Camp Notes – 19th. April 2015


The Camp Defibrillator Group would like to thank all who supported the Table Quiz on Friday night

At Ashes Bar.  A special thanks to Sean Barry quizmaster and Pat Moore, Micko, Ashes Bar and all who helped out on the night. Proceeds of the night amounted to E518.00.


Máire Pháid’s funeral equalled any politician or public representative such was the magnitude of it, the numbers of people who came to her wake to sympathise with her husband James and family at her home in Killelane, Dingle on Tuesday evening and again at her funeral following requiem Mass at St. Marys Church, Dingle on Wednesday. The Fíor native Gaeltacht woman from Baile an Lochaigh left a lasting mark on everyone she met, in her job in The Marina Inn and her life volunteering with the local Dingle Youth Club for years and with the “Lá Breá’s, the  students studying Irish who stayed with the family in Baile an lochaigh year after year. Many of them came back to say their last farewell to Máire whose sudden death shocked the entire community of Dingle and the West on Saturday 29th. March. Ni Bheid a Léitheid arís ann, go nDéane trocaire ar a h-anam dilís !  Máire Pháid is survived by her husband James, sons and daughter, sisters, brothers extended family and many many friends.

Former Fine Gael County Councillor,  Arthur Lenihan, Ballymacelligott  who passed to his eternal reward last week was well known in political circles  locally and in Camp in  recent years at The Healy Rae clinics in The Railway Tavern.  Sympathy is extended to his wife, family and friends.

The death of Kitty Kennedy, Riverside, Anagap, Annascaul also occurred recently. Sympathy is extended to all her family and friends to her grandson Patrick who is well known to all of us in O’Dwyers Retail Centre in Camp.

The death of Paddy Goggin, Kellysheight, Castlegregory occurred recently.

Kerry County Council workers formed a guard of honour at  St. Marys Church, Castlegregory on Monday following Requiem Mass as a mark of respect to a fond  colleague who was kind, gentle and deeply committed to the community in his everyday working life. He will be sadly missed by his wife Peggy, daughters Mary, Martina and Joanne, sons Brian and Pádraig, grandchildren, sister Margaret, brothers, John Joe and Thomas, sons in law, extended family and friends to whom sympathy is extended.

Tom O Shea, popular Annascaul and Lemington Spa Publican of Pound Road and Crowhill Annascaul  also passed to his eternal reward last week.  The requiem Mass on Saturday morning celebrated by Fr. John Buckley PP with accompaniment of psalms and hymns so eloquently performed was a fitting farewell to the talented and creative Tom O Shea,  musician and music extraordinaire all of his life – Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam i measc cór na n-aingeal !  Tom was predeceased by his wife Maura and sister Margaret. He is survived by his sons Aidan and John, grandchild, sister Nora, brothers John and Ned, Daughter in Law, nieces, nephews, extended family and friends to whom sympathy is extended.