Paola Kennedy teaching the Grow Happier programme at Listellick NS on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Listellick Pupils ‘Grow Happier’ With Yoga, Dance And Mindfulness

November 22, 2018 at 3:43 pm Comments are Disabled

ALL pupils in Listellick N.S. took part in the “Let’s Grow Happier” programme for 6 weeks this term. This programme, devised by Paola Kennedy, is all about empowering pupils to reach their full potential and to teach them how to be kind, respectful, more confident, calmer, happier and less anxious. […]

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Cara Credit Union Art Competition winners at the Manor West Hotel on Thursday, November 15. Photo by Domnick Walsh

Cara Credit Union Presents €10,500 In Education Awards

November 22, 2018 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

SEVEN students were presented €1,500 each towards their third level studies on Saturday, November 10 at Cara Credit Union. Having received a great response to their education awards, a total of €10,500 were awarded to this year’s winners and Margaret Kellegher, daughter of the late Dan Kellegher presented cheques to […]

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Third year students at Presentation Secondary School in Tralee who received First Aid certificates from the Tralee Branch of the Irish Red Cross on Monday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Pres Girls Receive Certificates From Irish Red Cross

November 19, 2018 at 2:57 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School third year students took part in a very worthwhile course earlier this year. They participated in First Aid training provided by the Irish Red Cross in May and received certs on Monday morning. This is a very important life skill for the students to have. They can use […]

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Music And Festive Cooking At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Parents Council Fundraiser

Music And Festive Cooking At Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Parents Council Fundraiser

November 18, 2018 at 11:22 am Comments are Disabled

THE Parents Council of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí will present an evening of Festive Cookery by Chef Frank Moynihan at The Meadowlands Hotel, Tralee on Thursday, November 29, at 8.00pm. The evening will commence at 7.15 pm with music performed by students from the school. In addition to the cookery demonstration there […]

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Caroline O'Connell, Anne Savage, Colette Commane and Andrea Brosnan at the O'Brennan NS 150th anniversary celebrations in Ballygarry House Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Night To Celebrate O’Brennan School’s 150th Anniversary

November 17, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE 150th anniversary celebrations continued for all at O’Brennan NS on Friday night when a special barbecue took place in Ballygarry House Hotel. Earlier that day there was a great turnout in the school hall for a special ceremony to mark the milestone (click here for previous story) where pupils […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Lucy O'Sullivan Michael O'Gara and Tiernan Brosnan who were runners-up in the ISTA Science Quiz at the IT Tralee on Thursday night, with teachers Mary Enright and Sheila McCarthy. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry Schools Compete In ISTA Science Quiz At IT Tralee

November 17, 2018 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 21 teams representing around 10 schools from all over the county taking part in the ISTA regional quiz on Thursday night at the south campus at IT Tralee. Tralee schools were represented by a number of teams from both CBS The Green and Mercy Mounthawk and one of […]

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Teachers Mary Slattery, Michelle Broderick, Andrea Brosnan and Principal Barry O'Leary with pupils at the O'Brennan NS 150th celebrations on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: O’Brennan NS Hosts 150th Birthday Celebrations

November 16, 2018 at 4:44 pm Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people converged on the O’Brennan NS school gym on Friday as a special celebration was held to mark its 150th anniversary. Pupils and their families were joined past pupils and teachers for the event which showed how far the school has come since it was founded back in […]

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Fifth and sixth year students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí who took part in Stand Up Week. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Holds Pride Day To Show Support For LGBTI+ Students

November 16, 2018 at 3:15 pm 1 comment

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students took part in Stand Up Week where they showed the inclusive nature of the school. They ran a Lá Bród/Pride Day on Friday were students were asked to dress up as a colour of the rainbow flag. “Such a small gesture can be incredibly meaningful in creating […]

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Launching the Mercy Mounthawk Fashion Show were TY students Erin O'Halloran, Ciara Collins, Isobel Keane and Alan Ybanez. Photo by Dermot Crean

Mounthawk Students In A New York State Of Mind For Fashion Show

November 16, 2018 at 9:14 am Comments are Disabled

EXPECT Big Apple glamour at the Mercy Mounthawk gym when the students hold the annual fashion show at the end of the month for the 15th year running. Taking place on Thursday, November 29 the theme of this year’s show, put on by the Transition Years, is ‘New York, New […]

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Glenderry NS pupils and teachers look forward to Christmas concert.

Ballyheigue School Prepares For Christmas Concert

November 15, 2018 at 3:26 pm Comments are Disabled

EXCITEMENT is building in Glenderry NS, Ballyheigue, as they prepare for their earlier than usual Christmas Concert. This year they decided to bring the concert to the Community Centre in the village, as the Parents Association had requested for many years. It will take place on November 28 at 7pm. […]

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Pupils, parents and teachers from Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw at the Helix on Wednesday.

North Kerry School Wins At National Fís Film Competition

November 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm Comments are Disabled

A NORTH Kerry school was one of the winners at the annual Fís Film Project competition in Dublin’s Helix Theatre yesterday. Scoil Mhuire gan Smál, Lixnaw, won the Outstanding Achievement Award for Curriculum Relevance: Societal Issues. The children of 5th and 6th and some first year students, along with their teacher […]

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Thomas, Gavin and Adam taking part in Science Day at Scoil Eoin on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Enjoy Experimenting On Science Day

November 14, 2018 at 6:09 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S a day when children from Scoil Eoin can get messy and learn about science at the same time. Science Day saw hundreds of pupils take part in the school hall and they had great fun as the event’s coordinator, teacher Aileen Griffin, explained. “Classes third to sixth, about 350 […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students who took part in the 24 hour challenge with teacher Máire Ní Laocha. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Take Part In #Gaeilge24 Challenge

November 14, 2018 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

AROUND 12o students at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí took their work home with them, so to speak, when they took part in the #Gaeilge24 event yesterday. The students spoke Irish from 9am on Tuesday to 9am on Wednesday as part of the Conradh Na Gaeilge organised challenge as teacher Máire Ní Laocha […]

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WATCH: Mercy Mounthawk Needs Your Help To Win Science Competition

WATCH: Mercy Mounthawk Needs Your Help To Win Science Competition

November 13, 2018 at 2:26 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Secondary School Mounthawk have been shortlisted as 1 of 10 finalists in the Saffron Travel 2018/2019 Science Competition. This is a nation-wide competition. The team, made up of ten 2nd year students, were given a question to answer: “How will we pay for our roads in the future?” The […]

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Teresa Walker, Lee Strand presents Bobby Sugrue , Lilly Parker and Aisling O’Sullivan principal St Brendan’s NS in Fenit with €500 in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools. 
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Big €500 Win for St. Brendan’s NS, Fenit in Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

Lee Strand visited St. Brendan’s NS in Fenit this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated “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 our first €500 winner this year St. Brendan’s NS and wish all schools the best of luck in the next three draws.”


Speaking at the presentation Aisling O’Sullivan, Principal stated “The staff and children of St Brendan's National School were delighted to hear the exciting news that we had won the Lee Strand monthly draw. We have been collecting Mighty Mikey tokens since the initiative began. Despite being a small school through extended family support we manage to gather a huge amount of tokens every month. We must particularly mention the chairperson of our Parents' Council who counts and packages the tokens every month for our entries. Although we have not decided how the money will be spent we do have two exciting projects in the pipeline. One is our new Astro Turf pitch and the other is the extension and development of our school garden. St Brendan’s are very lucky to have a long and supportive association with Lee Strand, especially since Mighty Mikey was the brainchild of one of our past pupils, Ms. Roisin Lunch. We participate and benefit from the complimentary Lee Strand school journals annually and the children love to see the new journal layout.”

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 next draw will take place on Friday, November 30th, 2018. For further information please contact 066 7121084 or visit

Big €500 Win for Fenit School In Lee Strand Cash 4 Schools Draw

November 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm Comments are Disabled

LEE Strand visited St. Brendan’s NS in Fenit this week to present a cheque of €500 in the Cash 4 Schools Draw. John O’Sullivan, General Manager, Lee Strand stated; “Once again this year Lee Strand will present a total of €2,000 to schools in Kerry & West Limerick providing much […]

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Students Kian Ó Riagain, Peadar Tóibín, and Lennox Beaujouan taking part in the Spinathon as part of Mental Health Week at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Students Get In Gear At Spinathon During Wellbeing Week

November 10, 2018 at 9:31 am Comments are Disabled

GAELCHOLÁISTE Chiarraí students were getting active on Friday at the end of a very busy ‘Wellbeing’ week in the school. Around 90 students and teachers took part in a ‘Spinathon’ cycling non stop from 8.30am to 3.20pm as part of the ‘Active’ indicator for Wellbeing. As well as the ‘Spinathon’ […]

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Students dress up for Love Literature Week at Presentation Tralee. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Dressing Up For Presentation Tralee’s Love Literature Week

November 8, 2018 at 9:39 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were witches, Harry Potters, the Queen of Hearts and Mrs Brown’s Boys aplenty in Presentation Secondary School Tralee yesterday as they celebrated another Love Literature Week with a special ‘Dress In Character Day’. It was one event in the highly anticipated, high octane extravaganza taking place from Monday to Friday […]

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O’Brennan School To Hold Celebrations For 150th Anniversary

O’Brennan School To Hold Celebrations For 150th Anniversary

November 7, 2018 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S a great day planned on Friday, November 16 to celebrate the 150th anniversary of O’Brennan NS. They are having a celebration to mark the occasion, beginning with an Open Morning for visitors from 9.30am to 11.30am and everyone is welcome to come along.  There will be light refreshments, music and […]

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Supt Dan Keane, Sgt Tim O’Keeffe with students participating in the An Garda Siobhana Orientation Programme

Tralee Gardaí Facilitate Programme For Transition Year Students

November 3, 2018 at 10:39 am Comments are Disabled

AN Garda Siochana at Tralee Garda Station commenced a programme for Transition Year students on Friday. It will be attended for four Fridays in November by students from Tralee based schools, Mercy Mounthawk and Presentation Secondary School and schools from around Kerry including Tarbert Comprehensive, St Brendan’s Killarney, Presentation Secondary […]

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Cheerleading fun at Presentation. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Loads Of Activities Give A Sense Of ‘Wellbeing’ At Presentation

October 31, 2018 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

THERE’S been plenty of activity at Presentation Secondary School Tralee lately, as the junior cycle pupils get into the new subject of ‘Wellbeing’. In the first term of school, the PE Department has always organised outdoor trips for new groupings where well established community links are utilised. Pupils in 2nd, […]

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Shania Griffin, Oonagh O'Keeffe and Róisín Downey at the IT Tralee Open Day on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds See What IT Tralee Has To Offer At Open Day

October 27, 2018 at 8:34 am Comments are Disabled

THE buses started arriving from early on Friday as hundreds of secondary school students from all over Kerry and beyond arrived for the IT Tralee Open Day on Friday. They were joined by mature students, post-Leaving Cert course students and families to check out all that the college has to […]

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Teacher Ellen Moloney with Cheyenne O'Reilly, winner of the Halloween Fancy Dress contest at Kerry College of Further Education on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Halloween Fancy Dress Fun At Kerry College Of Further Education

October 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a bit of fun at Kerry College of Further Education on Friday before students headed off on the mid-term break. A Halloween Fancy Dress day saw some students and teachers go to great efforts with make-up and costume as Principal, Mary Lacey, explained. The staff and students got […]

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Junior infants taking part in the Halloween Fancy Dress fundraiser at Scoil Eoin. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Ghastly Goings-On For Scoil Eoin’s Halloween Fundraiser

October 25, 2018 at 12:57 pm Comments are Disabled

GHOULS, vampires and zombies invaded Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh on Thursday as the school held a Halloween Fancy Dress Day. This year the fun day was to raise funds for Recovery Haven and children duly obliged wearing Halloween costumes where each child was asked to bring a donation of €2 […]

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Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn teachers and pupils with Dan Galvin of Kerry Hospice at the cheque presentation.

Gaelscoil’s ‘Maidin Chaife’ Helps Out Kerry Hospice

October 24, 2018 at 3:30 pm Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES, friends and colleagues in Gaelscol Mhic Easmainn came together last month to enjoy a delicious cup of Bewley’s Coffee and fresh home baking in support of our local Hospice. Children in the school were excited to partake in Ireland’s Biggest Coffee Morning, understanding that this is the main annual […]

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Mercy Mounthawk student Cillian Griffin presents a cheque to Elma Walsh of the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation, the proceeds of the basketball match between teachers and pupils. Also pictured is teacher Olivia Dineen and TY students. Photo by Dermot Crean

Teachers Against Students Game Raises Funds For Donal Walsh Livelife Foundation

October 24, 2018 at 11:37 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Mercy Mounthawk took on the teachers in a fundraising basketball match recently and the main winners were the Donal Walsh LiveLife Foundation. The event took place as part of the schools Health and Wellbeing Week held from October 8 to October 12, as teacher Olivia Dineen explained. “The […]

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Launching the new CBS The Green App were pupils Kealan Downey and Donnacha Sayers with Principal Anne O'Callaghan and members of the Parents Council, Anne O'Connell, Catherine Kerins and Grainne Hayes. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS The Green Launches New App To Improve Communication

October 24, 2018 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW app which will improve communication between CBS The Green, the parents, students and all involved in the school has just been launched. It is available on the Apps Store & Google Play by searching for ‘CBS The Green’. The app  allows parents and students to have instant access […]

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Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí students in Italy.

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Enjoy Italian Adventure

October 24, 2018 at 10:18 am Comments are Disabled

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí student, Ciarán Ó Donnchú, reports on the 5th year students recent trip to Italy…  After weeks of endless anticipation, the time had finally arrived for the 5th year students of Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí to set off on their school tour to Lake Garda. As the bus departed the school just […]

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IT Tralee To Hold Open Day And Information Night For Parents

October 23, 2018 at 10:04 am Comments are Disabled

THIS week sees two major events hosted by IT Tralee. Friday sees the college host it’s open day from 9.30am to 1.30pm at the north Campus. Staff and students will be available all day to answer questions from prospective students about programmes, facilities and campus life. There will also be […]

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Health and Leisure students Elena Bradley and Stephanie Dixon at the IT Tralee Graduation Ceremony at the Brandon Conference Centre on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

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

October 20, 2018 at 1:38 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual IT Tralee graduation ceremony saw hundreds of students collect various honours at the Brandon Conference Centre on Friday. Earlier we brought you photos of the graduates from School of Business, Computing and Humanities courses (click here if you missed it) who received their degrees, diplomas and certificates in […]

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Teri and Niamh Rice with teacher Helena Madigan at the Presentation Secondary Tralee Open Night on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Massive Turnout At CBS The Green And Presentation Open Nights

October 19, 2018 at 4:31 pm Comments are Disabled

PARENTS and fifth and sixth class pupils, from schools all over Tralee and beyond, got a great insight into what goes on at two Tralee secondary schools on Thursday night. The open nights at CBS The Green and Presentation Tralee drew hundreds of visitors and with so much to see […]

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