentation Secondary School Students Star In New AIB Promotion Video

October 16, 2015 at 3:46 pm Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of talented entrepreneurs over at the Presentation Secondary School Tralee are getting to relive one of their moments of the year after starring in a new AIB promotion video for the ‘Build a Bank’ challenge. The girls emerged triumphant in the national final of the AIB Build a Bank challenge in […]

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Holy Family pupils taking part in Maths Week were from left: Dean Farrell, Conor Commane, Norella Quirke and Natalie Hennessy. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Holy Family Kids Crunch Numbers For Maths Week

October 16, 2015 at 1:17 pm Comments are Disabled

HOLY FAMILY SCHOOL took part in Maths Week which runs from to October 10 to 18. Marking its first decade, Maths Week is the largest festival of maths in the world with over one million people attending events over the first 10 years. The week hopes to promote, awareness, appreciation […]

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Four Kerry Schools Have Films Nominated For FÍS Festival

Four Kerry Schools Have Films Nominated For FÍS Festival

October 15, 2015 at 3:15 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR Kerry schools have seen their hard work pay off after they have been nominated for awards at the 11th FÍS Film Festival. This year’s schools will be hoping to emulate the success of St Brendan’s National School in Fenit who took home a top award at last year’s festival (see […]

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Local Students To Represent Ireland At Luxembourg Event

Local Students To Represent Ireland At Luxembourg Event

October 15, 2015 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

TWO students from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School are off to Luxembourg on Friday to speak at the European Hearing for Inclusive Education conference. Nakkita Hallissey and Blake O’Gorman are the only two Irish students travelling to the event and will be accompanied by Principal Grace Sheehan and classroom assistant Marion […]

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CBS Student Dáire Triumphs In Handball Munster Final

CBS Student Dáire Triumphs In Handball Munster Final

October 14, 2015 at 12:21 pm Comments are Disabled

A CBS The Green student is certainly in a celebratory mood after he recently triumphed playing handball at provincial final level. Dáire Keane, a third year student in the school, won the Munster Final in the U15 handball category recently to add another feather to his already burgeoning cap of accolades, when […]

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Joan’s Fundraising Efforts Raise Almost €2,500 For Tralee School

Joan’s Fundraising Efforts Raise Almost €2,500 For Tralee School

October 14, 2015 at 12:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE mum, who decided to raise funds for new equipment for a school extension, handed over a cheque for nearly €2,500 yesterday. Joan O’Keeffe from Castlewood Park has a daughter attending St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school at Balloonagh. The school opened a new extension in May, with two […]

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Launch of the One Good Idea.
Pictured is Craoi Horgan, Adam McDonagh, Sarah Bodenham and Tiernan O'Sullivan from Ardferet Central National School, Co Kerry.
Photo Chris Bellew / Copyright Fennell Photography 2015

Ardfert Pupils Help Launch National ‘One Good Idea’ Competition

October 11, 2015 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY primary school puils are being asked to submit ‘One Good Idea’ to combat climate change in a competition which could win their school a cash prize. The ‘One Good Idea’ competition, was launched last week and Ardfert pupils were on hand to help give it some publicity. They were […]

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