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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Defibrillator Mapping

Re: Public Defibrillator List for Co. Kerry


The Kerry PPN are delighted with all the feedback we have received regarding the mapping of Defibrillator’s in County Kerry.


Just to outline the history and process of this innovative project for all the PPN members.

The Kerry PPN  was contacted by the HSE | Community Engagement Officer | National Ambulance Service South with regards to undertaking this project and the PPN wholeheartedly agreed to undertake such a valuable worthwhile project.

The Kerry PPN designed the AED Locator form which the HSE | Community Engagement Officer | National Ambulance Service South signed off on and we quickly got to work capturing the information onto google maps.

We are delighted to say at all stages the , HSE | Community Engagement Officer | National Ambulance Service South was kept up to date on the progress and they were delighted with the way in which the information was captured on the map and how easily assessable it was to navigate  .

Subsequently all information was shared to the HSE | Community Engagement Officer  and it was acknowledged that the Kerry PPN had captured a substantial number of AED’s within County Kerry , which is fantastic news and so important to capture as much information as possible.


Huge thanks to the community groups who have completed the AED locator form, the mapping has  well and truly started. To view the map as it stands today, please visit www.kerryppn.ie 



All information on the map is submitted by  community groups, it is important to remember that this is a live map and details of Defibrillators in the community may change and submissions and amendments from the public are welcome.


This map will be kept live and will be available to all the community group , it will be a tremendous addition of community information along with the PPN Community map highlighting the various supports and services that were and still are available to the community and this map provided a life line for many families accessing information as to what was available in their area or in an area where a family member lived, such as HSE services, delivery services, meals on wheels ,community centres, An Garda Siochana etc.


Important: This map is for information purposes only. The first point of contact in an emergency should be to call the emergency services on 999 or 112


Help us with the Map

This map was created with the help of individuals and community groups providing us with the locations of defibrillators in County Kerry.  We need your help to keep this map as accurate as possible.


  • Let us know about any defibrillators not currently on the map
  • Let us know about the functionality of defibrillators listed on the map
  • Help us fill in the details on each of the defibrillators – persons responsible, last service check, access codes etc.
  • If you can help with any of these or have any queries please use the contact form . (Note correction here to previous email)

Please ensure you have an Eircode for the building at which the AED is located. See Eircode Finder at https://finder.eircode.ie/#/


Defibrillator Checklist

1. Check the Defibrillator once per week for damage and general routine maintenance.

2. Check the dates on the AED Pads:  pads that are out of date could cause the AED not to detect the rhythm from the patient’s heart and in certain situations not deliver a shock when required.

3. Check the battery on the AED, again if the battery is low or dead the AED may not deliver a shock when required.

4. Ensure all personnel trained to use the AED have their courses completed and updated.

5. If you are unaware of when your AED was last serviced, contact an Engineer/Supplier and they will organise this for you.


We are initially aiming this at the First Responder groups, Community Alert groups and Cardiac Response Units , but we are also aware of the many defibrillators out in the community and would be grateful for as much support, assistance and information as possible to identify the locations of these defibrillators.

The Kerry PPN hope you will agree that this initiative will  be of great assistance to the general public.

If you have any questions or we can be of help in any way, please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Kind Regards,

Caroline Toal

On behalf of the Kerry PPN Secretariat

066 – 7183672
087 – 6891105



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Funding for LGBTI+

  • €700,000 will be made available to support community services for LGBTI+ people.
  • Funding aims to promote inclusion, protect rights and to improve quality of life and wellbeing for LGBTI+ people in Ireland.
  • Grant scheme is open to applications from existing LGBTI+ non-government organisations and community organisations working with LGBTI+ people.


The Minister for Children, Disability, Equality and Integration, Roderic O’Gorman T.D., today announced that applications can now be made for funding from the LGBTI+ Community Services fund.


€700,000 is being made available to applicant groups, operating at national, regional and local level, to support community services and promote visibility and inclusion of LGBTI+ people.


The 2021 LGBTI+ Community Services Funding Call is an important element in supporting the implementation of the National LGBTI+ Inclusion Strategy, which was published on 28 November 2019, and complements the National LGBTI+ Youth Strategy published in June 2018.


Announcing the funding, Minister O’Gorman said “My Department aims to build a safer, fairer, more inclusive Ireland. The National LGBTI+ inclusion strategy is a major step forward for the LGBTI+ community – young and old, urban and rural. The continuation of this funding programme is a clear sign of my Department’s commitment to further improve access to services for LGBTI+ people, irrespective of their age or where they live.”

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Kerry PPN Climate Action Conversation

Please find attached the Kerry PPN Climate Action Conversation that took place in County Kerry recently.

Also, discussion and feedback from the Kerry Sustainable Energy Co-Op.

A survey of coastal communities , which highlights the fear coastal communities have when they consider the impact the coming summer will have on their fragile dune systems.

A discussion document that has arisen from meetings of the Alliance of  Irish Coastal Communities in Crisis.


 Click on each link below :

210420 Change Agenda required by Irish Coastal Communities with Dunes, SACs, SPAs –

Survey Findings210406 Change Agenda Required by Coastal Communities with Dunes,

Climate Action Plan conversations feedback March 2021 27th April 2021

KSEC Feedback for Kerry PPN Climate Conversation March 2021

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Corona Virus Update Kerry

Community Response to COVID-19 & MAP

A new Community Response Advisory Group has been established in Kerry to coordinate the community response to COVID-19 and to ensure that vulnerable members of the community can avail of a trusted and coordinated support service during the current public health emergency.

View the our support group map click on link below

COVID-19 Community Support Group Map  

As part of the national response to Covid-19, Kerry Public Participation Network (PPN) and Kerry County Council are working closely to support stakeholders and community groups.

Municipal Districts