Category Archives: Education

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Special Day at Scoil Íde as Aidan O’Mahony Raises Active Flag

Past pupils, parents, teachers, retired teachers and a huge cast of current pupils were all on their best behavior bright and early on Wednesday morning. Former Kerry, All-Ireland winning footballer and Dancing with the Stars co-winner, Garda Aidan O’Mahony made his way to the highest school in the area on a special mission. Gaining FlagRead more…

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Graduation Day at Bright Beginnings Pre-school

Twelve children graduated in style at Bright Beginnings Pre-School on Wednesday. The excitement had been building all week with regular rehearsals taking place in the days prior to the big event. Songs and Rhymes Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends attended and enjoyed songs and rhymes prior to the presentation of certificates by pre-school teachers. BrightRead more…

St. Patrick’s Win First Year Football Championship

St. Patrick’s Win First Year Football Championship

The first year boys from St. Patrick’s Secondary School, Castleisland were crowned winners of the Kerry Post Primary Schools First Year League recently. To take the title they defeated Killorglin Community College but it took two games to separate the sides. Draw After Extra Time The first game ended in a draw after extra time.Read more…

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Dr. Ailís and the Healthy Cooking Demo at An Ríocht

Food not only fuels our everyday activities it is also used to form every cell in our bodies, as the saying goes ‘You are what you eat’. It really makes sense then to think about our food choices and choose wisely! You can learn more about healthy eating and how to create delicious summer salads,Read more…

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Alcohol is Still the Primary Addiction – Talbot Grove Report

Treatment figures and statistics released by the Castleisland based addiction treatment centre, Talbot Grove this week show that alcohol continues to be the main drug of addiction in Irish Society. The report also shows that 85% of all participants successfully complete the residential treatment programme at the centre. Prestigious Award Talbot Grove was recently awardedRead more…

The Late Johanna (Jo) McEllistrim, Ballymacelligott and Blanchardstown

The Late Johanna (Jo) McEllistrim, Ballymacelligott and Blanchardstown

The death has occurred of Johanna (Jo) McEllistrim, Ballydwyer, Ballymacelligott, Tralee, Co. Kerry and late of Clonsilla, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Retired teacher of Baldoyle National School, Dublin. Peacefully on May 24th 2017. Sadly missed by her loving sisters-in-law:  Mary, Noreen and Eily, nephews, nieces, relatives, carers, neighbours and friends. May she Rest in Peace Reposed atRead more…

EU Funded Erasmus Plus Programme at KCFE

EU Funded Erasmus Plus Programme at KCFE

Following a rigorous application process Kerry College of Further Education, Tralee has been successful in securing the Erasmus Plus* programme for future students of the college. This in an EU funded scheme and it provides an option for adult learners at KCFE to complete the work experience part of their course abroad. Grants for ExpensesRead more…

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Abbeyfeale and District News Round-Up

Canon Neville’s 90th Birthday Hearty congratulations to Canon Neville who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. By: Marian Harnett Canon Neville is still active in the parish both in visiting the sick and housebound and covering for the other priests when necessary.  We want to thank him for his service as Parish Priest of Abbeyfeale andRead more…

Community College Fashion Show on Thursday Night

Community College Fashion Show on Thursday Night

Dedicated followers of fashion would be well advised to put this Thursday night, May 25th, in their diaries as Castleisland Community College hosts its annual fundraising Fashion Show at the River Island Hotel at 7:30pm. A great night is to be expected with both staff and students taking to the catwalk to raise funds forRead more…

Community College Wins National Water Explorers Award

Community College Wins National Water Explorers Award

We’ve been keeping you up to date on the exploits of the Castleisland Community College Water Warriors over the most of the past year. They’re the ones who, under the guidance of teacher, Doreen Killington, have been cleaning up and surveying the health of the local River Maine. They’ve been taking drinks cans from theRead more…