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AWARD: Sean Coffey presenting the Dr Tadgh MacCutain Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Maths and Physics to Darren Crowley with Margaret Crowley at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening.

By Sean Moriarty

It has been a very busy few weeks St Brendan’s College as students celebrated another year of success in and out of the class rooms.

On Tuesday night last, 75 Transition Year students enjoyed their review of the year in the school chapel where both Micheal O’Meara and Robert O’Shea were named as students of the year.

“Highlights of the night included the drama performance,” Sean Coffey, Principal, said. “It was the culmination of a hectic year for the lads.”

Late last week the First, Second, and Third Year students completed their academic season with a night celebration at the school.

“We celebrated under three categories, School and Community, Diligence and Effort and Academic Awards.”

Prior to these two award nights, the schools Sixth Year students brought their final year of secondary education to a close with their annual end of year celebration.

As well as presenting awards to the outgoing students, the night recognised 2018 Leaving Certificate student Corey Kissane. He was the school’s most-successful student in last year’s Leaving Certificate and was awarded theColáiste Bhréanainn Gold Medal.

A second gold medal was awarded to past student and guest speaker Dr Aidan Forde of Saorgus Energy Ltd., the firm behind the wind farms in the Stacks Mountains outside Tralee.

“Aidan reinforced to the students the importance of remaining positive and optimistic,” Mr Coffey explained.

School chaplain Fr Jim Lenihan celebrated Mass for the 500 students, who were joined by their family and friends in the school chapel for the occasion.

“The Parents Council pulled out all the stops on the night. They ran the barbecue that fed the 500 people present and it was a real family occasion.”

Looking ahead, 270 students from the school will sit state exams, beginning next Wednesday.

“There is a lot of stress in a lot of houses this week, but it is important to reinforce the positives of so many curricular and extra-curricular achievements that add so much to the school.”

 

 

CHEQUE THIS OUT: Sixth Year students from St Brendan’s College presented a cheque for €1,805 to Tim Moriarty and Kathrina Breen from the Killarney/South Kerry branch of Irish Cancer Society. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

CHEQUE THIS OUT: Sixth Year students from St Brendan’s College presented a cheque to Pat O’Neill (Chairman) and Rosemary Nolan from the MS South Kerry branch. Photo: Michelle Crean

 

Sean Coffey presenting the St Brendan’s Arts Award to Jonathon Men with Aidan Forde guest speaker at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening in The Chapel St Brendan’s College, Killarney on Friday.

 

Sean Coffey presenting the LCA Award to Jordan Lee with his mother Mary Buckley at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening.

 

Stephen McKenna and James Lynch who received Business Awards from (left) Aidan Forde, guest speaker and Sean Coffey Principal

 

Robert O’Brien, Fiachra O’Connell, Cian Tangney (back) Partrick O’Leary, Cian Gammell, Sean O’Neill who received Board of Management Award for Academic Achievement from board members Lorna Larkin and Elizabeth Lyne.

 

Darren Crowley, Niall Daly and Corey Kissane who received the Dr.Tadgh MacCutain Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Maths and Physics with Aidan Forde, guest speaker, teachers Marie Vaughan and Bridget Lucey Deputy Principal.

 

Corey Kissane who received the St Brendan’s Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and the Dr Tadgh MacCutain Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Maths and Physics with his parents John and Denise, Aiden Forde guest speaker and teacher Marie Vaughan at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening.

 

Sean Coffey presenting the Dr Tadgh MacCutain Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Maths and Physics to Darren Crowley with Margaret Crowley at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening

 

Darren Crowley, Niall Daly and Corey Kissane who received the Dr Tadgh MacCutain Memorial Award for outstanding achievement in Maths and Physics with teachers Marie Vaughan and Bridget Lucey Deputy Principal at the St Brendan’s College Awards evening in The Chapel St Brendan’s College, Killarney on Friday.

 

Ian Prendergast, Darragh O’Donoghue and Keith O’Leary at the Leaving Certificate graduation Mass and barbecue at St Brendan’s College Killarney.

 

Daniel Lucey, Shane Trant, Victor Bojlecki, Harry Knoblauch, Dylan O’Rourke, Darragh Lawlor and Cathal Swords at the Leaving Certificate graduation Mass and barbecue at St Brendan’s College Killarney.

 

Shane Davies with his mother Joanne at the Leaving Certificate graduation Mass and barbecue at St Brendan’s College Killarney.

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Who’s in your circle?

    Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose? Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?Are you looking forward to […]

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Are you happy and where you want to be with your health, where you want to be financially or are you going through the motions each day, unsure of your purpose?

Are you supported by others when you’re struggling or only supported by others when things are going well?
Are you looking forward to the next five, 10, 20 years of your life?

If you answered “no” to any of these questions, I encourage you to look around at the people you spend your time with. Your time is your most expensive asset. Your mind is your most expensive real estate.

With whom you spend your time, and those that you permit to impact your thoughts and decisions will have a great impact on your life.

From the outside looking in, our gym culture is the most difficult health benefit for others to understand.
Now more than ever all our brains are fed is chaos, division, selfishness and negativity. We can’t have that here. Those that thrive in that environment aren’t a good fit for us, and they won’t last long here. Either they’ll leave on their own, or we’ll tell them it’s time to go.

Years ago, when I was struggling with some people decisions (personally and business); one of my mentors told me something that continues to stick with me. It’s since been something I have said to people many times;
“The people that have helped you get to where you are may not be the same people that can help you get to where you want to go.”

Ask yourself these three questions;

* Who’s in your circle?
* Who do you need to start spending less time with?
* In order to get where you want to be, what kind of people do you need to start spending more of your time with?

Now it’s time to get to work. Start spending less time with those dragging you down. Start surrounding yourself with the people that won’t condone your behaviours that aren’t consistent with your goals, support your work ethic, help you to learn from your failures and will be excited to celebrate your successes.

When you are ready, we are here to help. Book your complimentary consultation by visiting our website www.activate.ie.

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  There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel. Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike. “This is a fantastic service for our […]

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There’s an energetic way to explore Tralee and its surrounds this summer as a new bike rental company has teamed up with The Rose Hotel.

Tralee Bike Rental have opened a new bike kiosk located at the hotel where visitors and locals can now hire a bike.

“This is a fantastic service for our customers and we are thrilled to be part of this new collaboration with Tralee Bike Rental. We wish Maurice and his team the very best of luck, and I know all our guests and visitors to Tralee are going to really enjoy this new service exploring Tralee and its surrounds,” Mark Sullivan, General Manager, The Rose Hotel, said.

Tralee Bike Rental have a fleet of comfortable, top quality Hybrid Bikes – ideal for a leisurely cycle, and power assisted eBikes. For families, child seats or trailer for the little legs that can’t cycle yet can be provided!

“We are thrilled to have our new business, Tralee Bike Rental, located on the grounds of The Rose Hotel,” Maurice Whelan, Tralee Bike Rental, said.

“With so many visitors coming to Tralee, we feel this will be a fantastic service and partnership. Included in the bike rental is access to a self-guided tour via our App, which has preloaded moderate and more energetic cycling tours of Tralee.”

The Rose Hotel have a new package, Tralee Activity Break, with bike hire included. You can book this package online at www.therosehotel.com or call 066 7199100.

To contact Tralee Bike Rental, visit www.traleebikerental.ie or call 085 2605817.

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70 toddlers from Currow Play School have become Ireland’s littlest fundraisers as they stepped out to raise vital funds for vulnerable children.

They took part in the Barnardos Big Toddle which this year has the theme of ’Community Helpers’.

Barnardos currently works with just under 18,000 children and families across Ireland and the funds raised will support Barnardos Early Years services.

“This year, Currow Play School turns 25 and we have been taking part in Barnardos Big Toddle since 2006, which is 18 years of toddling in aid of vulnerable children,” Catherine Fleming form Currow Play School said.
“Our toddle is a highlight for the children and the team every year. It’s fantastic to get the little ones involved in something so worthwhile at a young age, it’s always a great day of fun. Barnardos provides a huge number of services in communities across Ireland, but these can only continue with help from the public. The toddle runs throughout June so I would implore anyone with toddlers or wobblers at home to sign up for Barnardos Big Toddle supported by Pipin Pear today.”

Anyone wishing to take part can register today at www.barnardos.ie/bigtoddle.  

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