Camp Notes – 7th January 2014

A very Happy and peaceful New Year  to all readers at home and abroad.
Bliain Nua Faoi Mhaise dibh go leir.


Camp Community Council would like to thank all who supported the Dingle Way Walk and Reindeer Car Run on 28th December.  E955 was raised on the day in aid of Camp Community Sports Field Development fund.


A Hurricane swept over Ireland on 6th January 1839 killing several hundred people and causing severe damage. This event became part of Irish folklore, in fact  its effect on the 8 million inhabitants of Ireland at the time resulted in it becoming the date from which many other events were measured. When the British state pension system was introduced in 1909, one of the questions asked of those applicants in Ireland who lacked documentation was whether they could remember the storm of 1839. According to stories told locally the last big wind here was in 1936 when local farmers described “haysheds” blown like  “leaves of a book” up to the top of  Carrig and in Knockglossmore a farmers turf shed ended up down in the strand, a line of trees were knocked in Driscolls wood.  All the local people had firewood for the rest of the winter. The storms of the past week did not cause any serious damage.



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.
The news of the death of Richard Greensmyth just before Christmas was received with great shock and sadness in the area.  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 !
The Covered Stand at the Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park in Annascaul was named The Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll Memorial Stand on Sunday last.  Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll was a Star performer with the Annascaul GAA 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.
Sean Barry was MC for the day and John Courtney Chairman Annascaul GAA welcomed everybody and thanked them for their support.
The event commenced with a  football match between West Kerry & Dingle, which ended in a draw.
Fr. John Buckley PP officiated  at the blessing of the stand and  Brendan Bawnie O’Driscoll’s brothers Vincie and Chriss unveiled the Plaque  which bears the inscription “Brendan Bawnie O Driscoll Memorial Stand, Inspirational Footballer and Friend.”  Donations on the day were accepted for the Acquired Brain Injury Charity and the Brendan O Driscoll Scholarship Trust.   Afterwards Refreshments were served in the Community Sports Hall.