Minister Brendan Griffin with Principal of Kerry College of Further Education Mary Lucey on his visit to the college on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Minister Gives Talk On Tourism At KCFE

January 19, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education students had a great opportunity to gain an insight into the booming tourism sector in Ireland when they received a visit from Minister of State for Tourism and Sport Brendan Griffin on Friday. The event was attended by, among others, the Tourism with Business students at the college and in […]

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Teacher Maura O'Doherty with senior class pupils at St John's Parochial School. Photo by Dermot Crean

St John’s Parochial School To Welcome Families At Open Day

January 19, 2019 at 11:33 am Comments are Disabled

THE many advantages of being educated at St John’s Parochial School will be there for all to see on Saturday, January 26 at 1pm when the school hosts an Open Day. Parents of children starting school in September, or indeed the year after, will be very impressed with the family […]

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Deadline For CAO Applications Approaches For Students

Deadline For CAO Applications Approaches For Students

January 16, 2019 at 11:44 am Comments are Disabled

As the 2019 CAO deadline fast approaches for Kerry’s 3rd level college applicants, Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, looks at what students need to do… CAO application season is in full swing and with 80,000 plus applicants, about 2,500 from Kerry, competing for about 48,000 college places, it’s vital to submit a […]

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Past pupils of Presentation Secondary School met with current pupils to share their knowledge on Friday.

Pres Past Pupils Share Their Knowledge On Visit To School

January 14, 2019 at 12:34 pm Comments are Disabled

LEAVING Certificate Pres Tralee students were given a great opportunity on Friday last to hear from an enthusiastic cohort of the school’s past pupils on the career paths they have chosen. Using the format of a parent teacher meeting, students were enabled to work in small groups with past pupils. […]

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REPRO FREE - Curranes NS, Castleisland wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw. Teresa Walker, Lee Strand presents €500 to Emer Nelligan, Principal Curranes NS also in picture were Neil Reidy and Caoimhe O'Connor . 

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Curranes NS, Castleisland wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw
Curranes NS, Castleisland was full of excitement this week when Lee Strand visited to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand commented “We would like to congratulate Curranes NS and wish all schools the best of luck in the next two draws. Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much valued financial support for schools.”
Speaking at the presentation Emer Nelligan, Principal stated “On behalf of the staff, management, pupils and parents of Curranes NS, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Lee Strand milk for the very generous prize of €500.  We have an Active School Flag and we will use this money to buy extra sports gear and equipment for our school.”

To enter the next draw 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 third draw will take place on Thursday, February 28th, 2019. For further information please contact 066 7121084 or visit

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Curranes NS, Castleisland Wins €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

January 12, 2019 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

CURRANES NS, Castleisland was full of excitement this week when Lee Strand visited to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand commented; “We would like to congratulate Curranes NS and wish all schools the best of luck in the next […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students Leah Ní Sheanacháin and Sorcha Nic Gearailt with science teacher Triona Ui Mhaolchatha. The students' project in the BT Young Scientists Exhibition is 'Investigating How Subconscious Bias Affects Consumer Decisions of Young People'. Photo by Dermot Crean

Tralee Schools Represented At BT Young Scientist Exhibition This Week

January 9, 2019 at 2:11 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY finalists in the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) are in Dublin this week for the 55th annual exhibition and Tralee schools are well represented. Taking place at the RDS, Dublin from today (Wednesday) to Saturday, January 12, the brightest minds from across the island will gather under one […]

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Labhrás Long (left) controls the robot with Principal of Mercy Mounthawk John O'Roarke (left) and John Walsh of IT Tralee (centre). Photo by Dermot Crean

Full STEAM Ahead As Coding Students To Take Part In Vex Robotics Challenge

January 5, 2019 at 11:25 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk pupils are embracing Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths in their latest project. Taking part in the Irish Vex Robotics competition in March, they have to build, code and drive a robot to carry out challenges in the Institute of Technology Tralee with other local schools. This is a […]

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Presentation students who sat their Leaving Certificate this year, received the JCPA certificates on Thursday.

PHOTOS: Talent Show, Christmas Fair And More Makes For Busy Week At Pres

December 22, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been another incredibly busy week at Presentation Secondary School as they look forward to the Christmas break. It began with a hugely successful ‘Pres Got Talent’ with students displaying just that through music and song. There was also the presentation of donations to ADAPT and St Vincent de Paul, while […]

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Scoil Nuachabháil pupils preparing  for their Christmas concert at Ballygarry House Hotel on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Excitement Abounds At Scoil Nuachabháil Christmas Concert

December 21, 2018 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

REHEARSALS were in full swing on Wednesday afternoon at Ballygarry House Hotel for the Scoil Nuachabháil pupils Christmas concert taking place later that evening. Principal of the school in Ballymacelligott, Mick Bolger, said the pupils have put in a fantastic effort over the past few weeks and he was confident […]

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CBS Primary junior infants pupils ready to take the stage for their Christmas concert. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Concert Fun In CBS Primary School

December 20, 2018 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

WITH just a few days to go until the holidays, children at CBS Primary were in understandably giddy mood as they prepared for their annual Christmas concert. The whole school got to see a preview of the show on Monday before parents packed the hall for performances on Tuesday and […]

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Conor Kearney, Abbeydorney NS, Betty Stack, Ardfert NS, Mary Brosnan, Tralee Educate Together, Marie O'Connell, Ardfert NS, Cliodhna Fitzmaurice, Lixnaw Boys School and Dr Joe Walsh, Head Of School of STEM, IT Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

Local Primary Schools And IT Tralee Secure Funding For Virtual Reality Programme 

December 17, 2018 at 12:33 pm Comments are Disabled

  A NUMBER of primary schools in Tralee and north Kerry, in collaboration with IT Tralee, have secured funding under the Department of Education and Skills’ School Excellence Fund, to implement an innovative virtual reality teaching programme. The four participating schools are Ardfert National School, Abbeydorney National School, Tralee Educate […]

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Junior Infants pupils from Moyderwell Mercy Primary School who took part in the Christmas Concert on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Infants Delight Families With Christmas Concert

December 14, 2018 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were wall-to-wall angels and shepherds at Moyderwell Mercy Primary School on Thursday as the little ones put on the Christmas concert this year. Parents packed the school hall to see the preschool, junior infants and senior infants classes take to the stage and perform what they have spent the […]

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Scoil Eoin third class pupils  who were doing 'The Wizard of Oz, before going on stage on Wednesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Three Nights Of Great Entertainment At Scoil Eoin Christmas Concerts

December 13, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

AFTER weeks of preparation, hundreds of children at Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh had a chance to show their singing, dancing and acting abilities as the annual Christmas concerts. Taking place over three nights in the school hall there was everything from The Snowman to the Wizard of Oz, pop hits […]

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Santa with Moyderwell pupils taking part in the Jingle Bell Jog on Wednesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Moyderwell Pupils Jingle All The Way Round The Park In Fundraiser

December 13, 2018 at 10:19 am Comments are Disabled

A FRESH morning in the Town Park provided ideal conditions for a healthy and enjoyable fundraiser involving Moyderwell Mercy Primary School pupils. The ‘Jingle Bell Jog’ saw excited pupils, with many donning Santa hats and Christmas jumpers, do a circuit of the Park. “The Jingle Bell Jog is a festive […]

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'Harry The Hypno' transfixes his fellow pupils before the Christmas concert at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Puts On A Feast Of Festive Entertainment At Christmas Concert

December 13, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

THE wind was howling and the rain teeming down outside, but the excitement was palpable inside Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn for the first night of their Christmas concerts. From Junior Infants to Sixth Class, the pupils have been rehearsing for weeks with their hard-working teachers and the fruits of their labour […]

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Presentation pupils who performed Beatles songs during the school's Christmas Concert on Tuesday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: An Eclectic Musical Treat For Presentation Christmas Concert

December 12, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

THE giddiness, the high-pitched squeals, the nerves…and that’s just the teachers. Christmas concerts are in full swing in schools all over town, a time when pupils get to impress their families and classmates with their prodigious acting and singing talents. We visited Presentation Primary on Tuesday morning when the third […]

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Róisín Smullen with Gráinne and Róisín Healy at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair at the school on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Packed For Annual Christmas Fair

December 10, 2018 at 8:32 am Comments are Disabled

GAELSCOIL Mhic Easmainn’s hall was packed on Sunday as they held their annual Christmas Fair. Parents and children enjoyed a great day’s entertainment with some amazing hampers and goodies up for grabs in the raffles and auction, while all proceeds went back into the school. There was also stalls selling […]

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Exciting Week For Presentation Students Past And Present

Exciting Week For Presentation Students Past And Present

December 7, 2018 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a busy week for current and former Presentation Tralee students. On Monday three students were presented with scholarships at UL. Maebh Pierse, Ciara Sookarry and Isobel Horgan were presented with awards in a ceremony in Kemmy Business School in the University of Limerick. Maeve, who is studying Applied Languages was awarded a UL […]

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Pupils from Ms Sexton's Class before taking the stage for the Listellick NS Christmas Concert. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Full Houses For Listellick School Christmas Concerts

December 6, 2018 at 3:53 pm Comments are Disabled

A MUSICAL treat greeted audiences over two nights at Abbeydorney Community Hall as Listellick NS staged their annual Christmas concerts. A huge effort went into the two nights, from the pupils as well as the staff and the Parents Council who ensured all went smoothly. Tuesday night saw the Junior […]

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Pupils at Blennerville NS with teacher Louise Brassil and Oonagh O'Connor at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville Pupils Raise Their Concerns About Effect Of Plastic Packaging On Environment

December 6, 2018 at 12:23 pm 1 comment

PUPILS in Blennerville NS are are sending Christmas postcards to retails outlets in the locality to raise their concerns about plastic packaging and its impact on the environment. It’s part of a joint initiative with Ballinskelligs NS. While discussing the problem of plastic packaging at a meeting of the Ballinskelligs Environmental […]

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KCFE students are bringing Santa's Grotto to primary schools in Tralee over the coming weeks.

KCFE Launches Fundraising Initiatives To Give Back To The Community

December 5, 2018 at 12:25 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY College of Further Education has launched an initiative which will see a variety of unusual and collaborative fundraising events being organised to support local charities, not just for Christmas, but also running through the entire academic year. The first scheduled event  is ‘Santa Claus is Coming to You!’, the brainchild of […]

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Staff and students at Coláiste Gleann Lí with SVP Tralee representatives at the school on Tuesday.

Coláiste Gleann Lí Gets Into Christmas Spirit With SVP Donation

December 5, 2018 at 11:50 am Comments are Disabled

WELL done to students at Coláiste Gleann Lí who are doing their bit to help people in need in the locality this Christmas. A presentation of goodies and money, raised by the students was made to representatives of St Vincent de Paul on Tuesday morning. The students organized a raffle […]

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WATCH: Caherleaheen’s Infants Give Their Unique Take On Christmas

WATCH: Caherleaheen’s Infants Give Their Unique Take On Christmas

December 5, 2018 at 11:17 am Comments are Disabled

WITH less than three weeks to go until Santa arrives, children are understandably getting excited about what the big man will bring them. With that in mind, parent at Caherleaheen NS, Michelle Culloty, assisted by teachers Adrienne Heaslip and Caroline Brick, put together a clip of the Junior and Senior […]

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Some of the models before the Mercy Mounthawk TY Fashion Show on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Stylish Students Take To The Catwalk For Mounthawk Fashion Show

November 30, 2018 at 3:05 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people packed the Mercy Mounthawk school gym on Thursday night for the annual fashion show and they weren’t disappointed with some great entertainment laid on. The theme of this year’s show, put on by the Transition Years, was ‘New York, New York’ and they began the show with […]

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Eve Ní Chríodáin playing the harp at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Christmas Cookery Demo in the Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Frank Provides Festive Food For Thought At Gaelcholáiste Cookery Evening

November 30, 2018 at 2:14 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 120 people braved the wind and heavy showers on Thursday night to support the Festive Cookery Evening by Chef Frank Moynihan, organised by the Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Taking place at The Meadowlands Hotel, Frank gave some great tips for creating a feast for Christmas. In addition to […]

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Mercy Mounthawk girls who took part in Thursday's blitz. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schools Gather For Camogie Blitz At Mercy Mounthawk

November 29, 2018 at 4:16 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk hosted a camogie blitz for secondary schools on Thursday in a bid to promote the game among girls. Ten teams from seven schools took part, drawn mainly from Tralee and north Kerry. The schools were Mercy Mountawk, Presentation Tralee, Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Castleisland Community College, Presentation Listowel, St Joseph’s […]

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The pupils of Glenderry NS with host Brendan Fuller at their 'Late Late Toys Show'. Photo by Joe Hanley

Glenderry NS Stages Its Own ‘Late Late Toys Show’

November 29, 2018 at 3:29 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Community Centre in Ballyheigue was the place to be on Wednesday as the children of Glenderry NS brought their presentation of ‘The Late, Late Toys Show’ to the village. Over 500 people were in attendance and were treated to song, dance and music. Brendan Fuller was MC for the […]

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Students and teachers from KCFE attending the National FET Lrearner Forum in The Grand Hotel, Tralee on Tuesday, Mary Lucey (Principal of KCFE), Sean Maunsell, Erin Linehan, Michaela Brosnan (teacher), Leona Stack, Senan Wrenn, Kate O'Connor and Conor JJ Marchi. Photo: Joe Hanley

FET Learners From KCFE Have Their Voices Heard At Kerry Regional Forum

November 28, 2018 at 9:53 am Comments are Disabled

LEARNERS from the Kerry College of Further Education under the auspices of Kerry Education and Training Board (KETB) convened at the regional meeting of the National Further Education and Training (FET) Learner Forum which took place in Tralee at the Grand Hotel on Tuesday. As a learner-centred form of provision, […]

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Artist Gabriel Galway with Caherleaheen NS pupils in front of his mural at the school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Past Pupil Returns To Paint Magnificent New Mural At Caherleaheen NS

November 24, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS at Caherleaheen are taking artistic inspiration from a wonderful new mural painted by an alumnus of the school . Many eagle-eyed art lovers may recognise the artist’s style (in the photo above) from his other work in the town on the gable of Croí Restaurant, but this time Gabriel Galway […]

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Maura Ní Dúgáin, Dearbhla Jeffers, Sorcha Ní Donnchú and Laoise Ní Chaochlaigh at the Feachtas Tráth na gCeist Boird in Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Teams Take Part In Regional Final Of Feachtas Tráth na gCeist Boird

November 23, 2018 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

TWO Teams from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí, Tralee have qualified for the national final of this year’s Feachtas Tráth na gCeist Boird. Following a tough battle between 15 teams in the Regional Finals at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday night, Gaelcholáiste emerged victorious. Teams from Coláiste Íde Dingle, Pobalscoil Chorca Dhuibhne and St […]

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