Camp Notes – October/November 2018

WEDDING  Congratulations to Kate O Donnell, daughter of Sheila and the late Seamus,  Knockglossmore, Camp and Patrick Crowley, son of Eileen and Eamonn,  Killorglin who were married on Friday last at St. Marys Church, Camp.  Fr. Gerry Keane PP, Annascaul officiated.  Afterwards a wonderful wedding reception was enjoyed by a large gathering of family and friends at The Ballygarry House, Hotel, Tralee and on Saturday evening an after wedding party at The Railway Tavern, Camp was again a great afternoon of entertainment, enjoyed by all.     Kate and Pa,  Go n-éirí an t-adh libh !

CAMP SOCIAL  Why not take a trip down memory lane and join us on Friday, 7th December  when Camp are hosting a Community social evening.   Where? . in Camps very own newly refurbished Community Centre in Camp Sportsfield . Enjoy a three course meal with wine reception followed by music and dance with our very own Noreen Ashe.    Doors open at 7.30 p.m. . This promises to be a memorable community social event so put the date in your calendar.  Tickets €20 are available from Community Council members and Mace supermarket Camp .   No tickets at the door on the night !!.  All welcome . BYOB.

CAMP ACTIVITY DINNER   Camp Activity Dinner for Active Retired every Thursday in the Old School, Camp at 1.00 p.m. Bus service available !   Everybody welcome !  Contact – Thomas  087 2450488.

BALLINCLÁR DVD  Balllinclár Fair DVD filmed by Bill Dillon in 1995/96 is a lovely historic and entertaining story of the Annual Ballinclár Fair in the village of Annascaul.   It will be shown on a big screen in the Community Centre in Annascaul on Friday next 9th November at 8.00 p.m. Teas and refreshments will be served. DVDs on sale on the night for E20.00 each.   Everybody welcome !

HAIR HEAVEN CHARITY FUNDRAISER So this years charity Hair Heaven  fundraiser  is in aid of the Irish Cancer Society!!
We are looking for HEADS to shave or dye… if you are interested please contact us on 0879245124. We are holding a shave or wax night in Ashes Bar Camp on the 16th November.  It promises to be a fun night… so if you know some one who would participate  wax or shave please let us know as it’s for a great cause !

ICA  A lovely prayer service and readings lead by Rev. Phyllis Jones was held at the Church of Ireland, Kilgobbin on Thursday night last for the deceased members of Camp ICA members and friends in the community.  Rest In Peace.  Afterwards Helen Martin, Secretary Camp ICA presented Maura Sullivan Kerry Hospice Association  with a cheque for E800.00, proceeds of the Camp Fair Coffee/Tea Day.  Maura thanked Camp ICA and all those who support this event annually. Kerry Hospice Christmas cards  available in O Dwyers/Mace Supermarket, Camp.  Teas and refreshments served on the night. 

HAPPY BIRTHDAY   And surprise birthday parties were happening all over the village at the weekend !   Pat O Brien, Upper Camp arrived at Ashes Bar on Saturday night to a jubilant crowd of wellwishers, family and friends to mark a special birthday.  And on Sunday evening the Railway Tavern was packed to the door with musicians, singers, family and friends all there to wish Mike O Neill, Proprietor of The Railway a Happy birthday,  And Mikes old school pal, Patcheen O Driscoll also celebrated a big birthday a few weeks ago.   Wishing Mike and Patcheen and Pat  all the very best and many more years celebrating birthdays,  Go maire sibh an Chéad !

STORIED KERRY A Meitheal Consultation Conference led by Frank Lewis was held in Killarney last Saturday.  The  gathering was  to celebrate and promote the story of Kerry and Kerry’s stories, the day was both inspiring and interesting.  District representatives lead thematic workshops and discussions.

Dr. Criostóir Mac Carthaigh, National Folklore Collection, UCD, Dr. Richard McElligott, UCD and  Batt Burns, Seanachaí were among the panel of eminent speakers on the day.  

And there was story telling too,  Sean Lyons, Tralee and Killorglin’s own Eamonn Edso Crowley had the house in peals of laughter telling stories in their own inimitable way and some with a moral to them too.  Long may the art of story telling continue and grow  in our county, unique to us all in Kerry.

 Congratulations to Frank Lewis Chairman and Founder and the committee of Meitheal.  Local area consultation was chaired by the following –  Michaél O Coileáin, Daingean Uí Chúis, Pat Kavanagh, Caherciveen, Tommy Martin, Castleisland, Brendan O Sullivan, Kenmare, Donal Hickey, Killarney, Eamonn Crowley, Killorglin, Mary Kennelly, Listowel, Séan Lyons, Tralee.  Go néirí an t-adh libh !

OBITUARY Sympathy is extended to John Michael O Shea, Killelton and all the family on the recent death of his brother,  Patrick Joe O Shea, 30, Clogher Drive, Lixnaw and late of Balinagare, Lixnaw.   Rest In Peace.

VW WEEKEND  And its getting bigger and better every year !  Up to a hundred VW Camper vans and cars of all shapes and sizes converged on the Junction and The Railway Tavern, Camp for the Annual type 2Ireland Org. weekend.  Travelling in a cavalcade through the peninsula on Saturday and enjoying  a mighty session of traditional music on Friday and Saturday night,  it was a very successful event and a great  gathering of friends and enthusiasts  who share a common hobby and interest, a love of the unique and vintage VW Volkswagon Car.

WEDDING  Congratulations to Caitriona Sayers, Derrymore West and John Bowler, Kells, Caherciveen who were married on Friday last at St. Brendans Church, Curraheen and held a wonderful wedding reception at The Rose Hotel Tralee.  Fr. Francis Nolan and Fr. Danny Broderick, cousin of the bride officiated.  Go n.éirí an t-adh libh !

 

 

 

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Camp Notes – September 2018

CAMP NOTES – 24TH SEPTEMBER 2018
CAMP FAIR
Rumours of hurricanes and storms did not put off people from coming to Camp Fair on Tuesday last. Sheep were sold and bargains made from early morning and the Sheep Show, Pet Show and Face Painting in the afternoon drew lots of animals and local children showing off their pets. The entry in the Pet Show and the Sheep Show was very big this year and despite a few showers in the morning, the sun came out in the afternoon ! Mary Casey from Annascaul whose birthday falls on Camp Fair day celebrated with her friends in Camp and Mary who has a beautiful singing voice entertained us again this year in Ashes Pub. And the music, dancing and craic continued until late in all the pubs and the mutton pies were sold out by the end of the day in Upper and Lower Camp. Delicious as always, it wouldn’t be Camp Fair Day, if you didn’t have a pie. Winners of the Sheep Show as follows – The Jack Quirke Memorial Cup was won by Jack Crean, Knockgloss beg for the Traditional Pen. Tom Griffin, Beheenagh won The Maureen and Brendan Denae Memorial Cup for The Traditional Pen of Sheep.
Eoin Farrell from Inch won the John O Shea Memorial Cup for the Overall Champion sheep of the day.
The Martin Crean Memorial Cup for the best scotch ewe lamb 1. Benny Clifford, Keel, 2. Gene Cronin, Killarney, 3 Benny Clifford, Keel, Castlemaine. The Michael O Shea Memorial Cup was presented for the best scotch ram lamb – 1. John Prendiville, Lispole 2 John Prendiville, Lispole, 3 Benny Cifford, Keel. The Tommy Griffin Memorial Cup for best scotch yearling ram was won by – 1. Eoin Farrell, Inch 2. John Joe O Donnell, Duagh, Camp 3. Jason O Donnell. Duagh, Camp.
Best scotch aged ram – 1. Eoin Farrell, Inch 2. Benny Clifford, Keel, 3 Con O Donnell, Slieve, Camp.
Best cheviot ram – 1 Con O Donnell, Slieve, Camp. 2. John Kennedy, Maum, Camp 3. DJ Bukley, Keel, Castlemaine.
TAI CHI
A new course of Tai chi will start in October. please let me know if you’re interested.  Friday  morning or afternoon .in the Old School Camp. Kathleen Simmons.
OBITUARY
Sympathy is extended to Michael Farrell and family on the death of his brothers,
Sean Farrell, Athenry, Co Galway. Rest In Peace.
ANNASCAUL GAA AND COISTE NA NÓG
Almost 50 years after tasting success himself in the county championship,veteran manager John Lenihan guided his troops to a magificient victory in the Cahill Cup.. Congratulations all. Great photos and report on Facebook.

Camp Notes – August 2018

CAMP NOTES – AUGUST 2018

WEDDING

On Saturday 18th August, Christina O Shea, Killelton, Camp married Tadgh Scanlon, Cappaclough, Camp at St. Marys Church Camp. Afterwards a wonderful wedding reception was enjoyed by over 200 guests at The Ballyroe Hotel, Tralee. A teacher at our local Aughacasla National School, Christina is much loved and very popular with all her young pupils who along with the entire community wish Christina and Tadgh a long and happy life together and many blessings.

THANK YOU

Kilgobbin Parish fundraiser held on August 6th at the Old School Camp raised E1585.00 towards essentails repairs to Kilgobbin and Killiney Churches. The orgainsers would like to thank all who generously donateed to the stalls and gave of their time and support. Also a big thank you to all who came and made the day so successful. It was a happy day with wonderful fellowship.

OBITUARY

Ned O Shea Crowhill, Annascaul and The Merchant and O Sheas Hotel, Dublin passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August last Ned was a true legend in his own lifetime, a loyal and proud Kerryman and Annascaulman. The Merchant was and still is the headquarters for all Kerry people in Dublin up for All Irelands or indeed for any other occasions.

Kerry man of the Year and Chairman and President of The Kerrymans Assoiciation, Dublin and playing music for Bill Clinton, former Presdident of America in the Whitehouse, Ned took it all in his stride and when a neighbour or musician from West Kerry came into the Merchant, the salutation from Ned was “ have you a bed for the night” He was a humble man who never forgot his roots.

 

Ned surely epitomised the quote from the Poem of Rudyhard Kipling“ during his lifetime, He did indeed “walk with kings and not lose the common touch “

Ned will be sadly missed by everybody who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his sons and duaghters John, Pat and Cathal, Geraldine, Noranne and Teresa, His siter Nora, grand children, great grand children, sons in law, daughters in law, exrended family. and friends.

 Neds wife Mary predeceased him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis !

ANNASCAUL GAA

NIGHT AT THE DOGS:Annascaul GAA will be holding a fundraising Night at the Dogs at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Saturday 8th September. Tickets, priced at €10, include entry to the rack track on the night and a race programme, and can now be purchased from players and committee members. As well as being a fun night out, this is an important fundraising event for our club development plans and we look forward to as much support as possible.

PADDYS PICNIC

Paddy O Brien was always fundraising for cancer research and other charities and on September 8th at Camp Junction Paddys Picnic, a day long fundraiser is being organised by Paddys family and friends in aid of the Kerry Palative Care Unit, at University Hospital Kerry, where Paddy spent the last few weeks of his life in the wonderful care of the Nursing staff at the Unit.

The family fun starts at 3.00 and up to 6.00 p.m. There will be fun activities for Kiddies, face Painting, Clowns and more.

Camp Kittens, Dingle Berries and Special guests will entertain from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30, followed by some great craic with comedian Joe Rooney, Pat McDonnell and a Fr. Ted Tribute, the evening will conclude with Katsquire until Late. BBQ and raffles too. Tickets E10.00. Please support ! Donations will be gratefully accepted if you are unable to attend !

THE FESTIVAL

The Festival of Kerry is always one of the greatest closing events of the summer in Tralee and around the county of Kerry too. And the fun and great atmosphere of the occasion has always spilled out to us in Camp too. And last week when the Roses came to lunch at Ashes Bar and Restaurant, there was none more delighted and excited than the local children whose admiration for the lovely Roses was palpable.

Afterwards they headed down to Sandy Feet Pet Farm and onto Maharees for a Jaunt with Denny Cronin. And the parish had a Rose Escort too, Daniel O Connell from Inch was an escort to 2 of the roses over the week in Tralee. And Ocean View Nursing Home had their own party with music and dance and staff donning Rose sashes and the residents loved it.

TABLE QUIZ

On Friday, 14th September a Table Quiz will be held in Ashes for Camp Fair which is round the corner ! Everybody welcome. Proceeds towards trophies and prizes for the fair.

CAMP FAIR

Camp Sheep Fair is falling on Tuesday 18th September. Sheep Show, Adult and Childrens Fancy Dress and Face Painting. Pet Show and Sheep Show and sheep for sale ! Mutton pies and music and craic in the pubs. All perpetual trophies and cups for the sheep show to be returned to Ashes Bar Camp before the Fair please.

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Notes – August 2018

 

AUGUST WEEKEND

The Bank holday weekend was one of the busiest ever in Camp and in the Dingle Peninsula for years !

Special occasions, Weddings, Christenings, Walkers and those driving The Wild Atlantic Way, they were all around the place eating, sleeping and revelling !

The first ever wedding was hosted by Sandy Feet Pet Farm on Saturday and later Pakie Farrell and his new Bride Diane, who got married in Mexico in April celebrated with all the family and friends in The Junction Bar, entertainment extension at the rear of the bar. And on Sunday baby Eden Jane Fitzgerald Costello was christened at St. Mary Church, Camp followed by a family christening breakfast back at Fitzgeralds.

 

After wedding parties continued at The Railway Tavern with a might traditional music session on Sunday with Milo, Gordon and all at their very best including Mike O Neill, himself with his tin whistle joining in from time to time.

And Ashes had a waiting time of 30 minutes for meals, the best of Rorys cuisine ! Accommodation was at a premium around too from Tommys Glamping Accommodation at Ashes, perfect for families and convenient in the heart of the village to our B/B’s who were frantically ringing around for beds at the eleventh hour, every corner available was filled and everybody was happy. A good complaint for sure ! And West Kerry Trekking with ponies and horses to suit all ages doing a great trade, meandering along on beaches and valleys !

There was scarcely a drop of milk or a loaf of bread left in O Dwyers/Mace Supermarket on Monday and food and freshly prepared meals at the delicatessan counter had everybody working flat out throughout the entire weekend. And the service in every establishment in Camp was top class, one tourist remarked – You have a great little village, so everybody be proud, Camp can deliver under all kinds of pressure ! Well done !

CAMP DRAMA

Camp Drama present ‘Old Boilers’ in Castlegregory for 1 night only Saturday August 18th in the Clubroom @ 8pm . Tickets for sale in Castlegregory Information Centre. .A night of comedy not to be missed.

BINGO – FUNDRAISER

A Bingo night will be held in the Old School on Sunday, 19th August at. 7.30 p.m. Proceeds in aid of St. James Church, Dingle. Everybody welcome !

RECOVERY HAVEN KERRY

Celebration of Light – Remembrance Ceremony with Kerry Choral Union on Wednesday 15th August at the Tralee Wetlands at 8.00 p.m.

GAA

What excitement on Sunday it was to have two Annascaul young men playing with Kerry in Croke Park in the All Ireland MFC Semi Final against Monaghan.

Killian Falvey, Coum dubh and Colm Moriarty, Ballinane are following in the footsteps of greats like Paddy Kennedy, Tommy Doyle, John Doyle and others “quote from Radio Kerry” and well said ! Congratulations to all the team ! They’ll have an audiene watching from all over the world and no more enthusiastic follower than former Annascaul Club footballer , Martin Falvey now heading up the Kerry Club in San Francisco who along with Brian Sheehy, Kevin O Shea all Camp/ Annascaul footballers and many more supporters who will proudly hoist the home flag in September and some will no doubt make it home to Croke Park to cheer them on ! Good luck to Kerry and hope they win the 5 in a row !

SUCCESS

And in soccer, congratulations and good luck to Annascaul man Séan Kennedy, 16 years of age, who is off to play professional football with Sunderland AFC in the next week.

Go n-Eirí leat, Séan !

OBITUARY

John Patrick Kiely was remembered by his family and friends at a special Mass in St. Marys Church, Camp on Sunday.

John Patrick passed away in London last September and even though he was born and raised in London, he spent all of his childhood and much of his adult holidays in Camp and in Gleann na nGealt, birthplace of his mother Eileen Murphy who emigrated like many of the youth of her time to London and met and married Tipperary man Joh Kiely in London John was the eldest of the Kiely family of 5 children. Sympathy is extended to all the Kiely family and cousins and extended family and friends in Kerry and in London. Rest In Peace !

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

Happy birthday to Amelia Day, Kilteenbane, Camp. Amelia headed off to Dingle for the day to celebrate with friends ! May Amelia enjoy many more birthdays !

CASTLE PATTERN

And its off to Castlegregory for the pattern day, Wednesday, 15th August ! Fun, music and craic and mutton pies ! An ancient tradition, see you there !

WEDDING

On Saturday 18th August, Christina O Shea, Killelton, Camp married Tadgh Scanlon, Cappaclough, Camp at St. Marys Church Camp. Afterwards a wonderful wedding reception was enjoyed by over 200 guests at The Ballyroe Hotel, Tralee. A teacher at our local Aughacasla National School, Christina is much loved and very popular with all her young pupils who along with the entire community wish Christina and Tadgh a long and happy life together and many blessings.

THANK YOU

Kilgobbin Parish fundraiser held on August 6th at the Old School Camp raised E1585.00 towards essentails repairs to Kilgobbin and Killiney Churches. The orgainsers would like to thank all who generously donateed to the stalls and gave of their time and support. Also a big thank you to all who came and made the day so successful. It was a happy day with wonderful fellowship.

OBITUARY

Ned O Shea Crowhill, Annascaul and The Merchant and O Sheas Hotel, Dublin passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August last Ned was a true legend in his own lifetime, a loyal and proud Kerryman and Annascaulman. The Merchant was and still is the headquarters for all Kerry people in Dublin up for All Irelands or indeed for any other occasions.

Kerry man of the Year and Chairman and President of The Kerrymans Assoiciation, Dublin and playing music for Bill Clinton, former Presdident of America in the Whitehouse, Ned took it all in his stride and when a neighbour or musician from West Kerry came into the Merchant, the salutation from Ned was “ have you a bed for the night” He was a humble man who never forgot his roots.

 

Ned surely epitomised the quote from the Poem of Rudyhard Kipling“ during his lifetime, He did indeed “walk with kings and not lose the common touch “

Ned will be sadly missed by everybody who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his sons and duaghters John, Pat and Cathal, Geraldine, Noranne and Teresa, His siter Nora, grand children, great grand children, sons in law, daughters in law, exrended family. and friends.

 Neds wife Mary predeceased him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis !

ANNASCAUL GAA

NIGHT AT THE DOGS:Annascaul GAA will be holding a fundraising Night at the Dogs at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Saturday 8th September. Tickets, priced at €10, include entry to the rack track on the night and a race programme, and can now be purchased from players and committee members. As well as being a fun night out, this is an important fundraising event for our club development plans and we look forward to as much support as possible.

PADDYS PICNIC

Paddy O Brien was always fundraising for cancer research and other charities and on September 8th at Camp Junction Paddys Picnic, a day long fundraiser is being organised by Paddys family and friends in aid of the Kerry Palative Care Unit, at University Hospital Kerry, where Paddy spent the last few weeks of his life in the wonderful care of the Nursing staff at the Unit.

The family fun starts at 3.00 and up to 6.00 p.m. There will be fun activities for Kiddies, face Painting, Clowns and more.

Camp Kittens, Dingle Berries and Special guests will entertain from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30, followed by some great craic with comedian Joe Rooney, Pat McDonnell and a Fr. Ted Tribute, the evening will conclude with Katsquire until Late. BBQ and raffles too. Tickets E10.00. Please support ! Donations will be gratefully accepted if you are unable to attend !

THE FESTIVAL

The Festival of Kerry is always one of the greatest closing events of the summer in Tralee and around the county of Kerry too. And the fun and great atmosphere of the occasion has always spilled out to us in Camp too. And last week when the Roses came to lunch at Ashes Bar and Restaurant, there was none more delighted and excited than the local children whose admiration for the lovely Roses was palpable.

Afterwards they headed down to Sandy Feet Pet Farm and onto Maharees for a Jaunt with Denny Cronin. And the parish had a Rose Escort too, Daniel O Connell from Inch was an escort to 2 of the roses over the week in Tralee. And Ocean View Nursing Home had their own party with music and dance and staff donning Rose sashes and the residents loved it.

TABLE QUIZ

On Friday, 14th September a Table Quiz will be held in Ashes for Camp Fair which is round the corner ! Everybody welcome. Proceeds towards trophies and prizes for the fair.

CAMP FAIR

Camp Sheep Fair is falling on Tuesday 18th September. Sheep Show, Adult and Childrens Fancy Dress and Face Painting. Pet Show and Sheep Show and sheep for sale ! Mutton pies and music and craic in the pubs. All perpetual trophies and cups for the sheep show to be returned to Ashes Bar Camp before the Fair please.

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Notes July 2018

 

KILLINEY & KILGOBBIN CHURCH FUNDRAISER

The Killiney and Kilgobbin Church Sale will be held in the Old School, Camp on Bank Holiday Monday 6th August at 11.00 a.m. There will be Teas/Coffee, home baking, face painting for the children a raffle on the day and stalls with lots of items for sale. Everybody welcome !

WALK FOR KERRY BRANCH – IRISH KIDNEY ASSOC.

The walk in Camp on Saturday raised over €4000 for the Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association!

What an achievement, We had a brilliant day again! Blessed with the weather! Thanks so much to everyone who helped out and took part on the day! We will do it all again next year.

And Congratulations to Jimmy O Dwyer and Jane Fitzgerald and all the team who made it happen ! Well done !

NIGHT AT THE DOGS

Annascaul GAA will be holding a fundraising Night at the Dogs at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Saturday 8th September. Tickets, priced at €10, include entry to the race track on the night and a race programme, and can now be purchased from players and committee members. As well as being a fun night out, this is an important fundraising event for our club development plans and we look forward to as much support as possible

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS,HOME AND AWAY

Alex O Donnell, Knockglossmore got the surprise of his life when he arrived for a quite pint in The Railway Tavern a few weeks ago ! Awaiting to greet him were his entire family and friends who were there to wish him a very happy 30th. Birthday. Next day Alex flew back to work to Las Vegas a place he has grown to love too and has made some great friends !

And in New York last weekend, Kenneth Quirke, Curra celebrated his 30th birthday along with all his family and many friends Irish and American, including the newest member, baby Mellisa born to his sister Martina in the last six weeks. Congratulations, Alex and Kenneth, Go maire sibh an chéad ! And welcome to Melissa !

RAILWAY SIGN GONE MISSING

It has come to the notice of local people that the plaque erected on the Water Tower at Camp Junction has been removed. The inscription on the plaque reads “ Tralee & Dingle Light Railway 1891 – 1953. This is the site of Castlegregory Junction”. Maybe somebody out there knows of its whereabouts ! It would be great to have it back where it belongs over the door of the Water Tower in Camp Junction !

LAST JAMIE WRENN AND MIKE DEANE MEMORIAL WALK

And so the final curtain falls and The Jamie Wrenn/Mike Deane memorial walk in aid of Recovery Haven, Tralee made its way from Tralee to Castle for the last time on Saturday 21st. July. The walk in memory of two local Castle legends raised E95,000 for cancer charities over the years. The larger than life wonderful character Mike Deane who passed away two years ago was one of the great supporters of this walk which began when Aughacasla man Jamie Wrenn drove his horse and trap all the way to Tralee accompanied by large numbers of neighbours and friends to raise money for local cancer services. Mike Deane and a dedicated committee headed up by Mary Lynch and Sandra Finn kept the walk going after Jamie passed away. And so there is great credit due to all those wonderful people ! And May Mike Deane and Jamie Wrenn Rest In Peace ! A spectacular aerial photograph of the walk passing Camp Junction is published on Facebook, this photo deserves a spot on the history pages of our time !

GREEN ACRES UPGRADE

Green Acres Caravan Park, Aughacasla, Castlegregory has enhanced it’s outdoor facilities by installing a new playground and an astro turf pitch.The opening was held on Monday 22nd July 2018 with Maria Walsh, International Rose of Tralee 2014 doing the honours.  Deacon Denis Kelleher was also on hand to bless the park and the facilities on the day. The park  was opened in the late 1980’s by Tom & Eileen Keane and in recent years their son Michael and his wife Susan have taken over the running. Congratulations all !

SUMMERTIME

And what a wonderful summer it was ! Tourists flocked into the area like never before, B/B’s full, walkers on the Dingle Way have exceeded all other years in numbers and our Restaurants are packed every evening. Locally Sandy Feet is a new pet farm in Camp and it is flying ! West Kerry Trekking is getting great reviews and the Water Sports in the Maharees and Castlegregory Golf links are very busy and people are out hiking on mount Brandon and Cahrerconree and other hills and mountains in the area too and not to mention the miles and miles of safe sandy beaches we have, never too busy ! There is great music in the bars and we have O Dywers shop in the village, Hair Dresser and petrol station, Launderette, all facilities here in Camp, the gateway to the Dingle Peninsula and all it has to offer ! And we’re on The Wild Atlantic Way !

Not too late to book for September and around Camp Fair falling on Tuesday 18th September, traditional sheep fair one of the last surviving old fairs in the country ! And the fair is getting bigger and better every year !

We would like to wish John Herlihy,, Kilteenbane, Camp the best of luck with his new business venture ‘Atlantic Headstones Kerry’, which specialises in providing headstones and grave maintenance. More information can be found at www.atlanticheadstoneskerry.ieor by contacting John directly on 087 125 1406. Congratulations John, Go n-Eirí an t-adh leat !

CASTLE FAIR AND SUMMER FESTIVAL

What a lovely day we all had at Castle Fair on Saturday last. Cows and calves, horses, goats, sheep and fowl of all types, hens ducks geese were all lined up and down the Forge road. John Joe and Jason had their fresh vegetables for sale and a young couple selling duck eggs and hen eggs could hardly keep up with demand. And Denny Cronin took a rest day from “Jaunts with Denny “ around the Maharees, instead he bought his pony to the Fair. Later Denny joined Gerard Mulligan for an mighty openair music session on the street !

Pat O Shea and Sinead Tarrant O Shea presented prizes and trophies to owners of best quality animals as follows –

Best horse – Josh Smith, Best pony – Tim Dennehy, Best pen of lambs – Martin Murphy, Best rare breed – John Pat Long, Best pen of Heifers – Ger O Connor, Champion Ram – Clement Crean. Best pen of bullocks – Maurice Fitzgerald.

One Killiney man said he was was in short trousers at the last fair and he was wearing them again at the fair on Saturday, this time of course he was sporting a modern pair in the style of today ! In many ways the fair was a trip down memory lane for a lot of people ! Castle Fair is a welcome addition to an already very busy and enjoyable annual summer festival in the village of Casle. Long may it continue.

THANK YOU

Pat O Shea and Dylan Fitzgerald say a special thank you to those who worked so hard to make it the fair happen. Jimmy O Dwyer and a dedicated committee, the judges and stewards, those who cleaned up afterwards, provided barriers, and much more. We are delighted to accommodate those who sponsored memorial trophies and cups in memory of those who are gone before us. The residents of Forge road, Kerry Co. Council and the Garda, Thank you all.

CALENDARS FOR SALE

Scenic Calendars of Castlegregory/Camp areas for sale at O Dwyers, Camp, Information Centre, Castlegregory and Spar, Castlegregory. E10. Each.

 

 

 

Well known Campman passed away at 1916 Commemoration

The news of the death of Seamus O Donnell, Knockglossmore, Camp on Saturday 23rd. September was met with deep shock and sadnessin Camp and West Kerry. And Seamus was to pass to his eternal reward on the occasion of Comóradh Tomás Ághas, 1916 patriot and hero whom Seamus held in very high esteem.
He began his working career in the forestry division and that love of nature and the environment was to remain with him all of his life. Later Seamus was a teacher at Killorglin Community College, where he is fondly remembered by past students and fellow teachers and who were there on Tuesday at his funeral Mass forming a guard of honour outside St. Marys Church Camp as a mark of respect to their former colleague. They were among the hundreds who attended the funeral on both days and who walked with Seamus on his final journey to Ballinknockane Cemetary Camp where following the requiem Mass Muiris O Scanlán and Pádraig Ó Moráin led the choir singing “ the lovely Irish song, Mo Ghille Mear, translation, My Gallant Friend and Seamus was indeed a friend to many and a man of language, culture and education. Seamus was a committed community man too, Chairman of Camp Community Council in the early years and active in Muintir na Tíre at local and National level promoting self help and community development in rural Ireland.
Fr. Jim Sheehy assisted by Fr. Gearóid Godley, Fr. Francis Nolan, Fr. Joe Begley and Canon Tom Looney officiated at the celebration of the Requiem Mass on Tuesday and following a sermon delivered from the heart, Fr. Jim summed it all up so beautifully in a final tribute to his good friend, “Seamus was a man of many parts” and all of us who knew Seamus O Donnell will certainly agree on that sentiment ! Séamus, Ní Bheid do leithéid arís ann. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis. Seamus is survived by his wife Sheila, son, Jamie, daughters, Kate and Molly, sister, Kathleen, brothers, Joe, Alex and Paudie, grandchildren, Adam and Aoibheann, nieces, nephews and extended family and many friends to whom sympathy is extended. His daughter Julie predeceased him. R.I.P.

GRAND PRIZE DRAW
Camp Community Council are currently holding a fundraising Grand Draw. To encourage you to purchase your ticket early, a monthly draw will be held ongoing until the final Grand Draw which takes place on 21st December in Camp Old School. Even if you win in the monthly draw you will still be included in the final Grand Draw. The lucky winner of the September draw was Derek Moynihan. So if you are not in, you can’t win !
Tickets are available from members of Camp Community Council. Tickets are also on sale on line on facebook – Camp Community Council facebook page. Tickets are E10.00 each or 3 for E20.00. Top Prize – E1000.00 and runner up prizes as follows – One week stay for up to twelve people in house by Camp beach. Gold Fourball in Castlegregory Golf Club plus 4 course dinner in Ashes Restaurant, Camp. Golf Fourball plus 4 course lunch in The Brassiere, Ballygarry House Hotel, Tralee. Guided walk to top of Mount Brandon for up to 20 people.
SUCCESS
Ocean View Nursing Home Camp is a leader once again ! Castlegregory lady, Maura Moriarty has everybody involved in baking and sharing recipes for meals over the past months in Ocean View in a bid to save for posterity some lovely wholesome and tasty recipes, indeed they are as much part of our heritage as history itself and very often lost to us over the years. And Maura, Catering Manager Ocean View is now among the top three participants in a National Nursing Homes of Ireland Award in the Catering and Nutrition Category. We all wish her the very best of success, Congratulations Maura and all at Ocean View, Camp. Go n-éirí an t-adh libh !
OBITUARY
The death of Mary Enright (nee Foley) Derrymore East, Tralee occurred recently. Mary from Blennerville originally but whose marriage to Michael R.I.P brought her west to the community of Derrymore/Curraheen where she fitted in so well and where she had many friends all the way to Camp and beyond. She was a wonderful character, loved children and animals and above all Mary was a real family person. In recent times, she took easily to social media and Facebook friends loved her regular daily interactions. Mary will be sadly missed by everybody. Sympathy is extended to her daughter Annette, her son in law Michael and grandchildren Aoife and Michael extended family, relatives and many friends and neighbours. Rest In Peace.
CAMPFEST
Campfest had their annual gathering at The Railway Tavern last weekend. Despite the bad weather the event was even bigger than last year with VW and cars and Campervans of all shapes and sizes converging on the Junction on Friday afternoon. They were a bit disappointed that due to the high winds and wet weather they could not venture across Conor Pass as they did in previous years. Nonetheless they enjoyed the stay and the craic was mighty over the few days. And the 2 charities namely Pieta House and Pomegranite.ie were the beneficiaries of the auction on Saturday night and share in a prize fund of E2813.
WEDDING
Congratulations to Anne Rice, daughter of Martin and Teresa, Cappaclough, Camp and Gearóid O Sullivan, son of Liam and Mary, Barrow West, Ardfert who were married on Friday, 29th. September at Gougane Barrow. Fr. Barrett officiated at the ceremony. Flowergirl was Aisling Flynn. The couple held their wedding reception in The Gougan Barra Hotel, Ballingeary, Co. Cork. A wonderful occasion for all the family and friends in a lovely Gougane Barra. Anne and Gearóid – Go n-éirí an t-adh libh ! Best of luck and happiness in your future life together.

Camp Notes – 19th. July 2016

NEW CD

Nora Rice, Cappaclough, Camp has  released a music CD.  Nora’s favourites is a  collection of  traditional songs and music, beautifully sung by Nora herself , Musical accompaniment by  Kathleen Mulcahy/Rolands on Fiddle, Bernadette Hennessy/Slattery, Concertina and Donagh Hennessy on guitar.
Music was always a tradition in Nora’s family.  Her Aunt Mary Rice/Knightly was a beautiful singer and Uncle Joe Rice was musical too.  And Nora’s grandmother Nora Spillane,  originally from The Maharees played the accordeon and on her mothers side of the family, the Landers, Ballinahunt, Annascaul loved music and dancing. Nora’s CD is available for sale in the  local pubs  and O Dwyers/Mace, Camp, The Information Centre Castlegregory, Castlegreggory Golf Club and in Music shops in Dingle

CAMP COMMUNITY COUNCIL

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Camp Cash Cow Family Day has been cancelled.

DRAMA

Camp Drama group presented to full houses again this week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday night.

The hilariously funny play entitled Wheres the Missus and written by Valerie Sweeney, Upper Camp and with a star cast is a credit to all involved, the Producer, those front of house and all behind the scenes and there are new twists and turns every night, what a creative team they are !  Well done all and congratulations !

Camp Defibrillator Group, Camp Community Childcare Centre and Camp Fair  provided the teas and refreshments each night, thus receiving the proceeds for which they are very grateful and would like to express their thanks to the Drama Group.

FUNDRAISER

The Coffee morning and Tombola to be held on Sunday 24th July after Mass in the Old School, Camp has been postponed and will be rescheduled at a later date.  Date, time and Venue will be advertised in these notes.

WALKING IN MEMORY OF JAMIE WRENN

The walk in memory of Castlegregory man, Jamie Wrenn will commence at 10.00 am at the Aquadome, Tralee with 3 refreshment stops along the way and finishing in Castlegregory.  Jamie Wrenn a cancer sufferer himself began the walk in 1999,  Jamie sadly lost his battle with cancer in 2008 and later a local group revived the walk in 2010, presenting the proceeds to local cancer services. There is hop on, hop off bus service for those who need it and also a sponsored return bus to Tralee.

For more information please contact – Mary 0871332179 and Sandra 083 8421418 or contact Recovery Haven on 0667192122.

SUCCESS

Congratulations to Pádraig Rice, Cappaclough, Camp  on his recent appointment to the political staff at the Houses of The Oireachtas, Seanad Éireann. Best of Luck, Pádraig, go n-éirí an t-adh leat.

A VOICE FOR HANNAH
A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Hannah Falvey, a little  two and a half  year old girl from Annascaul with a rare condition which makes her unable to communicate with anybody.  With the help of an Eye Gaze Computer, Hannah will be given the gift of communication. This computer costs in the region of E12,000 and Hannah has been tested and is a perfect candidate to benefit from it.       Two family friends are undertaking A 70km fundraising walk and there are sponsorship cards in all the local business premises where you can contribute. Also you can make a donation and read more about Hannah’s story on website   –    
http://www.gofundme.com
Wishing Nancy, Brendan, Lily and all the Falvey family success in this venture to enable Hannah to engage with her family and the world around her into the future. Please support

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Notes – 27th June 2016

 

CAMP DRAMA

Camp Drama Group will be back in the Old School  on 14th, 15th 16th. July  performing their hilariously funny and original play Where’s the Missus written by Val Sweeney.  It’s a good story line with lots of fun and excitement on stage. Tickets available at O Dwyers Mace, E10.00 each. So to be sure of a seat, mark those dates in your diary and book early.

CAMP CASH COW

The biggest annual family fun event of the year, the Camp Cash Cow will be held on Sunday 31st. July in Camp Community Sportsfield.

Our biggest community fundraiser too, the novelty event has caught the imagination of locals

and tourists alike who wait with baited breath on the cow to do her business on the day which everybody is hoping  will happen in their grid number,  earning them a cash prize of E500.  Tickets available from members of Camp Community Council,  if you’re not in, you can’t win, so be sure to buy a ticket  !  As well the cow event, Camp Community Council will also have other attractions for the children and since the date of the Cash Cow this year  will coincide with a Kerry football final there will be a big screen in the hall for all of you football fans !  And a north Kerry Hurler has thrown in the ball too in support of Camp. Tadgh O Halloran is challenging us in the Penalty Shoot Out Event, using a Hurley, everybody, young and old from 5 to 105 are invited to try their hand, celebrities, politicians you are all welcome to Camp Cash Cow and lets say our local postman won’t be delivering letters that weekend, he’ll be blocking goals for Camp Community Council.  And don’t be a hurler on the ditch, its sure to be great fun on the day !   Camp Community Council are looking for volunters help us out running events on the day, its just one day in the year and the funds raised go towards our community developments in the Community Sports field which are available to everybody all the year round.  So please if you can a few hours, it will be very much appreciated.  

A VOICE FOR HANNAH

A fundraising initiative has been set up to help Hannah Falvey, a little  two and a half  year old girl from Annascaul with a rare condition which makes her unable to communicate with anybody.  With the help of an Eye Gaze Computer, Hannah will be given the gift of communication. This computer costs in the region of E12,000 and Hannah has been tested and is a perfect candidate to benefit from it.       Two family friends are undertaking A 70km fundraising walk and there are sponsorship cards in all the local business premises where you can contribute. Also you can make a donation and read more about Hannah’s story if you visit –http://www.gofundme.com/27fn964. 

Wishing Nancy, Brendan, Lily and all the Falvey family success in this venture to enable Hannah to engage with her family and the world around her into the future. Please support !

WEDDING

Congratulations to Eric O Shea, Killelton, Camp and Leeann Daly, Newcastlewest who were married on Saturday last at The Church of The Immaculate Conception, Newcastlewest.  Afterwards, over 300 guests joined Eric, Leeann and their families at the Ballygarry Hotel, Tralee for a wonderful wedding reception.  And an after wedding party was enjoyed on Sunday evening at Ashes Bar and Restaurant, Camp.   Leeann and Eric, May you enjoy many years of happiness in your future life together.

WEDDING

Janet Herlihy, Knockglossmore, Camp and Rodger O Dwyer, Tipperary were married on Friday last at St. Marys Church Camp and held their reception     .  By all accounts it was a wonderful day out and on Sunday the party continued at Ashes for a great evening of music and  song.  Cngratulations Janet and Rodger, have a lovely life together !

 

Camp Notes – January – May 2016

THE DINGLE WAY/KERRY
Fay Brophy tells of her  positive experience on The Dingle Way/Kerry Camino Walk in her article in The Magazine in The Sunday World on Sunday last.
Fay described in detail her welcome in Camp having come through a tough first Day on The Dingle Way Walk. The views across Tralee Bay on the North and Dingle Bay on the South, Fay describes as Breathtaking !  the welcoming lights of The Junction Bar in Camp, the smoking chimney issuing signals of warmth and civilisation. Dinner was one of the best she had in a long time.  Even better the pub was opposite Fay’s accommodation for the night, Camp Junction House Bed and Breakfast.  And Fay had dogs who were warmly welcomed by owner John, who provided an apartment, a most comfortable cosy place to stay for the night.  And the joys and excitement of the walk through Annascaul, Lispole and into Dingle town and around the peninsula is captivated wonderfully in Fay Brophy’s excellent report in the Sunday World.
A great article and great beginning to our new year and a boost for local Tourism in The Dingle Peninsula.

CAMP NOTES – 15TH FEBRUARY
DRAMA
Killorglin drama group are staging the award winning play by John McDwyer “Callaghan’s Place” in the old school Camp on Saturday 27th February at 8pm.This is a moving story about contemporary rural Ireland set in the 1980’s. It tells the story of a family fighting for survival. The daughter is about to leave home and suddenly a stranger arrives into Callaghan’s place and the whole community is thrown into a quandary of curiosity.  Tickets E12.00, available at O Dwyers/Mace.
CULTURAL CONNECTIONS PROJECT
Childrens Art Project on Sunday 21st. February, Old School, Camp  2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Theme 1916 to 2016.  Bring your own paints and brushes, please.    Contact Brid – 087 6885520. Go Raibh Míle !
SAVE OUR COASTLINE
A public meeting, attended by numerous invited public representatives and guest speakers, was held at The Club Rooms in Castlegregory on Saturday 6 February. On the agenda was the ongoing problem of coastal erosion in Maharees caused by the wind and high tides. Having studied coastal processes in Maharees for many years, NUIG physical geographer Dr. Eugene Farrell, whose father J.J. hails from Duagh, presented a very informative lecture. His research has found that over the past one hundred and fifteen years the Maharees coastline has receded by 72m at one point. He identified a combination of increased storm surges and human activities such as overgrazing and uncontrolled access to the beaches as the main culprits in recent years and called for a comprehensive management plan to put in place. Apart from a lack of funding, the immediate installation of coastal protection measures in a Special Area of Conservation, such as Magherabeg, is apparently restricted by the need to conduct environmental impact studies.
The meeting was also addressed by Dr. Enda McGovern, Associate Professor in Marketing at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He informed the audience that the new challenges presented by global warming will demand solutions that have not been attempted in the past. When the meeting concluded the attendance were little wiser as to what could be done. Was it in the hands of the County Council, the OPW, the National Parks and Wildlife or could local people take their own initiative? Meanwhile, the erosion of the Maharees coastline continues apace.
A further public meeting on coastal erosion will be held at the Club Rooms Castlegregory on Tuesday next 16th February at 8.45pm. All welcome.
Above report from mahareesheritage Facebook page.
MICHAEL O DONNELL MEMORIAL DARTS TOURNAMENT
Congratulations to  Bolands Bar team on winning and we would like to thank the following people The Junction Bar, Camp for the first night and the food and Bolands Bar for the final night and food, to all the players and everyone who attended both nights. I would like to thank all the sponsors who gave us prizes for the raffle. The following winners:- 1st prize Hamper Nora Scanlon 2nd prize Pisces voucher Mike Hayes 3rd prize The Junction Bar voucher Dillon Daniels 4th prize The Village Chemist voucher Dan O Connor 5th prize Hair Heaven voucher Gerard Farrelly 6th prize bottle of  champagne Tom O Flaherty 7th prize bottle red wine & choc. Pauline McDonagh 8th prize bottle of red wine Shane Quirke 9th prize bottle white wine David Barrett 10th prize bottle rose wine Jason O Connor 11th prize box of choc Vincie O Driscoll 12th prize box of choc John O Connor We raised €436 for The Kerry Hospice.
ROAD REALIGNMENT
For the past number of months discussions have taken place with Kerry Co Co regarding the realignment.of the junction at the old post office. Discussions have also taken place with the householders at the site who have generously donated part of their landholding to the project. Kerry Co Co have now agreed to proceed with this work which will result in increased sight lines for all road  users thereby increasing road safety. The cost of this work is slightly over 9,000 euro which has now been allocated following the intervention of Cllr. Jim Finucane and Brendan Griffin T.D. Kerry Co. Co intend beginning this work, weather permitting, towards the end of March.   Report courtesy  of Secretary, Camp Community Council.

CAMP NOTES – 23RD MAY 2016

DRAMA PERFORMANCE

Valerie Sweeney’s play entitled Where’s The Missus, a plot full of intrigue, romance, excitement and fun was performed by the very versatile Camp Drama Group to full houses on Wednesday and Thursday night last at the Old School, Camp.   And it was lovely to see some newcomers,  Jacinta, playing the part of Daisy,  told me the last time she was on stage was with the Young Entertainers !

There are still a few tickets left for this week performance on Thursday and Friday, available at O Dwyers/Mace at E10.00.  Proceeds raised in the raffle was E838.00. Valerie and all wish to express their grateful thanks to everybody for their support !

ANNASCAUL ALLOTMENTS

Avail of this unique opportunity to grow your own fruit and veg. A choice of indoor and

outdoor allotments on one picturesque site. All organic manure etc. on site plus a personal

service.  Contact Gene, 087 2270547.   info@growkerry.ie

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Camp Notes 7th. June 2016

CAMP NOTES  – 7TH. JUNE 2016

FÉILE NA N-ÓG

Feile na nOg will take place June 24th, 25th & 26th.  Annascaul / Lispole U14s will play in Div 8 group A with games Fri night in Keel and Sat morning in Annascaul.  Please show your support over the weekend. There will be a parade in Dingle Sat 25th at 6.30 approx for all coiste na nog memebers to partake in. See local posters for more details.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Congratulations to Brendan McCarthy, Knockglossmore, Camp who celebrated his 70th with family and friends at the Junction Bar recenty.  Brendan, Go maire tú an Céad !

WEDDING

Congratulations to Michelle Sheehy, Cappaclough, Camp and Michael Collins, Tralee who were married recently in St. Marys Church, Camp.  Go n-éirí an t-adh libh !

CAMP FAIR

A Table Quiz in aid of Camp Fair will be held in Dalys Bar, Camp on Friday 17th June at 9.30 p.m. Your support will be much appreciated.  

OBITUARY

The death of Pat Rohan Carrigaha, Camp occurred on Monday last.  Pat was one of the old stock, a real gentleman and a highly respected member of the farming community.  He was a very knowledgeable local historian with a keen interest in genealogy and in tracing relations.  Pat was predeceased by his son Patrick.   He is survived by  his wife Nora, daughters Mary and Catherine, sons, James, John, Pascal and Mike,  grand children and extended family, relatives and friends.  Sympathy is extended to all.

Pat was waked at home on Tuesday evening and on Wednesday following requiem mass at St. Marys Church, Castlegregory, he was laid to rest in Killiney Cemetary.  Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

ANNUAL CF WALK

A large group of walkers took part in the Annual Camp CF Walk on Whit Monday in beautiful sunny weather. Lovely home baking, teas and refreshments were served at the Old School and over E850 was raised with more contributions expected to come in.  The organisers wish to thank all who took part and all who supported the event in any way.

KEIRA’S GROOMING BOUTIQUE

Want to pamper your four legged friend, then take your dog to Kiera’s Boutique, the latest state of the art Grooming Boutique and Pet shop in Tralee providing a professional pet grooming service and carrying an exciting range of pet food and grooming accessories.  Kiera, better known in Camp through her Mother, Ann Crean, Knockgloss beg,  has always been an animal lover and we wish her every success in this new venture for her, a labour of love for sure !  You can find Kiera’s Grooming Boutique on Facebook or telephone for an appointment.

 

Camp Notes – August to October 2015

VW CAMPER GATHERING
The annual gathering of The Type 2 Ireland VW CamperClub will take place in Mike and Anne O Neill’s Railway Tavern on next Friday and Saturday October 16th and 17th.  Watch out for them travelling in cavalcade aroundthe Peninsula on Saturday morning. Everybody is welcome to join in the Ceol, Caint agus Craic on Friday and Saturday night, all happening at The Railway Tavern, a really spectacular event, not to be missed !

CAMP FAIR

Camp Sheep Fair was bigger and better than ever this year. Plenty of sheep for sale and horses too.  The winner of the Pen of Best Qaulity sheep was Jimmy O Dwyer adn The Most traditional pen was won by Tom Griffin. Pat Mulcahy got the prize for the best Pair of Donkeys at the Fair and Damien Glazier had the best horse with Patrick O Shea a close second for his fine animal. Mary’s mutton pies at The Junction Bar and Joyces at O Dwyers went down a treat and there was great craic and music in the pubs in the evening.

QUIZ
A Table Quiz will be held in Mike and Anne O Neill’s The Railway Tavern Camp on Friday,  23rd. October  at 9.00 p.m. in aid of Camp United Soccer Club.  Everybody welcome.
AUGHACASLA SCHOOL EVENTS
1. Annual kids fancy dress Halloween party in Old School Camp Saturday 24th. Oct.3pm to 5 pm…5 euro per child /10 euro per family.  Organisers – Aughacasla School Parent Association.2. Fundraising event for Aughacasla National School. The Camp Drama Group have kindly offered to present their wonderful performance of The Real McCoy Wednesday 28th. Oct 8pm Old School house Camp..tickets 10 euro each available through school or Parents Association.
Saturday night with a large circle of family and friends.A great night was had by all!
GAA
Another very successful James Fitzgerald tournament was held in Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park earlier today in ideal weather conditions. Annascaul, An Gaeltacht, Dingle, Castlegregory & Keel took part in thecompetition. Much appreciation to the Fitzgerald family for presenting all the young players with medals & the highstandard of football was very evident, so well done to all involved.Coiste Na nOg secretary Mairead Clifford put trojan  work into organising this tournament. Thank you Mairead and a huge thanks to all those who took part and who helped out. Unfortunately our West Kerry U16 team went down to a stronger East Kerry side in the County Final which took place in Keel. Final score West Kerry 1-11 East Kerry 3-15. Hard luck lads but well done on reaching the final!  And  after a great win recently over Mid Kerry, West Kerry Seniors were unlucky on Sunday last when they lost to Kenmare 0-15 to 0-11.   Well done to Campman James Crean and the Hicksons brothers Eamonn and Jason and to Gerard Lenihan and Eoin Curry our Annascaul parish club team players on a great effort forWest Kerry !
BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Jean Farrell Camp and Rowan Copeland, Castlegregory celebrated their 21st in The Junction Bar, Camp on
And Tina Griffin recently celebrated a special birthday in her brother, Kerry footballer, Tommy Griffin’s pub in Dingle. Again all the family and friends even Camp people were there to celebrate with Tina !Congratulations Jean, Rowan and Tina, go maire sibh aand chéad !

CIORCAL COMHRÁ  – IRISH CONVERSATION CIRCLECiorcal Comhrá gaelainne an chéad Deardaoin don Mhí i dtig Mike Neill, The Railway Tavern, timpeall 9.30 p.m. Fáilte roimh cách !

CAMP ICA We wish to thank the community for their kind support on Camp Fair Day which is enabling us to make 

donations of E1,000 to Kerry Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis and E500 to The Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Associations this year. 

OBITUARY -Sympathy is extended to Tadgh O Halloran, our local postmanon the recent death of his brother Maurice, late of Ballyduff and Upton, Co. Cork. Maurice was laid to rest in Rahela Cemetary following Requiem Mass in St. Peters and Paul Church, Ballyduff on Wednesday 15th September. Rest In Peace.

BALLINCLARE FAIR

Ballinclare Fair held in Annascaul on Sunday was great this year with plenty of sheepand horses on offer.John Prendiville Lispole,The O Donnell’s from Slieve and the Deane’s from Gortanedin,
GIRLS FOOTBALL
Girls gaelic football training for Camp/Annascaul was started a few months ago and they have been training hard every Friday evening. The girls are aged from 8 to 11 and are improving week by week.  The emphasis has been on having fun with their friends while developing their football skills. The girls put in a brilliant performance at a recent challenge game against St Pats in Blennerville. They got some great scores and played with lots of skill and determination. Girls from Camp who are involved are Ciara Crean, Emily O Regan, Maeve Slattery, Siun Deely, Tina Fitzgerald, Marie Deane, Grainne O Dwyer, Niamh Gascoigne, Aoife Gascoigne, Emma Christie, Orlaigh Clifford, Nora O Driscoll, Roise Deane, Ciara Slattery and Sarah Foley.  Well done to all the girls and keep up the practice! Training will be finishing up for the winter but will start up again in 2016. Anyone interested can contact Mairead O Shea, Secretary, Annascaul Coiste Na Nog. 087 6962952 or Conor Slattery 087 2312575.
BAWNIE O’DRISCOLL MEMORIAL SOCCER TOURNAMENT
A big thanks to everybody who showed up and supported this great cause even though the weather was not ideal. 

€1335 was raised on the day and was donated to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. 

There was some great football played under treacherous conditions. Liselton were the overall winners, beating Castlegregory Celtic Fc in the final in a tight game. Liseltons David Hennessy claimed the tournaments bestplayer with some unbelievable saves between the sticks while Camp Uniteds James Crean was top goalscorer. Amajor thanks to Del O Shea and John Bubbles Hegarthyfor volunteering to officiate, it could no have gone so smoothly without them. 

Another thanks has to go to Camp Community Council for donating the delicious food on the day. It was a day where everybody came to remember a great sportsman, friend, uncle, brother, grandson and son. Bawnie will always be in our hearts and occasions like last Saturday show how many peoples hearts he has touched. From all the O Driscolls thank you everyone it was greatly appreciated.
OBITUARY
Kathleen (Kitty) McCarthy, nee Donovan, Knockglossmore, Camp, Enniskeane, Co. Cork and Hammersmith, London passed away peacefully last week.  Kitty always proudly flew the Cork flag in the  porch of her home in Camp through goodtimes and bad and at the graveside on Thursday last, Paud paid his final tribute to his beloved Kitty, a true and loyal Corkfootball supporter, when he so eloquenty sang “The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee.”  There wasn’t a dry eye in the graveyard! Ar dhes Dé go raibh a h-anam.  Sympathy is extended to her partner, Paud, Daughter-in-law, Caroline, brothers, Johnny, Tadhg and Jerry, sisters, Philomena and Joan, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAMP NOTES – JUNE 2015

CAMP NOTES – 29TH JUNE 2015

TOP SPORTS ACCOLADE

Congratulations to Rian O Sullivan, Kerry and Ireland U/16 soccer star who was recently signed up to play with Brighton and Hove Albian Soccer Club.  Rian’s Uncles, the Doyle brothers, Tommy (Kerry winning Captain 1986) and John are well known greats in club and county GAA of our time. And speaking of family achievements Ciara O Sullivan, Champion Irish and International Dancer is a sister of Rian’s.

And, Annascaul GAA facebook says it all – Good players practice ‘til they get it right…Great players practice ‘til they never get it wrong!!
Annascaul GAA, your managers, team mates & community wish you the very best in Brighton. Our loss is their gain- Once again you have made us very proud – Annascaul Abu !   And that goes for all of us,  Rian,  Go n-éirí Leat !

WEST KERRY MENTAL HEALTH

‘West Kerry Mental Health / Cumann Sláinte Intinne Chorca Dhuibhne in association with Mental Health Ireland celebrated the Summer Solstice on World Mental Health Day in the Deseart, Dingle. This is the first year that Mental Health Ireland marked the day across Ireland. The event in Dingle was a low key trial run for future years which proved to be very successful with a good turnout from the community.

Speakers Dr Conor Brosnan GP and Irene Ni Fhlannura Nutritional Therapist, Re Nua talked respectively on depression, its causes and support in the community and nutrition to promote mental health. Musical interludes were provided by local musicians and at the lighting of the celebratory candle,  Monsignor Pádraig ó Fiannachta read a well chosen poem. Cathy Weldon did a reading of one of her poems in English and Irish.  Ilonka, local Yoga teacher brought the festivities to a close as she talked us through a gentle dance to a tune called ‘Willow’ on CD.

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT

On Sunday evening Camp Community and friends gathered at Garrahies Beach to light candles, reflect and remember !  The music session at the edge of the waves was beautiful. Milo O Brien on Accordeon, Gordon Saunders on Guitar and James Allman playing the flute were accompanied by our local singers led by Nora Rice. Breda Quirke’s opening words of welcome  began the readings given by Hazel Evans and Mary Knightly who also concluded the event with words of thanks to everybody. This is a lovely Annual occasion in support of Recovery Haven and well done to Eileen O Shea and friends who organise it every year in Camp. And Sean, Column, Fionán and Cillian Barry’s bonfire provided a nice warm glow that we all needed on such a lovely sunny but windy evening at Garrahies Gap !

CAMP CASH COW

Camp Cash Cow, our biggest Annual Fundraiser of the year is on Sunday August 2nd. In Camp Community Sportsfield. It’s a wonderful family Day out with lots and lots of things happening. Tickets are now on sale at E10.00 per ticket, so be in with a chance to win E500 if you can pinpoint the place where the cow “does her business”.  There is a dog show, sports for children, face painting, bar-b-que, bouncy castle and lots more ! Camp Community Council are appealing for volunteers to help out on the day.  This is a great event and the proceeds go towards  the provision and upkeep of sports facilities in Camp Community Sports field which are available to all, young and old from Brandon Point over and to the tip of the Dingle Peninsula and Tralee as well.

 

So please support us, its once a year and you are sure to enjoy a wonderful family day out as well !

CF WALK

A total of E970 was collected for the CF walk on June 1st. A big thank you to the people who walked, to those who donated money and the ICA ladies who made the refreshments afterwards.

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CAMP NOTES – JUNE 2015

CAMP NOTES – 22ND JUNE 2015

CELEBRATION OF LIGHT

Recovery Haven Annual Celebration of Light will be held at Garrahies Beach, Camp on Sunday, 28th. June. All candles will be lit at 6.00 p.m. Families welcome. Candles –  E3.00 each, 2 for E5.00, available at O Dwyers/Mace. 

CHILDREN’S SUMMER PARTY

Children’s Summer Party will be held at Camp Sports Field  from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 27th. June Entry 5 Euro per family at gate. Bouncy Castles and Novelty Games, snacks for children !  Agraithe ag, Organised by Aughacasla School Parents Association. Fáilte roimh cách !

HIRE A PRO

Camp Community Childcare Centre, Parents fundraising Committee are organising an Auction “ Hire a Pro” a new and novel idea where you can bid for a service you need, while also supporting  our local Community Childcare Centre.  The event will be held on Friday 3rd July in The Junction Bar Camp with music from Culchie Goes Cool from about 9.00 p.m. Please support and enjoy a great night out as well !  Contact – Carol – 087 9558190 or Louise Kelliher – 087 9245124.

RUN THE KINGDOM

The Annual Camp Run The Kingdom, 10 mile summer trail around Camp village commencing at the Old School, Camp and finishing outside Ashes Bar will be held on next Saturday, 27th June. Registration is at 11.00 a.m.  This  event is in aid of The Irish Heart Foundation and was a great success last year. The route takes in spectacular scenery and all in a good cause too.

 

 

TOURISM NEWS

Dingle’s North Shore Tourism group formed recently to Market and promote the area had a very constructive meeting with John Flynn, Area Manager, Kerry Co. Council and John Griffin Wild Atlantic Way on Wednesday last in The Clubrooms, Castlegregory.

In The South Pole Inn, Annascaul on Tuesday night The Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance held their inaugural meeting. An executive committee representative of the Dingle Chamber and Dingle Peninsula worked on the process of developing this  new Tourism Alliance of all areas and communities in the peninsula over the past months and will continue to steer the process forward to April 2016. In the interim a Tourism Development Worker will be employed to market the area and special interest sub committees comprising of members from all over the peninsula will be set up.  Dingle’s North Shore Tourism will work closely with The Dingle Peninsula Tourism Alliance.

COLÁISTE GAEILGE

20 – 24 Iúil, i Halla Le Chéile, Bréanainn, Co. Chiarraí.  Cúrsa do leanaí, déagoirí & daoine fásta. Breis eolais:www.cflt.ie nó 066 7138137.  

Summer Irish Course for children, teenagers & adults/families in Halla Le Chéile from 20 – 24 July. For more information please call 066 7138137

CAMP NOTES – JUNE 2015

CAMP CASH COW

Camp Cash Cow – the biggest Annual Community fundraising event of the year organised by Camp Community Council will be held on Sunday, 2nd. August in Camp Community Sports Field.

It’s a real Family Fun Day ! Face Painting,Dog Show, Fun sports, Soccer Tournament BBQ and the big event of the Day, The Cash Cow – Guess where the cow does her business and win E500.00. More help is needed on the day, Volunteers – please contact – hassellian@hotmail.com

Any help you can give is much appreciated !  Tickets for the Cash Cow are on sale locally and from members of Camp Community Council. E10.00 per ticket.

JACKPOT WIN

Everybody was delighted to hear the news that Kevin O Shea, San Francisco and Upper Camp had won the Annascaul GAA Lotto Jackpot of E13,400 on Thursday night in Patcheen’s Bar, Annascaul.

The former Annascaul Club Goalie has over the years given sterling service to Camp, Annascaul and West Kerry football. And from across the miles, Kevin who is involved now in training and managing young footballers in Burlingame and San Francisco has not forgotten his roots and in supporting Annascaul GAA Lotto, Kevin epitomises the spirit of the Irish Diaspora away in  far off lands.  Wishing Kevin and his wife Kathleen and his two little boys, Danny and Conor all the best and heartiest congratulations from all of us, maybe, we might see you for the All-Ireland, if not before !!

 

 

CAMP NOTES – JUNE 2015

CAMP NOTES – 8TH JUNE 2015

ICA

The Irish Countrywomen’s Association was formed in 1910, its motto “Deeds not Words” has been the hallmark of the association down through the years, to this present day,

At a National event in Killarney 25 years of service was marked with a presentation of certificates to those members with us for all those years. The following Camp ICA ladies were recipients of certificates on the night –

Kathleen Bedford, Dolly Chambers, Kitty Crean, Geraldine Dennehy, Helen Martin, Mary Moran, Brigid O Connor, Eileen O Shea, Mary O Shea,  Maureen Sayers, Mary Jo Slattery, Breda Quirke.

And Camp ICA Guild are celebrating too !   25 years was marked at The Old School on Thursday night with music, song and dance and delicious food, all provided by the ladies themselves. Our most senior member Brigid Uí Mhoráin and our youngest member Martina Quirke both performed on the night, along with party pieces all round from young and old. Kay Connell celebrated a special birthday with an “0” on the night and a beautiful cake was baked for Kay on her special day. And on Sunday ICA ladies enjoyed a lunch out in Dingle in Ballintaggart House.

IRISH QUILTERS EXHIBITION

Quilting is a wonderful creative art and skill which has become very popular in recent times. To celebrate  “Irish Quilters week”  the South West Branch held an exhibition at St. James Church Dingle last weekend. And in The Blasket Centre a Quilt and Textile exhibition will run until June 14th.  Camp ICA Secretary Helen Martin will have some of her wonderful pieces on display ! The theme is “The Wild Atlantic Way”.

IRISH KIDNEY ASSOCIATION

Ann O Donnell and friends presented E1080 to Theresa  Looney, Secretary, Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Association on Thurday night at The Junction Bar, Camp. The funds were proceeds of the local Mikey O Donnell Memorial Darts Tournament event and The 2015  Calendar. On behalf of the organising committee Jimmy O Dwyer thanked everybody who supported and contributed to these events.

GARDEN OF REMEMBRANCE

Camp Community Council are creating a community Garden of Remembrance to commemorate volunteerism in our area.  It is intended to erect a plaque in the Garden. Suggestions for an inscription for this plaque are invited from members of the community. Suggestions to – The Secretary, Camp Community Council, Old School, Camp – by post or by hand in the letterbox at the Old School Camp. 

 

CAMP NOTES – JUNE 2015

CAMP NOTES – 1ST JUNE 2015

COMMUNITY ALERT

The Community Alert Public Meeting organised by Camp Community Council on Sunday last was well attended. Gárda Nina Long gave a very informative talk and stressed the need for awareness of cars, vans or other vehicles, many of whom are bogus traders who are coming around rural areas and targeting older people or people living alone. Take car registration number and inform the Gárdaí and they will check them out.  Ask for contact telephone number which can be checked out , you can verify a number yourself by calling 11890.  

Gárda Long advised people not to leave valuables in parked cars in car parks adjacent to local beaches.

Motorists speeding on our roads was also cited as a huge danger to road users. Gárda Long would welcome information from the public confidentially or otherwise on any suspicious movements or behaviour in the area. Gárda Long praised highly the local Home Helps who are providing a wonderful service to our elderly. They play a huge role in supporting older people in our communities and for many people they may well be the only carer/visit they have during the week.  Thanks to Gárda Long for her commitment and excellent work with our communities in West Kerry.

FRIENDS OF KERRY GENERAL HOSPITAL

Friends of Kerry General Hospital: Mr Tom McCormack, Consultant & Surgeon at Kerry General Hospital will host a public meeting at the Old School Camp on Wednesday June 3rd at 8pm. All welcome.

ICA

Camp ICA invite all past and present members to celebrate their 25th Anniversary  on Thursday night, 4th. June to the Old School, Camp at 8.00 p.m. Refreshments and a fun night assured.

Camp Notes – 19th. April 2015

DEFIBRILLATOR GROUP

The Camp Defibrillator Group would like to thank all who supported the Table Quiz on Friday night

At Ashes Bar.  A special thanks to Sean Barry quizmaster and Pat Moore, Micko, Ashes Bar and all who helped out on the night. Proceeds of the night amounted to E518.00.

OBITUARY

Máire Pháid’s funeral equalled any politician or public representative such was the magnitude of it, the numbers of people who came to her wake to sympathise with her husband James and family at her home in Killelane, Dingle on Tuesday evening and again at her funeral following requiem Mass at St. Marys Church, Dingle on Wednesday. The Fíor native Gaeltacht woman from Baile an Lochaigh left a lasting mark on everyone she met, in her job in The Marina Inn and her life volunteering with the local Dingle Youth Club for years and with the “Lá Breá’s, the  students studying Irish who stayed with the family in Baile an lochaigh year after year. Many of them came back to say their last farewell to Máire whose sudden death shocked the entire community of Dingle and the West on Saturday 29th. March. Ni Bheid a Léitheid arís ann, go nDéane trocaire ar a h-anam dilís !  Máire Pháid is survived by her husband James, sons and daughter, sisters, brothers extended family and many many friends.

Former Fine Gael County Councillor,  Arthur Lenihan, Ballymacelligott  who passed to his eternal reward last week was well known in political circles  locally and in Camp in  recent years at The Healy Rae clinics in The Railway Tavern.  Sympathy is extended to his wife, family and friends.

The death of Kitty Kennedy, Riverside, Anagap, Annascaul also occurred recently. Sympathy is extended to all her family and friends to her grandson Patrick who is well known to all of us in O’Dwyers Retail Centre in Camp.

The death of Paddy Goggin, Kellysheight, Castlegregory occurred recently.

Kerry County Council workers formed a guard of honour at  St. Marys Church, Castlegregory on Monday following Requiem Mass as a mark of respect to a fond  colleague who was kind, gentle and deeply committed to the community in his everyday working life. He will be sadly missed by his wife Peggy, daughters Mary, Martina and Joanne, sons Brian and Pádraig, grandchildren, sister Margaret, brothers, John Joe and Thomas, sons in law, extended family and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

Tom O Shea, popular Annascaul and Lemington Spa Publican of Pound Road and Crowhill Annascaul  also passed to his eternal reward last week.  The requiem Mass on Saturday morning celebrated by Fr. John Buckley PP with accompaniment of psalms and hymns so eloquently performed was a fitting farewell to the talented and creative Tom O Shea,  musician and music extraordinaire all of his life – Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam i measc cór na n-aingeal !  Tom was predeceased by his wife Maura and sister Margaret. He is survived by his sons Aidan and John, grandchild, sister Nora, brothers John and Ned, Daughter in Law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends to whom sympathy is extended. 

 

 

 

 

Camp Notes – 18th March 2015

SPRING HAS COME

The daffodils are blooming in Michael O Shea’s garden in the shadows of Curradubh bridge, first signs of spring in Camp !!

KINGDOM KETTLEBELLS

Kingdom Kettlebells are now in The Old School, Camp on Fridays 6.15 p.m. A full body workout, for a healthier you,  lose weight and tone up !  For more information contact Diane – 087 7940531.

CHELTENHAM TIPSTER AT THE JUNCTION

John Joe O Donnell won the Cheltenham Tipster at the Junction Bar with Timmy Griffin and Anthony Deane runners up and Liam Goodwin and Brendan McCarthy, a close 3rd and 4th. There was great excitement throughout the 4 day event as the 30 participants on the board fluctuated up and down from day to day as the chosen horses won, lost and sometimes fell. However, all was taken in good faith and everybody enjoyed the annual flutter and crack at The Junction. Congratulations, John Joe, Timmy, Anthony, Liam and Brendan and well done to all who took part, it was great fun !! Thanks to Mike and Bernadette and staff for organising The Cheltenham tipster every year !

NEKD LEADER PROGRAMME

North and East Kerry Development Company are holding an  information evening on the Leader Rural Development programme and NEKD events/projects at Benners Hotel, Dingle on Thursday 19th March at 7.00 p.m. More information – John Loughrey, 066/7180190.

TABLE QUIZ – UPCOMING

A Table Quiz will be held in Ashes Bar, Camp on Friday, 10th April at 9.00 p.m. Proceeds will go towards Camp Defibrillator Fund.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS

Happy  birthday to Francis Herlihy, Kilteenbane, Camp who following his 30th birthday in Ashes Bar, Camp went off to holiday in Australia for 3 weeks.

The Local soccer player and footballer and Castlegregory Golf Clubman who has won  many accolades with his father Frankie will no doubt celebrate with a game or two of golf as downunder.  Glad to hear he is not gone  away to work as previously reported !

Heather O Donnell, Knockglossmore on her way home from London to celebrate her 21st.  was surprised with lots of Birthday wishes when she arrived in Ashes where a packed house were attending a quiz on Saturday night. And her neighbour Fergal Crean was quick to capture the moment taking over the microphone from Sean Barry to sing  “Happy birthday” to Heather.  Could you ask for a better homecoming on your 21st. !!

And in The Junction Bar, on Saturday 7th. March a birthday cake awaited Bartley O Shea when he arrived in for a pint with his friends. A man never to make a fuss about anything was delighted with the surprise and enjoyed a great night with everybody and by all accounts celebrations continued on Sunday. Congratulations to Francis, Heather and Bartley, go maire sibh an chead !

OBITUARY

The death of Mary Scanlon (nee Goodwin), The Maharees occurred last week. Mary was a real lady, kind and gentle, very creative and artistic. Mary enjoyed the active retired social occasions held locally and attended the Old School in Camp regularly on Tuesdays, she made many friends all over the peninsula and will be sadly missed by all.

Mary was predeceased by her husband John.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa, Marie, Christine and Margaret, sons, Tommy and John, Sister, Eileen, brothers Frank,Jackie and Georgie, Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, Sisters-in-law, Brother-in-law,  relatives and many friends. Mary was laid to rest in Killiney Cemetary following Requiem Mass at St. Marys Church, Castlegregory. Sympathy is extended to all.