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Conor O'Mahony, Aine Daly, Brendan O'Connor and Michael Grimes with their awards at Mercy Mounthawk on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk School Honours Exceptional Students

October 13, 2014 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk held special awards ceremony on Saturday morning, to honour the students from the school who achieved over 600 points in the Leaving Certificate this year. Principal John O’Roarke presented the four teenagers with a special memento to mark the achievement while their families and staff from the school […]

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Lorraine Counihan, Emma Healy and Catriona Walsh  at the Listellick NS 150th anniversary celebrations at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Mark Listellick NS 150th Anniversary At St Brendan’s

October 11, 2014 at 1:44 pm Comments are Disabled

A CROWD of about 500 people gathered in Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Friday evening for a special celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of Listellick National School. Bishop Ray Browne was the chief celebrant assisted by 12 other clergymen and the Listellick choir provided an excellent musical […]

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Listellick Cover Girls Reunite Over 60 Years Later

Listellick Cover Girls Reunite Over 60 Years Later

October 11, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  THE Listellick NS 150th anniversary celebrations were extra special for six former pupils on Friday night. The girls who grace the cover of Micheál O Cinnéide’s book on the school were reunited over 60 years after their photo was taken. A special Mass to mark the anniversary was said […]

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The Mounthawk Transition year class prensenting mayor of Tralee, Jim Finucane, with a pennant to mark the occasion. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Rotary Club Encourages Good Citizenship In Mounthawk

October 11, 2014 at 8:53 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk transition year students were paid a visit by town mayor Jim Finucane on Friday morning. The students are taking part in the fifth year of the ‘Interact Club’ in Mercy Mounthawk which is the Junior Rotary Club of Tralee. Mayor Jim Finucane made his visit to commend the Interact […]

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Children and staff of CBS Primary at the FIS screening in Siamsa Tire. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: Local Schoolchildren Show Vision With Film Projects

October 7, 2014 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

THREE schools from the Tralee area took part in screenings at Siamsa Tire for films they made as part of a national initiative called ‘FIS’. The idea of FIS (literally translated as ‘Vision’)  is to use film-making as a way of helping children to learn more effectively. The three schools from […]

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‘Star’ And Barry John Open New Astro-Turf Pitch At Coláiste Gleann Lí

‘Star’ And Barry John Open New Astro-Turf Pitch At Coláiste Gleann Lí

October 7, 2014 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY stars Kieran Donaghy and Barry John Keane turned up at  Coláiste Gleann Lí with the Sam Maguire on Monday. While students got a chance to get their hands on Sam, it was also an occasion for the lads to officially open the school’s brand new astro turf pitch, which […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Holds Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge

October 7, 2014 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle D’Altúin, Transition Year Coordinator GAELCHOLAISTE Chiarraí organised a Transiton Year Sports Day Trí Ghaeilge last week. The sun shone at the Na Gaeil pitch, on October 1 with students from the five schools who took part in activities ranging from sack and wheelbarrow racing to the poc fada […]

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Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

Photos: Kerry Players Get A Grilling From CBS Primary Pupils

September 28, 2014 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

By Michelle Culloty, CBS Teacher The Sam Maguire and Markham Cups, accompanied by Kieran Donaghy and Marc Ó Sé arrived at CBS Primary school on Friday to a hero’s welcome. The School Hall was packed to capacity, and decked out in a sea of green and gold. Vice Principal, Pat […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Head To Ploughing Championships

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Head To Ploughing Championships

September 26, 2014 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

By Niamh Ní Chonaill, Transition Year Student At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí’s transition year students with our two teachers Máistir Breathnach and Iníon Ní Shé travelled up to Ratheniska, Co. Laois to visit the National Ploughing Championships on Wednesday. It was an early morning for all as the bus left […]

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Final Countdown: Gaelscoil Gives Kerry Minor Stars A Major Send-Off

Final Countdown: Gaelscoil Gives Kerry Minor Stars A Major Send-Off

September 19, 2014 at 8:15 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement and colour at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Primary School on Thursday when three past pupils who will be involved on All-Ireland final day this Sunday received a Heroes send off. Former students Andrew Barry and Jack Morgan will be lining out for the Kerry Minor team while […]

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Legend Micheál Speaks To Gaelcholáiste Students About Importance Of Irish

Legend Micheál Speaks To Gaelcholáiste Students About Importance Of Irish

September 17, 2014 at 10:03 am Comments are Disabled

LEGENDARY broadcaster Micheál O Muircheartaigh gave a talk to Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students on Tuesday as part of the school’s 25th anniversary celebrations. TG4 also visited the school to interview students, while their campaign for the Gaelbhratach was also launched by Micheál at the Fels Point Hotel where he gave a […]

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Final Countdown: Video – Shake On Down To Moyderwell’s Song For Kerry

Final Countdown: Video – Shake On Down To Moyderwell’s Song For Kerry

September 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm 1 comment

WELL done to all at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School in Tralee who made this fantastic video (below) to support Kerry next Sunday. Pupils from Múinteoir Eoin Sayers’ 5th Class adapted the lyrics of Taylor Swift’s – ‘Shake it Off’ to a version that will definitely get the Kingdom moving over the […]

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Are There Any Young Tralee Poets Out There?

Are There Any Young Tralee Poets Out There?

September 13, 2014 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE National Library is looking for Kerry students to enter the annual Poetry Aloud Competition. This year marks the eighth annual Poetry Aloud competition organised by the National Library of Ireland and Poetry Ireland, and students from all over Kerry are encouraged to enter. Poetry Aloud, an annual poetry speaking […]

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Photos: CBS Kickstarts School Year With Healthy Eating Week

Photos: CBS Kickstarts School Year With Healthy Eating Week

September 11, 2014 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

  THE children at CBS enjoyed a healthy start to the school year as their annual healthy eating week took place. Junior infants enjoyed a healthy Teddy Bears picnic with cheese and brown bread and fruit treats while Doc McStuffins, Mikey Mouse and friends also made an appearance. “We usually kickstart the year […]

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€10,500 In Education Awards From Tralee Credit Union

€10,500 In Education Awards From Tralee Credit Union

September 11, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Credit Union are now accepting student applications for their Education Awards worth €10,500. Whatever year in college you are starting this month, one thing facing every student is the stress associated with financing the year ahead. The significant cost of third level education has become a financial burden for many […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk U19 basketball team that won the Mercy Mounthawk Invitational Basketball tournament at the weekend, front row, from left:

Mounthawk U19s Clinch First Home Invitational Basketball Title

September 9, 2014 at 9:49 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk’s U19 Basketball team won their first ever invitational tournament at home after six years of hosting the event. At the weekend, Mounthawk beat St Malachy’s from Belfast in the final by a score of 37-32. “I am thrilled for the boys. Seven games in two days is hard enough […]

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Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

Photos: Gaelcholáiste’s New TY Group Takes A Hike

September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

By Aoife De Bhailís (Transition year student) LAST Thursday, Gaelcholáiste’s newly formed transition year, as well as our teachers, Iníon Ní Dheargáin and Iníon Ní Laocha, decided to start the year by taking a venture into the wild and heading off to Killarney to hike over Torc Mountain. Bright-eyed and […]

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Photos: First Day Runs Smoothly At Caherleaheen and Fenit Schools

Photos: First Day Runs Smoothly At Caherleaheen and Fenit Schools

September 4, 2014 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

IT was all smooth sailing in Fenit and Caherleaheen national schools as pupils started their schooldays in the past week. “We have ten junior infants this year, there were no tears from them on Thursday and there have been no been no tears since,” said St Brendan’s Fenit, school principal, Aisling […]

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VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

VIDEO: Pupils Give A Soaking To Holy Family Teachers

September 3, 2014 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Holy Family National School got to soak their teachers on Tuesday when staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge – and now the gauntlet had been thrown down to three more schools! One lucky child from each senior class got the opportunity to dump a bucket of icy water over a teacher’s […]

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Miss Laura O'Keeffe's junior infants class at CBS Clounalour on their first day at school on Monday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals At CBS And Tralee Educate Together

September 2, 2014 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

MONDAY morning saw two schools reopen their doors with Tralee Educate Together welcoming six new arrivals, while down the road two classes of  juniors began their schooldays in CBS. “It all went very well this morning,” said junior and senior infants teacher, Gail Kelly at Tralee Eductate Together at Collis Sandes […]

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Video/Photo: A Cool First Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

Video/Photo: A Cool First Day At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s School

August 30, 2014 at 8:25 am Comments are Disabled

  IT turned out to be a really cool first day in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s as the 82 students started back to school and staff took the Ice Bucket Challenge. The Caherslee school, which caters for children and teenagers with a mild learning disability and draws its attendance from […]

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Orla Ní Choisteala and Ava Ní Dhaibhín at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on  Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: New Arrivals Get A ‘Céad Míle Fáilte’ At The Gaelscoil

August 30, 2014 at 8:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE junior infants in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn were well settled when TraleeToday.ie visited on Friday morning to get a class photo. “We had a very exciting day yesterday with our 43 new junior infants and everybody was very happy both coming into school and going home,” said Principal Cáit Uí Chonchúir. […]

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Ms Sarah Daly's junior infants class in Moyderwell on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Settling In For Schooldays At Holy Family And Moyderwell

August 29, 2014 at 8:23 am Comments are Disabled

THURSDAY morning was a hive of activity in Moyderwell and Holy Family as the children settled into their first days at school. “It all went very well in our two classes,” said Principal of Moyderwell, Moira Quinlan. “There were a few tears but they settled down quickly so it’s a […]

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The new junior infants class at Scoil Nuachabháil with teacher Jennifer Murphy and resource teacher Laura O'Brien. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photo: Ballymacelligott Children Begin Their Schooldays

August 27, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day for 22 boys and girls in Ballymacelligott this Wednesday when they took their first steps into the world of education. Scoil Nuachabháil welcomed the 12 boys and 10 girls and they took to their new surroundings with ease. “They settled in perfectly this morning, no problem […]

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Twins Sophie and Fiona Woulfe after receiving their results at Presentation school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Happy Faces As Students Collect Leaving Cert Results

August 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement in schools around town on Wednesday morning as students collected their Leaving Cert results. Over in Presentation Secondary School, Principal Sheila Pontillo handed out the envelopes and wished all the girls well for the future. “We’ve very pleased with the results,” said Ms Pontillo, who revealed […]

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Receiving their Leaving Cert results in Mercy Mounthawk were, from left: Megan Banbry, Kelly Field, Niamh Hurley and Emma Murray. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Leaving Cert Students’ Joy In Mounthawk And Brookfield

August 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk and Brookfield College reverberated to the sound of nervous students receiving their Leaving Cert exam results on Wednesday morning, after months of hard work and anguish. “We’re absolutely delighted with the results,” said Principal of Brookfield College, Elisha Dowling. “One of our students got 625 points while we […]

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St Ita's and St Joseph's student, Catherine Moriarty is congratulated by young friends after her certificate was presented to her by Kerry GAA stars Darran O'Sullivan and Kieran Donaghy. Also included is Principal Grace Sheehan. Photo by Dermot Crean

GAA Stars Hand Out Awards In St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

June 23, 2014 at 12:13 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME special guests turned up at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh on Friday for their annual graduation ceremony. Inter-county GAA stars, Kieran Donaghy and Darran O’Sullivan were on hand to make presentations to graduating pupils at the school who received FETAC qualifications and Leaving Certificate awards in […]

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Photos: Children Display Their Talent In Féile na mBláth Art Competition

Photos: Children Display Their Talent In Féile na mBláth Art Competition

June 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN from all over town gathered in the Kerry Group Marquee on Friday morning for the presentation  of prizes in the Féile na mBláth art competition. Hundreds of schoolchildren took part and Chairman of the Féile na mBláth Committee, Johnnie Wall, ably assisted by committee members, Caroline Toal and Mary […]

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Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

Mural Depicting Listellick School Down The Years Nears Completion

June 20, 2014 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

LISTELLICK Primary School are about to celebrate their 150th anniversary and a mural depicting the schoolhouses throughout its history is expected to be completed next week. It’s one of a number of ways the school is celebrating the milestone, which includes releasing  a book which charts the history of the school from […]

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VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

VIDEO: School Drumming Session Livens Up The Square

June 13, 2014 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

LUNCHTIME in the Square was sunny enough on Thursday, but the pupils from a local school managed to brighten it up even further with a drumming exhibition. The pupils from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s School in Balloonagh were joined by teachers and class-room assistants in a lunchtime show where […]

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