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Mercy Mounthawk basketballers Daire Kennelly, Sean and Tim Pollmann-Daamen and Leeroy Odiahi who are off to Irish squad training camps this weekend.

Mounthawk Basketballers Off To Irish National Squad Training Weekend

September 21, 2018 at 2:55 pm Comments are Disabled

FOR the first time in Mercy Mounthawk’s history, the school has four players heading to Gormanstown, Co. Meath this weekend for the Irish national squad training weekend. Sean and Tim Pollman-Daamen are 3rd year students and have been training with the Irish under 16 team with the last year. This […]

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Members of the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland a few weeks ago in Croke Park were honoured at their school, CBS The Green on Thursday. From left; Devon Burns, Joe Linehan, Sean Quilter and Padraig White. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Honours Its Kerry Minors And High Achievers In Sport

September 20, 2018 at 4:51 pm Comments are Disabled

THE gym at CBS The Green was packed with students and staff on Thursday afternoon to honour the recent sporting achievements by certain pupils. The four lads who were on the Kerry minor panel who won the All-Ireland this year, thus making five-in-a-row history, came in for special mention. Sean […]

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20th September 2018

Winners of the Bridge Network Invention of the Year Awards, presented at UCC, are Prof. Cian O’Mathuna (Tyndall) for market-leading magnetics techology to improve battery life of mobile devices, Kieran Meade (Teagasc) for his neonatal next generation vaccine invention and Aleksandra Augustyniak (IT Tralee) for NutraECM,an anti-skin ageing innovation.  

Photo: Cathal Noonan

Helena And Aleksandra Win IT Tralee Invention Of The Year

September 20, 2018 at 4:21 pm Comments are Disabled

INNOVATIONS that solve key challenges in today’s society from cancer diagnostics, skin ageing, mobile battery life to neonate vaccinations were among the winners of the prestigious Bridge Network Invention of the Year 2018 awards hosted by University College Cork this week. The IT Tralee, Invention of the Year was won […]

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Teacher Iníon Ní Mhuircheartaigh with Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí pupils Saoirse Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh, Cheyenne Tanner, Molly Ní Bhrosnacháin and Eoin Mac Uileagóid and their Cycle Against Suicide Ambassador Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

Awards And Victories For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

September 20, 2018 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí were awarded the Cycle Against Suicide  Ambassador award on Monday of last week at a ceremony in Dublin in recognition of the work the students did last year in the school to promote positive wellbeing. The Ambassador School Programme  is school-led, and involves the completion of “Five Gears” […]

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Still Time To Apply For Courses At KCFE

Still Time To Apply For Courses At KCFE

September 19, 2018 at 4:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S exciting times for Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) as they recently opened a new campus in Denny Street to complement the ‘mothership in Clash. The good news for  leaving certificate students, mature students wishing to return to college and those wishing to up-skill and change career direction, is that […]

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Youngsters at the Ardfert Kids Cycle from Ardfert NS on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Lovely Day For A Cycle At Ardfert NS

September 17, 2018 at 8:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather stayed fine on Sunday afternoon for the annual Ardfert Kids Cycle with over 60 people taking part. They gathered at Ardfert National School before noon with music and refreshments laid on by the organisers and a great community atmosphere evident. Principal Betty Stack waved the red flag to […]

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Teachers Karen Tobin and Helen Kelliher with students launching the CBS The Green 5k/3k Fun Run which takes place on September 30. Photo by Dermot Crean

Hundreds Expected To Take Part In CBS The Green 5k/3k Fun Run

September 14, 2018 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS are well underway for the annual CBS The Green 5k and 3k Fun Runs which take place at the end of the month. The school will host the event for the fourth time and organisers Helen Kelliher and Karen Tobin, both teachers at the school, are looking forward to […]

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Janusz Glebocki, Store Manager at Tesco in the town centre, presents a cheque for €199 to Principal of Coláiste Gleann Lí, Richard Lawlor. Also included is student Hannah Mullins, Duty Manager at Tesco Sean Fitzgerald, Deputy Principal Liam McGill and student Zain Ali. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tesco Tralee Branch Helps Out Local School

September 14, 2018 at 9:29 am Comments are Disabled

THE guys from Tesco in the town centre paid a visit to Coláiste Gleann Lí on Thursday to hand over a cheque. It was part of Tesco’s Community Fund initiative and Austin McGinley, who works in Tesco and is a parent of a former pupil in Coláiste Gleann Lí, suggested that […]

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IT Tralee To Host Careers Fair This Month

IT Tralee To Host Careers Fair This Month

September 13, 2018 at 12:36 pm Comments are Disabled

PROSPECTIVE employers will make their way to Institute of Technology Tralee for their annual Careers Fair taking take place on Wednesday, September 26 in the North Campus’ BIT building from 10am to 2pm. Graduates, students and job seekers from Kerry are urged to attend and connect in-person with potential employers in […]

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High-achieving Mercy Mounthawk students Keela Hughes (nine A grades) and Isobel Keane (eight A grades) with their results on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Joy Around Tralee Schools As Students Receive Junior Cert Results

September 13, 2018 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were smiling faces in the sunshine on Wednesday morning as hundreds of students around Tralee received their Junior Cert results. Over in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí there was great excitement as the envelopes were handed out at around 10am. Principal of the school, Ruairí Ó Cinnéide, was very pleased for the […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Families Look Forward To The Ardfert Kids Cycle This Weekend

September 11, 2018 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

WITH children well back into the swing of things in school, the Ardfert kids cycle couldn’t be better timed to encourage them to get out and be active at the weekends. The cycle is taking place on this Sunday, September 16 at 12pm and children have the option of a […]

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Free Third Level Courses At IT Tralee To Tackle Skills Shortage In Hospitality Sector

September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

IF you are currently working or considering a career in the hospitality sector, there’s never been a better time to train and upskill. Through the Springboard+ programme, IT Tralee are offering a number of FREE and 90% funded programmes in the Tourism and Hospitality Sector. Skills shortages in this sector […]

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Principal of St Ita's and St Joseph's School Grace Sheahan, accepts a cheque from the Born To Run Club on Friday morning. Also included are pupils of the school and  Majella Milward of The Ashe Hotel, Maria Moynihan, teacher Aoife O'Connor, Marilyn O'Shea and Tom Foley of Born To Run. Photo by Dermot Crean

Born To Run Club’s Marathon Effort To Help Local School

September 7, 2018 at 9:54 am Comments are Disabled

IT was “back to school” for members of Born To Run Tralee Marathon Club on Friday as they presented a cheque for over €2,000 to students and staff at St Ita’s and St Joseph’s primary and post primary special school. The popular running club raised €2,058 from their sell-out 40 […]

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The Neilus Flynn trophy visits Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Included is Sean Ó Cíosáin, Liam de Staic, Ruairi MacAmhlaoibh and Eoin de Staic. Darren Ó Briain, Principal Ruairí Ó Cinnéide, Aodáin Ó Seanachain and teacher Fearghus Mac Muiris who is manager of the Lixnaw team. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebrating Hurling And Academic Achievements At The Gaelcholáiste

September 3, 2018 at 12:02 pm Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY saw great achievements in the sporting and academic spheres acknowledged at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Abbeydorney won the minor hurling championship over a week ago now and the school has some students who played a part in the victory. Also Briain Mac Amhlaoibh, who completed his Leaving Cert this year at […]

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Jasmine Shah (Special Needs Assistant), Amy Sweeney and Fiona Tangney (Childcare with Montessori) at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday at the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From The KCFE Graduation Ceremony (Part 2)

September 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm Comments are Disabled

AS we reported earlier (click here if you missed it), there were hundreds of people at the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre yesterday. Students were conferred with QQI awards – both nationally and internationally recognised — in the wide variety of courses […]

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Happy new arrivals at O'Brennan NS on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen And O’Brennan Schools Welcome Junior Infants

September 1, 2018 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO days down, a couple of thousand more to go. Junior infants began their schooldays on Thursday and took no time at all to settle in at Caherleaheen and O’Brennan schools. There were happy faces all around when we called to take a few photos of the the new arrivals […]

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Megan Arnopp, Cora Dowling and Laura Sheahan and Zoe O'Carroll, all completed Beauty Therapy course, at the Kerry College of Further Education Graduation Ceremony on Friday at the Brandon Hotel. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day For Kerry College Of Further Education Students (Part 1)

September 1, 2018 at 11:57 am Comments are Disabled

ACADEMIC achievement and personal success was celebrated at the Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE) Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre, Tralee on Friday evening. An annual highlight in the college calendar — with over 800 in attendance including the graduates families and KCFE staff — the event marked […]

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All smiles at Listellick NS. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All Smiles From The New Arrivals At Listellick School

August 31, 2018 at 2:12 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY had all settled down at Listellick NS by the time we visited the new arrivals on Friday. Ms Ríona Ruane will certainly be kept busy with 30 new pupils in her junior infants class at the school on the hill. “We had no tears yesterday and we have a […]

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New arrivals at Presentation Primary having fun on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Day At School Around Tralee

August 31, 2018 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

JUNIOR Infants familiarising themselves with their surroundings on Thursday as they began their education at schools around town. At Moyderwell Mercy there were 52 children in the two classes getting to know each other and their teachers, Ms Sarah Daly and Ms Ciara O’Sullivan. There were a few anxious little […]

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Junior Infants at Scoil Eoin on their first day at school, on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Welcomes Excited New Arrivals

August 31, 2018 at 8:39 am Comments are Disabled

THE largest primary school in Tralee saw dozens of new arrivals on Thursday as junior infants began their educational journey. The parents were more nervous than the little ones, as over sixty children settled into the three classes at Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh. The children weren’t long settling in once […]

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Eli, Rian and Noel on their first day at school in Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin At Gaelscoil For Junior Infants

August 30, 2018 at 8:37 am Comments are Disabled

NO bother to them. The new junior infants arrived at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Wednesday morning and they took to primary school like ducks to water. There were very few tears shed as the 51 pupils settled into the two classes under Olive Ní Ghearáin and Laura Ní Dhonghaile. “We […]

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Some of the new arrivals at Scoil Nuachabháil. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Junior Infants Welcomed At Schools

August 29, 2018 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a morning of great excitement for children at some schools in the Tralee area as they welcomed new arrivals. While most schools will open again tomorrow, we called to a few this morning including Clogher, Scoil Nuachabháil and Tralee Educate Together. There were ten junior infants settling in […]

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Explore Education Options Outside The CAO At KCFE Information Session

Explore Education Options Outside The CAO At KCFE Information Session

August 22, 2018 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOL leavers and adults considering a return to education are invited to an Information Session on Further Education Options Outside of CAO at Kerry College of Further Education (KCFE), Clash, Tralee on Wednesday 29th August commencing at 6.30pm sharp. The Information Session will highlight how career goals can be achieved […]

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Eleanor’s Glad She Did The Leaving Cert With Tralee VTOS

Eleanor’s Glad She Did The Leaving Cert With Tralee VTOS

August 22, 2018 at 9:34 am Comments are Disabled

Eleanor Fitzgerald says going back to do her Leaving Cert at Tralee VTOS was the best decision she could have made…  I left main stream school when I was 16 years old and at that time went into full time employment. For a long time I thought about going back […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry CAO Applicants Do Exceptionally Well In Securing Places

Billy Ryle: Kerry CAO Applicants Do Exceptionally Well In Securing Places

August 20, 2018 at 11:26 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says 70% for Kerry students who sat the Leaving Cert will go on to Higher Education… Kerry’s CAO applicants  have done exceptionally well in Round One of college offers which went online at 6am on Monday morning. On a pro-rata population basis, Kerry’s CAO applicants are up there […]

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Taking off in the Ardfert Harvest Cycle on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Ardfert School To Host Children’s Cycle Event In September

August 17, 2018 at 1:59 pm Comments are Disabled

PREPARATIONS for the second annual Ardfert Annual Kids’ Cycle have moved into top gear as the event is just four weeks away. Taking place on Sunday, September 16 at 12pm, children have the option of a 5km or 10km cycle. At last year’s inaugural kids cycle, 58 kids who were […]

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Amy Walsh, Emma Daly, Emma Lynch and Brogan Rogers with their Leaving Cert results at Presentation Tralee on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Leaving Cert Results Are In For Tralee Students

August 15, 2018 at 2:53 pm Comments are Disabled

HAPPINESS, nervousness, and for some, a little disappointment were among the emotions evident at schools around the country this morning as thousands of students collected their Leaving Cert results. There were 1,727 Kerry students among them and hundreds were from Tralee schools, so we called around this morning to see what […]

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Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

Credit Union Urges Parents To Shun Moneylenders At Back To School Time

August 2, 2018 at 2:09 pm Comments are Disabled

A NEW, national survey has identified a rise in the number of parents in debt due to back-to-school related costs. Well over a third of parents in Ireland (36%) now say they are getting into debt trying to cope with costs at back-to-school time. This compares with 29% who reported […]

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SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde Has Availability For 5th Year Transition Programme

SPONSORED: Coláiste Íde Has Availability For 5th Year Transition Programme

July 9, 2018 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

  Coláiste Íde has availability for students who wish to spend a year improving their grasp of the Irish language prior to embarking on the Leaving Certificate. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated close to Dingle town. Renowned for its high standard of post-Primary […]

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Moyderwell Mercy pupils with the Travel Maintenance Award. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils End The School Year On An Active Note

June 28, 2018 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a hot morning for a cycle on Wednesday as some of the pupils at Moyderwell Mercy ended the school year with a cycle to Mounthawk via the ‘Skinny Mile’. It was all part of the Green Schools Project running at the school to encourage more environmentally-friendly and active […]

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