Tralee Schools Well Represented At BT Young Scientists Exhibition

Tralee Schools Well Represented At BT Young Scientists Exhibition

January 10, 2018 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

STUDENTS from three Tralee schools are in Dublin this week for the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition. There are sixteen Kerry projects in all competing at the event which gets underway in the RDS in Dublin on Wednesday, continuing until Saturday. In Tralee, Mercy Mounthawk has four entrants […]

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Billy Ryle: Time To Prepare For The CAO Deadline

Billy Ryle: Time To Prepare For The CAO Deadline

January 10, 2018 at 10:31 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the CAO deadline is fast approaching for Kerry’s 2,750 third level college applicants, so students need to keep an eye on the timeline… The Central Applications Office (CAO) application season gets underway in earnest this month for about 82,000 applicants competing for about 48,000 coveted college places. […]

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Cast members in Mercy Mounthawk's production of 'My Fair Lady' Hannah Tansley, Ailise Ryan and Grainne Raggett.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Prepare To Stage ‘My Fair Lady’

January 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk students are set to wow audiences in their production of My Fair Lady in Siamsa Tíre later this month. Taking place from Wednesday, January 24 to Saturday, January 27, this classic piece of theatre brings some great musical pieces to the stage performed by a cast which draws […]

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Femma Lynch, Mia Duggan and Tirna Brosnan at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students From Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Enjoy Debs Ball

January 3, 2018 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind howled and rain lashed the windows as Storm Eleanor came to town, but the students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí stayed dry and happy in Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. Over 120 teenagers sat down for a meal followed by some great entertainment at the Debs Ball organised by the […]

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Catherine Dolan on the occasion of her retirement as school traffic warden at the school with Frank Hartnett of Kerry County Council, Mayor of Tralee Norma Foley and Principal of CBS Primary, Denis Coleman. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ‘I Leave My Heart With All Of You’ — Catherine Hangs Up Her ‘Lollipop’

December 22, 2017 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was an emotional day at CBS Primary School on Thursday, as the pupils and staff said farewell to a much-loved member of the school family. Catherine Dolan from Knockmoyle has been school traffic warden for the past 18 years at the school and hung up her ‘lollipop’ this week. […]

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PHOTOS: Competition Proves ‘Pres Girls Got Talent’

December 21, 2017 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was huge excitement at Presentation Secondary School, Tralee on Monday as the first ever “Pres Got Talent” competition celebrated the huge range of musical talents from all years in the school. Two shows were held for the school in the Pres Primary Hall – Junior cycle students between 10 […]

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Laura Stanisauskaite, Gavin Mulvihill and Jasmine Griffin with Principal Richard Lawlor and Deputy Principal Liam McGill at the launch of the CD at Coláiste Gleann Lí on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Coláiste Gleann Lí Students Record CD In Aid Of ISPCC

December 20, 2017 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS of Coláiste Gleann Lí have created and produced a CD in support of the work of the ISPCC this Christmas. The CD consists of five tracks which showcase the talent among the student body at Tralee’s fastest growing post-primary school. The tracks consists of an eclectic range of musical […]

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Pupils at the St Brendan's NS Blennerville Christmas Concert at St John's Church on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville School Pupils Sing Festive Favourites

December 20, 2017 at 10:42 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville have been performing their annual Christmas concerts this week. On Monday, the junior and senior infants entertained their families in the school hall and on Tuesday it was the turn of 1st to 6th classes to shine in St John’s Church as […]

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Pres students wearing their Christmas Jumpers in aid of Ronald McDonald House.

PHOTOS: Pres Students Get Festive To Raise Funds For Ronald McDonald House

December 15, 2017 at 3:18 pm Comments are Disabled

  ALL  students at Pres Tralee were allowed to wear Christmas jumpers to raise funds for the Ronald McDonald House at Crumlin Children’s Hospital on Friday. As part of the fundraising activities a bake sale was also held at break time – coordinated by students in Ms. Cronin’s German classes. Ms. […]

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Ms Daly's Senior Infants in Presentation Primary ready for the Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Singing, Dancing And Fun At Presentation Primary Concert

December 14, 2017 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

TWO sellout shows took place at Presentation Primary School on Wednesday as pupils performed their annual Christmas concert. Speaking to teacher Helena Hennessy before the evening performance, she said the afternoon show was a huge success thanks to the rehearsals put in over the previous two weeks by all involved. […]

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Pres Students Get Photography Tips From Camera Club Exhibition

December 14, 2017 at 10:44 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary Tralee first year students visited the Ardfert Camera Club’s exhibition in the nearby County Library and invited the club to display their exhibition on the corridors of Pres Tralee. The stunning photographs have drawn huge attention from all the students and staff in the school – not just the […]

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Ms Sugrue's Senior Infants in Scoil Eoin ready for the Christmas Concert on Wednesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Have Festive Fun At Concerts

December 14, 2017 at 10:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE town’s largest primary school, Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh, hosted three days of festive fun as the annual Christmas concerts took place this week. There were performances during the day and in the evening with parents enjoying music, drama and dancing from pupils in all years. Madeline McCarthy’s third class […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí transition years Amy Pollmann, Peadar Tóibín, Lennox Beaujouan and Andrew Muineacháin helping out with the celebrations for Saint Nicolas’ feast-day on Wednesday at Collis Sandes House. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Students Have Fun Celebrating St Nicolas’ Day

December 7, 2017 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THE first year pupils of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí got in to the festive spirit by celebrating Saint Nicolas’ feast-day on Wednesday. To mark the day, the pupil held a number of activated at Collis Sands House where the pupils are based. “Unfortunately we currently do not have home economics facilities in […]

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Gaelcholáiste Students To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

Gaelcholáiste Students To Raise Funds For Arlington Lodge

December 4, 2017 at 12:19 pm Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Leaving Cert students will sleep overnight in school, on Thursday, December 21 in order to raise funds for a local homeless facility. The students realise that they are very fortunate and that Christmas can be a such a difficult time for a lot of people, especially the homeless. […]

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Ellen Lenihan, Riadh O'Sullivan and Seniz Kuccuk at the Mercy Mounthawk Transition Year Fashion Show at the school gym on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Winter Wonderland Of Fashion From Mercy Mounthawk Students

November 30, 2017 at 12:10 pm Comments are Disabled

  THE gym at Mercy Mounthawk was packed on Wednesday night for a colourful and entertaining fashion show from the Transition Year students. The Transition Years took to the runway for their annual fundraising shows at 2pm and 8pm and loads of  money was raised for the great causes of […]

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Shay Collins, Maeve Byrne and Tara Byrne dressing up as historical figures as part of History Week at Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Learn From History Week In Mercy Mounthawk

November 25, 2017 at 9:27 am 1 comment

MARTIN Luther, St Brendan and Audrey Hepburn were rubbing shoulders in Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday as the school put on a number of events for History Week. “It’s been a great week and a very busy one,” said Noreen Somers of the history department in the school when we called. “There […]

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In front, Larry Adebayo and Padraig Woods, with at back Vilte Dubickaite and Megan McCarthy and the tower of water bottles to be distributed to every student at Mercy Mounthawk. Photo by Dermot Crean

School’s Environmentally-Aware Initiative To See Reusable Bottles Issued To Students

November 24, 2017 at 3:56 pm Comments are Disabled

A TOWER of water bottles was set up by students at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday afternoon to promote a new environmentally-friendly initiative by the school which starts from next week. “Every student in the school will get a reusable water bottle, so that’s around 1,200 bottles to be distributed,” said […]

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The Kerry College of Further Education side before travelling for their match yesterday.

KCFE Just Pipped For Final Place Against Dundalk IT

November 23, 2017 at 1:29 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education played their first ever Higher Education Gaelic Football league semi-final against Dundalk IT in Portlaoise yesterday. Despite putting in a tremendous performance, the side were beaten after a last minute goal scuppered their hopes. The Clash-based side, coached by Jack O’Connor, led at half time by […]

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Students from Mercy Mounthawk who excelled in State Exams in 2017 were honoured at the school on Saturday morning. Back from left; Ronan Moore (Leaving Cert), Timothy Grimes (Junior Cert), Liam O'Brien (Junior Cert), Ben Kavanagh (Leaving Cert), Thomas Curran (Leaving Cert) and Michael Moynihan (Junior Cert). In front; Charlotte O'Halloran, Mairead Kearney and Diana Meriakri, all Junior Certs. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Honours High-Achieving Students In 2017 State Exams

November 21, 2017 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY morning saw a number of current and former students of Mercy Mounthawk receive special awards for their high achievements in the 2017 Junior and Leaving Certificate exams. There were four former Leaving Cert students — Ronan Moore, Ben Kavanagh, Thomas Curran and Ciara McCarthy — and six former Junior Certs […]

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Presentation Castleisland students presented a cheque to Sean Scally of Enable Ireland Kerry on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Students Turn Off Their Phones To Help Enable Ireland Kerry

November 17, 2017 at 2:59 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Presentation Secondary School Castleisland present Enable Ireland Kerry Services with a cheque for €270 on Friday. The money was raised by students who took part in a No Phone Survival Challenge. That’s right – no phones, no calls, no texts, no snaps, no posts, no likes, no selfies […]

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Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

Ardfert NS Pupils Wins Best Film Of The Year At Nationwide FÍS Festival

November 16, 2017 at 5:33 pm Comments are Disabled

ARDFERT NS won the top prize today at the FÍS National Film Festival. The pupils from Ms Holland’s fifth class at the school won Overall Film of the Year award for their entry, ‘The Gooseberry Fair’. They were up against 24 other schools from around the country. Their entry re-enacts […]

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O’Brennan NS, Kielduff, Tralee wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw .. Pictured were     Mary Slattery Vice Principal O’Brennan NS , Teresa Higgins-Walker, Lee Strand and Mike Sweeney, Principal O’Brennan NS . 

O’Brennan NS, Kielduff, Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Mike Sweeney, Principal stated “We are delighted to have won this month’s draw and I would like to thank all the parents and pupils for sending in their Mighty Mikey Milk tokens in such great numbers, we certainly have a lot of Lee Strand milk drinkers! We will be putting the money towards our improvements to the outside play area. Thank you Lee Strand.”

John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand said “Once again this year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools. We would like to congratulate O’Brennan NS on winning €500 in our first draw and wish all schools the best of luck in our next three €500 draws.”
To enter simply collect 10 Mighty Mikey Milk mascots printed on Lee Strand 1 Litre and pint cartons or 2 Litre plastic bottles. Post your 10 mascots along with your name, address and telephone number to: Win €500 Cash 4 Schools Competition, Lee Strand, Ballymullen, Tralee, Co. Kerry. The next draw will take place on Friday, December 29th. For further information please contact 066 71 21084 or visit
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Lee Strand Presents O’Brennan School With €500

November 15, 2017 at 12:01 pm Comments are Disabled

O’Brennan NS, Kielduff, Tralee was filled with lots of excitement when Lee Strand visited this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. Speaking at the presentation Mike Sweeney, Principal stated; “We are delighted to have won this month’s draw and I would like to […]

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Presentation Transition Year students Claudia Drzymala, Orla O'Brien, Clodagh Begley, Bronagh Foley and Zainab Lawal with their Binder Minder project. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Girls Enter ‘Dragons Den’ To Prepare For Competition

November 14, 2017 at 3:04 pm Comments are Disabled

SOME enterprising Transition Year students in Presentation Secondary School pitched their projects in a ‘Dragons Den’-type event in the school on Monday. It was all to prepare for the upcoming Kerry LEO Student Enterprise Awards which take place at IT Tralee in the new year. The school assembled some ‘Dragons’ […]

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Pupils from Moyderwell school with the shoeboxes they put together for the Shoebox Appeal. Photo by Dermot Crean

Moyderwell Pupils Take Part In Christmas Shoebox Appeal

November 14, 2017 at 10:27 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School showed their generous side by taking part in the annual Team Hope Christmas Shoebox Appeal. The children take part in the appeal every year where they make up boxes for disadvantaged children in other countries. “The boxes are shipped to around 20 disadvantaged countries […]

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Seniz Kuccuk, Riadh O'Sullivan, Grace Myers, Becky Fitzgerald, Kayla Sugrue, Caroline Courtney and Ella Itsede at the Transition Year Parish Day at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Parishes Hold Tenth Annual Day For Transition Years

November 8, 2017 at 8:16 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Tralee schools gathered at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Tuesday for the annual Parishes Day for transition years. The three parishes of St John’s, Our Lady and St Brendan’s and Spa/Churchill form an Area Council to organise the event. The morning saw a talk on climate change, followed […]

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24/10/2017  Yes Chef Awards in the Strand Hotel. 
Photograph Liam Burke Press 22.

IT Tralee Students Cook For Top Chefs At Awards

November 6, 2017 at 2:04 pm Comments are Disabled

CHEFS from Institute of Technology Tralee cooked for Ireland’s finest purveyors of culinary hospitality at the YesChef awards in The Limerick Strand recently and some former students were part of the team which won awards. With a full house of 450 guests, the evening was a celebration of the hospitality industry […]

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Lira Hoxha (Information Systems Management), LIranda Krasniqi (Computing with Software Development) and Tina Kastrati (Bachelor of Business Hons Degree) at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students From School of Business, Computing & Humanities Conferred

November 5, 2017 at 10:56 am Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee 2017 Conferrings concluded on Friday afternoon, when students from the courses in the School of Business, Computing & Humanities received their qualifications in the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre. The courses were in Hotel, Culinary and Tourism, Business Studies, Creative Media & Information Technology and Computing. The conferrings are the main highlight […]

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Shaun Harrington, Natalie Daly, Tara O'Shea, Rachel McElligott and Elaine Doody (General Nursing) at the IT Tralee Conferring Ceremony on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: ITT Students From School Of Health & Social Sciences Courses Conferred

November 4, 2017 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee conferring continued on Friday morning and this time it was the students from the School of Health & Social Sciences receiving their just rewards. The graduates received qualifications in a range of courses in Nursing & Health Care Studies and Social Sciences. The conferrings are the main highlight in […]

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Allie Tarrant, Rosie Giles and Emma Tarrant after they had their hair cut for the Rapunzel Foundation at Allure Hair Salon on Rock Street. Photo by Dermot Crean

Three Tralee Girls Get The Chop For Rapunzel Foundation

November 3, 2017 at 5:41 pm 1 comment

THREE girls from St John’s Parochial School on Ashe Street did a wonderful thing on Friday when they chopped off their long locks for the Rapunzel Foundation. Sisters Allie (12) and Emma Tarrant (11) from Clash and Rosie Giles (11) from Ballyard, decided on doing it about 18 months ago […]

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Marian Costello with husband Denis and family from left; granddaughter Millie, daughter in law Pamela, son Keith Costello and, far right, daughter Denise O'Dowd. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Marian Says Farewell To Holy Family After 24 Years

October 31, 2017 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

A TEACHER who touched the lives of many over the past 24 years in Tralee said her goodbyes to staff and pupils of Holy Family NS on Thursday. Marian Costello — who had previously taught in Abbeyleix, Co Laois, Bruff in Limerick and Ballyduff — has taught in every class […]

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