KCFE’s Denny St cam­pus brings new life to town

The Kerryman (Tralee Edition) - - NEWS - By SI­MON BROUDER

IT’S only been open for a mat­ter of days but al­ready the Kerry Col­lege of Fur­ther Ed­u­ca­tion’s new town cen­tre cam­pus has brought a new lease of life to Denny Street.

The KCFE’s sec­ond cam­pus – located in the fully re­fur­bished and now in­ter­linked 5,6,7 and 8 Denny Street build­ings – opened for busi­ness in the past week and it is now home to be­tween 150 and 200 stu­dents.

The new Denny Street cam­pus – which com­ple­ments the KCFE’s main cam­pus in Clash – is home to the col­lege’s Health, So­cial Sci­ences and Hu­man­i­ties de­part­ments and will house learn­ers study­ing nurs­ing, youth work, so­cial stud­ies, as­sis­tant phar­macy, emer­gency ser­vices , ma­ter­nity care and su­per­vi­sory man­age­ment among many other sub­jects.

The Col­lege, un­der the aus­pices of Kerry ETB, of­fers over 60 pro­grammes cov­er­ing a wide range of dis­ci­plines and op­er­ates un­der the lead­er­ship of Prin­ci­pal Mary Lucey.

The past week has seen the KCFE’s lat­est group of stu­dents tak­ing part in their in­duc­tion, tour­ing the col­lege’s twin cam­puses and meet­ing other stu­dents and staff.

Classes got un­der­way in earnest this week and the ad­di­tion of scores of new stu­dents to the town cen­tre has helped breathe a wel­come sense of life and en­ergy into the town and into Denny Street in par­tic­u­lar.

The Ker­ry­man would like to wel­come our new neigh­bours to Denny Street and we wish all in­volved ev­ery suc­cess.

KCFE Prin­ci­pal Mary Lucey (Front left) wel­comes stu­dents to the col­lege’s new Denny Street cam­pus.

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