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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Woodlands Initiatives

There is a number of initiatives available to communities and to landowners and farmers to boost the creation of more native woodlands, and woodlands along waterways in Ireland.

Neighbourwood Scheme:
There will be a series of nationwide events to promote a scheme for establishing amenity woodlands  which are “close-to-home” woodlands developed through local partnerships for recreational use by local communities. The NeighbourWood Scheme forms part of DAFM’s Forestry Programme 2014-2020 and provides funding for local communities, local authorities and others to develop these woodland amenities. A total budget of €1.75m is being made available by the Minister’s Department with the aim of establishing up to 20 neighbourwood projects by the end of 2020.
An information events will be held around the Country. More details at  Https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/press/pressreleases/2018/september/title,120624,en.html

Woodland Environmental Fund:

This is a ‘corporate social responsibility’ project – if a company wants to be associated with native woodland planting and all the environmental benefits that flow from that, they can link in with a particular farmer / landowner and add €1,000 / ha as a once-off payment for farmers and other private landowners to the grant & premiums available under the Native Woodland Establishment Scheme (which covers 100% of the cost of establishing native woodlands and also pays an annual premium to the landowner of up to €680 per hectare payable each year for 15 years).

The WEF is being run on a pilot basis until the end of the current National Forestry Programme 2014-2020 and the outcome of this pilot phase will be used to inform the design of the next Programme. DAFM has worked with a range of stakeholders on the design of the Fund including NewEra and Natural Capital Partners. More details on this available at

There is also the ‘Woodland for Water’ model of planting native trees alongside streams, rivers and lakes (depending on site appropriateness) available under the Native Woodland Establishment Scheme, where this exciting fund could also be applied, if an interested business were to partner with a local landowner. More details on the Woodlands for Water model available at:  https://www.agriculture.gov.ie/media/migration/forestry/grantandpremiumschemes/2018/WoodlandWaterLoRes06June18270618.pdf

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Tea Dances 2018/9




14th October 2018          Brosna Parish Hall 

hosted by Brosna Over 55’s Club



11th November 2018    Lyreacrompane Resource Centre

hosted  by Lyreacrompane Community Choir



20th January 2019  River Island Hotel

hosted by Sliabh Luachra Active Retired Network



10th February 2019  Knocknagoshel Community Centre

hosted by Knocknagoshel Woman’s Group & Over 55’s Club



10th March 2019 Currans Community Centre

hosted by Currow Active Retired



14th April 2019  River Island Hotel

hosted by Castleisland Active Retired



12th May 2019 Ballymacelligott Community Centre

hosted by Ballymacelligott Active Retired











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The Kerry Public Participation Network in collaboration with The Disability Federation of Ireland  hosted a Consultation workshop entitled



“Access for all – Disability / Community Awareness”

Where: Kiilorglin, Co Kerry

When: Thursday 25th October 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 5.30pm.


This consultation workshop was targeted at various sectors of the community to highlight, document and give an awareness of the challenges people with disabilities face within our society.

The end result of the four Municipal District workshops will be a comprehensive report outlining the issues people with disabilities face within our community and how we can affect change.

Our thanks to all those who attended and shared their views and information with us and each other. The report from this workshop will be added to the information from our workshops in Listowel, Killarney and Tralee.


A County wide report will be prepare before the end of the year and having been presented the the Council it will be circulated to all the S.P.C.’s and any organsation which could be assisted by the information included.


I will keep the Membership informed.



Caroline Toal

Kerry Public Participation Network Development Officer

066 – 7183672

087 – 6891105


Municipal Districts