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Erin Collins with Anna O'Shea, Poppy Cregan, Lily Collins,  Paudie O'Shea and Sharon O'Shea at St John's Church for Presentation Primary School pupils' Confirmation Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day Arrives For Presentation Primary Pupils

February 29, 2024 at 9:10 am 0 comments

CONFIRMATION ‘season’ has arrived in the Kerry diocese and St John’s Church is hosting a number of ceremonies for Tralee schoolchildren this week. Nineteen pupils from Presentation Primary School were joined by one from St John’s Parochial School on Wednesday afternoon to receive the sacrament. Ms Lowney’s sixth class pupils […]

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Carol Fitzgerald, MTU, Bernie Slattery& Kathleen Stack, Kerry IGC, Tadhg Crowley IGC President, Mary Dowling &Niamh Dwyer ,Kerry IGC and Michelle Brown Hanafin Chairperson Kerry IGC ahead of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors annual Conference in MTU Kerry on March 8 & 9th.

Institute Of Guidance Counsellors To Hold Annual Conference At MTU

February 29, 2024 at 9:01 am 0 comments

THE Institute of Guidance Counsellors has launched their annual IGC Conference which will take place in Munster Technological University on March 8 and 9. This year’s conference theme, “Sustaining Guidance into the Future,” is aligned with the United Nations’ seventeen sustainable goals aimed at transforming the world. “We have selected […]

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Rubén Rivas McHugh and family at the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathass for Caherleaheen NS Confirmation Day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen NS Pupils Enjoy Confirmation Day

February 29, 2024 at 8:55 am 0 comments

THE rain stayed away as families made their way into the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathass on Wednesday as Confirmation Day arrived for Caherleaheen pupils. It was the first of six Confirmation ceremonies this week in St John’s Parish with 15 pupils, well prepared by their teacher Mr Finn, receiving […]

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The Sunny Souls team from Mercy Mounthawk while visiting Bhaile Mhuire care centre in January

Two Mercy Mounthawk Entries For Young Social Innovators Competition

February 28, 2024 at 4:01 pm 0 comments

TWO groups from Mercy Mounthawk are taking part in the Young Social Innovators competition this year. The project entries from the Transition Year students are ‘Sunny Souls’ and ‘Measure Your Pressure’ teams. Young Social Innovators (YSI) is a Social Innovation Education Programme that inspires and empowers young people to become […]

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Transition Year students from Mean Scoil Nua an Leith Triuigh (MSLT) in Castlegregory have made it to the semi-finals of the Young Environmentalists Awards 2024 taking place next month. Pictured were: Ciara Butler, Charlie Gillan, Emma Garvey, Daniel O’Mahony, Stephanie Reid, Reuben Wall and Katie Crean. Photo: Michelle Breen Crean Photography

West Kerry School Students Compete For Young Environmentalists Award

February 28, 2024 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

By Michelle Breen Crean FIXING fast fashion is firmly on the minds of young West Kerry students who have made it to the semi-final of the Young Environmentalists Awards next month. Eight Transition Year students from Mean Scoil Nua an Leith Triuigh (MSLT) in Castlegregory want to create awareness about […]

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Sponsored: Easter Junior Cycle Revision Courses At Brú Na Páirce

February 24, 2024 at 9:14 am 0 comments

BRÚ Na Páirce’s Junior Cycle Easter Revision course (Monday 25th – Friday 29th March) in Killarney is designed to help students become confident and competent in Higher Level Irish, English and Maths in order to achieve the highest grades possible in their Junior Cycle exams. During our exam-focused classes, students […]

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Kerry ETB To Receive Over €507,000 In Funding

Kerry ETB To Receive Over €507,000 In Funding

February 23, 2024 at 9:15 am 0 comments

THE Kerry Education and Training Board is to receive over €507,000 in infrastructure funding. Under Project Ireland 2040, an investment of over €8 million will be distributed to the 16 ETBs this year as part of the ongoing investment in the further education and training  sector. SOLAS will distribute the […]

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Presentation Secondary School Tralee Under 16 girls who won the All-Ireland B Schools League Final on Wednesday afternoon. Photo: Pres Secondary Social Media

Presentation Tralee Girls Win All-Ireland Schools Basketball Title

February 21, 2024 at 5:40 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE were great celebrations in Dublin this afternoon when a team from a Tralee school won an All-Ireland basketball title. Presentation Secondary School girls were victorious in the All-Ireland U16B Schools League Final at the National Basketball Arena in Tallaght. The Pres Panthers beat Loreto Bray by 41 to 37 […]

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CBS pupils of different nationalities at the school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

CBS Primary Awarded School Of Sanctuary Champion Status

February 9, 2024 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

CBS Primary School in Tralee has been awarded School of Sanctuary Champion Status after a visit from a monitoring team on Wednesday. A School of Sanctuary is a school that is committed to creating a safe, welcoming and inclusive environment that benefits everybody, especially families seeking sanctuary. It is a […]

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Sponsored: Kerry College Looks Forward To Open Week At Campuses Around The County

Sponsored: Kerry College Looks Forward To Open Week At Campuses Around The County

February 9, 2024 at 9:58 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY College will hold its much-anticipated Open Week 2024 from February 19-23. This will offer an exciting opportunity for prospective learners and their families to explore the renowned education, training, and support that the college has to offer across our Killorglin, Listowel, and Tralee based campuses. During the week, Kerry […]

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The St Joseph's NS Ballyheigue pupils who won the Overall award in the Trend Micro Film Competition.

Ballyheigue School Pupils Win Overall Prize Of €2,000 In Film Competition

February 2, 2024 at 9:45 am 1 comment

THERE were great celebrations in St.Joseph’s NS Ballyheigue on Thursday when representatives from Trend Micro Ireland came to announce that Miss Donegan’s class were this year’s overall winners in the ‘What’s Your Story ‘ annual film competition, collecting a prize of €2,000. Parents and students gathered to congratulate the winners and mark this wonderful […]

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The Listellick U11 team Eilish O'Brien, Rose Ahern, James Bolger and Niamh Bolger at the Credit Union Quiz at the Kerry Sports Academy on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Tralee Pupils Excel At Credit Union Schools Quiz

January 29, 2024 at 2:28 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY saw Cara Credit Union hold the Noreen Lynch Annual Schools Quiz on at 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. Primary school teachers from across the country compiled […]

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Digital Content Producer graduates Ashling Spillane, Máire Ní Laighin and Miriam O'Sullivan at the Kerry College Graduation Day at the Brandon Conference Centre on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: All Smiles As Kerry College Holds Graduation Day

January 26, 2024 at 9:59 am Comments are Disabled

HUNDREDS of graduates and their families filled the Brandon Hotel Conference Centre as Kerry College of Further Education and Training proudly hosted its graduation ceremony on Thursday. They were invited to celebrate the hard work, dedication, and success of their journeys in the College’s campuses at Clash Road, Denny Street, […]

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Pictured Emma Greensmith and Tess O'Neill  at the  Ballygarry House Hotel  as the Munster Technological University under the IKC3 Project (Ireland's Knowledge Centre for Carbon, Climate & Community Action) have developed a unique programme targeting transition year students.  
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Over 300 Students Take Part In MTU’s Haberdashery Event

January 25, 2024 at 12:35 pm Comments are Disabled

OVER 300 Transition Year students gathered at Ballygarry Estate recently to take part in the January 2024 Haberdashery event, the largest event of its kind to ever take place in Ireland. Part of the IKC3 Project at MTU, Haberdashery was a two-day design challenge where senior cycle students develop their research […]

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Ciara and Saoirse Murphy with Minister for Education Norma Foley after the Presentation student were named Overall Group Runners Up in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition on Friday evening.

Tralee Students Excel At BT Young Scientist And Technology Exhibition

January 13, 2024 at 9:15 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Tralee schools acquitted themselves admirably in the BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition in the RDS on Friday with. Sisters Ciara and Saoirse Murphy from Presentation Secondary School Tralee Group were Overall Group Runners Up in the competition for their project ‘ACT {Aid, Care, Treat} – an immediate, […]

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Tralee Students Off To Dublin For BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

Tralee Students Off To Dublin For BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition

January 9, 2024 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

THE 2024 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE) is almost upon us, taking place in Dublin from tomorrow until Saturday and Tralee will be well represented. President Michael D. Higgins will officially open the 2024 exhibition tomorrow at a special ceremony for students, teachers, and partners. The ceremony will […]

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Carys Curran, Elizabeth Slattery, Laura Dennehy, Lily O'Brien, Katie Nix and Hanna McKenna at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

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

January 7, 2024 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

THE Mercy Mounthawk students brought their Christmas holidays to a glamorous end on Friday night, with their debs ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel. Hundreds got dressed up, looking impossibly stylish for the occasion as they arrived at the hotel for a night to remember. We brought you some images from […]

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Rory Clifford, Rachel Mulgrew, Sean Murphy, Grace Reidy, Josh Akinyemi and Alana Lucid at the Mercy Mounthawk Students' Debs Ball at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Mercy Mounthawk Students Have A Ball In Ballyroe (Part 1)

January 6, 2024 at 10:24 am Comments are Disabled

THE Ballyroe Heights Hotel was awash with style as around 300 teenagers converged on the venue for the Mercy Mounthawk students debs ball on Friday night. While the rest of the debs balls have moved to the February mid-term break, the Mounthawk students have remained steadfast in brightening up early […]

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Billy Ryle: Keep A Close Eye On CAO Timeline As Deadline Approaches

Billy Ryle: Keep A Close Eye On CAO Timeline As Deadline Approaches

January 3, 2024 at 11:59 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says there are lots of CAO college places on offer in 2024 but keep a close eye on the timeline… PROMISING As a new year dawns with renewed hope and expectation, college applicants must focus on the CAO form as the deadline looms large. Indeed, 2024 is shaping […]

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Two Kerry Schools Included In Retrofitting Pathfinder Programme

Two Kerry Schools Included In Retrofitting Pathfinder Programme

January 2, 2024 at 12:31 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State at the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications Ossian Smyth TD today launched the next phase of the school retrofitting pathfinder programme. Up to 14 schools will be retrofitted and upgraded to a Building Energy Rating (BER) of B with renewable heating to reduce their CO2 emissions […]

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Gaelcholáíste Chiarraí TY students Siún Ní Chroinín, Kayla Ní Chonchúir, Daithi Ó Smollain, Rian Mc Lámh and Rebecca Ní Neachtáin with just a few of the many boxes donated by students to St Vincent de Paul for Christmas.

Gaelcholáiste Students Donate Christmas Boxes To St Vincent de Paul

December 21, 2023 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

THE spirit of giving was truly in evidence at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí this week as the holidays approach. The students, with the help of Irish teacher Elma Uí Shuilleabháin decided to celebrate the festive season by participating in the tradition of donating Christmas boxes to a local charity in Tralee. ‘’We would […]

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Norma Foley.

Nineteen Kerry Schools To Share €160,000 In STEM Grants

December 21, 2023 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley has announced that 19 Kerry schools have been awarded more than €160,000 in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) grants. The successful projects include a focus on coding, robotics, growing plants without soil, modules on AI, interpreting weather patterns, film and animation, […]

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Attending 'Carols By Candlelight' presented by Glenderry NS last week.

PHOTOS: ‘Carols By Candlelight’ Presented By Glenderry NS Pupils

December 17, 2023 at 10:15 am Comments are Disabled

‘CAROLS By Candlelight’ was performed by the pupils of Glenderry NS in St Mary’s Church, Ballyheigue on Wednesday evening front of a packed Church. All classes in the school performed, accompanied by Ann O’Mahony and James Moore, the school’s music teachers. Juniors to second classes were on stage first where they […]

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Presentation of Cheque taken outside college:  Kay Lanigan Ryan (Teacher), Stephen Goulding (Principal), Miranda Cournane (Teacher and Events Co-ordinator) with Tony Noonan of Noonan's Christmas Lights Charity.

PHOTOS: Kerry College Event Sees Funds Raised For Tony’s Charities

December 15, 2023 at 12:20 pm Comments are Disabled

THE students of the QQI Level 5 Professional Cookery and Hospitality Operations course at Kerry College pulled out all the stops on Thursday at a special fundraiser with all proceeds going to Tony Noonan’s Christmas Lights Charity. There was a get-together for staff and students in the main canteen of the […]

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Parents Council members Andrea Lyons, Alicia Buckley, Lorraine O'Sullivan, Angela O'Connor and Deborah Tobin at the Christmas Cookery Demonstration at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí on Thursday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Serving Up Festive Treats At Gaelcholáiste Cookery Demo

December 15, 2023 at 8:59 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S that time of year when thoughts turn to festive dining and ideas to serve up tasty treats over the coming weeks. Well those who attended Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí festive cookery demonstration fundraiser — in support of the school’s student wellbeing initiatives — got exactly that thanks to renowned local chef […]

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Ms O'Donovan's junior infants ready for the Scoil Eoin Christmas concert on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Pupils Put On Wonderful Christmas Concerts At Scoil Eoin

December 14, 2023 at 10:36 am Comments are Disabled

THERE was an air of excitement throughout Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh this week as the children performed the annual Christmas concerts. The school hall was packed with parents over the three mornings for a wide range of music, song and dance numbers which the pupils have been working on over […]

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12.12.2023 :: Repro Free :: Pictured L/R : Ann O’ Dwyer, Director of Schools, Mary Reidy Runner up  from Causeway  , CEO Kerry ETB Colm McEvoy, Overall winner Gemma Ó Donoguhe from Coláiste na Sceilge , Iizzy Griffin Runner up from Coláiste na Ríochta  and sponsor Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert 

Kerry Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) held their annual Christmas Card Competition, where they invited entries from their eight post primary schools throughout Kerry. With over 220 entries, it was a very difficult decision to select the 3 finalists.
 This year the winner’s prize was presented by the sponsor Brendan Culloty of Hugh Culloty Expert. The winner, Gemma Ó Donoguhe, a 1st year student from Coláiste na Sceilge received a Samsung Galaxy Tablet. The two runners-up, Iizzy Griffin, 2nd year student from Coláiste na Ríochta and Mary Reidy, Transition Year student from Causeway Comprehensive, both received JBL wireless headphones.

 

Ann O’ Dwyer, Director of Schools, Youth and Music, congratulated the students and added, “Every card submitted demonstrated great artistic talent in our schools. We want to thank every student who entered the competition during this festive season. The winning card will be circulated all over the country as the official Kerry ETB Christmas e-card.”
 
CEO Colm McEvoy added, “I want to thank every student who took part and their art teachers for their enthusiasm that helped make the Kerry ETB Christmas Card Competition such a success this year and also Hugh Culloty Expert, Tralee for sponsoring the prizes.”

To find out more about Kerry ETB schools, go to www.kerryetb.ie/schools-youth-music/


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Gemma Wins Kerry ETB Schools’ Christmas Card Competition

December 12, 2023 at 2:44 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY Education and Training Board (Kerry ETB) held their annual Christmas Card Competition, where they invited entries from their eight post primary schools throughout Kerry. With over 220 entries, it was a very difficult decision to select the three finalists. This year the winner’s prize was presented by the sponsor Brendan […]

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Repro Free : MTU President Maggie Cusack pictured at the presentation of awards for the first cohort of students graduating with a Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture at Munster Technological University (MTU) Kerry onMonday 11th December at 11am in room U306 in the BIT Building, North Campus Dromtacker, Tralee . 
 There was 20 graduates all who work within Kerry Agribusiness who were pictured receiving their parchments 
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MTU Celebrates First Graduates In Sustainable Agriculture Programme

December 11, 2023 at 2:17 pm Comments are Disabled

TWENTY graduates were today awarded their Certificate in Sustainable Agriculture as part of the Kerry Sustainability Awards which took place at Munster Technological University, Kerry North Campus in Tralee. The class of 2023 all came from industry collaborators Kerry Agribusiness. Speaking at today’s ceremony, Professor Maggie Cusack, MTU President, said: “We […]

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PHOTOS: MTU Kerry Campus Hosts Sports Scholarships Awards Evening

December 8, 2023 at 10:32 am Comments are Disabled

THERE were 39 students from the MTU Kerry Campus honoured for their sporting achievements at a special Sports Scholarships awards ceremony on Monday evening. The ceremony saw another large crowd of invited guests, staff, students and family members join the award recipients in the pre-Christmas celebrations. MTU Kerry Campus Sports […]

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Tadhg Ó Lúing who won the Munster Chess Championship at the weekend.

Tadhg Makes The Right Moves To Secure Chess Championship

December 6, 2023 at 10:51 am Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE school student has just made the right moves to become a chess champion. Following a fantastic display, Tadhg Ó Lúing from Lisselton, a Second Year student in Gaelcholaiste Chiarraí, has emerged victorious in the highly competitive Munster Region Chess Championship. At the chess tournament, held in Ennis last weekend, […]

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