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KCFE Students Need Your Vote To Win National People’s Choice Award

KCFE Students Need Your Vote To Win National People’s Choice Award

April 8, 2019 at 12:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE is great excitement at KCFE this week to learn that a group of students from the Multimedia with Graphic Design course at KCFE are nominated for a People’s Choice Award for their digital magazine “Fast Forward”. The National Student Media Awards are open to students from every college across […]

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Launching the inaugural Geography Quiz were, from  left; Karen Tobin, CBS The Green, CBS student Denis Moriarty, Jim McGann of Educate.ie, CBS student Sam McCarthy, Danielle Dunne of Educate.ie and CBS teacher Rebecca Tobin. Photo by Dermot Crean

Junior Cycle Students Invited To Take Part In Schools Geography Quiz

April 3, 2019 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

HAS your school got what it takes to claim the title of Junior Geographers of Kerry? The Educate.ie inaugural Geography Quiz for Junior Cycle Students will take place in CBS the Green, Tralee on Thursday, May 9 at 7pm. The winning team will receive the inaugural Geography Quiz trophy for their […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupil Sean Óg Brosnan who made his Confirmation on Friday, with family at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils From Four Schools Enjoy Confirmation Day At St John’s

March 29, 2019 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

MUCH like yesterday, the sun was shining for Confirmation Day at St John’s Church in Tralee on Friday. Around 120 pupils from Presentation Primary, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn, Caherleaheen NS and St Brendan’s NS Blennerville and their families ensured it was standing room only in the church for the ceremony. Bishop […]

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Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne with Brendan Smith's sixth class pupils from CBS Primary, Principal Denis Coleman and Fr Tadhg Fitzgerald and Sara Barry at the confirmations at St John's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Confirmation Day Arrives For CBS And Moyderwell Pupils

March 28, 2019 at 3:19 pm Comments are Disabled

THEY had a fantastic day for it. Nearly 70 children from two schools in town enjoyed their Confirmation Day on Thursday. There were two classes from CBS Primary School, and one from Mercy Moyderwell receiving the sacrament as their families looked on. Bishop of Kerry, Ray Browne – and a number of […]

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Scene from 'A Little Help'

Ballyheigue School Pupils Win Award At Film Festival

March 27, 2019 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE pupils in a Ballyheigue school have won an award at a film festival in Limerick. St. Joseph’s N.S., Bouleenshere, Ballyheigue won Best Concept at Ireland’s Junior Young Filmmaker of the year Awards at the FreshFilmFestival. Their film, ‘A Little Help’ was made by 2nd and 3rd class pupils and it’s the […]

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European Para Games medal winner Jordan Lee opening Health Promotion Week at Mercy Mounthawk on Tuesday with students. Photo by Dermot Crean

Health Promotion Week Taking Place At Mercy Mounthawk

March 26, 2019 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Health Promotion Week  is in full swing at Mercy Mounthawk next week with a great variety of activities throughout providing something for everyone. Health and Leisure degree students in Tralee IT will provide workshops on stress management, lifestyle choices and practical techniques. These workshops on Tuesday and Friday are being […]

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Pupils taking part in the Céilí Mór at Derryquay NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Derryquay NS Looks Forward To Open Day

March 23, 2019 at 10:17 am Comments are Disabled

A VIBRANT school will host an open day next Thursday, March 28, to showcase all it has to offer prospective pupils and their families. Derryquay National School, 5 km from Tralee on the main Dingle road, is a primary school at the centre of a vibrant community.  It has a […]

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Listellick NS pupil Rachel Foley with Barry, Shane, Elaine and Norman Foley at the Confirmations at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day Arrives For Listellick And Holy Family Pupils

March 22, 2019 at 9:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE big day arrived on Thursday for the boys and girls of two Tralee schools. Families gathered at Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Thursday morning as pupils from Listellick and Holy Family NS were Confirmed by Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne. A number of other clergy were present […]

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Pupils prior to taking part in the Presentation Primary School 'No Boundaries' concert at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils And Friends Put On A Fantastic Show At Siamsa

March 22, 2019 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

SIAMSA Tíre’s theatre was sold out on Thursday night as over 300 pupils from Presentation Primary took part in a fantastic concert showing the talent and creativity at the school. Presentation has been taking part in the Creative Schools Programme and is part of a five year pilot project that aims […]

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Con O'Connor of Pieta House receives a cheque for €662 from CBS The Green Principal Anne O'Callaghan with staff and students. Photo: Joe Hanley

PHOTOS: CBS Students And Staff Help Out Pieta House

March 21, 2019 at 4:25 pm Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at CBS The Green, Tralee held a school fundraiser in aid of Pieta House last Friday. The school held a non-uniform day and each student wore an orange, yellow or red piece of clothing. These colours were chosen to symbolise the movement from darkness to light. “This is an […]

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Joe Linehan, Danny Greaney and Oisin O'Connor before going on stage at the opening night of the CBS The Green students' production of 'The Playboy Of The Western World'. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Students Impress Audiences With ‘The Playboy Of The Western World’

March 21, 2019 at 12:08 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a packed house in CBS The Green on Wednesday night for the opening of their latest production, John Millington Synge’s ‘The Playboy of the Western World’. There were fantastic performances all around by the Transition Years in the pop-up theatre in the school foyer and the stage design looked incredible […]

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Protesters outside Kerry County Council buildings on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Make Their Voices Heard On Climate Change

March 16, 2019 at 9:46 am 1 comment

STUDENTS came out in their hundreds yesterday to protest about how the Government isn’t doing enough to combat Climate Change. While protests took place outside Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and Mercy Mounthawk, around 200 students from schools all over Tralee and beyond went to Kerry County Council buildings in Rathass as part […]

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Pupils taking part in the Céilí Mór at Derryquay NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

A Celebration Of Irish Culture At Derryquay NS

March 16, 2019 at 9:44 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S a time to celebrate our culture and the pupils of Derryquay NS didn’t disappoint on Friday. They held a Céilí Mór to also coincide with Seachtain na Gaeilge and it was a hugely enjoyable afternoon for all. “The children have been practising their tunes on tin whistle and fiddle and […]

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Participants in the Scoil Eoin St Patrick's Parade. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Goes Green For St Patrick’s Parade

March 15, 2019 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

AS is the custom, the St Patrick’s celebrations started early at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh as the whole school came out in the yard for their annual parade on Friday. St Patrick (Jimmy Diggins) led the procession with eight year old Ryan Kelliher, a pupil at the school, who has Muscular […]

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Deputy Principal of Mercy Mounthawk, Pat Fleming with Sean Hennessy and John Crohan who are into the Munster Schools Debating Final at UCC next week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mercy Mounthawk Students Into Munster Schools Debating Final

March 14, 2019 at 12:41 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO students from Mercy Mounthawk will take part in the Munster Schools Debating Final next week. Organised by the UCC Philosophical Society, Sean Hennessy and John McCrohan have won three debates to get to the final which again takes place at UCC and will be Kerry’s only representative. “It’s a […]

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Presentation Secondary School students join Presentation Primary School pupils for rehearsals for their upcoming 'No Boundaries' concert in Siamsa Tíre. Also included are Megan Murphy and Anna Rodgers of Frontline Films. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Pupils To Feature On TV Documentary

March 14, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE cameras were rolling in Presentation Primary School on Tuesday as the school was selected to feature in an upcoming television documentary. The crew from Frontline Films spent the day in the school which is taking part in the Creative Schools Programme. Creative Schools — led by the Arts Council in […]

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Looking forward to the All-Ireland Tapas and Pintxo Championships at IT Tralee to be held next month were Chef Robert Curley, John Harty of Taste Kerry, Chef Gorka Arrieta and Mark Murphy, Lecturer in Culinary Arts at IT Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tapas Championships In Tralee Will Be A Tasty Attraction For Foodies

March 14, 2019 at 11:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE first All Ireland Tapas & Pintxo Championships are taking place next month in Tralee and events are taking place around it which are a must for foodies. Taking place on Tuesday, April 9 and Wednesday, April 10 and hosted by Taste Kerry and the IT Tralee Culinary Department, 20 […]

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Sixth Class pupils from Ardfert NS with their reusable aluminium water bottles. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ardfert Pupils Show Entrepreneurial Skills With JEP ‘Showcase Day’

March 14, 2019 at 10:05 am Comments are Disabled

CHILDREN in Ardfert have been taking their first steps into the world of business with some innovative ideas at the school. Pupils from Mrs. Sheehan’s Sixth Class in Ardfert NS took part in the Junior Entrepreneur Programme and have been working very hard since December, setting up their mini company. […]

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Kerry Murphy, Shannon Quill, Linda O'Shea (Tutor), Katie Ferriter and Leah O'Neill taking part in Health Promotion Day at Kerry College of Further Education on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: KCFE Hosts Fundraising Health Promotion Day

March 13, 2019 at 2:13 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education held a Health Promotion Day organised by the Physiotherapy Assistant and Sports Therapy Students on Tuesday. The college’s all weather astro-turf was used for activities such as a Crossbar Challenge, Penalty Shoot Outs, Volley Ball etc. The student body also benefited from Health and Fitness Screening […]

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David Clifford and Shane Enright of Bank of Ireland presenting a set of jerseys to Mercy Mounthawk football teams. Also included is girls football team coach Louise Ní Mhuircheartaigh and Deputy Principal Shane Kissane. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Stars Present Jerseys To Mercy Mounthawk

March 10, 2019 at 10:11 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY stars David Clifford and Shane Enright were in Mercy Mounthawk this week to present jerseys for the school’s football teams. Under the advice of Shane Enright of Bank of Ireland, students worked to organise a bank to raise funds and Bank of Ireland matched those funds to sponsor the […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students taking part in the 5k Run on Friday in the Town Park. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Aidan And Bernard Join Gaelcholáiste Students For 5k Run

March 9, 2019 at 11:36 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 360 pupils were joined by their teachers from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí and a few special guests for a 5k fun run to bring the school’s Seachtain na Gaeilge events to a close. Well known Kerry comedian Bernard Casey and fitness guru Aidan O’Mahony were on hand to lend their support […]

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Teacher Ms O'Leary (seated) with Holy Family pupils dressed up as fictional characters for World Book Day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family Pupils Dress Up For World Book Day

March 8, 2019 at 10:41 am Comments are Disabled

HOLY Family NS was even more colourful than usual on Thursday with an array of outfits sported by the young pupils. The reason was World Book Day and the school went all out with a number of activities. “We celebrate the importance of reading for pleasure and this was certainly […]

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Mercy Mounthawk girls at the camogie blitz at Mercy Mounthawk on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Hosts Camogie Blitz For Schools

March 8, 2019 at 10:06 am Comments are Disabled

FIVE schools from Tralee and beyond took part in a schools blitz yesterday at Mercy Mounthawk. Aimed at 1st to 3rd year pupils, teams from Pres Tralee, Pres Castleisland, Causeway Comprehensive, St Joseph’s Ballybunion and Mercy Mounthawk took to the pitches under the guidance of Laura Collins, Kerry Camogie County […]

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David Smith, Cian Lynch and Darragh Higson Spillane flipping pancakes in the 'Breakfast Club' kitchen at CBS The Green on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Students Get Flipping For School’s Breakfast Club

March 7, 2019 at 10:10 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of CBS The Green students took part in a ‘Pancake Tuesday’ fundraiser at the school. Some students headed to the new ‘Breakfast Club’ kitchen to make pancakes for their fellow pupils. Teachers and pupils brought in cakes while Garvey’s Supervalu in Tralee also sponsored the goodies. Students could then […]

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Top Kerry Secondary School To Hold Open Day This Saturday

Top Kerry Secondary School To Hold Open Day This Saturday

March 6, 2019 at 11:46 am Comments are Disabled

A SCHOOL which is renowned for its high standard of Post-Primary education is holding an open day this Saturday. Coláiste Íde is a 7 day boarding school for girls situated in the Dingle Peninsula. With a capacity for 150 students, Coláiste Íde provides education through the medium of Irish. Coláiste Íde […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Team Wins At Stage 2 Of Credit Union Schools Quiz

Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Team Wins At Stage 2 Of Credit Union Schools Quiz

March 5, 2019 at 3:41 pm Comments are Disabled

HAVING won the Cara Credit Union Schools Quiz back in January, Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn competed in Stage 2 last weekend. Their brain power was well and truly tested  as they battled it out with schools from all over Kerry and West Limerick, coming out on top in the under 13 […]

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Keen golfers Erika Kirby and Jim O'Dowd at the launch of the Kerry Schools Cup.

Launch Of The Kerry Schools Cup Golf Competition

March 1, 2019 at 2:25 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Golf Doc Academy has announced the official launch of the inaugural Kerry Schools Cup golf competition for 12 – 16 year olds. Teams of six kids are being invited to represent their secondary school in the Kerry Schools Cup and unlike other sports for 12 -16 year olds, teams […]

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Principal of Coláiste Íde Áine Ní Chearbhaill and  Hannah Ní Shearcaigh,  5th year student who won an EU Young Translators Award.

Coláiste Íde Student Wins ‘Young Translators’ Award

March 1, 2019 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

A STUDENT at a Kerry school will be recognised at an awards ceremony in Dublin in a couple of weeks. Hannah Ní Shearcaigh of Coláiste Íde in Dingle won the “Young Translators, 2018” competition for Munster with the European Commission recently. Hannah had to undertake a specific test for translating […]

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Claire Horan (Beauty Therapy Teacher), Shannon Quill, Kerry Murphy, Shane McElligott, Brenda McEvoy teacher of the Physiotherapy Assistant Course, Bridget Moore, Leah O'Neill and Katie Ferriter with Jade Lang lying down at the Kerry College of Further Education Open Day on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Prospective Students Spoilt For Choice At KCFE Open Day

February 28, 2019 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Kerry College of Further Education campus in Clash was buzzing on Wednesday as they held an Open Day to showcase the courses, facilities and wide range of options available. There were hundreds of secondary school students from around the county as well as people who want to upskill and […]

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Open Day At Kerry College Of Further Education

Open Day At Kerry College Of Further Education

February 19, 2019 at 3:00 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education Open Day is being held on Wednesday, February 27 at the Clash Campus, Tralee. This annual event provides an opportunity for those attending to gain an insight into the college and the many courses on offer. Teachers and current students will be on hand during […]

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