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Shannon ABC Secures Over €1m In Funding

Shannon ABC Secures Over €1m In Funding

August 7, 2019 at 3:11 pm Comments are Disabled

SHANNON Applied Biotechnology Centre (ABC), an Enterprise Ireland funded Technology Gateway, has been awarded in excess of €1 million for new equipment to help support Irish companies. Shannon ABC is a collaboration between Institute of Technology Tralee and Limerick Institute of Technology, and works with companies in the Life Sciences, […]

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IT Tralee/CIT Promise To Work With Department To Address Issues In Report On MTU

IT Tralee/CIT Promise To Work With Department To Address Issues In Report On MTU

July 23, 2019 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Munster Technological University (MTU) Consortium of Cork Institute of Technology and the Institute of Technology Tralee says it will work with the Department of Education and Skills to address the issues raised in a report made public yesterday. The International Advisory Panel and the views of the Board of […]

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Chloe O'Sullivan, Caragh Kenny O'Sullivan, Pawel Kowalski and Emma O'Sullivan at the IT Tralee Summer Camp showcase on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: IT Tralee Summer Camp Kids Showcase Their Skills

July 13, 2019 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

IMPRESSIVE ingenuity and scientific skills were on display at a summer camp in IT Tralee this week. The college was running two summer camps and hosting over 80 children aged from 10yrs-16yrs and on Friday morning they hosted a ‘Showcase event’ for both camps in the Kerry Sports Academy. The […]

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IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

IT Tralee Secures €1.16m In Funding For Springboard+ Initiative

June 17, 2019 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology Tralee has secured over €1.16 million in funding and 472 places under the Government’s Springboard+ initiative for the academic year 2019/2020. In total, IT Tralee offers 16 programmes through its Life Long Learning Department, as part of its Springboard+ offering. Courses offered at IT Tralee under […]

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IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

IT Tralee To Receive €300,000 Towards Carpentry And Machine Shops Apprenticeships

June 7, 2019 at 12:27 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee will receive €300,000 in funding towards apprenticeships at the college. Capital funding of more than €7.5 million for nine Institutes of Technology and the Technological University (TU) Dublin was announced on Monday. In Tralee, €200,000 will go towards carpentry apprenticeships and €100,00 for machine shops. The funding forms […]

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IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

IT Tralee To Host Summer Camps To Foster Computer Skills And Entrepreneurship

May 23, 2019 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee has announced details of two low cost summer camps for young people aged between 10 and 16. The camps are named Goalmine and STEAMing Ahead and are based around fostering computer skills and entrepreneurship. Goalmine is a 5-day non residential living-lab experience targeted at secondary level students using […]

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An Tánaiste Simon Coveney Officially Opens €19 million Kerry Sports Academy at IT Tralee.
Pictured L/R Jim Finucane , Chairman of the IT Tralee Governing Body, Mr. Lionel Alexander  , Catherine Carty IT Tralee , Simon Coveney , Minister Brendan Griffin , Mayor of Kerry Norma Foley , Mr Dick Spring KSA , Brid McElligott IT Tralee and Ogie Moran KSA . 
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Wednesday May 15th, Tralee, Co. Kerry - The Institute of Technology, Tralee is delighted to welcome An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade Simon Coveney TD to officially open the €19 million Kerry Sports Academy (KSA) at the Institute of Technology Tralee.
The Kerry Sports Academy enables sports people, able and disabled, to enjoy, prepare and compete to the highest standards and has been designed to address the needs of Paralympic level athletes, as well as opening up a world of opportunities and accessibility to sports and recreation for people with disabilities in our society. 
Construction began on the Kerry Sports Academy in 2017 and the then Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., turned the first sod on 27th March 2017. The KSA is located in the North Campus at IT Tralee and will provide state-of-the-art facilities for the following: 
•	Health and Leisure Programmes at the IT Tralee;
•	UNESCO Chair in Inclusive Physical Education, Sport Fitness, and Recreation; 
•	National Centre for Adapted Physical Activity – CARA;
•	Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann – Traditional Irish Music Headquarters;
•	Kerry GAA.
Welcoming An Tánaiste the Chairman of the IT Tralee Governing Body, Mr. Lionel Alexander expressed his thanks to the Minister and the government for its ongoing support to enhance facilities for students and stakeholders at IT Tralee. The Chairman outlined the importance of the development of the capital infrastructure of the IT Tralee, as it approaches the final stages of the creation of the Munster Technological University in partnership with CIT. 
Addressing the audience at the Opening Ceremony, An Tánaiste Simon Coveney said, “Sport and recreation play important roles in our lives and never more so than in today's hectic environment. Sport’s value to society cannot be over-emphasised, in raising our health levels, in helping to give us a sense of ourselves and in boosting our morale. These new facilities at the Institute of Technology Tralee will facilitate a significant increase in Adapted Physical Activity (APA) service provision and will create increased opportunities for participation in sport by people with disabilities.”
Also speaking at the opening ceremony, Minister of State Brendan Griffin stated, “This is a significant day for education and sport in Kerry. Third level opportunities are critical for balanced regional development and the Institute of Technology in Tralee will continue to play a key part in the economic growth of Kerry and the surrounding region. Everybody should have the opportunity to participate in sport and the associated health and social benefits are well documented. My Department has already provided over €7m towards the magnificent new facility and I would like to congratulate everybody involved who ensured that the project has been delivered”.
The Institute of Technology Tralee became the first third level institution in the world to receive a UNESCO Chair in 2013 entitled “Transforming the lives of people with disabilities, their families, and community through Physical Education, Sport, Recreation and Fitness.” IT Tralee was awarded the Chair in recognition of its outstanding work, completed over many years, in the area of inclusion of people with disabilities. The Chair leads a global partnership for mainstreaming diversity through physical education, sport, recreation and fitness.
The IT Tralee Foundation secured funding for the Kerry Sports Academy through the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport and donations from Philanthropic Foundations, High Net Worth Individuals, Corporate Donors and Strategic Partners. IT Tralee also contributed to the project from its capital reserves. 

Mr Dick Spring, Chairman of the Institute of Technology Tralee Foundation said “Today is an exciting day for us here at the Institute and for our national and international partners. We have over the years worked hard to develop an ethos of inclusion in sport and to shape the future of adapted physical activity, regionally, nationally and internationally. The opening of the Kerry Sports Academy will further cement the Institute’s reputation as a world class centre of excellence for education and research in adapted physical activity and inclusive physical education. The focus of the Academy's activities will be life long and life wide, ranging from rehabilitation and recreation through to elite performance.”
The Kerry Sports Academy is the first phase of the Institute’s Master Development Plan 2017- 2027. Work has already commenced on the next phase of this plan, a 9,000m2 facility to accommodate the Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) School of IT Tralee. Work is expected to be complete on this development in 2022.

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For media queries please contact Sarah Flaherty 066 7191895 sarah.flaherty@staff.ittralee.ie 

Key Facts about the Kerry Sports Academy
•	18 month build at a cost of €19 million, including VAT and Fees
•	A 8,400m2 facility with state of the art facilities 
•	The largest sports capital project ever to have been undertaken in Kerry 
•	The construction phase saw 120 jobs created.
•	The Academy facilities, which are universally accessible includes the following:
o	International sized indoor sports arena 
o	Hydrotherapy suite 
o	Teaching gym 
o	High performance gym 
o	Teaching classrooms 
o	Meeting rooms
o	Suite of auditoria
o	Massage suites
o	Aerobic and dance studios
o	Dry, outdoor and wet changing areas
o	Laboratory facilities
o	Student recreation area
o	Universally accessible facility

For media queries please contact Sarah Flaherty 066 7191895 sarah.flaherty@staff.ittralee.ie

New €19m Kerry Sports Academy Officially Opened At IT Tralee Campus

May 15, 2019 at 5:55 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Institute of Technology, Tralee welcomed An Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney TD to officially open the €19 million Kerry Sports Academy (KSA) today. Construction began on the Kerry Sports Academy in 2017 and the then Taoiseach, Enda Kenny T.D., turned the first sod on […]

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IT Tralee students Corina Van Deventer, Brian Naveen, Elton Asemota with Lisa Fingleton at the Horizons Exhibition at IT Tralee on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Creative Students At IT Tralee Showcase Work At Horizons Exhibition

May 10, 2019 at 11:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE innovative work of IT Tralee students was showcased at the Horizons 2019 exhibition on Thursday evening. It featured the work of all graduates from across the specialisms of Animation, VFX and Motion Design, Music Technology, TV Radio and New Media, Creative Writing for Digital Media, Computing, and Information Systems […]

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Frances Clifford, Brian O'Sullivan, Mike O'Connor and Dan Counihan at the 'Fish Supper' fundraiser in aid of Fenit RNLI at IT Tralee on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A ‘Fish Supper’ For Fenit RNLI At IT Tralee

May 1, 2019 at 9:42 am Comments are Disabled

AROUND 60 diners gathered at the North Campus of IT Tralee on Tuesday evening for  a fundraiser in aid of Fenit RNLI. The evening  provided an opportunity for the Culinary Arts students at the college to showcase their talents and skills in a restaurant style setting by providing a three […]

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Fionnuala Murray, Maria Clifford and Bridget Crowley of IT Tralee and Craig Kearney at the IT Tralee Spring Open Day on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Hundreds Visit IT Tralee For Spring Open Day

April 8, 2019 at 10:01 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of people were welcomed to IT Tralee on Saturday as it hosted its annual Spring Open Day. Potential students got a chance to see all the college has to offer at a full schedule of talks, tours and events, including‘Taster Workshops’ – practical demonstrations for programmes offered by IT […]

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Rebecca Murphy, Jessica O'Connor, Katie Sugrue and Ruth Carey at the IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The ITT Clubs And Societies Ball (Part 2)

April 6, 2019 at 10:59 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball took place on Thursday night and there was no shortage of style. Around 350 students from the college attended the event at Ballyroe Heights Hotel to celebrate student participation and achievement in the college’s clubs and societies. We brought you some of […]

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Michelle Parker, Irene Okunbor and Clíona O'Connor at the IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Style From The IT Tralee Clubs And Societies Ball (Part 1)

April 5, 2019 at 5:00 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was once again the venue last night for the annual IT Tralee Clubs and Societies Ball. Around 350 students from the college attended and it was a chance to celebrate student participation and achievement in the college’s clubs and societies. There were also four special awards […]

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Dr Lorna Gold.

Well-Known Climate Activist To Give Talk At IT Tralee

April 4, 2019 at 12:25 pm 1 comment

A WELL-KNOWN climate activist and author will give a free talk in IT Tralee next week. Dr Lorna Gold, author of ‘Climate Generation’, will visit the college on Thursday, April 11 from 1pm-2pm in Room L105 in the Solas Building, North Campus. It’s a free event and all are welcome. […]

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See All IT Tralee Has To Offer At Spring Open Day

See All IT Tralee Has To Offer At Spring Open Day

April 2, 2019 at 3:45 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee will welcome potential students and their families to its annual Spring Open Day this Saturday. This ever-popular event will be held from 11.00am to 2.00pm at IT Tralee’s North Campus and is structured to help potential students to get the most from their visit with a full schedule […]

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Aisling Delaney (left) receives her National Culinary Skills Awards.

IT Tralee Student Wins National Culinary Skills Title

March 28, 2019 at 4:39 pm Comments are Disabled

AN IT Tralee culinary student won the National Cookery Skills Competition at Ireland Skills Live last weekend in Dublin’s RDS. Aisling Delaney a Third Year student of the BA in Culinary Arts at IT Tralee, under the guidance of Chef Lecturer Dan Browne, represented the Institute at the Ireland skills competition […]

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The boxers at the IT Tralee Spark Society 'Rumble In The Jungle' Boxing Night at Tralee Sports Complex on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Box Clever To Raise Funds For Samaritans

March 15, 2019 at 9:41 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a great turnout for a boxing event fundraiser at Tralee Sports Complex last night. The IT Tralee Spark Society organised their ‘Rumble in the Jungle’, a collaboration with IT Tralees Boxing club in aid of Samaritans, pushing the message that nobody has a perfect mental health. It was […]

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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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Abbey Inn To Host ITT Sci-Fan Society Event This Sunday

February 19, 2019 at 1:35 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee Sci-fan Society is putting on a one of a kind event for the public this Sunday. The society is bringing CúKon to Kerry for the first time. The event will be held in the Abbey Inn from 11am – 6pm. There are no pre-booked tickets for CúKon. Just […]

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Mr Bob Savage, CIT Governing Body Chair; Mr Lionel Alexander, ITT Governing Body Chair
Front Row (L-R) - Dr Oliver Murphy, President ITT; Dr Barry O'Connor, President CIT

CIT And IT Tralee Submit Application To Become Munster Technological University

February 13, 2019 at 9:34 am 1 comment

CORK Institute of Technology (CIT) and the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT) have submitted a formal application to the Minister for Education and Skills to seek designation as the Munster Technological University (MTU). The application will be considered in accordance with criteria established under the Technological Universities Act 2018. The […]

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Tralee Sports Complex.

IT Tralee Society To Host Fundraising Fight Night At The Complex

February 12, 2019 at 10:55 am Comments are Disabled

A SOCIETY at the IT Tralee is getting ready to rumble as they prepare for a fundraising boxing night at Tralee Sports Complex. The IT Tralee Spark Society is all about sparking the conversation on Mental Health. The society, which was founded by Co-Chairmen Conor O’Brien and Mike Edgar, holds weekly […]

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The IT Tralee Camogie squad with The Rose Hotel's Director of Sales and Marketing Michele King and General Manager Mark Sullivan.

IT Tralee Camogie Team Aims For Ashbourne Cup Glory

February 8, 2019 at 5:05 pm Comments are Disabled

IT Tralee Camogie team will travel to Mallow GAA Complex this Saturday to play at the 2019 Ashbourne Cup weekend. IT Tralee will compete for the Fr. Meaghair Cup when they play favourites Athlone IT in the semi-final. This game will take place at 11am. The Fr. Meaghair Cup this […]

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IT Tralee Bows Out Of Sigerson Cup

IT Tralee Bows Out Of Sigerson Cup

January 30, 2019 at 5:45 pm Comments are Disabled

THE IT Tralee footballers made the long trip to Belfast but came away empty-handed this afternoon, when they were knocked out of the Sigerson Cup. The opposition was St Mary’s University College who beat Tralee by 1-15 to 1-10. An early goal for the visitors was soon cancelled out by […]

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IT Tralee students Dara Moynihan, Gavin Crowley and Jack Savage display the new hooded tops kindly sponsored by Alan O' Sullivan of Bathrooms 4U.

PREVIEW: IT Tralee Hope To Advance In Sigerson Cup This Week

January 29, 2019 at 9:56 am Comments are Disabled

By Eamon Fitzgerald IT Tralee will make the long trip to Belfast this week in order to take on 2017 winners St. Marys University Belfast in round 3 of the 2019 Sigerson Cup. The game will take place on Wednesday at 2pm at the St. Teresa’s GAC, Belfast. The IT […]

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Liam Brosnan, Coach of IT Tralee accepts one of the gear bags sponsored by Eoin Kelliher (Financial Services).

IT Tralee Begin Sigerson Cup Campaign With Home Game This Sunday

January 18, 2019 at 4:22 pm Comments are Disabled

By Eamon Fitzgerald IT Tralee will kick off their 2019 Sigerson Cup campaign with a home game against Ulster University this Sunday (January 20th). The game will take place at the John Mitchels GAA Pitch, Tralee and will have a throw in time of 1pm. IT Tralee come in to this […]

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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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IT Tralee North Campus

Researchers At IT Tralee Secure €1.2m In Funding

December 4, 2018 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

INSTITUTE of Technology Tralee has been awarded €1.26 million in new funding to partner in two new research initiatives. This brings to over €11m the total value of research grants secured by IT Tralee from competitive national and EU funding bodies in the past 12 months. IT Tralee will receive […]

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New Springboard+ Courses Commencing In January At IT Tralee

New Springboard+ Courses Commencing In January At IT Tralee

November 16, 2018 at 9:05 am Comments are Disabled

AN additional boost has been given to anyone looking to progress their career, gain new skills, start a new career path or re-enter the workforce through €292,876 in new funding secured by IT Tralee for its Springboard+ offering. The courses, which will run from January 2019 at IT Tralee, are […]

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Head of English Language Studies at Castel Education Denise Healy and lecturer Cormac McCarthy with Omani student Ali Alghaithi taking part in International Day at the college on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Day To Celebrate Culture At IT Tralee International Day

November 14, 2018 at 3:34 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was music, dancing and plenty of exotic dishes as students from countries all over the world took part in international Day in the ITT. It’s an annual event where students express and display their culture, norms and traditions to all students and staff in the college. Students from Kuwait, […]

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Ciara Dolan presenting 'Wild Kids'.

Tralee Woman To Talk About Presenting Wildlife Show On RTE Jnr

November 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE woman will speak about her experience as  TV presenter in one of three events in the IT Tralee’s  ‘Film Makers Meet Wildlife In Kerry’ mini-festival series. Taking place this Wednesday at 7pm in the L108 Lecture Theatre, Solas Building, North Campus, Ciara Dolan, a graduate of BSc(H)in Wildlife Biology will speak of her […]

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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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