North East West Kerry Development


We are supporting female leaders of businesses across North, East and West Kerry to grow their business while meeting like minded entrepreneurs, farmers and producers. They will meet their counterparts from Poland to gain insights from their experiences. 

Outstanding speakers, inspirational content, networking and more. 


Participants will meet, share and learn from their peers (in Kerry and Poland) under the leadership of our content experts who will support them on a journey of growth for both themselves and their business. This programme is organised by NEWKD and funded by the LEADER Rural Development Programme 2014-2020. 

Women Active In Society 2


      • September – Half Day Project Group Meetings with your cohort of Farmers, Producers or fellow Entrepreneurs in Tralee
      • September / October Travel: 
        • Lean In and Host our guests from Poland as they come to learn from our experts who will provide 3 half day training sessions and your own experiences with local site visits and more.
        • Participate in a 4 day / 3 night Field Trip to Poland to learn from their experiences and experts 
        • (All travel pending government announcements in relation to COVID-19) 
      • November – Half Day Project Group Meetings with your cohort of Farmers, Producers or fellow Entrepreneurs in Tralee
      • December – Virtual Cuppa & Catch Up Networking Session
      • January – Learning Summary & Planning Session
      • March – Virtual Cuppa & Catch Up Networking Session
      • April – Showcase Event for unveiling of all plans, shared successes and celebration of the journey


All sessions will be full of interaction if virtual or face to face. These will be highly collaborative events with a lot of group exercises and discussion.

A key component to the programme is the creation of a small, trusted group of like-minded women within each cohort and across sectors for collaboration. You can learn from each other throughout the programme and after completion. This group of women will continue to sustain you as you grow your businesses across Kerry.

Additionally, a documentary is being created as an outcome of the overall project with filming taking place at most events, interviews and more. A report is also being created to highlight the project achievements against objectives in coordination with the documentary film. 

This training programme is part funded by the EU under the Rural Development Programme 2014 – 2020.

Tá an tionscadal oiliúna seo mar chuid de mhaoiniú ag an EU faoin gClár Fhorbairt Tuaithe na hÉireann 2014-2020.

Training being provided by The Entrepreneurs Academy. 

North East West Kerry Development
Project Ireland 2040
Wicklow Leader
The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development
Kerry Local Comm Dev Committee