First class pupils at Holy Family sing for Minister Foley. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Minister Foley Pays A Visit To Holy Family School

February 4, 2023 at 9:45 am 0 comments

THE pupils and staff at Holy Family School welcomed Minister for Education Norma Foley on Friday when she paid a visit as part of a short tour of schools in north Kerry. The second class pupils greeted Minister Foley with a rendition of Amhrán na bhFiann while the Student Council […]

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Vivienne Prepares For Student Chef Of The Year Competition

Vivienne Prepares For Student Chef Of The Year Competition

February 3, 2023 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

A MUNSTER Technological University student from Kilmoyley is set to cook-up a storm at a Student Chef of the Year 2023 competition. Vivienne Dineen is taking part in the Knorr Professional Student Chef of the Year competition on Thursday, February 9. The second year Food Business Innovation student is one […]

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Credit Union Tralee held its School Quiz for 2023 at the MTU Kerry over the weekend , Schools from around the county arrived for the 2023 Quiz . Pictured : U11 1st place winners Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pictured ; 
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PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn And Listellick NS Teams Victorious In Cara Credit Union Quiz

February 2, 2023 at 9:53 am 0 comments

CARA Credit Union held The Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on Sunday last in the Kerry Sports Academy. However, they were not alone as 25,000 primary school children all over Ireland tested their brain power at their annual Credit Union Schools Quiz. The questions compiled nationally by primary school teachers […]

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Ballyheigue School Wins Overall Award In Film Competition

Ballyheigue School Wins Overall Award In Film Competition

February 1, 2023 at 11:10 am 0 comments

ST Joseph’s NS in Ballyheigue is the Overall Primary School winner in this year’s Trend Micro ‘What’s Your Story?’ competition. The school’s win will be formally announced on Safer Internet Day, next Tuesday, February 7, but celebrations are already underway at the school. The school has won €500 in prize […]

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Presentation Secondary School Tralee students present a donation of €800 to

Presentation Tralee Students Raise €800 For Adapt Kerry

February 1, 2023 at 10:15 am 0 comments

THE generous students from Presentation Secondary School were delighted to donate over €800 to the Adapt Kerry Women’s refuge on Tuesday. The students created an international cookery book last year packed full of delicious recipes from their home countries including Italy, Germany, Finland and France. All proceeds from the book were […]

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PHOTOS: Results Of The Kerry Colleges Cross Country Championships

January 27, 2023 at 4:03 pm 1 comment

THE Kerry Colleges Cross Country Championships were held in Killarney yesterday. Conditions at The Demesne were perfect for Cross Country running with a countywide participation of 16 schools and 270 athletes. The overall best boys and girls shields went to Killarney schools, St. Brendans College and St. Brigids Presentation Secondary School. […]

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Mary Lucey: Filling Out The CAO Application Form

Mary Lucey: Filling Out The CAO Application Form

January 25, 2023 at 4:34 pm Comments are Disabled

Mary Lucey of Career Ahead says that while leaving certificate students and their parents are getting frantic around the February 1st CAO close of application date, there is no need for panic… Leaving Certificate students currently only need to focus on two main items prior to that date: • Ensuring […]

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MTU To Host Information Evening On Health And Leisure Studies Courses

MTU To Host Information Evening On Health And Leisure Studies Courses

January 19, 2023 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE Department of Health and Leisure Studies at Munster Technological University are hosting an on-campus information evening to share details about the range of courses available within the department on Wednesday, January 25 at 7pm. This includes the new course in Physical Education Studies with Business which appears on the […]

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Glenderry National School located just outside Ballyheigue.

Sponsored: Glenderry National School To Host Open Night

January 18, 2023 at 12:59 pm Comments are Disabled

GLENDERRY National School will host an Open Night next Tuesday, January 24, from 7pm to 8pm. “A school open day plays an important part when choosing your child’s primary school,” said Gerard Pierce, Principal. Glenderry National School officially known as Scoil Naomh Erc is a mixed catholic primary school with […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk students who exhibited projects at the RDS during the week.

Mounthawk Students Did School Proud At BT Young Scientist And Technology Exhibition

January 14, 2023 at 10:50 am Comments are Disabled

THEY might not have been as successful as last year, but Mercy Mounthawk students were still among the honours at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition at the RDS in Dublin which took place this week. There were 27 projects from nine Kerry schools at the Exhibition with Mercy […]

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Tickets Almost Sold Out For Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘High School Musical’

Tickets Almost Sold Out For Mercy Mounthawk’s ‘High School Musical’

January 14, 2023 at 10:49 am Comments are Disabled

FOLLOWING last year’s ‘The Importance Of Being Earnest’, the students from Mercy Mounthawk will take part in a more modern production on the Siamsa Tíre stage next week. ‘High School Musical’ will take place from Wednesday to Saturday at 8pm nightly, but there’s only a handful of tickets left between […]

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The Mercy Mounthawk U16A team who will play in the All-Ireland schools final   next week.

Mercy Mounthawk Girls Look Forward To All-Ireland Final

January 11, 2023 at 10:12 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk Under 16 girls basketball team are preparing for a All-Ireland Schools Cup final next week. Having overcome Scoil Chriost Ri Portlaoise in the semi-final back in December after a strong performance, they will play Calasanctius Oranmore in the Under 16A Schools Cup final to be played in the National […]

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Mairead Finucane.

New Principal Appointed At Presentation Secondary School Tralee

January 10, 2023 at 9:46 am Comments are Disabled

A NEW principal has been appointed at Presentation Secondary School in Tralee. The Board of Management has announced the appointment of Ms. Mairéad Finucane as the new Principal. She follows on from Ms. Mary Kennelly, who recently retired from the post, and Ms. Chrissie Kelly who was acting principal. Originally […]

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Liam Carmody, Tara Kilgallen, Aoife Moynihan and Conor Mitchell at the Mercy Mounthawk students' debs ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More Glamour From The Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 2)

January 9, 2023 at 1:57 pm Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk students’ debs ball brought style and glamour to Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Over 260 teenagers donned their gladrags for the occasion where they enjoyed a meal and some great entertainment before getting back to the hard work of studying for the leaving cert. We brought […]

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Billy Ryle: Time For Students To Focus On CAO Forms

Billy Ryle: Time For Students To Focus On CAO Forms

January 9, 2023 at 12:40 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says 2023 promises to be a great year for CAO college applicants, but he urges students to keep an eye on the timeline… As a new year begins with renewed hope and expectation, college applicants must focus on the CAO form as the deadline looms large. […]

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Eddie Sheehy, Jenny Slattery, Aoife O'Connor and Fionán Egan at the Mercy Mounthawk students' debs ball at the Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Stylish Night Out At Mercy Mounthawk Students’ Debs Ball (Part 1)

January 8, 2023 at 1:06 pm Comments are Disabled

THE wind was howling around Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Saturday night as over 260 teenagers arrived for the Mercy Mounthawk students debs ball. After the last students’ ball was held in late February, it was back to the traditional time of early in the new year for the event, organised […]

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Louise O'Neill

Kerry People Asked For Stories On Their Inspiring Teachers

January 5, 2023 at 11:18 am Comments are Disabled

DID you have a teacher that changed your world? Teachers Inspire 2022, organised and run by Dublin City University, is calling for nominations of inspiring teachers in Kerry (and around the country) and for stories about the positive impact a teacher has made in their lives. The initiative, which celebrates […]

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Over 1,300 Ukrainian Children Enrolled In Kerry Schools

Over 1,300 Ukrainian Children Enrolled In Kerry Schools

January 2, 2023 at 11:55 am Comments are Disabled

THERE are currently 1,373 Ukrainian children enrolled in Kerry schools. The Department of Education has confirmed that, as of December 22, there are 13,753 Ukrainian pupils currently enrolled in the 26 counties. Out of that figure, 8,823 of these pupils have been accommodated in primary schools while 4,930 pupils have […]

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Mercy Mounthawk students Sophie Hassett, Lilly Nowak and Aoife O'Brien who are looking forward to showcasing their project next month. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Students Prepare For BT Young Scientist And Technology Exhibition

December 29, 2022 at 11:12 am 1 comment

STUDENTS from Tralee schools are ready to showcase their projects at the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition next month. The event returns as a full, ‘in-person’ event for the first time since 2020 and takes place from January 11 – 14. There are 27 projects from nine Kerry schools […]

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Principal of Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Cáit Uí Chonchúir is joined by teaching colleagues as she cuts her 'retirement cake' on Tuesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

Príomhoide Cáit Says Farewell To Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn After 32 Years

December 22, 2022 at 12:39 pm Comments are Disabled

THE community at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn came out in force on Tuesday to pay tribute to their much-loved príomhoide, Cáit Uí Chonchúir, who retired after 32 years at the school. Originally from Caherslee, Cáit was educated at Balloonagh Primary and Secondary School before moving on to Mary Immaculate College from […]

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Holy Family Primary School Junior infants before going on stage on Tuesday for their Christmas concert. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Concert Time For Holy Family Pupils

December 21, 2022 at 9:10 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been a very busy past week at Holy Family Primary School as they held a series of Christmas concerts. Each class had a chance to perform since the first concert last Thursday and the performances came to a close on Tuesday with the junior infants, second class and third […]

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Presentation Primary sixth class pupils before the Christmas concert on Tuesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Music, Song, Dance And Drama At Presentation Primary Christmas Concert

December 21, 2022 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of Presentation Primary provided some great entertainment for families on Tuesday as they held their annual Christmas Concert in the school hall. This year it was the turn of the third, fourth, fifth and sixth classes to shine in music, song, dance and drama. Beginning with the national anthem […]

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Contracts Signed To Allow Construction On New STEM Building At MTU

Contracts Signed To Allow Construction On New STEM Building At MTU

December 21, 2022 at 9:00 am Comments are Disabled

CONTRACTS have been signed to allow for construction to commence on a new Science Technology Engineering and Maths (STEM) Building at Munster Technological University Kerry North Campus. A new 8,913m2 STEM building is planned for the MTU Kerry campus, consisting of laboratories, agri-machinery workshops, classroom spaces and ancillary space. Overall, […]

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St Brendan's NS Blennerville pupils at their Christmas concert on Monday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville School Pupils In Fine Voice For Christmas Concert

December 20, 2022 at 8:57 am Comments are Disabled

ST John’s Church was packed on Monday evening as pupils from first class to sixth class in St Brendan’s NS Blennerville performed their Christmas concert in three years. Parents and grandparents enjoyed wonderful renditions of Christmas carols and other festive favourites, with Martin Hurley providing the music. Deputy Principal Louise […]

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Ms O'Sullivan's junior infants  before the Moyderwell Primary School Christmas concert on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Colourful Costumes And Fantastic Fun At Moyderwell Christmas Concert

December 15, 2022 at 11:28 am Comments are Disabled

THE children at Moyderwell Primary School enjoyed a wonderful week of dressing up and delivering entertainment at the annual Christmas concert. The past few weeks have seen the pupils practising songs and their acting skills while also making parts of their costumes for the three days of performances from different […]

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Principal Pat Neenan, Minister Foley and Cllr. Jim Finucane (Chairperson of the Board of Management).

Approval For Multi-Million Euro Building Project At Moyderwell School

December 14, 2022 at 8:27 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced initial project approval for a multi-million euro building project for Moyderwell Mercy Primary School, Tralee. This building project will provide state of the art facilities including four mainstream classrooms as well as a two classroom base for students with special […]

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Zoe Ncube and Mikayla O'Sullivan received their runners-up prizes for the Poetry Aloud competition this week.

Two Presentation Students Receive Prizes In National Poetry Competition

December 14, 2022 at 9:50 am Comments are Disabled

TWO students from Presentation Secondary School, Tralee, were among the winners of PoetryAloud, the competition which promotes the joy of speaking and listening to poetry amongst post-primary students across the island of Ireland. Zoe Ncube from Presentation secondary school, Tralee was a runner-up in the senior category of the all-island competition, […]

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Members of Tralee Tidy Towns, Team Bramble and Mercy Mounthawk students planting trees on Bracker O'Regan Road last week.

Tralee Tidy Towns Teams Up With Team Bramble And Mounthawk School To Plant Trees

December 12, 2022 at 3:24 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE Tidy Towns collaborated with Mercy Mounthawk students’ council  and Team Bramble last Tuesday to plant hawthorns. Brendan O’Brien, Chair of Tralee Tidy Towns said: Tralee Tidy Towns was delighted to spend some of the funding from Tralee MD councillors on native Hawthorns. They planted 150 of them to add […]

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Amelia Horan and Maura Long at the St Ita's and St Joseph's Christmas Fair on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Christmas Craft Fair Fundraiser At St Ita’s And St Joseph’s

December 9, 2022 at 9:21 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was a wonderful atmosphere in St Ita’s and St Joseph’s school on Thursday as they held a Christmas Craft Fair. There was music, food and and array of wonderful produce on display for the event and Santa Claus even dropped in for a mince pie and a chat. “The […]

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David Lucid and Evan Lucid with Marie Scott and Adam Scott at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Christmas Fair on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Festive Fun At Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn’s Christmas Fair

December 6, 2022 at 11:21 am Comments are Disabled

THE annual Christmas Fair at Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn was another super success on Sunday as hundreds of parents and children visited the school hall. There were raffles, an auction, face painting, nail-painting, milk shakes, pancakes, goodies, home baking and a Christmas sing along with Chris White suppling the music. Christmas […]

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