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.

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Dear all,


Could I ask that you circulate this widely please specifically among ALL young people aged 15-24years. Listowel FRC need young people from all areas of Kerry to take part in Zoom consultations next Monday and Tuesday ev


LGBTQI… Where does the alphabet end?


What would you teach in a classroom if the topic was LGBTQI? What would you want to know if you were the student? Over the past number of years we have seen great progress in recognizing the rights of the LGBTQI community, however our understanding of this community and the people who identify with it is often lacking, as we tip-toe around language and terminologies within both the classroom and workplace settings. In continuing the path to change and fight for inclusivity, now is the time to address the questions that young people want answered about the LGBTQI community, creating inclusive classrooms that everyone can feel a part of.



Listowel Family Resource Centre is currently conducting an online research discussion via Zoom and is inviting members of the public, aged between 15-25, to contribute questions they would like answered or addressed in relation to LGBTQI. Participants must be living in Kerry and do not need to identify with the LGBTQI community to take part, this is all an inclusive discussion.

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Part of the ‘Keep Well Kerry’ campaign

Building on the success of and feedback from the week-long Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest held in October, the interagency committee have organised a series of free online mindfulness and chair yoga sessions to take place for 15 minutes each weekday from 30th November to 18th December. 

These morning mindfulness sessions from 11am – 11.15am and afternoon chair yoga sessions from 2pm – 2.15pm will be led by Susan Barrett and Maeve Ferris respectively. Anyone can watch these sessions live on the Healthy Kerry website at www.healthykerry.ie or Facebook page @healthycountykerry.

These online series are being made possible due to the collaboration between Kerry County Council, the HSE, NEWKD, SKDP, Kerry Mental Health Association, Jigsaw Kerry, IT Tralee and Kerry Volunteer Centre. 

Launching the online sessions, the chairperson of Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest, Donagh Hennebry, said:

“All adults in Kerry and workplaces to avail of these free 15-minute mindfulness and yoga sessions to help people to switch off, find ways to relax and support their general wellbeing during these difficult times. This is a perfect opportunity for employers to support wellbeing in their workplace.” 

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen, added:

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Community Response to COVID-19 & MAP

A new Community Response Advisory Group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the community response to COVID-19 and to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support service during the current public health emergency.

View the our support group map click on link below

COVID-19 Community Support Group Map  

As part of the national response to Covid-19, Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) and Kerry County Council are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups.

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