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Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Host Open Day This Saturday

Sponsored: Coláiste Íde To Host Open Day This Saturday

October 20, 2021 at 10:12 am 0 comments

A WEST Kerry school is hosting its autumn Open Day on this Saturday, October 23,  from 12 noon to 4pm. Coláiste Íde is an all-Irish 7 day boarding school for girls situated on the Dingle Peninsula, close to Dingle town. The college is renowned for its high standard of post-primary education. […]

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Young people pictured Danny Smith, Daniele Gedminaite, Olivia Okanume and Brody O’Leary McElligott
Minister Norma Foley , Bishop of Kerry Ray Browne and Denis Coleman school principal .
THE Edmund Rice Building, a stunning new two-storey extension at CBS Primary Tralee, has been officially opened by Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education. The building contains four new classrooms on the first floor and a modern special educational needs facility on the ground floor. The project, which was completed in September 2020, also features a new school entrance, a reception area and secretary’s office at the front of the school.
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New Building At CBS Primary School Officially Opened By Minister Foley

October 19, 2021 at 9:45 am 0 comments

THE Edmund Rice Building, a new two-storey extension at CBS Primary Tralee, was officially opened on Monday by Norma Foley TD, Minister for Education. The building contains four new classrooms on the first floor and a modern special educational needs facility on the ground floor. The project, which was completed […]

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David Moran and Tommy Walsh with teacher Tommy Lyons, and Holy Family sixth class pupils at the raising of the Amber Flag at the school on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Kerry GAA Stars Return To Holy Family To Raise Amber Flag

October 15, 2021 at 3:33 pm 0 comments

TWO Kerry GAA stars returned to their alma mater, on Friday morning to help the sixth class pupils raise the Pieta House Amber Flag. Tommy Walsh and David Moran also spoke to the pupils at Holy Family NS about the importance of mental health and being kind to one another. […]

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Schools Encouraged To Take Part In Junior Entrepreneur Programme

October 12, 2021 at 10:35 am Comments are Disabled

THE deadline for registration for this year’s Junior Entrepreneur Programme (JEP), which has empowered more than 80,000 fifth and sixth class primary schoolchildren to start businesses in their classrooms could be the springboard for the next generation of entrepreneurs. Last year alone, more than 100 businesses were set up in classrooms […]

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Over €535,000 In Student Assistance And Mental Wellness For MTU Students

Over €535,000 In Student Assistance And Mental Wellness For MTU Students

October 12, 2021 at 9:43 am Comments are Disabled

OVER €535,000 in student assistance and wellbeing supports has been announced for Munster Technological University students. €238,144 in funding for MTU Kerry campus students through the Student Assistance Fund (SAF). A further €301,000 in funding will be made available in funding for student mental health services across the entire MTU […]

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PHOTOS: First Communion Day Arrives For CBS Primary School Pupils

PHOTOS: First Communion Day Arrives For CBS Primary School Pupils

October 10, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

THE Communion/Confirmation season in Tralee finally came to an end on Saturday as third class pupils of CBS Primary School gathered in St John’s Church. The boys and girls had been waiting a long time for their First Holy Communion Day and  their teachers had them well prepped for the […]

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Orla Buttimer with Stephen and  Donnacha Buttimer, Judith Beloso and Caitriona Broderick at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Confirmations on Saturday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Confirmation Day

October 4, 2021 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

OCTOBER isn’t normally a month for Confirmations, but we’re not in normal times. The Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Class of 2021 are now settled into secondary school life, but they got back together on Saturday in St John’s Church to receive the sacrament. It was a brief chance to catch up […]

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Bree Rogers with Madison, Brogan, Gordon, Taylor and Geraldine Rogers with Sean O'Donnell, at Presentation Primary School's First Holy Communion Day on Saturday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Presentation Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

October 3, 2021 at 10:29 am Comments are Disabled

SUNNY, but breezy conditions greeted families as they arrived at St John’s Church on Saturday morning. The occasion was First Holy Communion Day for Presentation Primary School pupils, which they has been eagerly awaiting since it was delayed from the traditional May date. The 19 children from Ms Field and […]

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Adam Lunn with Valerie Walsh, Ciara Lunn and Gordon Lunn, at the Moyderwell Mercy Primary School Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Moyderwell Primary Pupils Meet Again At Confirmation Day

September 27, 2021 at 2:03 pm Comments are Disabled

WHILE they’re now scattered among the secondary schools around town, Moyderwell Mercy’s Class of 2021 were reunited briefly at St John’s Church on Sunday. The occasion was their delayed Confirmation Day which was held in two sittings to accommodate each class. The weather wasn’t great, but that didn’t dampen the […]

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at the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh First Holy Communion Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Scoil Eoin Pupils

September 26, 2021 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

FR PÁDRAIG Walsh was a busy man on Saturday as he welcomed Scoil Eoin pupils to Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church for their First Holy Communion Day. There were three separate ceremonies to accommodate each class and the weather stayed dry so the families could to take some photos […]

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Students giving a drumming demonstration for Minister Norma Foley with Principal Grace Sheehan and Deputy Principal Louise McCarthy, at St Ita's and St Joseph's School on Friday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

Minister Foley Announces Multi-Million Euro New Extension For Tralee School

September 24, 2021 at 12:38 pm Comments are Disabled

The Minister for Education Norma Foley T.D. has officially announced that a multi-million euro extension has been approved for St Ita’s and St Joseph’s special school in Tralee. The extension provides for four new special educational needs classrooms for the school as well as a social skills room. The school […]

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Katie Vacek with Kelly Kelliher and Natalie Kelliher at the Presentation Primary School Confirmations at St John's Church on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former Presentation Pupils Meet Again At Confirmation Day

September 21, 2021 at 11:07 am Comments are Disabled

A STONE’S throw away from where they spent seven eight years of school, the Presentation Primary Class of 2021 got together in St John’s Church on Sunday. The occasion was their delayed Confirmation Day and the girls were reunited with teachers Ms Gibbons and Ms Broderick to finally enjoy the […]

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Harry Healy with Noreen Healy, Ciara Healy, Noel Healy, Freya Healy and Michael Costello, at the Listellick NS First Holy Communion Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Listellick NS Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 20, 2021 at 12:07 pm Comments are Disabled

SATURDAY was another busy day for First Holy Communions in town with both St John’s Church and Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church hosting ceremonies. At St Brendan’s it was the turn of Third Class pupils from Listellick NS to receive the sacrament, along with one pupil from Scoil Eoin. […]

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at the Blennerville NS Communion Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Blennerville NS Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 19, 2021 at 10:20 am Comments are Disabled

THE pupils of St Brendan’s NS in Blennerville finally got to enjoy their First Holy Communion Day on Saturday morning. Delayed from the traditional May date, the weather stayed dry while they arrived at St John’s Church, but the heavens opened as soon they went inside. However, a wet day […]

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Clodagh McCluskey's 'Feathers', a category winner in this year's Texaco Art Competition.

Presentation Tralee Student Wins Category In Texaco Art Competition

September 14, 2021 at 4:04 pm Comments are Disabled

A TRALEE student has won a category in the 67th Texaco Children’s Art Competition. The winners, runners-up and merit award recipients in seven different categories were announced on their website today. Clodagh McCluskey, a 15 year old student at Presentation Secondary School Tralee, won Category B (14-15 years) for ‘Feathers’, […]

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Gearóid Ó Laitheasa, with Gavin, Ruairí and Siobhan Lacey, at the Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Communion Day on Saturday at St John's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day For Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn Pupils

September 14, 2021 at 10:08 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a busy Saturday morning at St John’s Church as families of 47 Gaelscoil Mhic Easmainn pupils arrived for First Holy Communion Day. Like the rest of the Tralee schools, the ceremony was postponed from the traditional May date due to COVID restrictions and had to be divided into […]

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Éanna Ryle with Finbarr, Deirdre and Ailbhe Ryle, at the Caherleaheen NS Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Sunday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: St John’s Church Hosts Confirmation Day For Caherleaheen NS

September 14, 2021 at 9:03 am Comments are Disabled

TOGETHER again, one last time. The boys and girls of the Caherleaheen NS Class of 2021 were reunited on Sunday for their belated Confirmation Day. The 23 friends wore the uniforms of their secondary schools for the ceremony celebrated by Fr Seán Jones while their former teacher Ms Bradley was […]

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Cameron Patterson with Roscoe, Linda, Mia and Brandon Patterson, at the Holy Family NS Communion Day on Saturday at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Holy Family School Pupils Receive First Holy Communion

September 13, 2021 at 11:47 am Comments are Disabled

PUPILS from third class in Holy Family Primary School finally enjoyed their big day out at the weekend when they received their First Holy Communion. While May is the traditional time for First Communions, it was delayed by COVID restrictions, so the ceremony finally went ahead in Our Lady and […]

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Aisling Byrne, with Yvonne and Eddie Byrne and Aoife McDonald, at the CBS Primary School Confirmation Day at St John's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Former CBS Primary Pupils Meet Again For Confirmation Day

September 8, 2021 at 11:51 am Comments are Disabled

THEY may be attending the various secondary schools around town now, but the CBS Primary School ‘Class of 2021’ had a very good excuse to meet up again on Saturday. The occasion was their belated Confirmation Day at St John’s Church and families were blessed with the weather as they […]

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Billy Ryle: Grade Inflation Shows As Kerry Students Receive CAO Offers

Billy Ryle: Grade Inflation Shows As Kerry Students Receive CAO Offers

September 8, 2021 at 10:15 am 1 comment

Unprecedented grades inflation increases CAO points requirements, but Kerry’s applicants sweep up a copious supply of college offers in Round One says Billy Ryle… The record-high Leaving Cert grades have caused a dramatic increase in points requirements for many third level courses for the second consecutive year. There was an […]

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Council Urged To Display Bye-Laws Relating To Use Of Jet Skis At Fenit

Council Urged To Display Bye-Laws Relating To Use Of Jet Skis At Fenit

September 7, 2021 at 12:23 pm Comments are Disabled

KERRY County Council said it is open to arranging a public awareness campaign in relation to the use of jet skis and other leisure craft in Fenit and other parts of the county. The issue was raised in a motion by Sinn Féin Cllr Cathal Foley at the meeting of […]

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Two New Leaving Cert Programmes Launched At Coláiste Gleann Lí

Two New Leaving Cert Programmes Launched At Coláiste Gleann Lí

September 7, 2021 at 11:49 am Comments are Disabled

MINISTER for Education, Norma Foley TD was on hand to launch two new Leaving Certificate Programmes at Coláiste Gleann Lí on Friday. The new programmes are Computer Science and Physical Education and will be offered from this year to Senior Cycle students at the school.The two new courses are being […]

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Sean McCannon, with Mike and Joyce McCannon, at the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Confirmation Day at Our Lady and St Brendan's Church on Saturday. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Confirmation Day For Scoil Eoin’s Class Of 2021

September 7, 2021 at 11:29 am Comments are Disabled

IT was a long time coming, but Confirmation Day finally arrived for the Scoil Eoin Balloonagh Class of 2021 on Saturday. Our Lady and St Brendan’s Church hosted three separate ceremonies to accommodate each of the classes taught by Ms Sugrue, Ms Daly and Ms Curtin. The ex-pupils wore the […]

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Caherleaheen NS pupil, Hanna O'Sullivan who made her First Holy Communion at the St John's Church on Saturday morning, with Joanna and Niall O'Sullivan. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Caherleaheen Pupils Enjoy First Holy Communion Day

September 6, 2021 at 9:12 am Comments are Disabled

SEPTEMBER is about to see a plethora of First Holy Communion ceremonies hosted in churches around the county as more and more restrictions are lifted. Last Saturday saw children from Caherleaheen National School gather in St John’s Church in Tralee for their belated big day out. The boys and girls […]

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Spa NS pupils who made their First Holy Communion at the Church of the Purification in Churchill on Saturday morning. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: First Holy Communion Day Arrives For Spa NS Pupils

September 5, 2021 at 12:55 pm Comments are Disabled

BRILLIANT sunshine lit up the glorious setting of the Church Of The Purification in Churchill on Saturday morning as families arrived for a special day. Like last year, the Spa NS First Holy Communion day was delayed until September, but there was very much a summery feel to the occasion. […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Billy de Staic, Tadhg Mac Ginneá, Evan Mac Carthaigh and Aodhán Ó Seanacháin who received their Leaving Cert results at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Delight As Students Receive Leaving Cert Results In Tralee Schools

September 4, 2021 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been such as bizarre time for the Class of 2021, but the fruits of their labour were finally realised on Friday when the Leaving Cert results were revealed. Like last year, students received their results directly on the Candidate Self Service Portal so they didn’t have to go to […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Aoife Hickey, Julia Szarota, Ciara O'Mahony and Hayley Lynch after receiving their Leaving Cert results on Friday morning at Presentation Primary School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Billy Ryle: Excellent Results In Kerry But Keep An Eye On Timeline

September 3, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle congratulates Leaving Cert students on their results, but after the celebrations it’s important to pay attention to what comes next… The long wait for 61,125 Leaving Cert candidates (57,952 LC Established & 3,173 LC Applied), including 1806 candidates from Kerry (1700 LC Established & 106 LC […]

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Junior infants at Blennerville NS on their first day at school. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Junior Infants Welcomed At Blennerville NS

September 3, 2021 at 8:42 am Comments are Disabled

ST Brendan’s NS in Blennerville has been going from strength to strength in recent years, especially since the new school opened in 2016. This is evident in the numbers now attending as 30 new junior infants began their schooldays on Wednesday. Prinicipal Robbie O’Connell said the children settled in well, […]

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Junior infants at St John's Parochial School Ashe Street on their first day. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Schooldays Begin At Scoil Eoin, Tralee Educate Together And St John’s Parochial School

September 3, 2021 at 8:40 am Comments are Disabled

SCHOOLS all over town welcomed their new junior infants this week. From the biggest school to the smallest, all the children were made feel equally welcome by staff as the little ones’ educational journey began. The town’s largest primary school, Scoil Eoin in Balloonagh, saw three classes of pupils arrive, […]

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Minister Norma Foley on her visit to O'Brennan NS on Wednesday morning.

PHOTOS: Minister Foley Visits Ballymac Schools To Mark Reopening

September 2, 2021 at 6:38 pm Comments are Disabled

TO mark the reopening of schools after the summer break, Minister for Education and Kerry TD Norma Foley visited a number of schools in the county recently. It was an opportunity to meet staff and students and to wish them well for the year ahead. The Minister’s Foley’s tour of schools […]

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