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 new structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. 


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 my group?

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.

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The Kerry Public Participation Network in collaboration with The Disability Federation of Ireland will be hosting a Consultation workshop entitled



“Access for all – Disability / Community Awareness”



Where:  TBA, Listowel, Co Kerry

When: Tuesday 25th September 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm.


This consultation workshop is targeted at various sectors of the community to highlight, document and give an awareness of the challenges people with disabilities face within our society.


The end result of the four Municipal District workshops will be a comprehensive report outlining the issues people with disabilities face within our community and how we can affect change.


The formal invitation to this workshop will follow shortly. Should you wish to be included please contact our Development Officer Caroline Toal


More information will follow nearer the date



Caroline Toal

Kerry Public Participation Network Development Officer

066 – 7183672

087 – 6891105


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Rural Regeneration and Development Fund

As part of Project Ireland 2040, the Government has committed to providing an additional €1 billion for a new Rural Regeneration and Development Fund (“the Fund”) over the period 2019 to 2027. The Fund will provide investment to support rural renewal for suitable projects in towns and villages with a population of less than 10,000, and outlying areas. It will be administered by the Department of Rural and Community Development.

The new Fund provides an unprecedented opportunity to support the revitalization of rural Ireland, to make a significant and sustainable impact on rural communities, and to address de-population in small rural towns, villages and rural areas. It will be a key instrument to support the objectives of the National Planning Framework, and in particular to achieve Strengthened Rural Economies and Communities – one of the National Strategic Outcomes of the NPF.

Initial funding of €315 million is being allocated to the Fund on a phased basis over the period 2019 to 2022.

The objective of the new Fund is to support coordinated and integrated projects between Government Departments, State agencies, Local Authorities, other public bodies, communities and, where appropriate, philanthropic funders and/or the private sector, which will have an impact on sustainable economic and social development in rural areas.

Funding will be awarded through a competitive bid process, based on delivering the objectives for rural Ireland in the National Planning Framework.

The Fund will support ambitious and strategic projects which contribute to sustainable rural regeneration and development. It will support investments of scale which would not otherwise be delivered without the additionality provided by the Fund, and projects that are outside the scope of existing schemes. In this context, projects are likely to be multi-annual and multi-faceted, involving a number of elements or phases as part of a broad strategic plan.

Key outcomes will be to support sustainable community and economic development in rural Ireland, including through regenerating smaller towns and villages and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation to support job creation in rural areas.

Categories of proposals

The first call for proposals under the Fund is being launched in July 2018 and submissions are invited under two categories:

Category 1: “Ready-to-Go” proposals, or initial phases of projects which can be commenced in 2019, which have the necessary consents (e.g. planning) in place, are at an advanced stage of design, are in a position to satisfy value-for-money requirements in accordance with the Public Spending Code, and are procurement-ready.

Category 2: Proposals that have clear potential and quantifiable objectives but require further development to enable them to be potentially submitted as Category 1 proposals in subsequent funding calls.

Successful applications under Category 2 above will be approved to allow detailed development of the proposal to be progressed. Issues that may need to be addressed as part of the development of the proposal could include land ownership/title, planning and design work, value for money assessment, and procurement. Funding will be provided towards the cost of project development in these cases, including for technical or expert assistance.

All queries relating to the fund can be addressed to rrdf@drcd.gov.ie

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Beach Wheelchairs 2018


Kerry County Council wish to announce that we will have a beach wheelchair available at our Ballybunion Blue Flag beach for the Summer 2018.  We are delighted also that our beach wheelchair service will continue at Ballinskelligs and Inch Blue Flag Beaches again this Summer.  The wheelchairs will be available for booking from 1st June to 15th September.


This service is FREE but the wheelchairs must be booked in advance.  They are available at the following locations and can be booked in slots of up to 3 hours.



Beach Wheelchair Locations/Availability

Beach Collection Point To book phone Times Weekdays

(up to 3 hrs)



(up to 3 hrs)

Ballinskelligs Café Cois Trá 087 296 5874 12 noon – 7pm 11 am – 7 pm
Inch Lifeguard Hut 086 266 3186 12 noon – 7pm 11 am – 7 pm
Ballybunnion Collins’ Seaweed Baths 068 27469 12 noon – 6pm 11 am – 6 pm


Terms, Conditions and Guidelines for Use


All chair users must have a carer/assistant with them to aid them in transfer to the chair and to push the chair, as the wheelchairs are not self-propelling.  The people looking after the bookings will not be in a position to assist transfer to and from the chair or push users on to the beach.  Lifeguards will not be in a position to assist with wheelchair use.


All users must present a current photo ID when collecting the chair.


Please read our Terms & Conditions for the use, attached, in order to ensure an enjoyable and safe experience.  All users will be required to sign a copy of this when collecting the wheelchair.

Further information contact 066 716 2000 or email environ@kerrycoco.ie

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