Camp Notes – August 2018



On Saturday 18th August, Christina O Shea, Killelton, Camp married Tadgh Scanlon, Cappaclough, Camp at St. Marys Church Camp. Afterwards a wonderful wedding reception was enjoyed by over 200 guests at The Ballyroe Hotel, Tralee. A teacher at our local Aughacasla National School, Christina is much loved and very popular with all her young pupils who along with the entire community wish Christina and Tadgh a long and happy life together and many blessings.


Kilgobbin Parish fundraiser held on August 6th at the Old School Camp raised E1585.00 towards essentails repairs to Kilgobbin and Killiney Churches. The orgainsers would like to thank all who generously donateed to the stalls and gave of their time and support. Also a big thank you to all who came and made the day so successful. It was a happy day with wonderful fellowship.


Ned O Shea Crowhill, Annascaul and The Merchant and O Sheas Hotel, Dublin passed away peacefully on Saturday 18th August last Ned was a true legend in his own lifetime, a loyal and proud Kerryman and Annascaulman. The Merchant was and still is the headquarters for all Kerry people in Dublin up for All Irelands or indeed for any other occasions.

Kerry man of the Year and Chairman and President of The Kerrymans Assoiciation, Dublin and playing music for Bill Clinton, former Presdident of America in the Whitehouse, Ned took it all in his stride and when a neighbour or musician from West Kerry came into the Merchant, the salutation from Ned was “ have you a bed for the night” He was a humble man who never forgot his roots.


Ned surely epitomised the quote from the Poem of Rudyhard Kipling“ during his lifetime, He did indeed “walk with kings and not lose the common touch “

Ned will be sadly missed by everybody who knew him. Sympathy is extended to his sons and duaghters John, Pat and Cathal, Geraldine, Noranne and Teresa, His siter Nora, grand children, great grand children, sons in law, daughters in law, exrended family. and friends.

 Neds wife Mary predeceased him. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis !


NIGHT AT THE DOGS:Annascaul GAA will be holding a fundraising Night at the Dogs at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium, Saturday 8th September. Tickets, priced at €10, include entry to the rack track on the night and a race programme, and can now be purchased from players and committee members. As well as being a fun night out, this is an important fundraising event for our club development plans and we look forward to as much support as possible.


Paddy O Brien was always fundraising for cancer research and other charities and on September 8th at Camp Junction Paddys Picnic, a day long fundraiser is being organised by Paddys family and friends in aid of the Kerry Palative Care Unit, at University Hospital Kerry, where Paddy spent the last few weeks of his life in the wonderful care of the Nursing staff at the Unit.

The family fun starts at 3.00 and up to 6.00 p.m. There will be fun activities for Kiddies, face Painting, Clowns and more.

Camp Kittens, Dingle Berries and Special guests will entertain from 7.30 p.m. – 9.30, followed by some great craic with comedian Joe Rooney, Pat McDonnell and a Fr. Ted Tribute, the evening will conclude with Katsquire until Late. BBQ and raffles too. Tickets E10.00. Please support ! Donations will be gratefully accepted if you are unable to attend !


The Festival of Kerry is always one of the greatest closing events of the summer in Tralee and around the county of Kerry too. And the fun and great atmosphere of the occasion has always spilled out to us in Camp too. And last week when the Roses came to lunch at Ashes Bar and Restaurant, there was none more delighted and excited than the local children whose admiration for the lovely Roses was palpable.

Afterwards they headed down to Sandy Feet Pet Farm and onto Maharees for a Jaunt with Denny Cronin. And the parish had a Rose Escort too, Daniel O Connell from Inch was an escort to 2 of the roses over the week in Tralee. And Ocean View Nursing Home had their own party with music and dance and staff donning Rose sashes and the residents loved it.


On Friday, 14th September a Table Quiz will be held in Ashes for Camp Fair which is round the corner ! Everybody welcome. Proceeds towards trophies and prizes for the fair.


Camp Sheep Fair is falling on Tuesday 18th September. Sheep Show, Adult and Childrens Fancy Dress and Face Painting. Pet Show and Sheep Show and sheep for sale ! Mutton pies and music and craic in the pubs. All perpetual trophies and cups for the sheep show to be returned to Ashes Bar Camp before the Fair please.






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