Community Food Initiative Programme

SKDP were delighted to work with Safefood again through their Community Food Initiative Programme to deliver 2 small group projects in Mid Kerry during November where participants learned about healthy eating and cooking. The groups were facilitated by Selina OConnor who worked with people to learn new cooking skills, learn about reducing food waste and how to save energy when cooking.

Further programmes will take place in South Kerry in 2024. For more information please contact [email protected]


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.