Camp Notes – 29th December 2014



Camp Drama are presenting “a Wake in the West’ on  Fri 16 th and Sat 17 th January at old school Camp at 8 pm . Proceeds will go to Church of Ireland Camp and St Mary’s Church Camp.Tickets available from O’Dwyers Mace and Mary Moran 0864089504. Tickets will also be available at the door. Last chance to see this hilarious comedy


Congratulations to Breda O Driscoll, Ballygarrett, Camp and Michael Murray, Ballyphehane, Co. Cork on their marriage on 19th December last. Family and friends joined the happy couple in a wonderful celebration in The Park Hotel, Killarney. Go n-eirí an t-ádh libh.

CAMP 2014 – some items in the local news


Drama –  Camp Drama Group presented  “A Wake In The West” to packed houses all over West Kerry and on special invitation in England too. The hilariously funny comedy which centres around a wake in West Kerry in 1970’s Ireland is still on tour almost 12 months later. Director – Máire Uí Mhóráin. Cast –  Fergal Crean, Eileen Quirke, Keith O Flaherty, Karen Blennerhassett, Ann Eager, Breda Quirke, Gene Finn, Mike O Neill, Mike Nolan.  Assistant Director – Keith O Flaherty,  Stage construction and design – Padraig O Móráin and Ann Eager, Lighting and sound – Keith O Flaherty and Michéal O Móráin, Front of House – Hazel Evans, Prompter and Tickets – Mary Knightly, Door –  Martin Quirke.


Lotto win – There was great excitement in Camp when Andjrianna McCormack, Glandine  won an amazing E133,000 in The RTE winning Streak Show.  And Andjrianna’s  lucky mascot was her husband Joey’s Kerry Minor Football Medal which he won in 1996.

U/21 KERRY MINOR – James Crean did the parish proud when he lined out with the u/21 Kerry Minors against Cork scoring 1 goal and 3 pts on Wednesday 12th March.


CAMP COMMUNITY COUNCIL ENVIRONMENT CLEAN-UP – The community came out and did a clean-up  around the area over the Easter Weekend. An overwhelming amount of debris was collected which was removed by Kerry Co. Council bin collection on Tuesday, 22nd April.



“After Sarah Miles” by Mike Hilliard Mulcahy was performed by Don Wycherley at the Old School Camp . The Talented,  Mike Hilliard Mulcahy Aughacascla is Writer, Director, Producer  of  “Beyond The Brooklyn Bridge”  which is his debut play and achieved success for him nationwide in Ireland and abroad.


CELEBRATION OF LIGHT – Camp joined with other Kerry communities in hosting the Recovery Haven ‘Celebration of Light’ on Friday 20th June on the beach at Garrahies Gap.


CAMP INAUGURAL 10 MILE TRAIL RUN – The Camp 10 mile trail run organised by Run The Kingdom Sports and Recreation was a huge success.  Our local Camp participants 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.

CAMP ICA – took on new gardening projects – poly tunnel in Community Sports Field and the Camp Stone in the welcome area at the Junction, not to mention all the other creative and artistic activities they engage in throughout the year and their weekly  Wednesday walk in hail, rain or snow and in sunshine too and taking in the beautiful scenery of Camp and West Kerry areas, uphill and beaches too.

CAMP TOWN TWINNING –  Camp hosted families from the communities of  Glomel and Tazones in July.  It was a most enjoyable week filled with entertainment and fun, culture, music, song and dance.


CAMP CASH COW – Biggest fundraiser of the year for Camp Community Council held in Camp Community Sportsfield on Sunday 3rd. August. Lucky winner of the big prize – Eilish Ashe, Gortbreagogue, Annascaul.


The Annual Brendan Bawnie O Driscoll Soccer Tournament  in aid of the worthy charity Acquired Brain Injury Ireland was a great success. Camp United won the tournament. Organiser Christopher O Driscoll.


ALL IRELAND GLORY – Kerry won the All-Ireland on the double. And Camp’s own Liam O’Regan, Physio and Sports Masseur was one of the people “behind the Scenes” working and preparing the victorious Kerry Minor Football Team. Liam runs regular clinics in Camp and  in The Skellig Hotel, Dingle.

CAMP JUNCTION ANNUAL VINTAGE DAY – Great day of old farming traditions, this year included turf cutting, A 2015 Calendar chronicles some highlights of the day.  All proceeds to The Irish Kidney Association.

CAMP SHEEP FAIR – A great social event not only for sheepfarmers and friends, but  for everybody in Camp, young and old. Aisling O Donnell, Kilteenbane was the owner of the Prize winning Best Horse on the day, Jack Crean, Knockglossbeg won the most traditional pen category and David Crean, Knockglossbeg owned the prizewinning pen of best quality sheep at the fair.


NEW SPORTS FACILITY IN CAMP COMMUNITY FIELD – Camp Community Council developed a state of the art  All Weather Astro turf pitch in Camp Community Sports field with financial support from NEKD Leader Development Company and Sport Capital Grant. A Field Development Committee are organising ongoing fundraisers to raise shortfall in funds. Camp Community Council invite any clubs/schools/groups etc. who may be interested in using the facility to forward details by email to the following address.


The Redemptorists Fathers, Limerick delivered a Parish Mission to Annascaul/Camp/Inch parishioners.  Fr. John Buckley PP was delighted with the attendance and success of the mission.


ROWING –  Camp Ladies crew of Eileen Quirke, Ailise Deane and Breda Quirke are winners of this years Coiste Lar na gCurrachai National Curragh racing League. They won 7 out of the 10 races in the League and were also winners of the All-Ireland Curragh racing Championship held in Rosmuc earlier this summer. The overall prize is an all expenses paid trip to Barcelona in March where they will represent Ireland in a Curragh racing competition on Saint Patrick’s weekend.

CHRISTMAS DINNER – Camp Active Retired enjoyed a lovely Christmas dinner in the Old School on 18th December. Lunches and entertainment is provided every other week throughout the year with the help of Community Council CE project, Thomas Ashe, Camp Community Council and Anne Moynihan, HSE, Kerry.



Camp Community Council were blessed with sunny weather for their Annual Reindeer Run and walk around the scenic Camp area on Saturday 28th December.  All proceeds going to The Sports Field Development fund.


There were times of joy and times of sadness throughout the past year !  loss of loved ones and  great happiness and joy on the arrival of new life into some of our families,  May 2015 bring peace and joy, health and happiness and many blessings into all of our homes !


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