Séan O Driscoll, New Jersey and late of Garrahies, Camp passed to his eternal reward on Tuesday July 23rd in New Jersey.  He is survived by his sons Patrick, Kevin, and Sean and daughters Jenny O’Driscoll Tsiskakis and Pam O’Mahony,  brothers Gene, Michael, Seamus, Patrick and Vincent and sisters, Peggy, Mary, Bernadette and Anne, nieces, nephews, brothers in law, sisters in law and many relatives and friends.   Sympathy is extended to all.

Sean  emigrated to the USA at a very young age, starting his own building contracting business he was a hard worker,  he kept going even when his health was deteriorating in recent years, it didn’t hold him back and he accomplished alot in his short life.  He was 57 years old at the time of his death.  He was a member of the Carpenter’s Union in New York City for over 30 years.  Séan like all of the O Driscoll brothers was a great footballer, however  emigration was to intervene and take him to America like countless others at that time.   He played with Annascaul in his early years and in the USA, he won many football accolades in New York and New Jersey along with training and coaching  teams.  He was a loyal supporter of Kerry all of his life and of the home games which he followed in the Kerryman Newspaper every week.

Sean’s funeral Mass celebrated at Saint Joseph Church, Bogota was attended by a huge congregation of mourners.  The Kennedy brothers Maum and many others from West Kerry now residing in the East coast of America joined Sean’s family at the wake and funeral.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated  later in Camp for the repose of Sean’s soul and  in keeping with his last  wishes  “Camp will be Sean’s  final resting place”.  Séan will be sadly missed by his family and by all who knew him. Go ndéana Dia trocaire ar a anam dilís


Camp Family Fun Day and Cash Cow event held on Sunday last was a huge success. Over E7,000 was raised and still counting !  All proceeds go towards Camp Community Sports Field Development.

The lucky young  man who guessed the spot where the cow did her business was Paudy Kennedy from Killarney whose Mom is Deirdre McCormack from Camp and Dad, Dan both loyal supporters of Camp over the years!  Congratulations to Paudy  E500 was the prize presented to Paudy by Gene Finn Chairman Camp Community Council. The weight of Helen Greensmyths lovely Cake was 7.6ozs correctly calculated by local football supremo James Crean and Niamh Finn just home on holidays from Abu Dhabi. To solve the dilemma the cake was cut and halved between the 2 neighbours, Gene and Norah on behalf of their siblings did the honours !!   Thomas Ashe and Nora Rice Judge of the dog show did a tremendous job and there were some beautiful dogs in the show arena. There was a rosette for almost all of the dogs. Thanks to the owners who brought them and showed them off, a great spectacle and enjoyed by all.  The children’s sports went well too and Tony Casey made sure that everybody went home with a medal.  The soccer tournament brought a big entry too, Lol O Leary and Kenneth Quirke did a great job on the day organising the games.   Hannah Herlihy and Martin Quirke did a wonderful job on the barbeque which was flying all day long and Mary Knightly co-ordinated the kitchen making sure everybody got fed and looked after. There was a big crowd in the hall watching the football games on a big screen. Thanks to Frances Herlihy and Gearoid O Shea and Micko  Horan who provided and erected the big screen.  Christy Deane organised the amplification and the music all day long, creating a lovely atmosphere and the one and only Séan Barry was our very able MC for the day. Thanks to Paddy O Brien too (who took a break from his taxi business on Saturday) to take our Secretary Ian Hassel around the area promoting the Cash Cow  on Air  (loud speaker) ,  great job !  All helped and to our Treasurers Michelle and Marie Farrell and Mairead Crean too who had the big job of computerising the field grid accommodating the cow !  And the gate was manned by Seamus Griffin, Séan O Morain and John Joe O Donnell who did a wonderful job.  And lastly but by no means least a huge thank you to Jack Crean who owns the Cow, “Now worth her weight in Gold” .

Jack and his son David led “Lola” the cow,  into the field at 4.30 p.m and she obliged at 6.10pm almost to the minute of the time of her performance of the 2012 Cash Cow.

Thanks to the many many people who helped out before the event selling tickets and on the day in any way.  Camp cash Cow 2013 was a huge success and a credit to the community !  well done everybody !


Marie Farrell, Camp, Jack Crean Knockgloss Beg  and  Sean Quirke, Curra all celebrated special birthdays with an 0 at the weekend  sharing  their  big day with the President of America Barack Obama who was  52 on Saturday. Congratulations to all !


Michael O Mhuircheartaigh will launch Noreen Ashe’s Tribute to Paidi O Shea CD at Paidi’s Pub in Ventry on Friday 16th August.  All monies raised will go tounday night awards The Irish Heart Foundation. Everybody welcome. Tá Fáilte roimh cách.


Walking on Cars is coming to Ashes Pub on 16th August. The hugely popular Dingle Band should draw a big crowd.  It’s their first appearance in Camp and they are supported by our local band “Turf”.  Nice to see a local band going places too !

And down at the Junction, The Sunday session in The Railway Tavern is bursting at the seams, Milo, Gordon and Rose often joined by visiting musicians are a great hit with everybody, traditional music at its best !   And Vincent and Willie provide great entertainment at The Junction Bar on Sunday night joined regularly by Linda and Jane Fitzgerald, its always great craic !   And its nice to have a quiet drink in with Kathleen and Peter in  Dalys which has become quite busy too at this time of the year.

And there is beautiful food available in our Restaurants, Ashes Pub, Fitzgeralds  Junction Bar and O Dwyers Retail Centre, plenty of variety and good value too !


to all our families and friends visiting from all over the world, hope you enjoy your holidays with us






Congratulations to Ailise Deane who was the first woman home in Rás na Ríochta Adebture Race held in Kells bay last Saturday. On a time of 5 hrs and 10 minutes Ailise covered 57Km’s mountain Biking, Mountain Racing and Kayaking in this Annual Adventure Race. Ailise was among the top 10 oveall athletes to finish the race.  Well done, again Ailise has done Camp and West Kerry proud.


A Camp father and son duo Frankie and Francis Herlihy, Castlegregory Golf and Fishing Club, were in the last 16 who reached the finals of the Annual Daily Mail Golf tournament. Well done, a first for Camp and the Club I believe,  Congratulations Frankie and Francis.


Rian O Sullivan, Camp is one of the new emerging talents picked for the U/16  Irish Soccer Squad. Rian is son of Mike O Sullivan and Teresa and he is nephew of Tommy and John Doyle well known Kerry, West Kerry and Annascaul Club GAA football greats.  Congratulations Rian on this wonderful achievement.


The Annual Camp Cash Cow family Day is on Sunday 4th August.  This is “The gathering” for all Camp people and friends at home and abroad and your support and attendance on the day will be greatly appreciated. There are many side events going on all day along with a family sports and soccer tournament, Celebrity Penalty Shootout, Dog Show, Childrens Amusement, Barbeque and of course the big attraction of the day is The Cow, whose performance will earn somebody a cool E500. Guess the spot and you’re a winner. Last years prize went to Seaside Caravan Park, so if you’re  not in, you won’t win, that’s our slogan, well worth the E10, how do you win – buy a ticket from any member of the council or in your local pub or in O Dwyers Supermarket.  The fun day is organised by Camp Community Council Ltd. All funds go towards the Camp Sportsfield Development fund. Drainage work is to commence right away, so you’re contribution will be spent wisely to benefit the youth of Camp and West Kerry who use this field on a regular basis.  Please support !!


Sympathy is extended to Kitty McCarthy, Knockglossmore on the recent death of her sister Mary Cooke from Cork.


Next Sunday August 4th.  is the Annual Camp Cash Cow Community Family Fun Day organised by Camp Community Council Ltd. in Camp Community Sports field from 1.00 – 6.00 p.m.  Raffle Tickets are on sale around the parish at 10 Euro per grid (pinpoint where the cow will do her business) and win E500. There will be a Dog Show, Novelty Sports, Celebrity Penalty Shoot Out, Amusements for  children and a Bar-B-Que on the day and much more.  So please support and have a good day out as well. All funds raised will go towards the Camp Community Sportsfield Development.


A large gathering of Parishioners from  the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral area attended the pilgrimage Walk and Mass concelebrated by Bishop Ray Browne assisted by the priests of the area at Sagart Mass Rock, Coumdubh, Annascaul on Friday evening.  It was a wonderful welcome event for our new bishop and a really joyuous occasion tinged with memories for all of the people of the parish. This Mass Rock was used during the Penal Days for the celebration of Mass. Close by, at no great distance from the Rock, is ‘Tobareen na Comeena’- the little Communion Well- where, tradition has it the priest secured water for use at Mass, and the faithful broke their fast after Holy Communion.  The water in this well is said to be the purest and the coolest in all of the parish.


Local Camp Author and Poet Bríd Ní Mhoráin is reading her poetry along with Maire Breathnach, musician at An Lab, Old CBS School, Dingle on 1st August, 1-2 p.m.  Call in and enjoy,  everybody welcome !


We travelled to Tarbert on Sunday last, and lost by three points. The game started slowly, with no score registered until the 13th minute, which was a point for the hosts. Soon after, Tarbert scored a scrappy goal to go into a four point lead, until James Crean found the net himself, after good work from Shane Foley. We kicked a number of wides in the second quarter, and went in at halftime trailing by a point, 1-4 to 1-3. The second half started well for us, as Emmet Kennedy won most of the possession around the middle. Unfortunately, a lot of misplaced passes and shots proved our undoing, and Tarbert edged further ahead with a second goal. From then on, we were chasing the game until the final whistle. Final score; Annascaul 1-8, Tarbert 2-8. Best for us were Daniel O Connell, Gearoid O Shea, Emmet Kennedy and Shane Foley. TEAM: Tommy Pierce, David Clifford, Gearoid O Shea, Eoghan O Neill, Ger Farrelly, Colm Barry, Daniel O Connell, Eamonn Hickson, Emmet Kennedy (0-1), James Scanlon, Genie Farrell, Declan Lindsey, Shane Foley (0-2), James Crean (1-5), Johnny Deane. SUBS: Packie Farrell, Jamie Quirke, Stephen Pierce, Darragh Finn.