SCHOOLS

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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At the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn open day were, from left: Amy, Kyle,  Charlotte and Vicky Smith. Photo by Gvain O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Opens Its Doors To Parents

March 13, 2015 at 12:06 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn national school welcomed in parents on Wednesday morning for their open day. Parents of prospective pupils were given a tour and were able to ask questions about the benefits of sending their children to an Irish language school. Providing entertainment were the school choir, along with junior classes who […]

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Renowned Psychologist To Speak At Fels Point Tonight

Renowned Psychologist To Speak At Fels Point Tonight

March 12, 2015 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

  CBS The Green will host renowned psychologist and psychotherapist Dr. Fergus Heffernan in a talk this morning to students, but the public will get a chance to hear his expertise later tonight. The talk will be on family dynamics along with the emotional well being of teenagers and will be held […]

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Listowel And Kilmoyley Kids Look For Your Votes in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition

Listowel And Kilmoyley Kids Look For Your Votes in ‘Doodle 4 Google’ Competition

March 10, 2015 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

THREE Kerry children have made it into the final stage of voting in Google’s ‘Doodle 4 Google’ competition with online voting opening to the public open from March 9. Mikey Corridon from Scoil Naomh Eirc (Group 1) Kilmoyley along Colm O’Sullivan (Group 1) from the same school are joined by Jane Flanagan, Convent […]

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Flemby National school with there new Active Schools Flag. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Flemby’s Fighting Fit As Active Flag Is Raised At The School

March 8, 2015 at 12:09 pm Comments are Disabled

  A MILESTONE was reached by the 21-pupil, two teacher Flemby National School in Ballymacelligott on Thursday when they raised their new Active School Flag. The Active School Flag award recognises schools that strive to achieve a physically educated and active school community. Flemby National School is a two teacher co-educational school, […]

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Kerry County Council Writer in Residence, Maire Holmes with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students at the poetry writing session to mark World Book Day in Kerry County Library were, from left: Jade Ni Bhriainmanns, Kayleigh Ni Fhinn, Tamzin Ni Bhriain, Mebhni Ni Mhaoldomhnaigh, Laoise Ni Dhulchaiontigh, Alana Eviston. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Get Creative Juices Flowing For World Book Day

March 8, 2015 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark World Book Day, the Writer in Residence with Kerry County Council, Máire Holmes, conducted a poetry writing session in Kerry County library with a class from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday. With the backing of Kerry County Council and the Arts Council, the area of creative writing both Irish […]

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Tralee College To Hold Information Evening

Tralee College To Hold Information Evening

March 8, 2015 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

  AN information evening on ‘Student Universal Support Ireland’ (SUSI)  grants will be held at the ‘Kerry College of Further Education’ (KCFE)  in Clash, Tralee on Thursday March 12, in three sessions 4.30pm, 5.30.pm and 6.30pm. The event is being held in co-operation with Kerry Education & Training Board and Kerry Citizens […]

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VIDEO: Moyderwell Staff Show They’re Tech-Savvy With New Video

VIDEO: Moyderwell Staff Show They’re Tech-Savvy With New Video

March 7, 2015 at 9:12 am 1 comment

  THE staff at Mercy Moyderwell Primary School have been putting their technology skills to good use recently when they produced a new video promoting the school. It’s all part of Moyderwell letting people know about their school in the heart of the town. About 50 people attended their open day […]

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Kerry Schools Invited To Take Part In FAI Programme

Kerry Schools Invited To Take Part In FAI Programme

March 6, 2015 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

  KERRY schools received the good news over the weekend that the ‘SPAR Primary School 5s Programme’ is now allowing entrants from schools all over the county. The programme is a national five aside competition for boys and girls in 4th, 5th and 6th class which will see them compete in […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students To Compete In National Quiz Final

March 6, 2015 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

FOUR students from a local school here in town have won a place in a national table quiz competition that will be taking place on Tuesday, March 10 in Dublin. Gaelcholáiste Ciarraí students Tadhg Mac Suibhne, Donagh Mac Uileagóid, Vince Ó Cathasaigh agus Michéal Ó Duinn recently won the ‘Munster Tráth […]

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TUI Members Vote In Favour Of Taking Industrial Action In IT Tralee

TUI Members Vote In Favour Of Taking Industrial Action In IT Tralee

March 5, 2015 at 3:01 pm Comments are Disabled

  STAFF members of the Teachers Union Of Ireland (TUI) Branch of IT Tralee have voted to take industrial action regarding the proposed merger between CIT and ITT The count of the ballot, which was taken last night, resulted in over 84% of the TUI Branch voting in favour of taking […]

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With Rose of Tralee, Maria Walsh were, front row, from left: Amanda Breen, Siona Leahy, Taya Donaghy, Lucy Kingston, Liah Mclysheght, Anna McCarthy, Grace Kirby and Abrdad Babatuade. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Rose Of Tralee Delights Pupils With Visit To Tralee School

March 1, 2015 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

A LOCAL school welcomed a lady who has made headlines around the world over the last six months. Rose Of Tralee Maria Walsh is taking all the responsibilities of the title in her stride and had to especially be on the ball on Friday morning to handle the array of excellent questions […]

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VIDEO: Tralee College Prepares For Its Open Day

VIDEO: Tralee College Prepares For Its Open Day

February 27, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

  AN open day for ‘Kerry College of Further Education’ (KCFE)will be held at the college in Clash, Tralee on March 5, from 11am-7pm. The event is being geared toward school leavers, those who are unemployed and those who might be looking for a possible change in career direction. The open day […]

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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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