Rural Vibrancy in North West Europe – The Case of South Kerry

A major report into the vibrancy of the South Kerry region entitled Rural Vibrancy in North West Europe – The Case of South Kerry was launched by Irish Times Dáil Correspondent Michael O’Regan in Listry Community Centre on Friday night last.

The report, undertaken independently by Dr. Brendan O’Keeffe and his team in Mary Immaculate College/University of Limerick as part of the INTERREG IVB NWE Rural Alliances Project, features the views and opinions of more than 100 civil society organisations and 1,000 individuals from the South Kerry region. It is one of the most significant pieces of research of its kind ever to be undertaken in Ireland.

Among its key findings are that there is a significant need for increased levels of rural development investment to take place in regions such as South Kerry and for much stronger levels of local governance to be put in place to facilitate their development.

For a copy of the full report please download it through clicking on the link Rural Vibrancy in North West Europe – The Case of South Kerry


Introduction to Personal Development Course – Killorglin

SHEP (Social Health Education Project) is running an Introduction to Personal Development Course in Killorglin starting on Tuesday, the 3rd of November. The course is aimed at adults and will run for a total of 7 weeks (2 and 1/2 hours a week) and is fully funded by SKDP

For full details and to find out how to register please click Personal Development Poster Killorglin Autumn 2015


Failte Isteach

Failte Isteach – volunteer English Conversation Tutors required!

photoIn conjunction with Third Age Ireland, SKDP ran a very successful English Language Conversation programme May/ June this year. This programme provides free English Conversation classes to migrant workers etc who wish to improve their spoken English. Volunteer tutors were trained by Failte Isteach staff and over 20 students completed the initial 6-week programme. The programme is about to re-commence and we are recruiting more volunteer tutors.

SKDP staff, volunteer tutors and students from Failte Isteach programme.

Follow link for more information…Failte Isteach Volunteer Tutors Required Killarney Sept


Some Useful Documents for Sustainable Use Directive Pesticides Course Participants

New EU regulation with regard to the purchase and usage of pesticides comes into force in Ireland from November this year. This regulation will require users of pesticides to hold a certificate to confirm they have successfully completed the relative training with regard to all elements of pesticide usage and to maintain appropriate records. Below are drafts of documents that can be used by Professional Users in order to comply with the regulations.

Boom Sprayer Calculations

Boom Sprayer Calibration Sheet

Enviromental Risk Assesment