Kerry Social Farming is a voluntary, locally led, community based initiative.

2024 Annual Meeting

Kerry Social Farming led its 2024 Annual Meeting at the Brehon Hotel in Killarney on 1st of February. The meeting was officially opened by Eamon Horgan chairperson of KSF Working Group who welcomed all and thanked those present for making the special effort to attend. Many new faces were evident among the gathering of over 70 people. A progress report was given on the progress and growth of social farming during 2023. Host farmers, participants and support staff also shared their experiences of social farming and its many benefits. Guest speaker Michael Healy Rae TD spoke at length about the values of social farming within the family farm and the wider local community. He complimented the host farmers for giving up their time and volunteering to the Kerry Social Farming project. He complimented SKDP and the management structure for their long-term commitment to this programme.

Ploughing 2023

Kerry Social Farming participated in a discussion event on social farming hosted by Irish Local Development Network (ILDN) at 2023 National Ploughing Championships held in Co. Laois. Joseph McCrohan and host farmer Christy McDonnell were part of the panel, along with Minister for Land Use & Biodiversity Senator Pippa Hackett, Brian Smyth (Social Farming Ireland) and Michael O’Connell (host farmer from West Limerick).

July 2023 Newsletter

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Kerry Social Farming was founded in 2013 by South Kerry Development Partnership. The Kerry Social Farming Project continues to expand with a total of 40 host farms currently on board, either as host farms or in set up phase.

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