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 structures for public engagement and participation in Local Government in each Local Authority area. Kerry Public Participation Network is also a Registered Charity. RCN  20204668


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

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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Kerry Community Awards

Kerry Community Awards 2022


These are the 20 groups shortlisted for gold and silver awards in 2022 Kerry Community Awards by the independent panel of Judges.

In alphabetical order 10 gold and 10 silver were selected from the following groups with one overall winner from the gold winners

The Silver awards have a plaque and €500, the Gold a Plaque and €1000

the overall winner gets an additional  €1500

Ballybunion Community Forum CLG. SILVER

Ballylongford Playground Development Committee SILVER

Cahersiveen Festival of Music & the Arts SILVER

Comharchumann Forbartha an Leith Triúigh Teo SILVER

Fenit Changing Tides GOLD

Firies Business Hub DAC  T/A  The Kerry Food Hub GOLD

IRD Foilmore Kells CLG GOLD

Kerry Comhairle na nÓg SILVER

Killarney Water Rescue GOLD

Killarney Men’s Shed SILVER

Knocknagoshel Over 55s Social Club and Women’s Group CLG GOLD 

Listowel FRC / Trans Kerry Support Group GOLD

Lyrecrompane Heritage Group SILVER

MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum GOLD

Sliabh Luachra Boxing Club GOLD

Sneem Development / Sneem Tidy Towns SILVER

Transition Kerry SILVER

Valentia Island Development Company CLG GOLD

Waterville Eventerprise and Marketing Network. SILVER







Our thanks to the nearly 100 groups who entered unfortunately there could be only 20 winners the standard gets higher each time. If you were unsuccessful this year try again next year !!!!



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Kerry Ukraine Sports Appeal

Kerry’s Ukraine Sports Appeal

Kerry is continuing to welcome large numbers of Ukrainian refugees fleeing the terrible situation in their home country. We want to build on the warm welcome the people of Kerry have given to the Ukrainian people and help to integrate them into our communities.  

As Kerry Recreation & Sports Partnership builds on our coordination plan, we are collating information from sports clubs, sports facilities, sport/activity camps, gyms, outdoor facilities etc. on activities or events, they are running that could include the Ukrainians within their community. This can be in any form, no matter how big or small, from Summer Camps, open days, fun days, waiving fees, providing free classes, equipment, activities to donating sports gear etc. Also, your weekly club activity schedule so we can signpost people to where and when the sessions are on etc. 

If your club or group has any plans on how they can welcome and integrate this new community,please take 3 minutes to fill out the information in the online form at this link:     

  • https://forms.gle/cFZcztANbdGmnXdK6 

We will be in touch again directly should we seek to gain further specific details on the information you provide.


Our hope is that collectively we might be able to provide a semblance of normality and hope to those displaced.  

Thank you to all the clubs and individuals who have reached out already.
It is massively appreciated.  

We look forward to more of the same and using sport and physical activity as that vehicle to bring people together, feel welcomed and part of the community.  

Gearóid O Doherty

Municipal Districts