The cast of 'Flour Babies' rehearsing at CBS The Green on Thursday. From left; Lawrence Guardino, John Hanafin, Cian Barden, Jeangervais Ouattara, Joseph Corcoran, Colm Atkinson, Cathal McLoughlin, Tadhg Brick and Ryan Foley. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Students Prepare To Welcome ‘Flour Babies’ To Stage

April 28, 2017 at 4:35 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS at CBS The Green are preparing to tread the boards once again in a new production running next week. Anne Fine’s ‘Flour Babies’ will be staged on Wednesday, May 3 and Thursday, May 4 at the school. The play follows a class of underachievers in an all-boys school tasked […]

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The second year Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí basketball team with coach Sinead Bí Chathasaigh.

Gaelcholáiste Girls Going For Basketball Glory Next Week

April 27, 2017 at 4:20 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEAM from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí are off to the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght next Tuesday to bid for an All-Ireland title. The second year girls team will take part in the Junior B part of the competition and got to the finals by beating St Marys High School, Midelton and […]

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Marie Charland of Creme De La Crepe with Ellanna Mulcahy and Majella Shanahan at the Food For Thought event at the ITT on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Culinary Experts Give ‘Food For Thought’ At ITT Event

April 27, 2017 at 11:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE ‘Food For Thought’ showcase held yesterday was a must for anyone interested in food and the culinary arts. A farmers market, cooking demonstrations, workshops, panel discussions and much more took place at the North Campus of the IT Tralee. This food market featured companies from all over Kerry with paella, cheese, donuts and […]

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Presentation Girls Enjoy Trip To Barcelona

April 26, 2017 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE we enjoyed some fine weather around these parts recently, it wasn’t as good as that experienced by girls from Presentation Tralee a few weeks ago. The 5th Year students from the school recently enjoyed a trip to Barcelona. The tour schedule was hectic and included a visit to Casa Mila, La […]

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Coren Hughes with Eljakim Schrijvers from the Bebras Organisation

Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Pupil Wins National Competition

April 26, 2017 at 10:46 am Comments are Disabled

A SCOIL Eoin student is celebrating after winning the BEBRAS Computational Thinking Challenge Final in NUI Maynooth last Saturday. Sixth class pupil Coren Hughes from the Balloonagh school won first place in the 10-12 age group category. The competition aims to identify and encourage students who have a talent in the area […]

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Presentation Tralee Are National AIB Build A Bank Winners Again

Presentation Tralee Are National AIB Build A Bank Winners Again

April 25, 2017 at 6:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY’VE done it again. The students from Presentation Secondary School Tralee have won the top prize of €5,000 at the AIB Build A Bank Challenge competition beating off opposition from all over the country. The Butterfly Bank, is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara […]

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Presentation Students Reach National Final Of SEAI Competition

Presentation Students Reach National Final Of SEAI Competition

April 24, 2017 at 1:19 pm Comments are Disabled

A TEAM of Transition Year students in Presentation Secondary School has reached the National final of the SEAI One Good Idea competition which will be held in Croke park on May 16. The ‘Locally Grown Is Better Known” science project involves Ciara Boyd, Blaithnaid Cotter, Rebecca Duggan and Eimear Allard. They […]

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PHOTOS: Tralee Students To The Fore At Kerry Schools Track And Field Champ

PHOTOS: Tralee Students To The Fore At Kerry Schools Track And Field Champ

April 11, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

TRALEE schools enjoyed big success at the annual Kerry Colleges Track and Field Championships  held in ideal conditions at An Riocht Athletic Track on Thursday last. Around 400 athletes representing 15 secondary schools contested sprints, middle and long distance races;  shot putt, long and high jumps, and to finish off the day, […]

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Vicky Fitzgibbon, Suan Murphy and Ciara Whelan  at the ITT Clubs and Societies Ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Of Students Enjoy ITT Clubs And Societies Ball

April 7, 2017 at 1:52 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 350 students and staff of IT Tralee enjoyed the Clubs & Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel last night. They gathered to celebrate student participation and achievement in Clubs & Societies and to have a good time as the Easter break begins. Speaking on the night Sports Officer, Jennifer Healy, acknowledged the significant […]

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Ruadhrí Mac Amhlaoibh, Liam Ó Múirí, Stiofán Ó Fearail, Daithí Ó Ruaidh, Keith Ó Briain, Kevin Shorthall, Caitlín Nic Giollaghunna and Faith Peskett at the Seo Linn Concert at the Rose Hotel on Tuesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Concert By Seo Linn

April 5, 2017 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí Students enjoyed a concert by the Irish Band, Seo Linn, in the Rose Hotel on Tuesday. Seo Linn are a new, young, Irish band that have a passion for the Irish language. They sing original songs but also do a powerful take on some contemporary songs. Not only […]

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Sergeant Eileen O'Sullivan, Jimmy Deenihan, Aidan O'Mahony and Seamus Moriarty presenting members of the Student Council Kaley Killeen and Sean Locke with Certificates for the 'Walk a Marathon in a Month' Challenge. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Pupils At Listellick Primary School Complete ‘Walk A Marathon In A Month’ Challenge

April 4, 2017 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a wet and windy finish today to Listellick National School’s ‘Walk a Marathon in a Month’ Challenge. Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, Chairperson of the Kerry Recreation and Sports Partnership and a former P.E Teacher himself, returned to the school having kicked off the event back in February, to present […]

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Clemence Igleglesias, Ciara Dowling and Molly Sheehy at their Junior Entrepreneur Programme showcase at Spa National School on Monday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Sweet Taste Of Success For Spa NS Entrepreneurs

April 3, 2017 at 4:15 pm Comments are Disabled

THE spirit of entrepreneurship was alive and well in Spa National School on Monday as the school’s 5th class students launched their 2017 J.E.P Project, “Spa’s Scrumptious Sweets”! The Junior Entrepreneur Programme is specifically designed to promote entrepreneurship amongst primary school students. Since 2010, over 26,000 primary school students in Ireland have participated […]

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NO REPRO FEE 29/3/2017 Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD today launched the Guaranteed Irish video competition at Loreto College on St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin. The initiative matches Transition Year students and local businesses, with the aim to produce creative videos profiling businesses at community level. Pictured at the launch were students, from left, Hana Gallagher (16) from Sandymount, Ellen McKim (15) from Blackrock, Tara O’Sullivan (15) from Glasnevin and Isabelle Healy (16) from Glasnevin. Brid O’Connell said: “Today we are really excited to announce details of the Guaranteed Irish video competition, where we are calling on Transition Year students to make a short video about local businesses in their community. We hope that the competition gets Transition Year students involved with their locality, and most importantly that they meet with local businesses.”  PHOTO: Mark Stedman

Call For Transition Years To Profile Local Businesses

April 2, 2017 at 11:20 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION  Year students in Kerry are being encouraged to get involved in the new Guaranteed Irish video competition which involves creating videos of local businesses. Launched by Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD during last week, the initiative matches Transition Year students and local businesses, with the aim to produce creative videos […]

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Jenny Fox, Amy O'Mahony, and Katie Nagel from the Presentation Secondary School, Miltown with their project at the Student Enterprise Awards on Friday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Tralee Students Among Prizewinners At Enterprise Awards

April 1, 2017 at 10:15 am 1 comment

COASTERS out of records, homemade face masks and the Swiss army knife of pencil case were just some of the 32 projects on display at Student Enterprise Awards held in IT Tralee on Friday. The students from schools all over Kerry showed their projects to the judges  in the hope of […]

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Girls just wanna have fun at the KDYS Youth Day in the INEC.

PHOTOS: Over 1,400 Enjoy KDYS Youth Day

March 31, 2017 at 9:48 am Comments are Disabled

A TRULY amazing day was had by nearly 1,400 teenagers on Sunday at the annual KDYS Youth Day in Killarney INEC. This event has been running for over 40 years and sees the involvement of KDYS youth club members, along with hundreds of volunteers from across the Diocese of Kerry. […]

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Aideen Fox, Sarah Ferguson, Rachel O'Regan and Laura Harty  at the Mounthawk Parent's Council Table Quiz on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Parents Council Holds Annual Table Quiz

March 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS and parents tasted their general knowledge at Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School on Wednesday night. Organised by the Parents Council, the annual quiz is a big fundraiser and all money raised goes back into the school. The quiz was held in the school’s new Centenary Hall, as opposed to the previous years […]

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David Moran, Catríona Uí Churráin, and Colm Ó hAiniféin with rang a cúig at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn at the launch of their Junior Enterprise Project. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils Magnetic Project Attracts Great Interest

March 30, 2017 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

AS part of the Junior Entrepreneur Programme, fifth class pupils at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn set up their own business called Mi Magnets. The students sold thousands of fridge magnets to local clubs as part of the project. Austin Stacks Club commissioned the students to develop personalised magnets for the club, to […]

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Students of Presentation Secondary School, Listowel, Cara O'Brien, Sadhbh Carmody, Selena McCool, Eimear Quin, and Kaylene Chute at Ceiliúradh na nÓg at the Brandon Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students From Around Kerry Attend Ceiliúradh na nÓg

March 30, 2017 at 9:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ceiliúradh na nOg took place on Wednesday, March 29 at the Brandon Hotel, Tralee. Ceiliúradh na nOg is a faith programme for Transition Year and Fifth Year students and 300 of them, representing 15 of the post-primary schools from throughout the diocese, took part on the day. The students were given the […]

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Presentation Tralee students Muirne Scanlon Meabh Pierse and Anna Sheehy with 'O-Pops' at the County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards at IT Tralee on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Who Will Be The Winners At Student Enterprise Awards 2017?

March 28, 2017 at 3:03 pm Comments are Disabled

THE County Final of the Kerry County Council Annual Student Enterprise Awards will be held on the this Friday at ITT North Campus. Over 30 mini-companies set up by local second level schools will participate in the competition. The competition promotes the development of innovation, idea development, business structure, sourcing of finance, […]

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"Ah sure, isn't it yourself."

PHOTOS: Mounthawk Students Have Fun Aiming To Break World Record

March 25, 2017 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a weird sight from the balcony of the Mercy Mounthawk gym on Friday afternoon as hundreds of students aimed to break a world record. Hundreds of white-clad figures milled around aiming to break the record of having the most number of ‘ghosts’ in one location and raise funds for the Kerry […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students wearing yellow to mark Daffodil Day at the school on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Goes Yellow To Raise Funds For Daffodil Day

March 24, 2017 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was the usual hustle and bustle during the morning break at Mercy Mounthawk on Friday, but there was something different about the students. “The school community is celebrating 30 years of Daffodil Day and to mark it we’re having a non-uniform day,” said teacher Sinead Thornton. The students were asked […]

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PHOTOS: It Was A Colourful Day At KCFE Today

PHOTOS: It Was A Colourful Day At KCFE Today

March 23, 2017 at 4:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE end of year Colour Fun Day took place in the Kerry College for Further Education on Thursday, March 23, from 11am until 1 pm. The Sports Therapy First Year students came up with the idea that staff and students would run, walk or dance their way through a 5km route after first getting colourful. All […]

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Ms Dineen and Ross McBride with the Spike Ball Leaders of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Students Organise Spikeball Tournament At Mounthawk

March 23, 2017 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

TRANSITION Year students of Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School organised a spikeball tournament for primary school students around Tralee on Wednesday. The TY Students have been coaching pupils from primary school all around Tralee to play Spikeball over the course of six weeks. They began in December, training CBS Primary School, […]

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Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

Presentation ‘Butterfly Bank’ Flies Into AIB Build A Bank National Final

March 22, 2017 at 4:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE girls from Presentation Tralee kept up a rich tradition by qualifying for the AIB Build A Bank national final. The Butterfly Bank management team is made up of TY students: Manager – Sadbh Kilgallen, Assistant Manager – Ciara Boyd, Innovation Executive – Michelle Doody, Digital Officer – Cara Segal, […]

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Tiernan Brosnan with the cheque of €500 he won in the 'Our Big Idea' competition. Also included is Kieran Rutledge of Tralee Chamber Alliance, teacher Shane Kissane and Bank Of Ireland's Shane Enright. Photo: Tralee Chamber Alliance Facebook

Mounthawk Student’s Big Idea Wins €500 In Chamber Alliance Competition

March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

A MERCY Mounthawk student’s idea earned him a €500 cheque in a  Tralee Chamber Alliance ‘Our Big Idea’ competition. As part of Enterprise Month, Transition Year students from Tralee were asked their big ideas and opinions on what developments they believe should take place in their town and what kind of business […]

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PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

PHOTOS: Busy Couple Of Weeks For TY Students At Presentation Secondary

March 21, 2017 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THE past couple of  weeks have been quite  busy for Transition Year students at Presentation Secondary School with a number of events taking place. TY students from Presentation Tralee and CBS attended a Lenten talk in the Presentation Primary Hall with Richard Moore organised by the Diocese of Kerry on Tuesday last. […]

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CBS Students Take Part In Apprentice Chef Cook-Off At ITT

CBS Students Take Part In Apprentice Chef Cook-Off At ITT

March 20, 2017 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

CBS the Green students Kevin Browne and Cathal Mcloughlin were among nine students who took part in the third day of the apprentice chef cook-offs at IT Tralee on Thursday March 16. Each student had an hour and a half to cook a ‘good mood’ dish that they created based […]

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Scoil Eoin pupils enjoying the St Patrick's Day parade on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Quiz, Parade And Concert In A Busy Week At Scoil Eoin

March 18, 2017 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a hectic week of activities at Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh. The pupils were taking part in Seachtain na Gaeilge and set dancers taught by Peggy Sweeney and Teresa Murphy and the school’s Trad Group taught by Siobhán Meehan entertained classes in the hall during the week. The school also had a […]

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NO REPRO FEES - 11th May, 2016.Show Racism the Red Card Highlight Need for Government to Combat Racism
Pictured today (11.05.16) at Show Racism the Red Card creative competition awards ceremony in the Aviva Stadium, Dublin.Photo:Barry Cronin/ 087-9598549 - Wilkinstown, Navan, County Meath, Ireland.

Anti-Racism Creative Competition Looking For Kerry Entrants

March 18, 2017 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

SHOW Racism the Red Card’s annual ‘Anti-Racism Creative Competition’ is looking for primary and secondary schools, youth organisations and individual children and young people, from Kerry to register for the competition. The competition encourages young people to develop creative anti-racism messages using written, visual and audio-visual means Show Racism the […]

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Aoife Ní Loingsigh, Grainne Ní Choirc, Luke Ó Cathasaigh, and Shane Ó Cheallaigh at the Seachtain na Gaeilge Table Quiz at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Thursday. Photo by Lisa O'Mahony.

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Hosts Quiz For Seachtain Na Gaeilge

March 17, 2017 at 10:21 am Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn held a Tráth na gCeist on Thursday as part of their Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations. The Gaelscoil invited other schools from around the county to take part in the Table Quiz, which was sponsored by the Tralee branch of Conradh na Gaeilge. The other schools that took part […]

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