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Home delivery service during Covid 19 Pandemic

If you know somebody who needs assistance in having shopping or medical supplies delivered, let them know that SKDP are taking our vehicles to your front doors in Annascaul, Cahersiveen, Kenmare, Killarney and Killorglin.

As part of our response to the Covid-19 pandemic, vans and personnel usually involved in delivering our Rural Social Schemes (RSS) and Tús Community Work placement initiatives are now redirected to deliver essential items to vulnerable people and those in self-isolation.

  • We will work with local shops, supermarkets and pharmacies to operate the service.
  • We cannot handle payments – this needs to be done in advance and directly with supplier.
  • Goods will be left outside the front door and drivers will never enter a house.

This is a free and confidential service overseen by SKDP’s RSS and Tús Manager, Mr. Joseph McCrohan. Let people in your area know that Joe can be contacted by e-mail [email protected] or on 087 2849165.

Keep yourself, your family and community safe by following government and HSE guidance.

Noel Spillane, CEO

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March means Business!

Want to know how SKDP helps support business in South Kerry?  You can get an idea of how we can assist by reading this recent feature in Kerry’s Eye newspaper.          (Scroll through the two page article by hovering the cursor on the right hand side)

SKDP Building Kerry’s Next Generation Of Business Kerry’s Eye Supplement 2020

Find the full supplement by clicking through here:

Enterprise for the Future Building Kerry’s next generation of business

Kim Elliott of Rocket Deliveries
Kim Elliot of Rocket Deliveries, one of the start-ups SKDP has assisted in recent times.

South Kerry Jobs Club – Killarney next!

Announcing the next South Kerry Jobs Club!
The Cahersiveen series is just begun and next up will be for those near Killarney.
Starting March 23rd with sessions held most days over three weeks and finishing on April 16th.

Are your job search skills where they need to be for 2020??

If you are (or someone you know is) looking for employment and a new approach is needed to get a role you want, consider joining the South Kerry Jobs Club.  It’s a series of free workshops hosted by the experts, our colleagues in South Kerry Local Employment Service (LES).

If you want to book on and benefit from their advice, get in touch with the Killarney office now on 064 6637833 or email: [email protected].

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Men's shed contributing to Radio Kerry' Saturday Supplement show

Radio – Men’s Sheds take over the airwaves

Men’s Sheds originated in Australia but Ireland now has the most per capita!  Here, men can find meaning and purpose with a wide range of activities and plenty of chat.  SKDP helped bring sheds to South Kerry and we continue to support them through SICAP.

Shed members from across Kerry recently learnt the workings of radio, interviewing techniques, story-telling and helped produce programmes through training funded by Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) and co-ordinated by Radio Kerry.
Listen to how much they loved the experience with their contributions on the Saturday Supplement Show – Circa 25 minutes in.  Click to listen to the recording podcast and you’ll also hear the latest developments on Kerry Sheds, including at Dromid!

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Men’s shed on Radio Kerry’ Saturday Supplement show





Biosphere Officer Position available with SKDP

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG wishes to recruit: Biosphere Officer

The position is full time (37.5 hours per week) and will be based at the SKDP Offices, The Old Barracks, Beaufort Village, Co Kerry.

To view the Job Advert please click: Biosphere Officer Job Advert

To view the Job Description please click: Biosphere Officer Job Description 

Closing Date for Applications: Not later that 5pm on Friday, 6th March 2020.



SKDP can help you manage your child’s anxiety

Is your child anxious or fearful?
It’s an increasingly common concern for parents and SKDP is working to help those going through this via our Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP).

We are now offering a five-week course for parents, starting at 7pm on Monday January 20th at Killorglin Family Resource Centre.
* Using a very practical Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic (CBT) approach, this course will help you support your child.
* You will learn these CBT strategies from Noreen Horan and Kay O’Sullivan, who have over twenty years’ experience of working with families in the mental health area.
* The five sessions are on Mondays across January and February, and total cost is €30.

Places are limited so register your interest now!
Contact Mairead O’Sullivan on 087-9631935.

Help Your Child Manage Anxiety