The enhancement of the physical and social environment of Kenmare, with particular reference to:
The EPA's Green Business Programme was run with Transition Years from Pobal Scoil. A Green Business survey and a Green Home was carried out, giving each business or home a sustainability rating and highlighting areas for improvement.
Kenmare Businesses have been making improvements in their environmental impact by taking part in the survey and implementing improvements.
Kenmare Tidy Towns and the Transition Years held a public seminar in January 2020 on the benefits of PhotoVoltaic (Solar Electric) panels.
In 2021, the Tidy Town's competition is embracing the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), you can download information on our Further Information page.
Kenmare heritage town is full of historical buildings and heritage features. Kenmare Tidy Towns and Kerry County Council commissioned a Heritage Trail, pinpointing 15 historic sites.
Signage was erected at each site and brochures including a map was developed. The trail takes you on a 30/45 minute tour of the town.
An Architectural Conservation Toolkit was developed for Main Street in 2015. It is a booklet describing in drawings, maps and photographs the rich architectural heritage of the planned town of Kenmare ,Co Kerry Ireland , the challenges facing its historical fabric and details and advice on how to maintain its architectural fabric and upgrade its Main Street along with links to further research. A workshop was delivered to Pobalscoil students and members of the public by Victoria McCarthy, Kerry County Council’s Architectural Conservation Officer on the toolkit.
A copy can be downloaded on our further information page.
In 2022, some of our team took part in a Water Quality course, run by VeriConnect, funded by SKDP, LEADER program.We aim to use the learnings from this course to highlight our rivers, Finnihy, Sheen and the Roughty.
Water quality sampling, using CSSI (Citizen Science Stream Index) method of kick-sampling will take place in 2023.
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