Welcome to Kerry PPN

The Kerry PPN is the main link through which the Local Authority connects with the Environmental, Social Inclusion, Community and Voluntary Organisations and allows community participation in policy-making structures and committees of Council.

What is the Kerry Public Participation Network?

Kerry Public Participation Network has been established to enable people and community groups in Co Kerry to have a say on issues that concern them. These Public Participation Networks (PPNs) are structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668


How does my group get involved?

Kerry Public Participation Network is the best way your group or community can become involved in shaping the future of Co Kerry. Membership of the PPN provides opportunities for better representation, networking, information sharing and input into policy development Read more

How do I register

Registration is easy. Simply click here and complete the Registration Form. There is no charge. Registered groups receive regular updates, information on funding opportunities and also benefit from the group insurance scheme.

Register your group now Click Here
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Kerry Community Awards



Kerry Community Awards is not a grant its an award that recognises the good work done by groups and organisations for their Communities. 



Applications that have been submitted will be adjudicated by an Independant Committee and the best twenty applications will be invited to an Awards Ceremony in Killarney where ten gold awards of €1000 and ten Silver Awards of €500 will be presented.  

Also the overall best application will get an additional €1500.



When the twenty winning applications have been decided upon by the Adjudication Committee The Kerryman

have a feature in them prior to the Awards Ceremony which will be held in the Dromhall Hotel Killarney on

Thursday 7th May 2020




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The Kerry Public Participation Network is in the process of developing a Community Wellbeing Vision for County Kerry with it members groups ( 740 groups) and the wider community.

There is a very exciting Community initiative coming your way about the development of a

Community wellbeing Vison .

The question being posed by the Kerry Public Participation Network, is

 “What do we need for the wellbeing of the Community”?

 We want to hear from all the groups and organisations in the Castleisland  / Corca Dhuibhne MD.

Developing a Vision for Community Wellbeing means thinking about what we have and what we need to help Kerry be as great as it can be for us and for the many generations that follow.

A Community with high wellbeing would be one where all people have ,


A Strong sense of belonging and identity

Opportunities to work individually and together for the common good

Are able to support each other through different life stages…to name but a few.

It is really important that the person who sees this information from the Kerry PPN, passes it on and shares it with the members of their organisations 


Date:               Thursday 27th February 2020

Time:              Registration from 6.30: 7pm start – 9.30pm, tea/coffee

Venue:            KDYS, Youth Centre, Fair Hill, Killarney, Co.Kerry.


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Roses in Tralee



Tralee Municipal District are currently developing a Strategic Plan for Tralee Town Park and as part of that process we are inviting submissions from the park users and the wider public.



Tralee Town Park, affectionately known as ‘The Green’ is located in the heart of Tralee town and is one of the largest urban public parks in Ireland. It covers an area of 35 acres and comprises manicured gardens, walkways, a wide array of tree species, a community garden, the Rose Garden, a large playground and much more.


We are asking people to complete an online survey which can be found on the homepage of Kerry County Council’s website www.kerrycoco.ie or alternatively copies of the survey are available at the Council Offices in Rathass, Tralee Public Library and the Tralee Municipal District offices in Princes Quay.


As the Mayor of Tralee, Cllr Jim Finucane said ‘This wonderful amenity belongs to the people of Tralee and the wider county so we want to hear what they have to say – what should be done to improve facilities, how can the park be improved, what more needs to be done to promote the park”.


If you would like to have Your Say in the future of the Park, now is your chance ! The closing date for receipt of completed surveys is Friday 21 February 2020.

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