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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Street Feast 2019

Great excitement, the Kerry Public Participation Network are delighted to be again supporting Street Feast 2019.

……And we’re off! Registrations are now OPEN for Street Feast 2019.

Street Feast 2019 is officially LAUNCHED which means registrations are now OPEN.
It’s our 10th birthday and we’d be thrilled if you joined the party by hosting a feast on Sunday 5th MayRegister your feast online and claim your free party pack which includes all the party essentials- bunting, invitations, posters & more..

Register at www.streetfeast.ie for your free party pack

Street Feast is an excuse to turn off the telly, get outside and meet the neighbours over delicious food & good conversation.
We spend so much time in our neighbourhoods & around out neighbours yet rarely do we get a chance to celebrate those streets or the people who make up our communities.
Keep it simple. Our ethos remains the same- building community using simple measures- food & conversation. A Street Feast can be ANYWHERE- in the middle of the pavement, on the green, down the pier.. Invite the neighbours, grab a table and a few chairs, light up the BBQ and voila- you have yourself a Street Feast!
So.. G’waaan- this year is your year…
We’ll be in touch soon with more news & excitement.
Chat soon,
P.S Don’t be a stranger- give us a follow on FacebookInstagram & Twitter. Tag us in your posts (@streetfeast)- We’d love to hear from ya.

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Applications for CLÁR Funding 2019

Michael Ring TD, Minister for Rural and Community Development, has announced details of the CLÁR Programme for 2019, which includes new measures to support rural communities. CLÁR provides funding for small scale infrastructural projects in rural areas that have suffered significant levels of population decline. The programme is part of the Government’s Project Ireland 2040 Rural Regeneration Programme.

The measures being funded under the 2019 CLÁR programme are:

Measure 1:         Support for Schools/Community Safety Measures

Measure 2:        Play Areas (including Multi-Use Games Areas)

Measure 3:         Community Wellbeing Supports, comprising of 3(a)First Response Support, 3(b)Mobility and Cancer Care Transport, and 3(c) Sensory Gardens. 

Applications are invited in respect of Measure 1, Measure 2 and Measure 3 (c) must be submitted to the Community Department, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee or by email to community@kerrycoco.ie by Tuesday the 9th of April 2019


. Please note that Measure 3 (a) and 3 (b) applications must be submitted directly to the Department of Rural and Community Development. For further information, please contact CLAR@drcd.gov.ie
The full Scheme Guidelines and application forms which set out the detailed requirements of all 2019 CLÁR measures are attached and will also be available on Kerry County Council’s website www.kerrycoco.ie  later today.

The closing date for receipt of applications for Measure 1, Measure 2 and Measure 3(c) is Tuesday the 9thof April 2019.

Please send completed applications to the Community Department, Kerry County Council, Rathass, Tralee or by email to community@kerrycoco.ie

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‘Big Hello’ Initiative


Kerry County Council, in conjunction with Kerry’s Local Community Development Committee (LCDC), is inviting applications for funding from local community-led events linked to the first ever Healthy Kerry Community Weekend which will take place on the May Bank Holiday Weekend.
With the theme of ‘Wellbeing Across the Ages’, the event is part of the nationwide ‘Big Hello’ initiative being led by the Department of Rural and Community Development.
The funding is, in particular, intended for events that will foster a sense of helping each other by coming together, not just on that weekend, but all year round. It’s the chance for everyone to get know all members of their community, to reconnect with neighbours and have a celebration together that is open, inclusive and local.

The events must take place over the May Bank Holiday weekend, 4-6 May 2019.


  Applications are welcome from community and voluntary groups, organisations and residents’ committees within County Kerry.  €10,000 in funding has been allocated by the Department of Rural and Community Development to events in Kerry.  A maximum of 10 projects will be funded in County Kerry.

  Closing date for applications is on Monday 25thMarch 2019. 


All details including these forms are available to download on the Kerry County Council website at http://www.kerrycoco.ie/home3/community/healthy-kerry-community-weekend-2019/

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