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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In this continuing warm dry weather we would ask that as you enjoy the beautiful sunshine here in our Kingdom of Kerry that you consider some water safety , forest fire safety and water conservation advice to help ensure that all is safe during this period and that the supply of water is maximised:-


On lifeguarded beaches, swim only where the lifeguards are and stay within your depth
Parents are requested to mind children at beaches and keep them within viewing distance ,particularly on the very busy beaches . It’s a good idea to put your mobile no on your child’s hand in case they get lost
Wear plenty of sunscreen and reapply frequently
Do not bring Airbeds/inflated rings into the water as they may become a hazard
Stay away from rivers, quarries etc for swimming
If engaging in watersports make sure to wear a lifejacket at all times


With the ongoing dry weather a status RED warning for forest fires has been issued by the Department of Agriculture , Food and Marine from today till Friday , which precludes ALL controlled burning given the increased dangers that exist presently . Please be extra vigilant at this time
Advice to the public:-
Do not light fires in or around forests or on open land
Do not attempt to intervene or fight fires under any circumstances
Call 999 or 112 and inform the Fire Service


Please ensure that you do not use water excessively during this dry spell and that you observe the following advice to ensure that water production can keep pace with increased demand in the high temperatures . :-
Leak free: Check that your home is leak free. Check for running overflows and fix any dripping taps, cisterns or pipes
Don’t let the tap run: Brushing your teeth with the tap running can use up to 6 litres of water per minute.
Shower vs. Bath: The average bath uses 80 litres of water compared to an average shower using 49 litres in seven minutes.
If you see any leaks on the public network please report them to Irish Water at 1850 278 278
Given the unusually warm temperatures , please take time to look out for and look in on any elderly neighbours and to ensure they are sufficiently hydrated .


Thanks for your assistance and co-operation in ensuring we can all enjoy this fine dry weather in safety and in comfort

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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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