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Gradam Ceoil Sóisir winners Micheál Ó Ficheallaigh, Rebekah Ní Shithigh, Grace Ní Ifearnáin, Emma Ní Ifearnáin Peter Ó Dúghaill. Photo by John Walsh

PHOTOS: Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Honours Students At Annual Awards

May 28, 2022 at 8:58 am 0 comments

STUDENTS and staff at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí celebrated a busy and very successful school year at their annual awards ceremony held in the school in Moyderwell on Thursday afternoon. The academic, artistic and sporting achievements of the students were celebrated and awards were presented to over 30 students. Príomhoide Ruairí Ó […]

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Gearóid Costello with Anne and Ger Costello at the Coláiste Gleann Lí Graduation Day on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Coláiste Gleann Lí Students

May 28, 2022 at 8:58 am 0 comments

THE 6th year students of Coláiste Gleann Lí bade farewell to their fellow students and teachers at a heartfelt and emotional Graduation Ceremony held at the school on Friday. The ceremony marked the completion of five years post-primary schooling for the class of 2022 and was opened with the musical […]

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Catherine Moore, Madeleine McCarthy, Sean Farrell, Emma Poff, Carol Anne O'Donoghue and Robert Kennedy at the official opening of the new extension at Scoil Eoin Balloonagh on Friday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: New Extension Officially Opened At Scoil Eoin Balloonagh

May 27, 2022 at 3:47 pm 0 comments

GLORIOUS sunshine greeted guests to Scoil Eoin, Balloonagh on Friday for the official opening of the new extension at the school. Minister for Education Norma Foley performed the cutting of the ribbon and unveiling of a plaque to mark the occasion. Watching on were Bishop Ray, Browne, former Minister Jimmy […]

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Síle Ní Loingsigh, Aoife Ní Shuilleabháin, Ciara Ní Chroidheáin, Grace Ní Bhriain and Ella Ní Bhraoin at the Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Graduation Night at The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Night For Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

May 27, 2022 at 9:53 am 0 comments

WITH less than two weeks to go before the start of the Leaving Cert exams, the sixth year students from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí gathered for a graduation ceremony in The Meadowlands Hotel on Thursday night. “We had 74 Leaving Cert students this year, the most we’ve had so far in the […]

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The launch of the 2022 Spa NS Donal Walsh Memorial 6k Run/Walk. Photo by Dermot Crean

Spa NS Donal Walsh 6k Walk/Run Challenge Returns This Sunday

May 26, 2022 at 1:48 pm 0 comments

THE ‘Donal Walsh Spa 6K Challenge’ will return this Sunday and there’s a fantastic day in prospect for all the family. This hugely popular event was first held in 2014 and has become a firm favourite on the community calendar in the Spa. Unfortunately, it was not possible to host […]

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Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

Two Presentation Students Win Prizes In Texaco Children’s Art Competition

May 26, 2022 at 1:37 pm 0 comments

TWO pupils from Presenatation Secondary School have won top prizes in this year’s 68th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. They were Lucy Warszawska (15) and Clodagh McCluskey (16) who joined fellow Kerry winners, Roibeard O’Lubhaing (7), from Scoil an Fhirtearaigh and Ella De Mórdha (6), from Scoil Dhún Chaoin, as Special Merit Awards […]

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Ellen Cooke, Katie Dwyer, Kathy Dwyer and Lara Flynn at the Mercy Mounthawk Graduation Ceremony at St John's Church on Wednesday afternoon. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Graduation Day Arrives For Mercy Mounthawk Students

May 26, 2022 at 10:20 am 0 comments

ST John’s Church was packed on Wednesday afternoon as nearly 220 Leaving Cert students from Mercy Mounthawk, joined by their families, attended their graduation ceremony. It’s the first time since 2019 that the ceremony was held and a change of venue from St Brendan’s Church to accommodate the large numbers […]

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Four Presentation Secondary School teachers who retired over the past two years at a function in their honour on Friday evening in Ballyroe Heights Hotel. From left; Ann O'Mahony, Norma Barden, Clem O'Keeffe and Gabriel Brennan.

Presentation Teachers Finally Get Chance To Honour Retired Colleagues

May 25, 2022 at 12:28 pm 0 comments

TEACHERS from Presentation Secondary School finally had a chance to officially mark the retirement of four colleagues, who left the school over the past three years, at a function in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Friday night. With COVID restrictions over the past two years, it was difficult to find the […]

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Lucy and Suzanne Grattan with some of the 20th birthday cakes at the Mercy Mounthawk Garden Fete on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Great Family Entertainment At Mercy Mounthawk Garden Fete

May 24, 2022 at 1:56 pm 1 comment

HUGE crowds attended a special 20th birthday celebration for Mercy Mounthawk on Sunday as they held a Garden Fete. The whole school community, present and past,  gathered to mark the milestone on the school grounds with many stands set up in the sports hall and marquees outside with a range […]

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Olivia Leen with Kenneth, Katelyn, Jessica and Catriona Leen at First Holy Communion Day on Saturday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Communion Day Arrives For Presentation Primary Pupils

May 22, 2022 at 11:45 am 0 comments

SATURDAY morning saw beautifully dressed boys and girls from Presentation Primary arrive at St John’s Church (with their similarly sartorially-elegant families) for their First Holy Communion Day. Fifteen of Ms O’Shea’s second class pupils were well prepared for the ceremony, with Fr Bernard Healy celebrating Mass. They were joined by […]

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PHOTOS: Pupils From Blennerville School Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

PHOTOS: Pupils From Blennerville School Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 22, 2022 at 11:27 am 0 comments

THANKFULLY, the weather stayed dry as families arrived at St John’s Church on Saturday afternoon for a special occasion for young boys and girls. It was First Holy Communion Day for St Brendan’s NS Blennerville second class pupils and Ms Lawlor had her charges well prepared for the ceremony, with […]

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Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí: Eoin agus Ben. Sa phictiúr chomh maith tá Feidhmeannach Foras na Gaeilge, Caitlín Ní Chonghaile, agus Antoine Ó Coileáin, Príomhfheidhmeannach Gael Linn. Pic: Seán Ó Mainnín

Gaelbhratach Awarded To Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students

May 21, 2022 at 8:56 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí joined schools from all over the country at the Gaelbhratach presentation on DCU St Patrick’s Campus in Dublin on Tuesday. The flags were presented to students and teachers in recognition of the work they carried out throughout the year to promote the Irish language in their schools. […]

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at Presentation Secondary School Graduation Day on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: A Day To Remember For The Presentation Class Of 2022

May 20, 2022 at 8:14 am Comments are Disabled

THE sixth years of Presentation Secondary gathered with their families on Thursday to enjoy graduation day. It was the first time since 2019 that the traditional graduation day — a Mass in St John’s followed by families going back to the school to enjoy refreshments — could take place. There […]

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Young Presentation pupils with Home School Community Liaison Coordinator, Maryanne Lowney, Siobhan O'Brien and Niamh Doyle from Kerry County Library and Principal John Hickey at the Teddy Bears Picnic at Presentation Primary School on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Primary Hosts Teddy Bears Picnic For Incoming Junior Infants

May 20, 2022 at 8:13 am Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Primary School hosted a fun-filled Teddy Bears’ Picnic for incoming Junior Infants on Thursday morning. Mindful of the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic on pre-schooling schedules these past two years, the school arranged the two-hour event to give the young children an opportunity to experience a fun day in ‘big’ […]

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Award recipients Jack Dakissia, Matthew O'Mahony and Paddy O'Sullivan at the Mercy Mounthawk Secondary School Annual Awards on Tuesday evening. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Students Gather For Mercy Mounthawk Awards Night

May 18, 2022 at 8:47 am Comments are Disabled

WITH the school year almost at an end, it was time to honour the achievements of Mercy Mounthawk students at their annual awards on Tuesday evening. For the first time since 2019, families could once again gather in the Sports Hall with the students, who received awards for academic, sporting, […]

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Launching the 'Mega Raffle' to raise funds for an astro pitch at Mercy Mounthawk were; Deputy Principal Pat Fleming, David Slattery of Slattery's Travel (sponsor), Kieran Hennebery of Hennebery's (sponsor) and Elaine Clancy from the Parents Council. Photo by Dermot Crean

‘Mega Raffle’ To Raise Funds For Mercy Mounthawk Astro Turf Pitch

May 18, 2022 at 8:44 am Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk Parents’ Council has launched a ‘Mega Raffle’ to kick off the fundraising for an Astro Turf pitch for the school. The school believes the time is right to install an all-weather AstroTurf pitch so the students of Mounthawk can reap the benefits of being able to play regardless […]

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Minister Norma Foley pictured with Mary Brosnan Principal of Tralee Educate Together and Sinead Kelleher, Chairperson of the Board of Management.

Minister Moves Tralee Educate Together’s New School A Step Closer

May 16, 2022 at 6:14 pm Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education and Kerry T.D. Norma Foley today confirmed the design and build for the new multi-million euro building project for Educate Together National School, Tralee (ETNS) has been devolved to Kerry ETB for delivery and a design team will be appointed to progress this project into the architectural […]

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PHOTOS: Listellick NS Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

PHOTOS: Listellick NS Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 16, 2022 at 9:17 am 1 comment

EXCITED children from Listellick National School’s second class arrived to Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church in the fine weather on Saturday for their First Holy Communion. They were joined by two children from St Ita’s and St Joseph’s on what was a lovely occasion for all with the mass celebrated […]

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Teacher Aoileann de Hóra, Fr Sean Jones and Principal Mary Connolly with second class pupils at the Caherleaheen NS First Holy Communion Day at the Church of the Immaculate Conception on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Caherleaheen NS Pupils

May 16, 2022 at 9:16 am Comments are Disabled

THE Church of the Immaculate Conception in Rathass was the intimate setting on Saturday for a momentous occasion for young boys and girls in Caherleaheen National School. The second class pupils were there to receive First Holy Communion in a lovely service celebrated by Fr Sean Jones. Families arrived in […]

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at the CBS Primary School First Holy Communion Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: CBS Primary School Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

May 15, 2022 at 12:48 pm Comments are Disabled

IT was a special day for the pupils from the second classes at CBS Primary School on Saturday as they made their First Holy Communion. They arrived with their families at St John’s Church in the fine weather and were excited to receive the sacrament and enjoy the celebrations afterwards. […]

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Presentation students dancing onstage on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Put On A Great Show At ‘Magic Of The Musicals’

May 12, 2022 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

A SPECTACULAR extravaganza of music and song entertained audiences at Presentation Secondary School on Wednesday as students showed their talent in ‘Magic of the Musicals’. It was the first time in 25 years that the school put on a musical and the Sports Hall was completely transformed with a large […]

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Scoil Naomh Erc NS in Glenderry, Ballyheigue

Sponsored: Scoil Naomh Erc Enrolling For ASD Class For 2022/2023 School Year

May 12, 2022 at 9:26 am Comments are Disabled

Principal Gerard Pierce on the school’s exciting developments regarding the new ASD class at Scoil Naomh Erc, Glenderry, Ballyheigue, a mainstream primary school with special classes for children with autism…  In 2021, we opened an ASD class. An ASD class is a class for children who have autism where their […]

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Emily Savage with Mary Savage, Brendan Savage, Shane Brien, Ciara Savage, Abbie Savage, Conor Hurley, Breeda Hurley, Linda Hurley and Sean Hurley at the Scoil Eoin Primary School First Holy Communion Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: More From Scoil Eoin First Holy Communion Day (Part 2)

May 8, 2022 at 12:18 pm Comments are Disabled

SCOIL Eoin pupils and their families basked in the sunshine as they arrived for First Holy Communion Day on Saturday. There were 54 boys and girls receiving the sacrament in three separate ceremonies and we were there to take photos of families as they arrived to Our Lady and St […]

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PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day (Part 1)

PHOTOS: Scoil Eoin Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day (Part 1)

May 8, 2022 at 11:52 am Comments are Disabled

FAMILIES arrived to Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church on Saturday morning for a very special occasion for young boys and girls. It was First Holy Communion Day for the second class pupils from Scoil Eoin Balloonagh and teachers Fiona Sheehan, Nora O’Sullivan and Siobhan Daly had them well prepared […]

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Leadership Award winner Cáit de Rís, Ceist winner Emma Bellchambers, Lee Strand winner  Jane Akinrinlade, Leadership and Senior Nano Nagle winner Elizabeth O'Connor and Junior Nano Nagle winner Anna Chute, at the Presentation Secondary School Awards Night in Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Students Honoured At Annual Awards Night

May 6, 2022 at 3:40 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School Tralee students and their families gathered at Ballyroe Heights Hotel on Thursday evening for an awards night. There were numerous awards presented for academic, artistic and sporting achievements as well as for some students contribution to the school community. Teacher Margaret Barry was MC for the evening […]

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Bronagh Gallagher.

Kerry Film Festival To Host An Evening With Bronagh Gallagher In Tralee

May 6, 2022 at 11:35 am Comments are Disabled

KERRY International Film Festival (KIFF) is delighted to announce that they are hosting ‘An Evening With Bronagh Gallagher’ sponsored by Fís Éireann/Screen Ireland on May 19  in St. John’s Church of Ireland, Tralee. The evening will feature a screening of Ms. Gallagher’s 2019 film ‘A Bump Along The Way’ at 7pm followed […]

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Art teacher Mary Kirby, Joanne Roche (teacher) and student Syanne Dowd with her work at the opening of the exhibition of work by Creative Arts learners at Kerry College at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday night. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Kerry College Students Display Talent At Exhibition In Siamsa Tíre

May 6, 2022 at 10:45 am Comments are Disabled

STUDENTS from creative arts courses at Kerry College gathered at Siamsa Tíre on Thursday for the official launch of an exhibition of work. Kerry College learners on the QQI Level 5 Art, Craft & Design; Animation; Games Design and Digital Design with Visual Communication courses are exhibiting their work until […]

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Mercy Mounthawk boys team members receiving the Shield Award from Damien McLoughlin of Kerry Colleges Athletics. Photo: Adrienne McLoughlin

Tralee Schools Athletes Excel At Kerry Colleges Track And Field Championships

May 5, 2022 at 3:22 pm Comments are Disabled

TRALEE schools were well represented on Wednesday in the Kerry Colleges Track And Field Championships at Riocht Athletic Track, Castleisland. Over 400 secondary school athletes from Kerry and West Limerick competed on the day; with a minute’s silence being observed in memory of the late Tom Joe O’Donoghue. The winners […]

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Anne Marie Fuller of GLAN Tralee with Presentation first year students, Niamh Ní Dhuill of LEAF and Mo O'Connor, Green Schools Co-ordinator at Presentation Secondary in the Town Park on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Presentation Students Enjoy ‘Wildflower Walk’ In The Town Park

May 5, 2022 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

PRESENTATION Secondary School students were treated to a special guided biodiversity and wildflower walk in Tralee Town Park on Wednesday, led by biodiversity expert Niamh Ní Dhúill. The walk, which was organised by GLAN Tralee and Tralee Chamber Alliance, was funded by the Kerry County Council Community Support Fund. GLAN […]

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The cast of 'Til Death Do Us Part' with playwright Mary Quirke taking a break from rehearsals. Photo by Dermot Crean

Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí Students Prepare For ‘Til Death Do Us Part’

May 4, 2022 at 3:17 pm Comments are Disabled

REHEARSALS are in full swing for a hilarious comedy to be performed by Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí students near the end of the month. ‘Til Death Do Us Part’ is an original comedy drama written by Mary Quirke of Qwerkreation Productions. Mary Quirke has worked with the Transition year students in the […]

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