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Pupils from Blennerville NS fifth class with parents about to set off on a 5k fundraising walk from the Lock Gates for Ukrainian refugees in Tralee.

Blennerville Pupils Raise Funds To Give Ukrainian Children A Day Out

April 5, 2022 at 10:09 am Comments are Disabled

A GROUP of 26 newly-arrived Ukrainian children will enjoy a special day out in Tralee over the Easter weekend, thanks to the generosity of the children of fifth class at St Brendan’s National School, Blennerville. Having been greatly moved by the scenes on television of families desperately fleeing Ukraine following […]

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PHOTOS: Minister Foley Visits Blennerville And Derryquay Schools

PHOTOS: Minister Foley Visits Blennerville And Derryquay Schools

December 22, 2021 at 11:45 am Comments are Disabled

AHEAD of the Christmas holidays on Wednesday, Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley visited three primary schools across Tralee and Farranfore to pay tribute to the dedicated work that staff and students have put in throughout the first term. The Minister met with staff and students at Blennerville […]

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at the Blennerville NS Communion Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville NS Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 19, 2021 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville finally got to enjoy their First Holy Communion Day on Saturday morning. Delayed from the traditional May date, the weather stayed dry while they arrived at St John’s Church, but the heavens opened as soon they went inside. However, a wet day […]

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Caoilainn Culloo, with Conor, Rowan and Michelle Culloo, at the Blennerville NS Confirmation Day on Saturday afternoon at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Families Enjoy Blennerville NS Confirmation Day

September 12, 2021 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

ALL-IRELAND final day isn’t usually the time for Confirmations, but we’re living in strange times…still. Families of last year’s sixth class in Blennerville gathered at St John’s Church on Saturday for the delayed celebration of the sacrament and they got dry, but dull day for it. Fr Vitalis celebrated the Mass […]

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Junior infants at Blennerville NS on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Junior Infants Welcomed At Blennerville NS

September 3, 2021 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s NS in Blennerville has been going from strength to strength in recent years, especially since the new school opened in 2016. This is evident in the numbers now attending as 30 new junior infants began their schooldays on Wednesday. Prinicipal Robbie O’Connell said the children settled in well, […]

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Principal Robbie O'Connell pins a 'Keep Smiling' badge on a Senior Infants pupil at Blennerville NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville Pupils Encouraged To ‘Keep Smiling’ Through Tough Times

October 24, 2020 at 9:38 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great fun at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville on Friday as children dressed up for a Halloween party before the well-earned mid-term break. And when they resume their studies in just over a week’s time, the Principal will have a surprise to cheer them up during these tough […]

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Former Blennerville Primary NS pupil Kayla O'Connor, with Niamh, Liz and Tom O'Connor, on her Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Blennerville NS Pupils Meet Again On Confirmation Day

October 5, 2020 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

OCTOBER is hardly Confirmation season, but for the times we live in it has to be thus for schools in Kerry. Former pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville may be scattered throughout secondary schools in town, but there was a reunion of sorts on Saturday afternoon in St John’s […]

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Blennerville NS Pays Tribute To Fred Garvey On Retirement From Chair Of School Board

December 3, 2019 at 1:34 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE NS paid a special tribute to a man who has given great service to the school over the years, at an event in the school last week. Fred Garvey is stepping down after serving as Chairman of the Board of Management for the past 16 years. A special Mass […]

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Pupils Grainne O'Donnell and Christian O'Sullivan Dunne with just two of the iPads presented to St Brendan's NS Blennerville, by Margaret Kissane of Connect Kerry, pictured at back with Principal Robbie O'Connell. Photo by Dermot Crean

Connect Kerry Presents iPads To Blennerville School

November 6, 2019 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

CONNECT Kerry has delivered not one, not two, but 12 Apple iPads to Blennerville National School as a result of their ‘Support your Local School’ initiative. Complete with storage cases and wireless keyboards these iPads will make a huge difference to the school said Principal, Robbie O’Connell. “Blennerville NS were very […]

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Sorcha Ryan, Aine Quinn, Denise Shanahan, Anne Marie Scott, Gillian Lawlor and Debbie Moriarty at 'The Chaser' fundraiser in The Rose Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Fun, Cash Won And Thousands Raised For Blennerville NS At ‘The Chaser’

October 19, 2019 at 8:29 am Comments are Disabled

A FUNDRAISER, based on the popular TV show ‘The Chase’, saw hundreds of people enjoy an entertaining Friday night at The Rose Hotel with around €25,000 realised for Blennerville school. Hosted by the school contestants had the chance to win up to €1,500 if they could beat the Chasers who […]

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Former Kerry star Marc Ó Sé helps launch 'The Chaser' at Skelper Quane's Bar on Thursday evening with Principal of St Brendan's NS Blennerville Robbie O'Connell and organising committee members Claire Flynn, Louise Brassil, Rebecca Roche and Nora Corridon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Don’t Miss Your Chance To Win Cash By Beating ‘The Chaser’

October 16, 2019 at 2:16 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE’S just days to go until people have the chance to win cash if they can beat ‘The Chaser’ in a school fundraiser. Taking place on Friday, October 18, at The Rose Hotel, St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville a hosting ‘The Chaser’, an event modelled on the original show ‘The […]

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Former Kerry star Marc Ó Sé helps launch 'The Chaser' at Skelper Quane's Bar on Thursday evening with Principal of St Brendan's NS Blennerville Robbie O'Connell and organising committee members Claire Flynn, Louise Brassil, Rebecca Roche and Nora Corridon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School To Bring ‘The Chaser’ To Tralee Next Month

September 20, 2019 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

CAN you beat ‘The Chaser’? As host Bradley Walsh says on the hugely popular quiz show, “Come and have a go if you think you’re clever enough!” Well you’ll get your chance at a special fundraising event on Friday, October 18, at The Rose Hotel when St Brendan’s NS in […]

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Junior Infants at St Brendan's NS in Blennerville on Thursday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville And Tralee Educate Together Schools Welcome New Arrivals

August 30, 2019 at 8:46 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was an emotional one all over town for parents of children starting school. The scenes were repeated in each school as parents left off the little ones to begin their educational journey. At St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, there were 27 boys and girls getting used to their new […]

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Sixth class girls at their graduation at Blennerville NS on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Blennerville’s Sixth Class Pupils

June 26, 2019 at 3:32 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S clear that sixth class pupils will leave with priceless memories of their time at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, after a graduation ceremony was held at the school on Tuesday evening. After a blessing from Fr Francis Nolan and some words from Principal Robbie O’Connell, the pupils showed short […]

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Pupils at St Brendan's NS Blennerville  with Principal Robbie O'Connell, teacher Edel O'Sullivan and Anne Culloty, Health Promotion Officer at HSE with the flag at the school on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Funky Footwear And Flag Flying Fun At Blennerville School

June 25, 2019 at 2:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE countdown to the summer holidays is on for Tralee primary schools and in Blennerville they’re keeping themselves busy with activities in the final week. Tuesday morning saw Anne Culloty, Health Promotion Officer with the HSE, arrive at the school to deliver the Health Promoting Schools Flag. “There were projects […]

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Emily Corridon with mom Nora, dad Declan and sister Nicola, after she received her  First Holy Communion on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Sun Shines For Blennerville School’s Communion Day

May 6, 2019 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

THE weather was fantastic on Saturday morning as children from St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville gathered for their first Holy Communion. Fr Francis Nolan was the celebrant at the church in Curraheen for the occasion where 23 boys and girls received the sacrament for the first time. It was a […]

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Saoirse O'Connor with grandparents Aidan O'Connor, Ann Crean and Dolores O'Connor at the St Brendan's NS Blennerville Grandparents Day on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot  Crean

PHOTOS: Grandparents Enjoy A Visit To Blennerville School

February 6, 2019 at 3:31 pm Comments are Disabled

GRANDPARENTS of children at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville were made to feel special on Wednesday when the school hosted a day dedicated to them. A short prayer service was held and pupils read poems and sang songs before the adults enjoyed some refreshments. It’s a day both pupils and […]

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Callum Houston of Blennerville NS with 'Gravespeakers' author Anthony Garvey.

Blennerville Pupil Callum Is The Hero In New ‘Gravespeakers’ Book

December 7, 2018 at 2:31 pm Comments are Disabled

AWARD-winning presenter and author Anthony Garvey launched his new children’s book on Friday at Blennerville National School, as a pupil there stars in it! Aimed at 8-12 year olds, the Gravespeakers’ series tells the stories of six children who discover on their 12th birthday they have a special gift – […]

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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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Blennerville School Says Au Revoir Rather Than Goodbye To Principal Terry

Blennerville School Says Au Revoir Rather Than Goodbye To Principal Terry

June 29, 2018 at 4:12 pm Comments are Disabled

IT’S been an emotional week all-round at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville. The sixth years had a graduation ceremony on Tuesday night, but on Wednesday a special ceremony was held to mark the departure of Principal Terry O’Sullivan. The 36 year old man from Keel is taking a break from […]

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Ladies on the catwalk at the Blennerville School Fashion Show at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Fun Night On The Catwalk For Blennerville Pupils And Staff

June 1, 2018 at 10:02 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was fashion, fun and great prizes as hundreds attended the St Brendan’s NS Blennerville Fashion Show on Thursday night. The Ballyroe Heights Hotel was the venue for the fundraiser which saw pupils, parents and models take to the runway, displaying fashions from 21 local shops with a wide range of […]

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The Blennerville school team, winners of the County Final on Monday. Photo courtesy of Blennerville NS

Blennerville Team Did Its Homework To Win County Debating Competition

May 17, 2018 at 12:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were celebrations in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville this week as their team won the County Final of the Concern Primary Debating Competition. Held at the Education Centre in Dromtacker on Monday, it was a great achievement as 18 other schools from around the county took part. ‘Homework Is An Essential […]

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Minister Brendan Griffin is joined by local athlete Shona Heaslip and pupils from Blennerville, Caherleaheen, Listellick and CBS Primary schools at the launch of 'The Daily Mile' at St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Blennerville School Welcomes Minister For Launch Of ‘The Daily Mile’

April 20, 2018 at 3:12 pm Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s NS in Blennerville was the venue this morning for Athletics Ireland to announce the ‘Pilot’ launch of ‘The Daily Mile’, hosted by Kerry Recreation and Sport Partnership. Brendan Griffin TD, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport and John Foley, CEO of Athletics Ireland, launched the Primary Schools […]

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At the new sculpture in Blennerville NS were, at back, pupils Alan Bak, Conor O'Neill, Katelyn Laide, Rhianna O'Brien and Uchuko Efegbare. In front; Principal of Blennerville NS Terry O'Sullivan, artist Marjorie Cunningham, teacher Louise Brassil and Ann O'Shea Daly. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Sculpture Is A Hit With Pupils And Staff At Blennerville School

October 11, 2017 at 11:05 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW sculpture created at Blennerville National School is proving a big hit with staff and pupils since it was installed during the summer break. The school commissioned an art project for the school yard, funded through the Government’s Per Cent for Art Scheme. A local award-winning sculptor, Marjorie Cunningham […]

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The class of 2017 from St Brendan's NS in Blennerville with Principal Terry O'Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Celebration Time For Blennerville’s Sixth Class Pupils At Graduation

June 29, 2017 at 10:53 am Comments are Disabled

IT was truly a special night at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville on Wednesday when the Sixth Class pupils enjoyed a graduation ceremony. The 15 boys and girls who started their schooldays back in 2009 will move on to a new chapter in September, so it was a time to […]

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Little Nicola and Emily Corridon with Maura O'Donnell, Collette Price and Nora Corridon at the Fashion Sale for St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Fashion Sale Raises Close To €1,000 For Blennerville School

February 14, 2017 at 4:07 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was a rush for bargains on Saturday afternoon at Benners Hotel for a sale of ‘New and Pre Loved Clothes. Held in aid of Blennerville National School, the sale saw a very busy opening hour and steady stream of people visit during the afternoon, eventually raising €965 at the weekend. Continued […]

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Hark the Herald Angels Sing! Pictured performing at their school Christmas concert in Blennerville National School on Wed, 21st Dec are from left Kaela Reidy and Yvie Ross. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: The Infants Of Blennerville NS Perform Nativity Concert

December 22, 2016 at 2:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE weeks and weeks of rehearsing ‘Born In A Barn’ and other children’s Christmas songs paid off handsomely for the Junior and Senior Infants of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville last night. The little ones were the first to perform a Christmas concert in the school hall since it opened in January. […]

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Shane O'Neill, Sean Berry, Eve O'Sullivan and Conor O'Neill at the St Brendan's NS Blennerville Christmas Concert on Tuesday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville Pupils Get Festive For Christmas Concert

December 14, 2016 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

THE families of the pupils of St Brendan’s NS Blennerville were treated to a Christmas concert last night. St John’s Church was the venue for the event which featured pupils from the 1st to 6th classes. Traditional Christmas hymns were mixed with more modern classics with Mary O’Sullivan guiding the […]

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Kayla O'Connor with 3rd class teacher and Grandmother Liz O'Connor. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Brave Kayla Set To Donate Her Locks To Charity

October 6, 2016 at 2:19 pm Comments are Disabled

NINE-YEAR-OLD Kayla O’Connor from Curraheen is about to make a beautiful gesture to other girls her own age who are battling cancer. Later this month, Kayla will be getting her hair cut to a shorter length and donating her long locks to the Princess Trust charity who make wigs for children with […]

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The book launched last November by Blennerville National School tracing the history of the school and local community has proven to be a big hit. It's success has allowed the group that compiled the book to make a donation to the funds of the school and they presented a cheque on Thursday to the school principal Mr. Terry O'Sullivan. Pictured from left are Fr. Francis Nolan, Joan Devane, Sean Daly, Maura O' Donnell, Principal, Terry O' Sullivan, Helen Sugrue, Martin Moore, Mike O' Connor and Mary Wallace. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Book On History Of Old Blennerville School Raises Funds For New One

June 3, 2016 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

PROCEEDS from the sale of a book on the old Blennerville school and community, were donated to the new school on Thursday afternoon. The book, ‘Blennerville National School And Community – A Story Worth Telling’ is a compilation of stories, photos and a history of the area which went on sale last […]

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