Best Wishes in the Leaving & Junior Cert

Best Wishes in the Leaving & Junior Cert




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Spectacular Display of Student Talents to celebrate Proclamation Day 2016 in Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra

With the whole student body a wonderful celebration and commemoration of 1916 took place in the school gym this morning. With event organiser Karen Sullivan leading proceedings just after 9am there was a presentation to students and staff with the following students taking part:

Jerry Cronin read a piece from Pearse’s oration at O’Donovan Rossa’s Funeral; Fiona Cremins  followed with a description of Cumann na mban’s  part in the rising and biography of each of the 7 signatories of the Proclamation .

Thomas Fleming  gave us an account of the Rising in Kerry. Fergal O’Connor described the events leading to the death of his grand uncle and local Rathmore man Captain Patrick O’Connor.

Captain O’Connor’s grand niece & nephew Sarah & Fergal O’Connor were interviewed by Kerry Radio shortly after 10am

Easter Rising 1916 by WB Yeats was read by Aisling O’Brien.

At this point proceeding were taken outside where the senior students formed a guard of honour for local Hunt members, led by Seamus O’Connell arrived on horseback with the Tricolour from Thomas Meagher Foundation. John Christy Nagle, John O’Connor, John Daly, Joe McAuliffe, Joan Brosnan and Pat Sheehan were part of the hunt with Joan Brosnan and John O’Connor presented the flag to Mr Kerins school principal.

Past pupil Con O’Riordan and Breeda Fleming, also a parent of a student at the school hoisted the flag to Paul Sheerin’s The Last Post on Trumpet. Followed by Amhran na bhfiann.

Following this all assembled returned to the gym for the final part of today’s celebrations which included Caoimhe O’Brien reading the student body’s 2016 Proclamation followed by Chloe O’Connor narrating the 1916 Proclamation.

All students assembled received a copy of the the 1916 Proclamation as a momento of the day, with Ms Sullivan reminding them that they will remember this day in 50 years time with great affection.

All then rose to hear the Amhrain na bhfiann played on bagpipes by Michael Doyle & Seamus Fleming. The occasion was greatly enhanced by the music and singing of students from across each year group under the direction of Ms Dennehy.

Much thanks to Ciaran Paterson who was busy with sound and amplification for the event, to Jerh O’Donoghue on   video, and  to Nick Kavanagh  Photographer.

The event was a tremendous success and much appreciation to all staff involved in the preparation that went into the event.

The Department of Business Recognised Academic Excellence

Last Thursday (21st January) at the IT Tralee, North Campus, President of the Institute Dr. Oliver Murphy paid tribute to Leanne O’Riordan, a native of Rathmore for her recent success in the Leaving Certificate where she obtained 495 points. In recognising her academic achievement the Institute awarded a €2,000 Scholarship to Leanne who is currentlypursuing an honours degree in Business Studies at the Institute. Leanne attended Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luachra and at the award ceremony she was joined by her parents, her school Deputy Principal and Accounting Teacher Maria Hanrahan and Guidance Counsellor Niamh Dwyer. In accepting the scholarship award, Leanne outlined the reasons why she decided to choose IT Tralee. “I decided to put IT Tralee as my number one choice on the CAO for a number of reasons. The size of the college was an important consideration. Students can become anonymous in larger colleges and I felt that the size and scale of IT Tralee would offer a more personalised education experience. This has certainly been the case and there is an excellent relationship between the lecturing staff and the students. The second factor I considered was access to the college. Daily I travel to the ITT by bus or train, but there were also lots of options for high quality, reasonably priced accommodation if I decided to live in Tralee. And of course, an important consideration was the course on offer. My degree programme offers me the opportunity to study lots of different subjects, with the option to specialise in accounting, agribusiness or marketing in Year 3. Also I have a guaranteed work-placement which will enable me to put into practice the theory I learn as part of my programme”. The IT Tralee intends to extend this scholarship programme to all departments in the Institute for the next academic year, where the first year student in each department with the highest number of Leaving Certificate points will be awarded a financial scholarship to support their studies at the ITT.


Details of second photo. Back row L-R: Tony Donovan, Head of School, School of Business, Computing & Humanities, Denis O’Riordan, Dr. Oliver Murphy, President, IT Tralee, Leanne O’Riordan, Maria Hanrahan, Deputy

Principal Scoil Phobail Sliabh Luchra and Susan O’Riordan. Front row L-R: Peggy O’Riordan and Aisling O’Riordan.


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