Came Notes – 23rd December 2014

CAMP NOTES – 23RD DECEMBER 2013A very Happy and Joyous Christmas and Peace and Goodwill in 2014 to all readers at home and abroad.

Sonas ort an Nollaig seo agus Bliain Nua Faoi Mhaise.


Christmas Eve – Celebration of Mass – 7.30 p.m. St. Marys Church, Camp

Christmas Day – Celebration of Mass -10.00 a.m. St Marys Church, Camp


The death of Teresa Mulcahy, nee (Fogarty) Fulham, London and formerly of Nenagh Co.Tipperary occurred recently. Teresa was laid to rest in Ballinknockane Cemetary Camp on Thursday alongside her late husband Michael Brendan Mulcahy of Garrahies, Camp who passed to his eternal reward 21 years ago. Fr. John Buckley, PP celebrated the requiem Mass at St. Marys Church, Camp. Teresa is survived by her sons Michael and John, sister Kit, daughters in law Sarah and Beate, nephews, nieces, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, relatives & friends to whom sympathy is extended.

It was with great shock and sadness that the people of the area learned of the death of Richard Greensmyth, Railway Terrace Tralee and Beheenagh, Camp last week. Richard was  popular and well liked and he will be sadly missed by  his family and by his many friends. The Requiem Mass on Sunday was concelebrated by Fr. John Buckley PP and Fr. Kevin Sullivan Chaplain ITTralee. Richard’s funeral was huge on both days and people came from far and near to pay their last respects to him. Richard was laid to rest at Ballinknockane Cemetary, Camp on Sunday. Sympathy is extended to his son Kevin, daughter Gillian and their mother Helen, sisters, Mary, Eileen and Geraldine, brothers, John, Kieran, Gerard, and Noel, Mother in Law, Maureen, extended family, many relatives and friends. Richard’s daughter Rachel predeceased him and his mother Peggy also passed to her eternal reward earlier this year R.I.P.


Local Novelist, Eamonn Hickson, Lougher, Annascaul has another book on the shelves this Christmas. Angel of Death is on sale on and in all local shops. Congratulations Eamonn, from reading the foreword, it is indeed a gripping and engaging story !  Well done !


WALK AND REINDEER VINTAGE CAR RUN – Want to shake off those extra Christmas pounds and support Camp Sports Field Development, then come out on Saturday 28th December and walk from Camp To Annascaul through the Dingle Way. And to add to the experience you can take a drive home in style in a vintage motor car, as coinciding with the walk an array of fancy Cortinas and more will take off from Camp on a tour around the Peninsula, they will arrive in Annascaul in time to transport you back to Camp where lovely refreshments will await you at The Old School. And its all being organised by The Camp Sports Field Committee, so get out the walking shoes and some layers of warm clothes and suitable wet gear and join us for the fun of it  !!  Adults E10, Children Free. Register at The Old School at 9.45 to 10.15 a.m.


Annascaul GAA Club has decided to permanently honour the memory of their former footballer Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll by naming the Covered Stand at the Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park in Annascaul, The Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll Memorial Stand.Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll was a star performer for the club until his untimely death at 28 years of age after collapsing while playing a West Kerry Championship game for Annascaul at the Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park in November 2011.

Annascaul GAA Club believe that this permanent memorial is a fitting honour for Brendan who graced the playing fields of Kerry with Annascaul and West Kerry with his skills and footballing ability before his untimely death.The naming ceremony will take place at Paddy Kennedy Memorial park on Sunday December 29th at 2.00pm.

The programme of events for the day are as follows;

2.00 pm  Senior football match between West Kerry & Dingle.

2.30 pm  The blessing and official naming of the Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll Stand.

Refreshments will be provided in the Community Centre. There will be no admission charge for the event; donations will be accepted for the Acquired Brain Injury Charity and the Brendan O Driscoll Scholarship Trust.


The cleaning rota for St. Marys Church, Camp is being reviewed. If you are interesting in adding your name to the list or in taking it off, please contact Teresa Rice – 066 7130105.
























Camp Notes – 3rd. January 2013


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

Thanks to everybody who supported our Car Boot Sale on Sunday. E850 was raised on the day
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.


Contributions and non perishable goods are invited for Christmas Hamper for the Camp Active Retired would be gratefully appreciated and can be dropped into Ashes bar, Camp before 7th December.

Camp Active retired are organising their Christmas lunch starting with Mass at 12 noon on Saturday next in The Old School, Camp. Everybody welcome.


Louise, Hair Heaven would like to thank the contestants, sponsors and all who supported Camp’s Got Talent on Friday night at Ashes. Thanks to Ashes Bar who provided the wonderful venue which was beautifully decorated for the occasion. Winners on the night –  1st Leah O Donnell, 2nd. Eric Keegan 3rd. Shelly McKenna. All proceeds are going to Pieta House and Kerry/Cork Cancer Link bus E2393.23 was raised to date with money still coming in. Local Camp Band “Turf” provided the entertainment after the show.  Well done to Louise, Megan and Karen organisers, it was a great success in aid of such worthy charities.


Christmas trees and wreaths are on sale in O Dwyers Retail Centre, Camp. Top quality non shed Christmas Trees and stands. Larger trees can be provided on request. Door and grave wreaths will be available as well as special requests. Contact David Clifford on 086 8973406, delivery can be arranged.


The death of William Fitzgerald, Killelton, Camp occurred recently. Willies favourite band “The Flight Of Earls” were at his graveside on Friday and  “The Huckle Buck”  Willies best know party pieces was among the tunes played for him. Willie was always in good humour and he loved meeting all his friends at the weekly senior citizens dinners at Camp and Castlegregory. Willia was laid to rest in Ballinknockane Cemetary, Camp following requiem Mass at St. Marys Church, Camp on Friday. Ni beidh a leitheid aris ann.  Sympathy is extended to his family and many friends.

Derryquay NS Twist Jump and Jive

Thanks to everyone who supported our 50s night and helped to raise funds for the school.  Everyone had a great night in Keanes ‘Diner’ that was so spectacularly decorated. Particular thanks to Mary Burke and MC Dermot Waugh for planning and co-ordinating the event.  Special thanks to DJ Sean Murphy 087-6705040 who ensured the dance floor was always full and thanks to John Keane and everyone who donated spot prizes or helped in any way. A great night was had by all.


Yesterday we travelled to Killarney athletic with a very strong squad. This was very encouraging after last weeks poor turn out. We came away with all three points after winning 3 nil with the goals coming from Francis Herlihy, James Scanlon and an outrageous solo effort from James Crean. On the day the back four was solid with Gearoid O’ Shea outstanding and Eoin Curry again holding his own. Midfield battled well and came out on top although Francis could have had four goals if he brought his shooting boots!! Our two lads up front were excellent throughout. Great effort by everyone involved.

We will be looking forward to our Christmas Party on the 28th of December and we will be selling lines for our Christmas draw over the coming weeks. Your support would be greatly appreciated.


Camp ICA raised E281 for the Phillipines at Camp car Boot Sale last Sunday. Thanks to everybody who supported through donations and by purchasing from the stall on the day.