Kerry College Open Week 2024

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Kerry College has announced the much-anticipated Open Week 2024, offering an exciting opportunity for prospective learners and their families to explore the renowned education, training, and support that the college has to offer across the Killorglin, Listowel, and Tralee based campuses.

From February 19th to 23rd, Kerry College will open its doors to all those eager to learn about the diverse range of courses, state-of-the-art facilities, and supportive community that sets us apart. This event is a not-to-be-missed chance for aspiring learners to gain first-hand experience and insight into the life changing journey that awaits them at Kerry College.

Book your ticket now!

As well as campus tours Kerry College is hosting various events throughout the week.

Monavalley Campus Events

Enjoy the ‘Further Options’ event on Monday 19th February between 5.30pm-8pm at Monavalley Campus where you can explore a diverse range of courses and apprenticeships and gain insights into potential career paths.

Amazon Web Services Fibre Splicing Workshop takes place on Tues 20th and Wed 21st between 8am-5pm. LIMITED PLACES. Register here.

Get your tickets for the annual Apprenticeship Open Evening, taking place on Thurs 22nd between 5pm-8pm. This not-to-be-missed event is open to all those ready to kickstart their career and gain hands-on experience in a trade. Register here.

Clash Road Campus Events

Don’t miss the Kerry College Information Event on Tuesday 20th between 5pm-7pm. Join an insightful and inspiring evening featuring comedian, author, and mental health advocate, Rory O’Connor! Discover the exciting opportunities that await you in Kerry College.

Discover the exceptional Beauty Therapy building at the Kerry College of Beauty Open Evening on Wed 21st from 5pm-8pm. Come along to explore state-of-the-art facilities and meet instructors with ample experience across the industry. Whether you’re passionate about skincare, makeup artistry, or holistic therapies, this event is your gateway to building a future within the beauty industry.

Listowel Campus Events

You will be spoiled for choice as Listowel Campus hosts many guest speakers on Thursday 22nd between 5pm-7pm.

Katie Hannon, RTE journalist, radio and host of her own self-titled weekly current affairs television programme. (Listowel Main Campus, 6pm-7pm)

Entrepreneur Lizzy Lyons, Head Chef and a regular on Ireland AM’s cookery slot. (Listowel Main Campus, 5pm-6pm)

Tracey Grimes, boasting over 9 years of expertise, serves as one of Ireland’s Head Educators for Pre-Bonded & Tape Hair Extensions and will be on site. (Listowel Hairdressing Building, 5pm-6pm)

Killorglin Campus Events

Avail of the FREE bus service operating from the towns of Tralee and Killarney to Killorglin Campus on Monday 19th. To find out more and secure your seat, click HERE.

Learn about careers in the Great Outdoors from tree planting to high altitude guiding. Gain insights on forging a fulfilling career in outdoor pursuits from the instructors’ own experiences in addiction treatment, youth work, private training, and corporate events. Explore how each path intertwines with nature, education, and personal growth, inspiring your own meaningful journey under the open sky.

Check out the Scuba Skills Showcase and experience the mastery of our scuba diving instructor learners in a captivating demonstration of essential diving skills and safety protocols at our campus lake.

Embrace serenity and strength at our Yoga Mastery Event. Dive into the transformative world of yoga! Witness essential poses and techniques, inquire about courses, and deepen your understanding of this ancient practice.

Killarney Event

Join the Killarney Open Day at 25 High Street, Killarney! Connect with the Admissions Team, Current Learners, Teachers, Instructors, the Apprenticeship Team, the Business Support Unit, Representatives from our Pathways Programmes, and many more!

Come along to find out about the suite of full-time and part-time courses available in Killarney. Furthermore, find out about transport, childcare and financial supports available to help you access your Kerry College journey to success.


About Kerry College

Kerry College is Ireland’s first and only integrated provider of Further Education and Training. We offer clear routes to employment, third level and apprenticeship. With five campuses to choose from and up to 180 courses across the board, there is something for everybody.

Let’s explore the future of you and unlock your potential!

Study, learn, explore and unlock your potential at campus locations that are connected to the local communities with instructors, teachers, tutors and support staff that keep you focused, on-track and happy.

Prospective learners/students may follow their chosen Further Education and Training course at one of our five campus locations:

  • Clash Road Campus– offers 50 courses for progression and employment in a variety of fields of learning. Our Clash Road Campus has a long and storied history of achievement in further education and training in County Kerry. Located on the Killarney side of Tralee town at Clash Road, just beyond the railway gates – 40 full-time courses for progression and employment are based here. The new Kerry College of Beauty is also located on this campus.
  • Denny Street Campus– a new addition to Tralee Town Centre, all social care and nursing programmes are delivered here. Kerry College’s new town centre campus is located in a striking Georgian building on Denny Street – Tralee’s most elegant thoroughfare. It bears the name of Edward Denny who was granted the town by Queen Elizabeth some years after a local revolt which resulted in Tralee and its Great Castle razed to the ground. Denny Street itself was completed in 1826 on the site of the Castle.
  • Listowel Campus– a key further education and training hub for North Kerry. It is home to a range of courses for progression and employment. Listowel – heritage town, market town and literary hub of North Kerry on the banks of the River Feale, has a long history dating back to the 14th century. Home to the Fitzmaurice clan, the town was built around Listowel Castle, St. John’s Church and its Market Square.
  • Monavalley Campus– offers 80 courses for progression and employment. All Kerry based Phase 2 apprenticeships are run at this campus. The Monavalley Campus is known to generations of people from Kerry and beyond for its excellence in apprenticeship and skills training which goes back to the founding of AnCo in the 1960s.
  • National Outdoor Education and Training Campus – Located at Cappanalea just outside Killorglin, this Kerry College campus is home to the National Centre for Outdoor Education and Training. Programmes offered here focus on personal and professional development through the medium of adventure sports where students develop their hidden talents and skills. We use adventure education and outdoor / wilderness experiences to enhance the learning outcomes.


Why Us?

  • Unique

We run a range of innovative full-time and part-time programmes you won’t find anywhere else in Ireland.

  • Excellence

Many of our programmes are award-winning at regional, national and international level.

  • Experience

We have a strong track record in preparing students and apprentices for employment, further study or university progression.

  • Big & Friendly

Although we are 4000 strong (students and apprentices), each campus feels homely and friendly. That’s why Kerry College is the perfect first step away from home. Whether it’s an apprenticeship or a course that will take you further afield – you’ll feel safe, connected and happy here.

  • Tech Sector

Kerry is home to a cluster of large scale and small scale finance, science and technology companies. There’s so much innovation and endeavour.


Key Facts


You won’t have to worry too much about getting suitable, affordable accommodation in Kerry. It’s one of the big benefits of moving here or within the County to study.

Fees and Grants

Our courses for employment are free. If you can attend full time, you can apply for a place.

Despite not qualifying for funding or a grant, you may still get a travel payment (if you live more than 3 miles/5km away from the campus location) or an accommodation payment (if you live more than 20 miles/32km away from the campus location). Our courses for progression cost 130 euro.

At present, the travel or accommodation payment is not part of these courses. Kerry College has abolished all online application fees and is working to make Further Education & Training free for everyone in County Kerry.

Student Supports

If you are already on a qualifying DEASP payment, you can continue to receive this while on any of our courses for employment. You must complete and sign an F103 form and bring it with you on the first day of the course.

If you are attending a course for progression, you may qualify for a SUSI Grant (via or a Back to Education Allowance (via INTREO/DEASP). Enquire directly to SUSI or INTREO for further details. The NCS (National Childcare Scheme) is now in place and provides childcare supports for those on full-time education and training programmes. Full details can be found on the webpage.

Transport Links

No traffic jams. No tailbacks. No rush hour. An excellent community transport network called the Kerry Flyer which operates a range of routes that all stop at our campuses.


Apply now and explore the future of you!

Steven Galvin

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