Post Tagged with: "Blennerville NS"

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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Ready to start planting flowers at the Blennerville National School 'Secret Fairy Garden' were pupils from Ms Doyle's forth class and Ms Brassill's senior infants, David Conlon (Head Horticulturalist Woodies DIY Tralee) and Louise Brassil. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville School Garden Makes Final Four In National Competition

May 21, 2016 at 10:28 am Comments are Disabled

ST BRENDAN’S NS in Blennerville is in the running to win a national garden competition where the winner’s story of their entry will feature at the Bloom Festival in Dublin on the June Bank Holiday Weekend. In October 2015, the school agreed to take part in the pilot of “The Garden […]

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Pictured at the presentation of a cheque for a whopping €33,869 raised from the recent " Night at the Dogs" for Blennerville National School (BNS) are from left Nora Corridan, Parents Council BNS, Fr. Francis Nolan, Declan Dowling, Sales & Operations Manager, Tralee Greyhound Stadium, Terry O' Sullivan, Principal, BNS, Denise Shanahan, BNS and Maura O' Donnell, Parents Council, BNS. Pic: Pauline Dennigan

Tens Of Thousands Raised For Blennerville School With Night At The Dogs

May 9, 2016 at 8:43 pm Comments are Disabled

THE proceeds from an event at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium were handed over at St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville today. Their night at the dogs raised much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school and it was a huge success with the community turning out in force for a great […]

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Tomas O'Sullivan, Mairead McCarthy, Mary O'Sullivan, Mary Wallace, Aideen Corridon and Miriam Goubran at the Night At The Dogs in aid of St Brendan's NS Blennerville on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville Goes To The Dogs In Aid Of Local School

April 24, 2016 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Greyhound Stadium was the venue on Saturday night for a special event for St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville. Their night at the dogs in aid of fundraising for much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school was a huge success with the community turning […]

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Out on the Gallop! The Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee is the place to be on Saturday 23rd April at 7:45p.m. where Blennerville N.S. host’s a ‘Night at the Dogs’ to raise much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school.
Pictured from left are Gráinne O' Donnell, Conor Cronin, School Principal, Terry O' Sullivan with Dubai Diva, Emily Corridon and Darragh Cronin. Pic: Pauline Dennigan
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Blennerville Prepares To Go To The Dogs In Aid Of School

April 11, 2016 at 10:23 am Comments are Disabled

THE Kingdom Greyhound track in Tralee is the place to be on Saturday, April 23 at 7:45pm where Blennerville N.S. hosts a ‘Night at the Dogs’ to raise much needed funds to provide sports equipment and library facilities for the school. The night promises to be a wonderful social occasion with […]

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Emily Corridon with grandparents, from left; Mary and Phil Corridon, Tralee and Eileen and Eamon Kissane, Ballybunion, at the Grandparents Day at St Brendan's NS in Blennerville on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Older Generation Gets A Look At New School On Grandparents Day in Blennerville

February 3, 2016 at 2:52 pm Comments are Disabled

NOW in its fifth year in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville, Grandparents Day took on special significance this year as it was the first in the new school. Staff, pupils and the grandparents all gathered in the gym at 11am for a Mass celebrated by Fr Francis Nolan, followed by a […]

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Ex-Pupil Presents Painting Of Old Blennerville To Hang In New School

Ex-Pupil Presents Painting Of Old Blennerville To Hang In New School

January 16, 2016 at 10:26 am Comments are Disabled

YESTERDAY was a landmark day for St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville, as the old school was demolished after 84 years of educating generations of locals. A former pupil decided to mark the opening of the new school with a presentation which, no doubt, will find a place in the great new building. […]

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VIDEO/PHOTOS: Old Blennerville School Demolished After 84 Years

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Old Blennerville School Demolished After 84 Years

January 15, 2016 at 4:13 pm 3 comments

IT was a sad day for many in Blennerville on Friday as the bulldozers moved into St Brendan’s Blennerville old school. They started work demolishing the 84 year old building before 9am and six hours later the school was levelled. Many past pupils looked on as they collected their children […]

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Sixth class pupils Danny Greaney, Molly O'Neill, Nathan Moriarty O'Shea, Michaela McAdams, Dylan Griffin and Michael Doody at the open day for the new St Brendan's NS school in Blennervillle. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A First Look Inside The New Blennerville School

January 6, 2016 at 6:05 pm 1 comment

IT’S been a long time coming, but parents and pupils got a chance to see the new St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville at an open day on Wednesday. The impressive two-storey building will open on Thursday morning, but we got a sneak preview and saw that children and staff won’t know themselves […]

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Mary (Emily Corridon) and Joseph (Rory O'Brien) before the start of the Blennerville NS Christmas Concert on Tuesday night in St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils From Blennerville School Put On A Great Show In St John’s

December 16, 2015 at 11:56 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement for pupils and staff from St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville last night as they put on their annual Christmas Concert in St John’s Church. Hundreds of family members came to the church to hear the pupils sing Christmas classics and some well known modern festive songs as well. […]

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Past pupils Lily Bailey and Eileen Kelly at the launch of 'Blennerville School And Community - A Story Worth Telling' at the school on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Day Of Memories At Blennerville School Book Launch

November 22, 2015 at 11:15 am Comments are Disabled

OLD friendships were renewed and memories shared at the launch of a book on the history of Blennerville school on Saturday. A huge crowd of past pupils passed through the doors to see the huge array of photos on the ‘Memory Wall’ and to meet old friends at the special occasion […]

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The first and second class girls having fun at Blennerville NS on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Witches And Ghouls Take Over Blennerville School

October 26, 2015 at 11:32 am Comments are Disabled

FRIDAY was a fun day at Blennerville NS with pupils (and many teachers) really getting into the spirit of Halloween. Fancy dress was the order of the day, as pupils donned all sort of costumes and enjoyed traditional Halloween games like apple-bobbing, before breaking up for the mid-term break. Everyone had great […]

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PHOTOS: A New Beginning In Blennerville For Junior Infants

PHOTOS: A New Beginning In Blennerville For Junior Infants

August 28, 2015 at 1:24 pm Comments are Disabled

IN schools around Kerry opening this week, it was a momentous occasion for children…and their parents! In St Brendan’s NS Blennerville it was no different, with parents arriving to drop off their little ones as they entered the junior infants classroom on Thursday morning. There were tears, but the parents eventually composed […]

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Contestants and organisers of The Voice of Tralee 2015 in aid of Recovery Haven. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Six Things To Do Around Tralee This Weekend

June 26, 2015 at 11:14 am Comments are Disabled

It’s a really busy weekend in and around Tralee with loads of family entertainment to enjoy. Here’s six things you can get up to… FRIDAY 1. CELEBRATION OF LIGHT: Friday night will see the return of a very special event as Recovery Haven holds their now annual ‘Celebration of Light’ event at […]

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Blennerville School’s Green And Active Efforts Paying Off

Blennerville School’s Green And Active Efforts Paying Off

April 29, 2015 at 2:39 pm Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE is celebrating this week after attaining another flag at the school. The staff and pupils at the school are delighted with the recent news that they have been successful in obtaining their second ‘Greenschool Flag’, this time in the area of Energy Conservation. There are seven Green Flags that you can […]

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Some of the people involved in the Blennerville National School and Born To Run fitness initiative were, front, from left: Daniel Breen, Emily O'Donoghue, Conor Kavanagh, Emma Grainey and Conor Crowley. Back: Michelle Grainey (Born to Run), Julie Foley, Zara Efegbain, Eric O'Connor and Terry O'Sullivan (Principal). Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Blennerville Pupils Get Even More Active With Born To Run Club

February 26, 2015 at 11:38 am Comments are Disabled

BLENNERVILLE National School and the ‘Born to Run’ running group have joined forces in order to promote a healthy active lifestyle for young people. “Basically over the school year our 6th class will be running 100 miles in total,” said Principal Terry O’Sullivan. “We will be running on average five […]

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Pictured giving it their all at Blennerville National School's Christmas Carol Service held in St. John's Church on Tuesday evening were junior infants, Eve O'Sullivan and Katelyn Laide. Photo by Pauline Dennigan

PHOTOS: Christmas Spirit Reigns At Blennerville School’s Concert

December 17, 2014 at 12:49 pm Comments are Disabled

THE annual Christmas concert by pupils from Blennerville NS went down a storm last night in St John’s Church last night. Proud parents, staff and siblings of the pupils enjoyed an evening of Christmas songs from all classes in the school. Much preparation went into the evening and Principal Terry O’Sullivan […]

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