Service Announcement for NEWKD

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Embargo: Immediate Release


Service Announcement for NEWKD


In light of the current situation with Covid-19/Corona Virus, NEWKD will close our public offices for the period outlined by An Taoiseach, up to 29th March 2020. Our staff, in as much as where possible, will be working during this period and will be available on the telephone or by email. Our reception desks will be staffed and will be answering the phones. Staff will be in contact with clients individually regarding appointments, training and events already planned. This is an evolving situation and we will endeavour to keep you informed at all times.


Our main Office numbers are:

Castleisland:       066 7142576

Dingle:                  066 7142788

Listowel:              068 23429

Tralee:                  066 7180190

Tralee LES:          066 7129675

To email any of our staff please use their full name followed by




For further information contact:

NEWKD:               Éamonn O’Reilly, CEO                    087 9677034

John Stack, Chairperson                               086 215 9045


EDITORS’ NOTES: NEWKD is the Local Development Partnership for the north east & west of the county, and delivers many different development programmes focusing on community-led initiatives. NEWKD is governed by a voluntary board of directors, and currently has approximately 350 staff and participants, with an annual turnover of over €3m. The range and types of supports include:

  • LEADER RDP (Rural Development Programme)
  • SICAP (Social Inclusion & Community Activation Programme)
  • Rural Social Scheme (RSS)
  • Tus – Community Work Placement
  • Community Services Programme o             Older Persons Home Maintenance Service

o             Revamp

o             Community Halls / Hallaí An Phobail

  • Jobs Clubs
  • Local Employment Service (LES)
  • Community Employment Schemes
  • Tralee Community Drug Initiative (SRDTF)
  • Skillnet Programme
  • Youth Initiatives
  • Family Supports
  • Enterprise Supports
  • Community Development
  • Trails Development
  • Farm Family Supports and Farmers Markets
  • Education & Training Supports
  • Carer’s Supports
  • School Meals Programme
  • Moving On


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