Camp Notes – January – May 2016

Fay Brophy tells of her  positive experience on The Dingle Way/Kerry Camino Walk in her article in The Magazine in The Sunday World on Sunday last.
Fay described in detail her welcome in Camp having come through a tough first Day on The Dingle Way Walk. The views across Tralee Bay on the North and Dingle Bay on the South, Fay describes as Breathtaking !  the welcoming lights of The Junction Bar in Camp, the smoking chimney issuing signals of warmth and civilisation. Dinner was one of the best she had in a long time.  Even better the pub was opposite Fay’s accommodation for the night, Camp Junction House Bed and Breakfast.  And Fay had dogs who were warmly welcomed by owner John, who provided an apartment, a most comfortable cosy place to stay for the night.  And the joys and excitement of the walk through Annascaul, Lispole and into Dingle town and around the peninsula is captivated wonderfully in Fay Brophy’s excellent report in the Sunday World.
A great article and great beginning to our new year and a boost for local Tourism in The Dingle Peninsula.

Killorglin drama group are staging the award winning play by John McDwyer “Callaghan’s Place” in the old school Camp on Saturday 27th February at 8pm.This is a moving story about contemporary rural Ireland set in the 1980’s. It tells the story of a family fighting for survival. The daughter is about to leave home and suddenly a stranger arrives into Callaghan’s place and the whole community is thrown into a quandary of curiosity.  Tickets E12.00, available at O Dwyers/Mace.
Childrens Art Project on Sunday 21st. February, Old School, Camp  2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Theme 1916 to 2016.  Bring your own paints and brushes, please.    Contact Brid – 087 6885520. Go Raibh Míle !
A public meeting, attended by numerous invited public representatives and guest speakers, was held at The Club Rooms in Castlegregory on Saturday 6 February. On the agenda was the ongoing problem of coastal erosion in Maharees caused by the wind and high tides. Having studied coastal processes in Maharees for many years, NUIG physical geographer Dr. Eugene Farrell, whose father J.J. hails from Duagh, presented a very informative lecture. His research has found that over the past one hundred and fifteen years the Maharees coastline has receded by 72m at one point. He identified a combination of increased storm surges and human activities such as overgrazing and uncontrolled access to the beaches as the main culprits in recent years and called for a comprehensive management plan to put in place. Apart from a lack of funding, the immediate installation of coastal protection measures in a Special Area of Conservation, such as Magherabeg, is apparently restricted by the need to conduct environmental impact studies.
The meeting was also addressed by Dr. Enda McGovern, Associate Professor in Marketing at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. He informed the audience that the new challenges presented by global warming will demand solutions that have not been attempted in the past. When the meeting concluded the attendance were little wiser as to what could be done. Was it in the hands of the County Council, the OPW, the National Parks and Wildlife or could local people take their own initiative? Meanwhile, the erosion of the Maharees coastline continues apace.
A further public meeting on coastal erosion will be held at the Club Rooms Castlegregory on Tuesday next 16th February at 8.45pm. All welcome.
Above report from mahareesheritage Facebook page.
Congratulations to  Bolands Bar team on winning and we would like to thank the following people The Junction Bar, Camp for the first night and the food and Bolands Bar for the final night and food, to all the players and everyone who attended both nights. I would like to thank all the sponsors who gave us prizes for the raffle. The following winners:- 1st prize Hamper Nora Scanlon 2nd prize Pisces voucher Mike Hayes 3rd prize The Junction Bar voucher Dillon Daniels 4th prize The Village Chemist voucher Dan O Connor 5th prize Hair Heaven voucher Gerard Farrelly 6th prize bottle of  champagne Tom O Flaherty 7th prize bottle red wine & choc. Pauline McDonagh 8th prize bottle of red wine Shane Quirke 9th prize bottle white wine David Barrett 10th prize bottle rose wine Jason O Connor 11th prize box of choc Vincie O Driscoll 12th prize box of choc John O Connor We raised €436 for The Kerry Hospice.
For the past number of months discussions have taken place with Kerry Co Co regarding the realignment.of the junction at the old post office. Discussions have also taken place with the householders at the site who have generously donated part of their landholding to the project. Kerry Co Co have now agreed to proceed with this work which will result in increased sight lines for all road  users thereby increasing road safety. The cost of this work is slightly over 9,000 euro which has now been allocated following the intervention of Cllr. Jim Finucane and Brendan Griffin T.D. Kerry Co. Co intend beginning this work, weather permitting, towards the end of March.   Report courtesy  of Secretary, Camp Community Council.



Valerie Sweeney’s play entitled Where’s The Missus, a plot full of intrigue, romance, excitement and fun was performed by the very versatile Camp Drama Group to full houses on Wednesday and Thursday night last at the Old School, Camp.   And it was lovely to see some newcomers,  Jacinta, playing the part of Daisy,  told me the last time she was on stage was with the Young Entertainers !

There are still a few tickets left for this week performance on Thursday and Friday, available at O Dwyers/Mace at E10.00.  Proceeds raised in the raffle was E838.00. Valerie and all wish to express their grateful thanks to everybody for their support !


Avail of this unique opportunity to grow your own fruit and veg. A choice of indoor and

outdoor allotments on one picturesque site. All organic manure etc. on site plus a personal

service.  Contact Gene, 087 2270547.















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