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. 

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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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Public Consultation Climate Change/Build/Archaeological Heritage

This public consultation may be of interest to you or a group you are connected with.
To Kerry PPN Registered Groups.

The deadline for submissions is 14 June 2019.

Climate Change and Built and Archaeological Heritage- Public Consultation

The Department is preparing an adaptation plan to address the impacts of climate change on built and archaeological heritage.

Climate change poses a number of risks to our historic buildings and archaeological sites and monuments. Climate changes such as hotter, drier summers, warmer, wetter winters, the increased frequency of extreme weather events and sea-level rise may result in:

  • structural damage to monuments and historic buildings
  • coastal erosion, undermining structures or leading to loss of ground adjacent to the structure
  • exposure and erosion of archaeological sites
  • flooding of historic areas in towns and cities
  • saturation and destabilisation of building fabric
  • loss of historic landscape features
  • damage to roof coverings or unstable building elements, and
  • increased vulnerability of buildings and their contents to decay

There may be other less harmful effects from climate change such as the discovery of previously unknown archaeological sites and the reduction of freeze-thaw damage to building fabric.

A draft Climate Change Adaptation Plan has been prepared for public consultation. The draft Plan, available for download here, presents case studies on the impact of climate change on Ireland’s heritage and identifies five goals with corresponding objectives and actions to meet those objectives.

 

GOAL 1 Improve understanding of the heritage resource and its vulnerability to climate change impacts
GOAL 2 Develop and mainstream sustainable policies and plans for climate change adaptation of built and archaeological heritage
GOAL 3 Maintain Ireland’s heritage for future generations
GOAL 4 Communicate and transfer knowledge
GOAL 5 Exploit the opportunities for built and archaeological heritage to demonstrate value and secure resources

 

It is important that we hear your views. Your views on the draft plan will help shape our priorities and actions in adapting Ireland’s heritage to minimise the impact of climate change on the historic environment.

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Kerry Community Awards 2017

COMMUNITY AWARDS 2019

 

 

The 2019 Community Awards took take place in the Dromhall Hotel Killarney on Thursday 16th May 2019.

 

The Ten Silver Winners with a plaque and €500

 

North Kerry Older Persons Services

Born to Run (Tralee Marathon Club)

Causeway & District Resource Day Care

Welcome Group Kenmare

Farranfore Development Association

Coiste Forbartha an Phobail, Baile na nGall

Game on Autism Golf Club

Killarney Valley Classic & Vintage Club

Mol Teic

Knockalougha Rambling House

 

The Ten Gold Awards with a plaque and €1000

 

Cunamh Iveragh

Listowel Tidy Towns

KASI

Banna Search and Rescue

Kerry Camino

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit

Lauragh Community Council 

Mary of the Angels (Parents & Relatives)

Listowel Writers Week

Ring of Kerry Charity Cycle

 

 

THE OVERALL WINNER WITH A PERPETUAL TROPHY AND AN ADDITIONAL €1500

 

BANNA SEARCH AND RESCUE

 

 

WELL DONE TO ALL OUR FINALISTS AND TO THOSE WHO DID NOT MAKE IT OR DID NOT ENTER THIS YEAR PLEASE TRY IN 2020.

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Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme

 

The 2019 Peatlands Community Engagement Scheme has been announced  by Minister Josepha Madigan T.D. Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht.

The Scheme aims to encourage local peatland communities, local groups, local schools and interested parties to engage with her Department in relation to the conservation of raised bog Special Areas of Conservation, Natural Heritage Areas and other raised bog areas to promote public engagement and awareness of our natural heritage.

The Scheme will support a diverse range of initiatives from events, education programmes, promotions, exhibitions, local area improvements, the development of conservation/management plans, amenity and local bog area improvements such as invasive species control near/within raised bog Special Areas of Conservation/Natural Heritage Areas or other raised bog areas.

Details of the Scheme are available here:https://www.npws.ie/peatlands-and-turf-cutting/peatlands-community-engagement-scheme

All queries on the scheme should be directed to the Peatlands management Unit at peatlandsmanagement@chg.gov.

 

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