To Kerry PPN members,
Contents of this newsletter includes:
1. Biodiversity Spotter Sheets
2. Anam Cara Bereavement Information Evening
3. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 28th April 2021
4. Alone, support services details
5. NEW Bus Services Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis
6. Recovery Haven Kerry
7. DELIBERATIVE FUTURES TOOLKIT LAUNCH 21st April, 2021 from 6-7 PM
8. Community Response Helpline
9. Calendar of Strategic Policy Committee meetings 2021
This is your Newsletter so please share it far and wide, and feel free to send us in information to share out to the community.
Kind regards and stay safe,
Kerry PPN Development officer,
The Kerry PPN in partnership with Age Friendly Kerry and KCC Biodiversity section have developed a series of 6 Spotter sheets, including the example shown, the Urban one: There is also woodlands and hedges, bogs and uplands, lakes rivers and wetlands, farmland and seashore coastal. It is hoped during this time of Covid, that when youre out, these spotter sheets will add a bit of enjoyment and distraction for you all. If your group wishes to have a copy, please contact Eamon or Caroline and we will post them out to you.
Anam Cara Bereavement Information Evening
I hope you are keeping well. Hopefully there is an air of positivity about the place this week with the easing of the 5km limit.
Although this is some good news, we are still staying apart to keep everyone safe. So for the foreseeable all our parent evenings will continue to be hosted online.
Since launching our online platform we have held a number of other events online such as Bereavement Information evenings.
The next Bereavement Information evening will be held in conjunction with Jacinta’s Smile, an organization that support bereaved siblings. Jacintas smile will be on hand during the evening to discuss with parents how they can help support children after the loss of a sibling.
This event will take place on Wednesday 21st April at 7pm
During the evening we will be bringing our Anam Cara booklets to life. After our guest speaker we will invite parents to join one of three break our rooms.
-A mothers Grief
-A Fathers Grief
-Helping your Children after the loss of a sibling.
Each of these rooms will be hosted by one of our Anam Cara Professionals and a bereaved Parent.
Katie Anne from Jacinta’s smile will be in the break out room for parents who are interested in “Helping your children after the loss of a sibling”
If you know any parents that would like to join they can contact us here in Anam Cara. They can call us 085 288 8888 or email us email@example.com
As always all Anam Cara services are offered free of charge.
Contact Number: RoI Office 00 353 1 4045378/085 2888 888 or NI 02895213120
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Web Address: www.anamcara.ie
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 28th April 2021
The Kerry PPN is supporting an SDG workshop so that groups and organisations can see how to apply these 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which reflect economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development to the work that they are undertaking
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)is a plan of action for people, planet and prosperity.
Learn and teach for a sustainable future – Empowering Public Participation Networks across Ireland to take action of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
Development Perspectives (DP) as part of a strategic consortium including Aontas, Irish Rural Link, Concern and NUIM, has been funded by Irish Aid to create a workbook for Public Participation Networks (PPNs) and deliver trainings in 2021 regarding the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The trainings will highlight the relevance of the SDGs in a local-specific context and also the potential that Development Education has in creating transformative change in communities. DP would like to extend an invitation for your PPN to be one of the six PPNs involved in this programme in 2021.
The Sustainable Development Goals In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. Guided by the goals, it is now up to all of us, governments, businesses, civil society and the general public to work together to build a better future for everyone. This project is an opportunity for your institute to actively contribute to their achievement.
Development education is an approach to education which looks to foreground the importance of tackling the root causes of poverty, inequality and climate change. It is an interactive, inclusive approach to education which foregrounds critical thinking, systems thinking, problem solving, and active citizenship.
What we are offering in 2021
1. A two-hour introductory workshop on the SDGs with PPN members and/or secretariat. This will be conducted using an adult education approach and interactive methods.
2. An information sheet for PPN websites to highlight their involvement with the SDGs.
3. Support throughout the year for support/resource PPN workers – information regarding opportunities etc.
4. All PPNs will have access to new SDG resources for their members to support their engagement throughout the year.
Cost: There is no cost to the PPN for this training.
All PPNs will receive two hard copies of the SDG resource available and the link for the freely available download will be shared.
The full version of the Transforming our World agenda can be found by visiting.
ALONE is a national organisation that offer services that support older people to age safely and securely at home. One of our services, among others, is a volunteer befriending service in which we organise a volunteer to call to the older person once a week for a cup of tea and a chat. We can also offer older people support in addressing challenging issues and finding solutions in a number of areas including housing, finance, assistive technology and healthcare needs.
ALONE welcomes referrals for people aged 60 years and over who may benefit from using our service. Our National network of fully trained staff are ready to work with older people across the County: www.alone.ie .
Tel: 0818 222 024
Route 277 Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis Fionntrá Baile an Fheirtéaraigh Dún Chaoin (Monday to Sunday)
This timetable is primarily a RRS service but has DRT collections at certain times each day. This increases the level of transport in the area from 4 days a week to 7 days a week.
The timetables will facilitate for
– people to go to work in Dingle before 9am and work a full day.
– Onward travel to Tralee for the day
– Options to come into Dingle later in the morning and spend a few hours
– Tourists arriving into Dingle who wish to travel further North or West.
R73 – Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis – Gallarus – An Mhuirioch – An Fheothanach Baile na nGall (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday)
– R74 – Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis Lios Póil – Annascaul (Monday & Wednesday)
– R73 & R74 will operate on a DRT (Door to Door) type model thus giving more access to potential passengers who were too far from previous bus stops.
– R73 will now have transport 4 days a week (previously only 2 days)
– R74 TFI Local Link Kerry have never had a bus service covering Lispole and this service will be door to door into Dingle
Operator & Vehicle
-Kennedy Coaches will be operating the bus services on behalf of TFI Local Link Kerry
-Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (waiting for one low floor accessible new bus approx 4 weeks) Until then only Bus 1 is accessible.
-Logos and Signage on the vehicle are in Irish
– Currently operating at 25% seating capacity due to Public Health Guidelines
– Pre Book seat if require the bus to deviate from the bus stops
– TFI Local Link Kerry office 066 7147002 or email@example.com
– Very attractive fares between 2 and 3 single for an adult and there are reduced ticket prices for student and child.
– 7 day Weekly tickets available on the Route 277 – 14 to 20
– Free Travel Pass accepted
– Under 5 travel Free
– Bus Services designed and timed to connect with the Bus Eireann 275 bus that operates between Dingle Daingean Uí Chúis and Tralee allowing people to use public transport to go from Tralee to Dún Chaoin, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh or Fionntrá and back again on the same day. This alone represents a major expansion of transport.
– We have tried to represent the Gaeltacht in the naming and translations of the timetables by including the Irish placenames in advance of the English placenames in the English version of the timetable. We have consulted with various local reps and agencies and organisations to ensure we have the correct spellings.
– Fionntrá is used in the name of the route as the bus is going through the parish of Fionntrá with stops in both Ceann Trá / Ventry and Ard an Bhóthair and these are both listed on the timetable.
Full Timetables are found on
Alan O’ Connell,
Acting General Manager
Get active this May for Recovery Haven Kerry Cancer Support House
How would you like to get active this May while raising funds for cancer support charity, Recovery Haven Kerry?
The charity has joined forces with Just Giving for their exciting #5KMay fundraising event, which aims to get as many of their supporters as possible to sign up for a 5K challenge during the month of May, by running, walking, rolling, swimming or cycling 5K.
The challenge can be done in one go or over the course of a few days during May and those taking part are then asked to donate just 5 and nominate 5 of their friends or family members to do the same.
As well as individual participants, businesses, schools, sports clubs and running and walking groups are also welcome to take part as a team – and you have plenty of time to get training, as you dont have to do anything until May!
Like all charities, Covid19 has placed enormous pressure on Recovery Haven Kerrys fundraising income, so the charity is asking as many people as possible to consider being part of this new venture for 2021 and help them to continue supporting cancer patients and their families across Kerry.
Anyone interested in taking part can find full details on how to sign up and donate via the following link https://runforheroes.justgiving.com/get-involved-ie?charityId669140 or on all Recovery Havens social media channels.
And dont forget to share the link on your own social media and nominate 5 of your friends to do the same!!!
DELIBERATIVE FUTURES TOOLKIT LAUNCH 21st April, 2021 from 6-7 PM
Toward Future-Oriented Communities and Decision-Making
We are very happy to say that registration for the Deliberative Futures Toolkit launch is now open. The toolkit seeks to offer practical advice and guidance on futures thinking focused engagement drawing from deliberative and participatory processes. We are pleased to announce that Dr Oliver Escobar, University of Edinburgh will be the guest speaker for the launch.
The event will be held online, on Wednesday 21st April, 2021 from 6-7 PM. We hope to share a suite of tools to help generate alternative futures in a time of climate crisis. Please use LINK HEREto register and attend the event!
We hope this toolkit will be of interest to people from diverse backgrounds including educators, researchers, students, climate activists, community groups, policy makers and climate mitigation and adaptation practitioners. The event is free and open to all.
We look forward to the launch and engaging in discussion!
Imagining2050 Research Team, Alexandra Revez, Gerard Mulally, Niall Dunphy, Clodagh Harris, Fionn Rogan, Edmond Byrne, Connor McGookin, Paul Bolger, Brian Ó Gallachóir, John Barry, Geraint Ellis, Barry O Dwyer, Evan Boyle, Stephen Flood, James Glynn, Amy Dozier