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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Kerry PPN in partnership with Skellig Cri are delighted to announce a training session on 



  1. Making a successful application
  2. Completing the application form

With so many funding opportunities coming to Community groups, this workshop could be hugely beneficial

We will run two sessions.


Thursday 24th October in the Killorglin Municipal District Offices, Library Place Killorglin from  7 pm – 9.30 pm


Thursday 31st October in the Rose Hotel, Tralee from 7 pm – 9.30 pm


Training will be provided by Tom O’Leary and Associates who has tremendous experience in the do’s, don’ts and why of filling funding application forms.


We are trying to limit spaces to make it as personal as possible to the participants so please book with Caroline Toal at 066 – 7183672 / 087 6891105 ctoal@kerrycoco.ie or Eamon O’Keeffe 066 – 7183680 Eamon.OKeeffe@kerrycoco.ie  as soon as possible, the first 20 will secure a place

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To Kerry PPN registered groups:



The call for PPN nominations is now open and will remain so until pm on Tuesday 15th October..
The nomination form and candidate form is at the back of the guidelines a copy of which has been emailed to every registered group..
Best of luck to everyone standing for the Kerry PPN elections. Don’t forget to share the information with all your group and committees.

PPN Election process for 2019
First call for the 6 vacant positions on the PPN Secretariat.

The Kerry PPN Secretariat is the elected group of members who act as the administrative body of the PPN.
It comprises of one representative from each Municipal District area and two members representatives from each of the Electoral Colleges of Community and Voluntary, Social Inclusion and Environment.


  1. Call for nominations on Tuesday 1st October via email /social media/ website with a closing date for nominations to be received by the Kerry PPN by Tuesday 15th October.
  2. All potential nominations will be on the Kerry PPN website at www.kerryppn.ie by Friday 18th October.
  3. One nomination per group per college seat, i.e. Vacancies that exist on the PPN Secretariat are as follows:

                                                                                       Listowel Municipal District 
                                                                                       Killarney Municipal District 
                                                                                       Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne
                                                                                       Environmental Pillar – 2 seats
Community and Voluntary-1                                                                                          

Kerry PPN registered groups who have a countywide remit, will be eligible to vote in each of the different Municipal District areas. They must be county based with a county remit.

“Local Authorities must ensure that ALL voluntary representatives on their Boards and Committees come through the PPN electoral process.” (PPN User Guide)


Elections will take place in Listowel on Tuesday 5th November for Listowel MD area vacancy 
Elections will take place in Killarney on Wednesday 6th November for Killarney MD area vacancy
Elections will take place in Tralee on Thursday 7th November for the Castleisland / Corca Dhuibhne vacancy.

The countywide election for the Environmental vacancies and Community and Voluntary vacancy will take place the following week, week ending the 15th November.

The seats for the PPN Secretariat will be filled prior to the seats for the Local Community Development Committee, Joint Policing Committee and Strategic Policy Committees



Feel free to contact me if you require any further information .

Kind regards,

Development Officer Kerry PPN

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Master Composter Course

Stop Food Waste will be running a Master Composter training course in Tralee this autumn.


The course will appeal to people and groups interested in developing and implementing food waste prevention and composting projects in their communities.



It is free of charge, but requires commitment to being a Master Composter champion in promoting food waste prevention and composting and spreading the word.



Participants will be supported in designing and delivering their community projects upon satisfactory completion of the programme.



The course will consist of 4×2.5 hour evening sessions (indoors) and 2×2.5 hour morning sessions (outdoors) at which we will:


  • Learn about composting of food waste, garden waste and landscaping waste
  • Take part in the Stop Food Waste Challenge where participants will learn to identify the food wasted in their households, and to reduce it significantly
  • Plan and design community food waste prevention and composting projects
  • Get hands-on experience in composting


Dates are: Wednesdays 2nd, 9th, 16th and 23rd October, Saturday 12th October, and Saturday 2nd November (this final date to be confirmed).


Contact Donal at 0877409304 or donal@stopfoodwaste.ie for enquiries and to register interest in the course.


More information on Stop Food Waste and the Master Composter programme can be found atstopfoodwaste.ie

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