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.

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Kerry Community Awards

Kerry Community Awards Finalists

We are pleased to announce the following groups have been selected by the Independent Judging panel to receive an award at the 2023 Kerry Community Awards at The Rose Hotel Tralee on 25/5/23.

Asdee Community Development Association

Ballydonoghue Bardic Festival

Buds FRC Ballyduff Family & Community Support Forum CLG

Camp Community Council

Coiste Aiseanna na hOige Teo

Comhchoiste Gaeltacht Uibh Rathaigh

Comharchumann Dhan Chaoin

Dan Paddy Andy Festival Committee

Diarmuid O Cathrin Cultural Centre Listowel

Fenit  Coast Conservation 

Glenbeigh Community Council

Kerry Diocesan Youth KDYS

Kerry Hospice Foundation

Killarney Cardiac Response Unit

Knocknagoshel Tidy Towns

Maharees Conservation Association CLG

Meals on Wheel Tralee

Tralee Boxing Club

Tralee Community Bridge Club

Womens Social Soccer (St Brendans Park FC)

On the night 10 will be awarded Silver Awards and 500 euro 10 Gold Awards and 1000 euro

and the overall winner an additional 1500 euro

We would also like to thank all those who applied this year and were unsuccessful (the Judges had a very tough job in bringing it down to 20) and we hope you apply again next year

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Community Recognition Fund

Our Rural Future – Minister Humphreys and Minister Joe O’Brien launch the €50 million Community Recognition Fund

  • Major initiative to support communities that have welcomed people from Ukraine and other countries
  • Funding for sports clubs, community organisations, transport infrastructure and local groups
  • Every local authority in the country to benefit

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys and Minister of State Joe O’Brien, have today set out the details of the €50 million Community Recognition Fund.


This major initiative, the first of its kind, is designed to specifically support communities across the country that have welcomed and are hosting families and citizens from Ukraine and other countries.

Among the projects that will be supported under the fund include:

Ø  The refurbishment of local sports clubs and facilities

Ø  The upgrade of community facilities such as play areas, walkways, parks and community gardens

Ø  The purchase of equipment to benefit local clubs, festivals, music and arts organisations

Ø  The enhancement of school or parish facilities that are open to the wider community after hours or on weekends

Ø  Transport infrastructure such as community vehicles and bus shelters

The €50 million has been allocated across all local authorities based on the number of new arrivals located there. (See allocations below).

The funding will be drawn down over 2023 and 2024.

Projects will be delivered by the local authorities in conjunction with community organisations.

The Fund aims to support the development of facilities that will be used in the future by all members of the community.

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Community Gardens


Municipal Districts