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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Street Feast 2018 ,which was supported by Kerry PPN in the county, was a raging success this weekend, thank you for making it possible!



The Committee are wrapping things up now, collecting photos, videos and feedback and looking towards planning for next year. 


Next Steps:


We are currently collecting photos and videos from Street Feast events

Surveys to Street Feast hosts and attendees are being sent out today

Prizes for photo and video competitions will be awarded and announced on social media and our blog nextweek

There will be county-specific report which will include photos of the feasts in your area and a very short survey to gather feedback on your experience of Street Feast 2018, should you receive one we would greatly appreciate you completing. This email will be sent out in the coming fortnight.



Thanks again! If you need anything from us in the meantime, please let me know, otherwise we’ll be in touch again soon.



Finally, our date for Street Feast 2019 is Sunday 9th June. Please pop it in your diary!

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Community Awards 2018

Congratulations to All the Winners at the 2018 Community Awards held at the Dromhall Hotel Killarney on Thursday 10th May


Silver Winners each group receives a plaque and €500

A.K.Inspired Ltd Tralee

Ballyduff in Bloom/Tidy Towns

Biddy’s Day -Imboic

Cromane Community Council

Glenbeigh Community Council


Killorglin Archive Society 

Lartigue Monorail and Museum

Local Link Kerry

Tarbert Development Association

Gold Winners each group receives a plaque and €1000

321 Down Syndrome Kerry Charity

Blackwater woman Group

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & The arts

Comharchumann Forbartha

Foodshare Kerry

Kerry Cork Health Care Bus

Kerry Hospice Foundation

Kingdom Wheelblasters

Maharees Conservation Association

Tureencahill Community Group Ltd.






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Creative Ireland Awards



Creative Ireland Kerry Colleagues,


KCC received confirmation of funds this week for the 2018 Activation Plan. Thank you to all who have undertaken CIK actions for 2018 arising from the public consultation, which informed the strategy. Accordingly, we are now proceeding with the work programme as agreed with Team Members.

For your information, the Creative Communities Awards Scheme is advertised this week, copy attached. If each Team Members can please promote through your channels and circulate as you see fit  to promote community engagement with creativity across the Team areas.

This week it has been confirmed that ‘Cruinniú na nÓg’ will take place on Saturday June 23rd (this replaces Cruinniú na Cásca). The day is set nationally as a day to celebrate creativity for children. The Arts Office will coordinate the day, promotion of events and documentation of events. Can you please advise if you intend to programme an event that will engage children with Creativity on the Day? With Enterprise for example this could be scheduling a coder dojo session, craft, design etc, Libraries may wish to host storytelling etc…. It is entirely up to each Team Member if they wish to programme an activity – please revert to creativekerry@kerrycoco.ie if you have an idea you wish to progress. The aim is to offer creative events for children to participate and enjoy. I attach the list of events, some confirmed, some to be considered (Tommy I pencilled in libraries as some are already doing Storytelling and maybe this could be scheduled for the day?).

Kerry is on schedule to host its inaugural ‘Festival of Architecture’  (Led by Victoria McCarthy).

The Arts Service is working to begin the Street Spectacle project of CIK in the coming weeks.

If you have any CIK related ideas or wish to discuss any aspect of the programme for 2018, please contact me

Kate Kennelly

Arts Officer | Creative Ireland Kerry Co-ordinator

Kerry County Council

( Dir Line: 00 353 (0)66 7183541

Facebook: www.facebook.com/KerryCoArts  Twitter: @KerryCoArts

Kerry Screen Commission

Twitter: @KerryScreenComm

Municipal Districts