About the Council

Kerry County Council (Comhairle Chontae Chiarraí) is the authority responsible for local government in the County of Kerry in Ireland.

It came into operation on 1st June 2014 after the 2014 local elections.

The county administration is headed by a Chief Executive, Moira Murrell. The corporate headquarters are based in Rathass, Tralee, Co.Kerry.

The organisation has 1,192 staff as of February 2015.

Councillor Norma Foley is the Mayor of the County of Kerry.

She was elected to the position at the annual meeting of Kerry County Council on 26th June 2017.

Electoral Areas & Councillors
There are thirty-three councillors representing the four Municipal Districts of Killarney, Listowel, South and West Kerry and Tralee..

Municipal District of Tralee
Population: 28,604
Councillors: 6

Municipal District of Killarney
Population: 33,289
Councillors: 8

Municipal District of Listowel
Population: 40,268
Councillors: 8

Municipal District of South and West Kerry
Population: 27,755
Councillors: 9

Geographical Area & Citizens
Kerry County Council covers a geographical area of 2755 sq.km and provides a wide range of services to more than 191,000 people –

Organisation Vision and Strategic Objectives
Organisation Vision

That Kerry is the desired location for business development, cultural enrichment and educational opportunity
Acknowledged for its inclusive participation of all it’s citizens in the development of their community
That Kerry will compete with other European destinations in terms of business, tourism, living and investment
That the people of Kerry are supported by a professional, proactive and accessible local government structure at the heart of a wider public service

Organisation Strategic Objectives

A new model of local governance and service delivery
An environment for real economic development and job creation
Empowering the citizen to participate in the development of their community both rural and urban

Contact Us

Kerry County Council
Co Buildings,
Co. Kerry
Tel: 066/7183500
E: info@kerrycoco.ie

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