Camp Notes – August to October 2015

The annual gathering of The Type 2 Ireland VW CamperClub will take place in Mike and Anne O Neill’s Railway Tavern on next Friday and Saturday October 16th and 17th.  Watch out for them travelling in cavalcade aroundthe Peninsula on Saturday morning. Everybody is welcome to join in the Ceol, Caint agus Craic on Friday and Saturday night, all happening at The Railway Tavern, a really spectacular event, not to be missed !


Camp Sheep Fair was bigger and better than ever this year. Plenty of sheep for sale and horses too.  The winner of the Pen of Best Qaulity sheep was Jimmy O Dwyer adn The Most traditional pen was won by Tom Griffin. Pat Mulcahy got the prize for the best Pair of Donkeys at the Fair and Damien Glazier had the best horse with Patrick O Shea a close second for his fine animal. Mary’s mutton pies at The Junction Bar and Joyces at O Dwyers went down a treat and there was great craic and music in the pubs in the evening.

A Table Quiz will be held in Mike and Anne O Neill’s The Railway Tavern Camp on Friday,  23rd. October  at 9.00 p.m. in aid of Camp United Soccer Club.  Everybody welcome.
1. Annual kids fancy dress Halloween party in Old School Camp Saturday 24th. Oct.3pm to 5 pm…5 euro per child /10 euro per family.  Organisers – Aughacasla School Parent Association.2. Fundraising event for Aughacasla National School. The Camp Drama Group have kindly offered to present their wonderful performance of The Real McCoy Wednesday 28th. Oct 8pm Old School house 10 euro each available through school or Parents Association.
Saturday night with a large circle of family and friends.A great night was had by all!
Another very successful James Fitzgerald tournament was held in Paddy Kennedy Memorial Park earlier today in ideal weather conditions. Annascaul, An Gaeltacht, Dingle, Castlegregory & Keel took part in thecompetition. Much appreciation to the Fitzgerald family for presenting all the young players with medals & the highstandard of football was very evident, so well done to all involved.Coiste Na nOg secretary Mairead Clifford put trojan  work into organising this tournament. Thank you Mairead and a huge thanks to all those who took part and who helped out. Unfortunately our West Kerry U16 team went down to a stronger East Kerry side in the County Final which took place in Keel. Final score West Kerry 1-11 East Kerry 3-15. Hard luck lads but well done on reaching the final!  And  after a great win recently over Mid Kerry, West Kerry Seniors were unlucky on Sunday last when they lost to Kenmare 0-15 to 0-11.   Well done to Campman James Crean and the Hicksons brothers Eamonn and Jason and to Gerard Lenihan and Eoin Curry our Annascaul parish club team players on a great effort forWest Kerry !
Jean Farrell Camp and Rowan Copeland, Castlegregory celebrated their 21st in The Junction Bar, Camp on
And Tina Griffin recently celebrated a special birthday in her brother, Kerry footballer, Tommy Griffin’s pub in Dingle. Again all the family and friends even Camp people were there to celebrate with Tina !Congratulations Jean, Rowan and Tina, go maire sibh aand chéad !

CIORCAL COMHRÁ  – IRISH CONVERSATION CIRCLECiorcal Comhrá gaelainne an chéad Deardaoin don Mhí i dtig Mike Neill, The Railway Tavern, timpeall 9.30 p.m. Fáilte roimh cách !

CAMP ICA We wish to thank the community for their kind support on Camp Fair Day which is enabling us to make 

donations of E1,000 to Kerry Hospice and Cystic Fibrosis and E500 to The Kerry branch of the Irish Kidney Associations this year. 

OBITUARY -Sympathy is extended to Tadgh O Halloran, our local postmanon the recent death of his brother Maurice, late of Ballyduff and Upton, Co. Cork. Maurice was laid to rest in Rahela Cemetary following Requiem Mass in St. Peters and Paul Church, Ballyduff on Wednesday 15th September. Rest In Peace.


Ballinclare Fair held in Annascaul on Sunday was great this year with plenty of sheepand horses on offer.John Prendiville Lispole,The O Donnell’s from Slieve and the Deane’s from Gortanedin,
Girls gaelic football training for Camp/Annascaul was started a few months ago and they have been training hard every Friday evening. The girls are aged from 8 to 11 and are improving week by week.  The emphasis has been on having fun with their friends while developing their football skills. The girls put in a brilliant performance at a recent challenge game against St Pats in Blennerville. They got some great scores and played with lots of skill and determination. Girls from Camp who are involved are Ciara Crean, Emily O Regan, Maeve Slattery, Siun Deely, Tina Fitzgerald, Marie Deane, Grainne O Dwyer, Niamh Gascoigne, Aoife Gascoigne, Emma Christie, Orlaigh Clifford, Nora O Driscoll, Roise Deane, Ciara Slattery and Sarah Foley.  Well done to all the girls and keep up the practice! Training will be finishing up for the winter but will start up again in 2016. Anyone interested can contact Mairead O Shea, Secretary, Annascaul Coiste Na Nog. 087 6962952 or Conor Slattery 087 2312575.
A big thanks to everybody who showed up and supported this great cause even though the weather was not ideal. 

€1335 was raised on the day and was donated to Acquired Brain Injury Ireland. 

There was some great football played under treacherous conditions. Liselton were the overall winners, beating Castlegregory Celtic Fc in the final in a tight game. Liseltons David Hennessy claimed the tournaments bestplayer with some unbelievable saves between the sticks while Camp Uniteds James Crean was top goalscorer. Amajor thanks to Del O Shea and John Bubbles Hegarthyfor volunteering to officiate, it could no have gone so smoothly without them. 

Another thanks has to go to Camp Community Council for donating the delicious food on the day. It was a day where everybody came to remember a great sportsman, friend, uncle, brother, grandson and son. Bawnie will always be in our hearts and occasions like last Saturday show how many peoples hearts he has touched. From all the O Driscolls thank you everyone it was greatly appreciated.
Kathleen (Kitty) McCarthy, nee Donovan, Knockglossmore, Camp, Enniskeane, Co. Cork and Hammersmith, London passed away peacefully last week.  Kitty always proudly flew the Cork flag in the  porch of her home in Camp through goodtimes and bad and at the graveside on Thursday last, Paud paid his final tribute to his beloved Kitty, a true and loyal Corkfootball supporter, when he so eloquenty sang “The Banks of My Own Lovely Lee.”  There wasn’t a dry eye in the graveyard! Ar dhes Dé go raibh a h-anam.  Sympathy is extended to her partner, Paud, Daughter-in-law, Caroline, brothers, Johnny, Tadhg and Jerry, sisters, Philomena and Joan, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.