Guide for Social Enterprise Development

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG. has recently launched a Guide to assist groups interested in developing Social Enterprises in Kerry. Entitled “Starting a Social Enterprise In Kerry – A Guide”, it was launched at an event in mid November, in Kerry Mental Health Association as part of our Strategy to Develop and Promote social Enterprise in South Kerry. The booklet was developed in collaboration with NEWKD and is aimed at new and emerging social enterprises. The guide includes all aspects of starting a social enterprise in Kerry including Governance, Finance, Marketing, Measuring social Impact and all the networks and supports that are available. It also includes many templates which can be easily used by new groups when formulating their constitution, forming their boards and committees and building a business plan.   To discuss any ideas for social enterprise or to receive a hard copy of the guide , contact Clare O’Shea, SICAP Social Enterprise Officer on 087 3567874.

To download a copy of the guide please click Starting a Social Enterprise In Kerry – A Guide


DATA OFFICER – Kerry/West Cork ACRES Co Operation Project

South Kerry Development Partnership CLG wishes to recruit a DATA OFFICER for the Kerry/West Cork ACRES Cooperation Project.

You may view the Job Advertisement and the full Job Description on the links below:



FAO parents of 6th year students

There will be a HEAR* talk from 7 to 8 pm followed by a DARE** talk from 8 to 9 pm on Wednesday 22nd November in MTU Kerry Sports Academy in W163. These are open to any parents/guardians who have students in 6th year.


The Institute of Guidance Counsellors Fair will take place in MTU KSA from 9 to 2 pm on Thursday 23rd November.  Many universities will be present and various stands covering student supports, etc. will be there too.

*What is HEAR?

The Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) is a higher education admissions scheme for Leaving Certificate students (under 23) whose economic or social background are underrepresented in higher education.

**What is DARE?

DARE is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education. DARE offers reduced points places to school leavers who, as a result of having a disability, have experienced additional educational challenges in second level education.


South Kerry Rural Men’s Group

The South Kerry Rural Men’s Group had a great few days on their recent outing to Co. Galway.

The highlight for The Men was visiting The Padraig Pearse Museum & Cottage, as well as seeing the Blanket Bog Landscapes around Connemara.

Thanks to Local Link Kerry for helping the Group with the Transport for the Trip.



Online Tour Guiding Course

Tour Guiding Course
Are you interested in being a Tour Guide?
The Iveragh Peninsula has ample features of interest to both local and tourist alike.
The development of the Greenway will open up further opportunities to provide a tour guiding service.
To this end O Connell FET Centre (Kerry ETB) in collaboration with the Tourism Officer employed by Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh will deliver QQI Level 6 Irish Cultural Heritage Course starting Thursday October 12th 2023. The Introductory Module will be delivered online every Thursday evening from 7pm to 10pm for approximately 25 weeks. Further Modules will be looked at for Spring 2024
Participants can do the course from their own home. The course will also involve a few local field trips on Saturdays.
If you would like to register for the course or request further information, please contact the:
O Connell FET Centre on 066 9472414 or [email protected] or
Aoibheann Lambe 087 6338438 [email protected]
Cúrsa do Threoraithe
An bhfuil spéis agat oibriú mar Treoraí Turasóireacht?
Tá Aonad Uí Chonaill FET (BOOC) i gcomhpháirtíocht leis an Oifigeach Turasóireachta atá fostaithe ag Comhchoiste Ghaeltacht Uíbh Ráthaigh chun cúrsa a rith ar Oidhreacht Chultúrtha na hÉireann QQI Leibhéal 6 ag tosnú Déardaoin 12 Deireadh Fómhair 2023.
Is ar líne a bheidh an Module Tosaigh seo gach Déardaoin idir 7in agus 10in. Leanfaidh an cúrsa 25 seachtainí. Beidh níos mó modúil san Earrach 2024
Is féidir leis na Rannpháirtithe an cúrsa a dhéanamh ó bhaile.
Má theastaíonn uait clárú don chúrsa nó a thuilleadh eolais a fháil faoi:
Déan teangmháil leis an
Aonad Uí Chonaill, FET  066 9472414 nó [email protected]
nó Aoibheann Lambe 087 6338438 [email protected]