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29-05-2020, 18:55   #6181
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Does anyone know of a chemist open today??
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Does anyone know of a chemist open today??
Shines beside Argos will be open
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I just saw this on Kerry county Council's page regarding water:

"Due to the increased demand during this period of warm and dry weather, there are shortages in some of the county's public water supplies.
Overnight curtailments may be necessary in some supplies.
Customers are asked to please avoid unnecessary usage.
Irish Water and Kerry County Council thank you for your co-operation."
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I just saw this on Kerry county Council's page regarding water:

"Due to the increased demand during this period of warm and dry weather, there are shortages in some of the county's public water supplies.
Overnight curtailments may be necessary in some supplies.
Customers are asked to please avoid unnecessary usage.
Irish Water and Kerry County Council thank you for your co-operation."
And Lidl selling big swimming pools that people are filling from their household taps....
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03-06-2020, 10:04   #6186
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I'm trying to put down my little boy for primary school next year (sept 2021), so making a bit of a short-list of schools. I have one main one, but I am also having back ups just in case. I just thought of Tralee Educate together and was wondering does anyone know what that school is like or know anyone that goes there and what they think?
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for what it is worth, cousins in Cork sent their 3 to an Educate together and they are very happy with the progression the children are making. The children themselves are very happy in school.
A friend has a child in Educate Together in Tralee, and he is equally happy.

All I would say is when the Educate Together are back up and running, (leave them be until late Sept), email them and see if you can visit the school with your little boy - you can get a sense of the school then. Enrollments usually happen around February - but they will take a child's form at any time of the year.

Curriculum wise all schools would be the same, its the extras that count and have a look at class size
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Curriculum wise all schools would be the same, its the extras that count and have a look at class size
Except for the gaelscoil of course. The benefits of growing up bilingual cannot be overstated.
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Except for the gaelscoil of course. The benefits of growing up bilingual cannot be overstated.
I went to all Irish speaking schools from primary upwards and loved it. I want to send him to scoil Mhic Easmainn, but as my husband doesn't speak any Irish, he is a bit worried it may not be to his advantage. He didn't grow up in Ireland, so not familiar with the Irish schooling system. I personally loved learning Irish, although I am ashamed to say I am not great at having a conversation in Irish anymore...it is 25 years since I left school though! My only issue was that when I went to third level, I found it a bit harder as I was so used to being taught in Irish and certain terms etc were confusing so I struggled a bit for a while. I tend to still count in Irish rather than in English!
I do know people who have sent their kids to the gaelscoil and they love it. I have to try and convince the other half its not a bad idea!

I will be putting his name down for the gaelscoil, as I'm sure I won't have trouble getting him in as a first preference due to me being a past pupil. I just wanted to check out other options also.

I can't even believe I am already at this stage of looking for schools. I am dreading him going off to school, he's still my baby!!
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Except for the gaelscoil of course. The benefits of growing up bilingual cannot be overstated.
Fully agree - am bilingual myself and am very sorry I didn't send my 2 oldest to the gaelscoil.
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I tend to still count in Irish rather than in English!
It's funny you should say that as I am the exact same!! I hate counting in English - it feels so wrong!
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It's funny to think that Irish was listed at about 21st in languages spoken in the last census!
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It's funny to think that Irish was listed at about 21st in languages spoken in the last census!
Funny?
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In alphabetical order, presumably, rather than numerically speaking.
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Didn't take the ESB long to fix the power cut, roughly quarter of an hour.
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