Camp Notes – 18th March 2015


The daffodils are blooming in Michael O Shea’s garden in the shadows of Curradubh bridge, first signs of spring in Camp !!


Kingdom Kettlebells are now in The Old School, Camp on Fridays 6.15 p.m. A full body workout, for a healthier you,  lose weight and tone up !  For more information contact Diane – 087 7940531.


John Joe O Donnell won the Cheltenham Tipster at the Junction Bar with Timmy Griffin and Anthony Deane runners up and Liam Goodwin and Brendan McCarthy, a close 3rd and 4th. There was great excitement throughout the 4 day event as the 30 participants on the board fluctuated up and down from day to day as the chosen horses won, lost and sometimes fell. However, all was taken in good faith and everybody enjoyed the annual flutter and crack at The Junction. Congratulations, John Joe, Timmy, Anthony, Liam and Brendan and well done to all who took part, it was great fun !! Thanks to Mike and Bernadette and staff for organising The Cheltenham tipster every year !


North and East Kerry Development Company are holding an  information evening on the Leader Rural Development programme and NEKD events/projects at Benners Hotel, Dingle on Thursday 19th March at 7.00 p.m. More information – John Loughrey, 066/7180190.


A Table Quiz will be held in Ashes Bar, Camp on Friday, 10th April at 9.00 p.m. Proceeds will go towards Camp Defibrillator Fund.


Happy  birthday to Francis Herlihy, Kilteenbane, Camp who following his 30th birthday in Ashes Bar, Camp went off to holiday in Australia for 3 weeks.

The Local soccer player and footballer and Castlegregory Golf Clubman who has won  many accolades with his father Frankie will no doubt celebrate with a game or two of golf as downunder.  Glad to hear he is not gone  away to work as previously reported !

Heather O Donnell, Knockglossmore on her way home from London to celebrate her 21st.  was surprised with lots of Birthday wishes when she arrived in Ashes where a packed house were attending a quiz on Saturday night. And her neighbour Fergal Crean was quick to capture the moment taking over the microphone from Sean Barry to sing  “Happy birthday” to Heather.  Could you ask for a better homecoming on your 21st. !!

And in The Junction Bar, on Saturday 7th. March a birthday cake awaited Bartley O Shea when he arrived in for a pint with his friends. A man never to make a fuss about anything was delighted with the surprise and enjoyed a great night with everybody and by all accounts celebrations continued on Sunday. Congratulations to Francis, Heather and Bartley, go maire sibh an chead !


The death of Mary Scanlon (nee Goodwin), The Maharees occurred last week. Mary was a real lady, kind and gentle, very creative and artistic. Mary enjoyed the active retired social occasions held locally and attended the Old School in Camp regularly on Tuesdays, she made many friends all over the peninsula and will be sadly missed by all.

Mary was predeceased by her husband John.

She is survived by her daughters, Teresa, Marie, Christine and Margaret, sons, Tommy and John, Sister, Eileen, brothers Frank,Jackie and Georgie, Grandchildren, Great grandchildren, Sisters-in-law, Brother-in-law,  relatives and many friends. Mary was laid to rest in Killiney Cemetary following Requiem Mass at St. Marys Church, Castlegregory. Sympathy is extended to all.








Camp Notes – 3rd March 2015



A table quiz in will be held next Saturday 7th. March at Ashes Bar, Camp at 9.00 p.m. All proceeds will go towards Camp Playground Upkeep Costs.  The Playground is a wonderful facility for our children. Please support.


Annascaul U/6, U/8 and U/10 will resume training on Sunday March 8th. At 10.15 q.m. in The Camp Astro Turf pitch. Those who are not registered can contact Secretary mairead Clifford or register prior to training. 20 Euro per child, 50 Euro for 3 or more children.


Congratulations to Annascaul Ladiies who won their first league game on Sunday defeating Dromid Pearses in The Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park, Annascaul in cold and freezing conditions.  Well done Ladies !


Well done to all who took part and supported the “Shave or Dye” fundraiser in Ashes Bar, Camp on Saturday Night in aid of The Irish Cancer Society. If you wish to make a donation to this worthy cause, the fund is still open !   Contact – Ashes Bar or Hair Heaven, Camp.


Annascaul Youth Club members are taking part in a 24 Hour Lenten Fast from 8.00 p.m. on Friday 6th. March ending after 7.00 p.m. Mass in Annascaul on Saturday night. Participants are asked to donate the price of a meal to Pieta House. Parishioners, particularly those under 35 are invited to take part in the fast.  Your support is appreciated.


The Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral area Listening Meeting will be held at Benners Hotel on Thursday, March 5th. From 8 – 9.30 p.m. All welcome to attend this meeting which will feed into a new Diocesan Pastoral Plan. Feedback to –


Sympathy is extended to Liam and Mary O Regan, Camp and all the family on the death of Liam’s mother Anne (nee O Doherty), Glasheen Road, Cork and Millstreet. Anne was laid to rest in St. Finbarrs Cemetary, Cork following requiem Mass at The Church of the Immaculate Conception, The Lough, Cork. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dilís.






Campman, Paddy Joe Crean, Knockglossbeg was elected Life President of the London Kerryman’s Association at their AGM held on 18th. February in The Kilburn Bar, London. Paddy Joe is another example of a  great Camp person carrying the flag for us abroad. Congratulations PJ !


Congratulations to Rian O’Sullivan, Camp who was presented with his caps for representing the Republic of Ireland Under 16 team at the UEFA Development Tournament held in Dublin over the past week.

Ireland beat Austria & Czech Republic after penalties and beat Norway 1-0 to finish top of the table.

Congratulations Rian on your wonderful achievement and  best of luck on your travels to Brighton F.C. for a weeks trial.


The Michael O Donnell Memorial Darts Tournament was held on Friday 6th. Feb. in Bolands Bar, Castlegregory and Friday 13th Feb. in The Junction Bar, Camp. Ann and John Joe would like to thank everyone who came and supported both nights and also to Mike and Bernadette Fitzgerald, Raymond Boland and to the 2 darts teams and sponsors.

This years winner are Bolands Bar Team, Congratulations ! The winners of the raffle are O Dwyers Big Box of Chocolates- Jason Quirke, Camp. Wine – Chris O Grady, Castlegregory,

Chocolates – Jason Quirke, Camp. Wine – Chris O Grady, Castlegregory, Hair Heaven Voucher – David Crean, Camp. The Junction Bar Voucher – Lorraine Courtney, Castlegregory. Bottle of Whiskey- John Scanlon, Castlegregory.  Wine – David Crean, Camp. Make up set, The Village Chemist – Catriona Ferriter, Camp. It was a great night and we made €360 which goes to Kerry Branch of The Irish Kidney Association.