About Tarbert ESC

Tarbert Education Support Centre is based in The Tarbert Comprehensive School. We are extremely grateful to The Comprehensive School for all their help, generosity and support throughout the years. The school provides a wonderful venue for the courses and the facilities there are first class. Many come for the courses but come back for the atmosphere!

Tarbert Comprehensive School is situated on the coast road about a quarter of a mile west of the village of Tarbert in North Kerry. The twelve acre elevation site overlooks the centre’s catchment area to the west, east and south and it’s back is to the Shannon Estuary.

The school was established in 1973. It was a merger of three local existing schools in the area – St. Ita’s in Tarbert, Mr. Dore’s in Glin and The Glin Vocational School. The first Principal was Mr. Tom McKeown (R.I.P.) who co-incidentally was also the first Director of Tarbert Teachers Centre (as it was known then). In recent years the school has been extended twice.

Committee Members

Mary Lyons Chairperson

Padraig O’Concubhair Vice Chairperson

Catherine Ferris Director

Kay Diggins Treasurer

Siobhan Stack Treasurer

Elaine Sweeney Treasurer

Michelle Kearney Secretary

Carmel McElligott Leahy Committee Member

Patricia Boyle Committee Member

Finola Kissane Committee Member

Catherine Dalton Committee Member

Richard Casey Committee Member

Gabriel Fitzmaurice Committee Member

Ita Kelly Committee Member

Anne Marie Leonard Committee Member

Siobhan Stack Finance Sub-Committee

Elaine Sweeney Finance Sub-Committee