CAMP NOTES – 18th. November 2013



The following are upcoming fundraisers being organised by Camp Community Council Field Committee.

A Car Boot Sale will take place at Camp Community field on Sunday 1st December 2013 starting at 9.00 am. (Indoors if wet). Sellers with stalls/car boot –  €10, buyers – €2. A great chance to clear out the house before Santa arrives!

Christmas Walk

A walk will take place on Saturday 28th December on the Dingle Way from Camp to Annascaul. Registration from 9.45 to 10.15 am at the old school in Camp. Adults – €10, Children – free.  Return Transport will be provided from Annascaul if required. On returning to Camp, refreshments will be provided at the Old School.

Christmas draw

A draw will take place before Christmas with a first prize of a €100 voucher O Dwyers Londis, kindly sponsored by Joe Dwyer, and several other prizes to be won also.  Cards for the draw will be out in the coming weeks –  €2 per line.


Camps got talent will be held on Friday, 29th. November at 9.00 pm. at Ashes, Camp to fund 2 charities Pieta house Kerry & Cork Health Link Bus. We need all the support we can get and acts so if you feel you have a talent you would like to share please contact us via private message or Megan on 0876600706 to sign up, it’s a night of fun and entertainment so anything goes. 1st prize €200, 2nd prize €100
3rd prize €50.
So come on sign up, we can’t have the night without you and its for charity !!!!
Amazing raffle prizes to give away. Entry forms  available in Hair Heaven, Camp and also available if requested from Megan.


Red Cross CPR & Defib Training at Old School, Camp on Sun. 24th Nov. at 2pm.  Certified Course, €20 p.p.; Balance of cost will be subsidised by Camp Defib. Comm.; Info.: Sheila at 086 2217072.

SENIORS: Annascaul are relegated to division 3 of the county league for next year, after losing out by a point to Gneeveguilla over the weekend, on a score-line of 1-11 to 1-10. Best for us on the day were Shane Foley, Gearoid O Shea, Jason Hickson and Aidan Crean. TEAM: Tommy Pierce, Colm Barry, Eamonn Hickson, Eoghan O Neill, David Clifford, Keith Moynihan, Andrew Finn, Emmet Kennedy, Gearoid O Shea, Gareth O Donnell, Shane Foley, James Scanlon, Aidan Crean, Jason Hickson, James Crean. SUBS: Declan Lindsey, Daniel O Connell, Kenneth Quirke, Stephen Pierce, Jamie Quirke.


Congratulations to Máiréad O’Connor, Daughter of John and Margaret, Meennascarty, Camp and Stefan Wintersteller, son of Barbara and Herbert, Abtenau, Austria, who were married in St. Peters Archabbey, Salzburg, Austria. Fr. Bernhard Rock officiated at the ceremony. Best man was Joe Moser and groomsmen were Markus Wintersteller, Robert Sonnenschein and Josef Schnitzhofer. Maid of Honor was Katie Cawley. Bridesmaids were Victoria O’Connor with Michelle Lynch and Eimear O’Connell. Flowergirls were Caoimhe Cawley with Aoife O’Connor and Grace Cawley. Pageboy was Jack
O’Connor. The reception was held at Stiftskeller St. Peters, Salzburg. Best of luck to the happy couple in their future life together.


Camp Community After School Group held a Cake Sale at the Old School,  on Sunday.

Thanks to everybody who supported this event. Over  E1,006.50 was raised. The money will be well spent and will be used to buy equipment for the Centre .


Camp Town Twinning organised a lovely community occasion in the Old School on Sunday. Delicious home made food was served to everybody followed by a mighty session of Irish Traditional Music led by Muintir Uí Mhorain. Seamus O Donnell one of the founders of Twinning in Camp made a presentation to the Town Twinning President Séan Leen. Camp is twinned with Brittany in France and Tazones in Northern Spain.

New families  and individuals are always welcome to join Camp Town Twinning which is a wonderful cultural experience.


Camp Junction Bar and Restaurant have already started taking Christmas party bookings so if interested please contact Ber or Mike on 066 7130120 or to book a night of your choice.. Music provided!! Winter Food service continues with extensive menu – 12.30 Midday until 7.30 pm!


E500 was raised in aid of the Kerry/Cork Cancer Link Bus in The Stretford End Bar, Causeway on Friday  8th. November. Thanks to everyone who supported the event. Next fundraising night is at The Kingston Bar, Killorglin on Friday night 22nd November. A shopping trolley of food will also be raffled on the night. This is part of an ongoing fundraising campaign in aid of the cancer bus, which is providing a much needed service for patients travelling to Cork for Cancer treatment.






Red Cross CPR training will be held on Sunday 24th  Nov in Camp Community Centre. The training is approx 3.5 hour in length and is a certified course. €20 per person and the balance of the cost is subsidised by Camp defibrillator Committee. Interested, please contact any member of the Defibrillator  Committee as soon as possible.


The date is Finally set !

We are hosting Camps got talent at Ashes Camp on Saturday, November 30th.  to fund our 2 charities Pieta house Kerry & Cork Health Link Bus. We need all the support we can get and stage acts too,  so if you feel you have a talent you would like to share please contact us via private message on Ashes Facebook page, or telephone Megan on 0876600706 to sign up, it’s a night of fun and entertainment so anything goes.
1st prize €200
2nd prize €100
3rd prize €50
So come on sign up, we can’t hold the night without you and It’s all for charity !
Amazing raffle prizes to give away. Entry forms also available in Hair Heaven Salon, Camp!


It was Full Houses on Wednesday and Thursday night at Siamsa Tire for Michael Hilliard-Mulcahy’s Play Beyond The Brooklyn Sky. A fabulous production with a great local story line about emigrants returning to Brandon Town, this play has everything, comedy, trauma and heartache all wrapped up together in a West Kerry Community Hall setting. The Lower West and the entire Peninsula were out in great numbers to support Michael and show pride in one of their own reaching the heights as this play has done in Theatre Festivals all over the country and beyond. Michael would like to thank everybody for coming out to support him !  Congratulations Michael and well done too to the Waterford  Theatre production team of actors whose performance was top class!


We had no game this weekend but last week we beat Dingle 4 goals to 2 in the Kdl in Tralee to move up to third in the league table. Eoin O Neill put in a man of the match performance with the excellent James Crean scoring twice and James Scanlon and Andrew Finn getting one each. After a poor start to the season this was a great result against our West Kerry rivals.
Dont forget our table quiz Friday night at 9.30 p.m  in O Neills, Railway Tavern, Camp. Your support will be greatly appreciated.  There will be plenty of spot prizes to be raffled also on the night.


CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE for those bereaved by suicide will be held in St. Brendans Church,  Rock Street, Tralee on Sunday, 10th. November at 3.00 p.m. Afterwards Refreshments will be served in the Parish Hall.

On Sunday, 24th. November CEREMONY OF REMEMBRANCE will be held in The Church of The Resurrection, Park Road, Killarney.


Irish Classes for Primary School children will be held at Camp Childcare Centre on Monday evenings from 2.00 to 5.30 p.m.   Foclóir agas Comhra and Irish through fun and crafts. To book please contact Máire  – 086 8560961.


The death occurred recently of John Joe Fitzgerald, Aughacasla, Castlegregory. Joe passed away peacefully on 20th October in The Ashborough Lodge Nursing Home, Milltown where he was lovingly cared for over the past 18 months. He celebrated his 90th birthday only 2 weeks previously on 10th. October. A kind neighbour and gentle person, Joe was also well known to all of us parents and children attending Aughacasla School some years back as the friendly and caring busdriver. He never raised his voice to anybody and all the children loved him. He had a great way with them and news of his passing was met with sadness at home and in faraway places too where many of the pupils of Aughacasla who travelled in the school bus now have made their homes.

Joe  was predeceased by his brother Pat and is survived by his five sisters, Sr. Frances, Sr. John the Baptist, Sr. Elizabeth, Cistercian Order, Glencairn, Waterford, Kitty and Annie, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.  Removal from Lynchs Funeral Home was on Monday, 21st October, at 7pm to St. Mary’s Church, Castlegregory. And Requiem Mass was celebrated on Tuesday, 22nd October, 2013 at 11am followed by interment at Stradbally Cemetary. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam dilís


The Defibrillator Car Boot Sale held in Camp Community Sports Field on Sunday last raised E1,418.27. The committee would like to thank all who helped out on the day and all who supported the event in any way, buyers, sellers and sposnors of reffle prizes. Sheila O Donnell Chairperson was delighted and said that it was a real community event where everybody helped out !  Defibrillator AED Training is being organised in conjunction with The Tralee Irish Red Cross, dates and times will be publicised in the local media in the near future.


A Quiz in aid of Camp United Soccer Club will be held in Mike and Ann O Neills, Railway Tavern, Camp On Friday November 8th. at 9.30 p.m. Your support will be appreciated. Everybody Welcome.


With the success of Drive you to Drink’s CD fundraising event for the Kerry Cork Health Link Bus at the Seven Hogs in Castlegregory, the organisers wish to advise that more events are scheduled to continue to raise much needed funds.  Come out and join us for a fun night of great music, storytelling and great spot prizes on Friday, November 8th at 8pm at The Stretford End Bar, Causeway.  €5 Entry.  Watch out for Future events in local press.