Free Events for Kerry Mental Health & Well-being October Fest

Free Events for Kerry Mental Health & Well-being October Fest

A programme of free events for the 2021 Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest has been launched with a range of activities to suit all ages from October 9th to 16th.  The key focus of the week is to promote mental health and wellbeing in Kerry through a fun and interactive programme of online and…

Improvements to Glanageenty Walkways Access Road Welcomed – John Lenihan

Improvements to Glanageenty Walkways Access Road Welcomed – John Lenihan

Thinking and acting along the lines that local and potential tourist attractions could do with all the help they and their promoters can get, Cllr. Bobby O’Connell heard and heeded an appeal on behalf of Glanageenty Walkways. But then the signatory to the appeal was none other than John Lenihan – a former world hill…

Leader Funding for Six New Units at Firies Based Kerry Food Hub – Cllr. Farrelly

Leader Funding for Six New Units at Firies Based Kerry Food Hub – Cllr. Farrelly

Local independent Kerry County Councillor Charlie Farrelly, who is also a member of the council’s Local Community Development Committee and the Local Action Group has welcomed the granting of Leader funding of €148,674 to the Firies based Kerry Food Hub. Six More Units Planned The food hub was built in Firies in 2016 and consisted…

Kerry Mental Health And Well-being Fest Launch Free Online

Kerry Mental Health And Well-being Fest Launch Free Online

Building on the success of and feedback from the week-long Kerry Mental Health and Wellbeing Fest held in October, the interagency committee have organised a series of free online mindfulness and chair yoga sessions to take place for 15 minutes each weekday from 30th November to 18th December.  These morning mindfulness sessions from 11am –…

Kerry Arts Creative Sector Social Enterprise Programme

Kerry Arts Creative Sector Social Enterprise Programme

  Even from a cursory glance through the following art strewn message from Kerry County Council and a palette of its arty friends – via Cllr. Bobby O’Connell  – one could be absolved and forgiven even for thinking that a mass movement of art and artists is about to consume Kerry – at least.  Sample…

Gifts and Tributes as Thade Steps Down as Cordal’s Caretaker

Gifts and Tributes as Thade Steps Down as Cordal’s Caretaker

Many tables were turned on Thade O’Donoghue at his retirement party at Hughes’ Bar in Cordal on Saturday night. Thade stepped down as care-taker of the local community centre and everything that moved in and around it. The many people for whom he was there in the course of his tenure at the centre, were…

Worldly Experience Equipped Tina for Life Coaching Career

Worldly Experience Equipped Tina for Life Coaching Career

With worldly experience, mind broadening travel and taking the twists and turns of life itself in her stride, Knocknagoshel native, Tina Curtin is well equipped for the ‘Life Coaching’ business she has just launched. Since leaving school she has worked in manufacturing, security, childcare and hospitality both here and abroad. She has experience of working…

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Patrick O’Keeffe Festival GoFundMe Campaign Launched

Patrick O’Keeffe Traditional Music Festival Chairman, Cormac O’Mahony called a special meeting of the committee and it convened at Fagin’s Bar last night from 9:30pm. Top of the agenda was the funding issue for this October’s festival which will run from Friday 26th to Monday 29th inclusive. In a statement Cormac laid out the committee’s…

Community Garden Growing Power Recognised with Award

Community Garden Growing Power Recognised with Award

Kerry Group in partnership with North, East and West Kerry Development presented the July 2018 Community Vibrancy Certificate to the Castleisland Community Garden on Monday morning. The award was presented in recognition of its valuable contribution to the community vibrancy of the Castleisland area. Its role in Social Supports; Leadership in Community, Environment and Rural…

Contracts Signed For Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme

Contracts Signed For Social Inclusion Community Activation Programme

The Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme 2018 – 2022 (SICAP) follows the previous SICAP 2015 – 2017. Programme, which saw an overall investment of €4.8 million in social inclusion projects throughout Kerry between 2015 and 2017. Among the many projects which have benefited from SICAP include the ‘Steps to Success Programme,’ the Kerry Social…