Camp ICA have done a beautiful landscaping job on the Camp Stone  at the “welcome area” at Camp Junction.  And within a few weeks we will of course be welcoming our Glomel and Tazones twinning communities and friends who will be spending time in our community and hopefully will be a lovely enjoyable event for everybody, as it has been down through the years. Camp Cross is beautifully adorned with hanging baskets of flowers too and lovely brightly coloured floral displays everywhere, thanks to everybody who is working hard all the past weeks cutting grass and planting and our ICA ladies and not forgetting the  local men of course,  who are doing their part too, !!  Is ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine. Thanks too to those who contributed towards the purchase of the plants and flowers.

CAMP TOWN TWINNING –  Saturday  5th – Saturday 12th July

The twinning families arrived on Saturday and are enjoying their visit with their Camp friends and families.

Theme for week—-Remembrance and European citizenship .Foster understanding of Europe’s past and history of European integration.

Saturday – Meet and Greet visitors ,introduce host families and programme for week at Old school,  Time 1.30pm approx

Sunday – Service 10am.  Mass at 12.00. Optional – Maharees Regatta. Community BBQ at Camp Community Field  7 pm

Monday : 11 am Meet at The Junction Bar.  Visit Tom Crean monument,introduction to explorer, visit  museum /pub/  .Annascaul lake –hike/walk. Youth activities. Pub – The Junction Bar

Tuesday: Free day – Options. 10am hill walk Caherconree/Loch A Dun.  Leaders .  Nuala & Co .Meet at Camp Supermarket with cars. Dance workshop, Youth activities. Pub – Ashe’s Bar

Wednesday: 9.30am Meet at The Junction Bar Visit .11am visit Blasket Island Centre. Picnic at Ventry beach. Visit Crean brewery –Dingle. Youth Activities & shopping. Pub – The Railway Tavern

Thursday: Free Day -,Visit Mana organic farm, Dance workshop,Beach walk & or walk in Glanteenassig.  Youth activities.

Pub—The Junction Bar

Friday:  Free day. Meal at Community centre  7 .30pm

Saturday :-  Farewell and depart.


The Camp 10 mile trail run organised by Run The Kingdom Sports and Recreation on Saturday last was a huge success.  Well done to all including our local Camp participants who were off their marks every bit as fast as any of the seasoned competitors. A big turnout of local people helped Tommy Dowling and race organisers steward the event which went off without incident or injury. Next years Camp Trail Run is on  27th June, so plenty of time to get ready and maybe even take part, wonderful day, great social event and a good day out for Camp too.


Comharchumann  Uan Chiarrai was founded in 1974 by a group of local farmers who saw the need for a lamb fattening station in the peninsula. From small acorns great oak trees grow and the co-op was soon to evolve and become a thriving business,  which today is one of the biggest wool co-op’s in the county and provider of  farm products to farmers. To celebrate the success of 40 years, the Comharchumann had an open day on Thursday last which was hugely attended and was a great success. The original committee of James Brosnan, Cathaoirleach, Michéal O Mórain, Rúnaí, Pat Quirke, Derrymore, Robert Blennerhassett, Camp and Thomas O Sullivan, Baile an Asaigh are still on the coiste today, along with Co-op Manager Sean Moriarty, who was there on Thursday doing business as usual with special reductions to mark the occasion.

The day concluded with with the celebration of Mass followed by refreshments.  We hope that this wonderful community initiative, the epitome of what “Europe”   today  calls  “the bottom up” approach blossoms and develops into the next century. Go n-eirí an sláinte Libh go léir !!


Congratulations to Kenneth Kelliher, Garrahies, Camp and Deirdre Crowley of Cork who were married on Saturday, 28th. June in St. Mary’s Cathedral Killarney and held a wonderful reception with a large gathering of family and friends at The Killarney Heights Hotel, Killarney.  Go n-éirí  an t-adh libh !


This years GAA Cúl Camps in Annascaul is taking place from Monday July 14th till Friday 18th of July. The camp runs from 10am till 2.30 pm each day. Age groups from 5 – 13 years old . Registration can be done online at or on the morning of the camp on July 14th at the pitch.


Camp Cash Cow Family Day out and Annual Fundraiser will be held on Sunday, August 3rd.  Tickets available from members of Camp Community Council. All proceeds go towards Camp Community Sports Field Development fund.


Castlegregory Summer Festival is on from July 9th. to July 13th.  Lots of fun activities for all the family. So off to Castle to enjoy the festival and support our neighbour village as well.


The  7th  annual  Annascaul  Beerfest  which  will  be  held  in  the village  on  August  Bank  Holiday  Weekend  1 – 3  August. The  festival  has  grown  over  the  last  6 years  and  this  year  we  will again be hosting the event between Friday and Sunday. The 2013 event raised €4, 200 for Acquired  Brain  Injury  Ireland  and  €1,000 for local  Annascaul  groups. 2014 will see donations being made to Kerry Cancer Support Group and 2014 will see the launch of both on-line donating and on-line purchasing.  See website –


Eamonn Hickson better known for playing football for Annascaul and local author/writer of renown in recent times is to set a Guinness World Record for the longest journey completed reversing a Tractor and Trailer. Eamonn is to take on this mammoth task reversing his tractor from Dingle to Annascaul on Saturday 2nd August, in aid of the Kerry Cancer Group via Annascaul Beerfest. So come on everybody !   Come out and cheer him on and support Eamonn on the day !  Good luck Eamonn, what a great challenge to take on and in aid of a very worthwhile charity too !