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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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

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“Once Off Social Inclusion Transport Support- 2018”


  • Local Link Kerry (LLK) are working in Partnership with Kerry Public Participation Network (KPPN) to support transport to Social Inclusion Activities in County Kerry.


  • This initiative will run from January to June 2018. Services will be co-ordinated by Local Link Kerry and up to 50% of the cost of the transport will be covered by Local Link Kerry.
  • Applications are invited from Kerry PPN members who meet the transport support criteria
  • Please note that groups that wish to be considered for support through this initiative can submit a written request for support by completing and returning the Transport Support Request Form.”   which can be found on www.locallinkkerry.ie
  • Before submitting a request, please read and refer to the eligibility guidance note and specific conditions which will attach to any offer – “Eligibility & Specific Conditions of Offer.” Please note specifically that any offer will depend upon:

a). A clear fit between the journeys planned and the eligibility criteria for the fund.

b). A clear statement of need by the group as part of the request submitted

c). Transport requested completing on or before 30th June 2018.

If you need any advice or guidance in relation to submitting a request for support, please contact Carmel Walsh, General Manager, Local Link Kerry,  066 71 47002 / carmel@locallinkkerry.ie


Local Link Kerry
Local Link Kerry is the Transport Co-ordination Unit for County Kerry. This is one of 17 units nationally funded under the National Transport Authority. Local Link Kerry co-ordinate the delivery of a range of public and community transport services in county Kerry. All services are delivered by contracted private bus operators.
Local Link Kerry have a small fund available to support the co-ordination for transport to access social inclusion activities.

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