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.

Register your group now Click Here
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Public Consultation

Apologies for the short notice, but this consultation has just come our way and thought we would share it in case you or your groups wish to make a submission regarding the review of the planning provisions regarding Strategic Housing Developments.

Kind regards,
Kerry PPN Development Officer

Department of Housing Planning and Local Government – www.housing.gov.ie

Public Consultation – Review of the planning provisions regarding Strategic Housing Developments

The Planning and Development (Housing) and Residential Tenancies Act 2016 (the 2016 Act) introduced new streamlined arrangements, for a limited time-period, to enable fast-track planning applications for strategic housing developments (SHDs) of 100 or more housing units, or student accommodation of 200 or more bed spaces, or shared accommodation developments of 200 or more bed spaces, to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála (the Board) for determination.

The primary purpose of the arrangements is to signi?cantly speed up the planning decision-making process for SHD proposals, thereby providing greater certainty for developers in terms of the time frames within which proposals for such developments can be determined in the planning system, while also fully respecting the statutory requirements for public consultation and regard being had to observations submitted, with a view to ultimately facilitating increased housing supply delivery in accordance with proper planning and development.

Under section 4(2) of the 2016 Act, the SHD provisions apply for an initial period, until the end of 2019. In accordance with the Act, the Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government may, by order, extend that period by a further limited period of 2 years, up to the end of 2021, to coincide with the end time frame of Rebuilding Ireland. However, prior to the making of such an order, and not later than 30 October 2019, the 2016 Act requires that the Minister review the operation and e?ectiveness of the SHD arrangements and lay before both Houses of the Oireachtas a report of the conclusions of the review.

In light of the foregoing, Mr. Eoghan Murphy, T.D., Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government has recently established a Review Group to review the operation and e?ectiveness of the SHD provisions and to report back to him by end September 2019.

To augment the work of the Review Group, the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government is now launching a public consultation o?ering relevant stakeholders, including the general public, the opportunity to make written submissions on the SHD arrangements which will be forwarded to the Review Group for its consideration.

How to get involved?

Make a Submission

This public consultation will run until close of business on 25 July 2019.

Submissions should be sent by email to SHDReview@housing.gov.ie or by post to:

SHD Review, Planning Policy Section, Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government, Custom House, Dublin, D01 W6X0.

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Kerry Community Awards 2017




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


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









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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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