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. 

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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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Kerry Community Awards 2017

COMMUNITY AWARDS 2019

 

 

The 2019 Community Awards took take place in the Dromhall Hotel Killarney on Thursday 16th May 2019.

 

The Ten Silver Winners with a plaque and €500

 

North Kerry Older Persons Services

Born to Run (Tralee Marathon Club)

Causeway & District Resource Day Care

Welcome Group Kenmare

Farranfore Development Association

Coiste Forbartha an Phobail, Baile na nGall

Game on Autism Golf Club

Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club

Mol Teic

Knockalougha Rambling House

 

The Ten Gold Awards with a plaque and €1000

 

Cunamh Iveragh

Listowel Tidy Towns

KASI

Banna Search and Rescue

Kerry Camino

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit

Lauragh Community Council 

Mary of the Angels (Parents & Relatives)

Listowel Writers Week

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

 

 

THE OVERALL WINNER WITH A PERPETUAL TROPHY AND AN ADDITIONAL €1500

 

BANNA SEARCH AND RESCUE

 

 

WELL DONE TO ALL OUR FINALISTS AND TO THOSE WHO DID NOT MAKE IT OR DID NOT ENTER THIS YEAR PLEASE TRY IN 2020.

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Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

 

The 2019 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme has been announced  by Minister Josepha Madigan T.D. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The Scheme aims to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and interested parties to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas to promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage.

The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, promotions, exhibitions, local area improvements, the development of conservation/management plans, amenity and local bog area improvements such as invasive species control near/within raised bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog areas.

Details of the Scheme are available here:https://www.npws.ie/peatlands-and-turf-cutting/peatlands-community-engagement-scheme

All queries on the scheme should be directed to the Peatlands management Unit at peatlandsmanagement@chg.gov.

 

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Tidy Towns Waters & Communities Awards

Tidy Towns Waters and Communities Special Award 2019

The Waters and Communities Special Award is now open for applications with a deadline of 17th May 2019. The Award is run in conjunction with SuperValu TidyTowns Awards.
The Waters and Communities Special Award 2019 aims to get communities more involved with the natural heritage in their local areas by helping to protect, maintain and improve the quality of local waterbodies  . To be eligible for this award community groups must demonstrate an appreciation for their water environment and heritage with initiatives or projects during the timespan of June 2018 to May 2019.Examples of community initiatives include: clean ups; provision or upgrading of public amenities; conservation of biodiversity and heritage; promotion of angling; local education and awareness raising; etc).
The Waters and Communities Award was first introduced in 2017 and is now a regular feature in the TidyTowns calendar. Last year, the overall winner of the award was Abbey TidyTowns, Co. Galway. To read about previous winners of the Waters and Communities Special Awards see https://www.catchments.ie/tidytowns-waters-communities-special-award/
All applications will be assessed by a panel of judges appointed by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland and the Local Authority Waters Programme. The judges will assess each application for initiatives undertaken between June 2018 and May 2019 based on the following criteria:

  1. Awareness raising (15 Marks)
  2. Community involvement (20 Marks)
  3. Stakeholder engagement (15 Marks)
  4. Project benefits (40 Marks)
  5. Lessons learned and plans for the future (10 Marks)

The Waters and Communities Award is open to any community group to apply and is sponsored by Inland Fisheries Ireland, Waterways Ireland and the Local Authority Waters Programme. The award has a total prize fund of €7,000. The overall winner is presented with prize money of €2,000 at the main TidyTowns awards ceremony. All other winners and runners up will be presented with prize money at the TidyTowns regional awards ceremonies.
The Application form and further details are available on the TidyTowns website  www.tidytowns.ie .
Closing date for receipt of entries is 17th May 2019.
Best of luck everyone!

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