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Around the Districts: Ballylongford to Camp


After just arriving from Abbeyfeale for the Kilflynn tractor run on Saturday were Ger Ahearn,Brian O Connor,Chris McGrath,Alan O Connell and Larry Collins.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

After just arriving from Abbeyfeale for the Kilflynn tractor run on Saturday were Ger Ahearn,Brian O Connor,Chris McGrath,Alan O Connell and Larry Collins.Photo Moss Joe Browne.

After just arriving from Abbeyfeale for the Kilflynn tractor run on Saturday were Ger Ahearn,Brian O Connor,Chris McGrath,Alan O Connell and Larry Collins.Photo Moss Joe Browne.



Church Arrangements

Mass arrangements for the coming Weekend: at St Michael the Archangel Church in Ballylongford are as follows: Friday Morning 24th June Mass will be celebrated at 10am Friday is the feast day of The Sacred Heart. Saturday evening 25th June Vigil Mass in Ballylongford is at 7pm this mass will be offered for Donal O Neill, Rusheen, Anniversary Mass. Sunday morning 26th June mass will be at 10.30am

Masses in St Mary’s Asdee are as follows: Thursday 23rd June at 10am. Sunday 26th June Sunday morning mass at 9.30am this mass will be offered for Gabe O Connor, Kilcolman, Months Mind, John & Teddy Kennedy, Asdee, Phil Dee, Craughdarrig, Anniversary Mass Blessed Well Mass in Asdee will be celebrated at the Blessed Well on this evening Wednesday 22nd June at 7.30pm.

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Mass times are Saturday Evening at 7pm and on Sunday at 11.30am, you can watch any of these masses on your phone, tablet, computer or smart T.V. Parish Secretary is available on Friday’s between 9am - 1pm.

Eucharistic Ministers & Readers On the basis of names received to date, rotas for the next few months for Eucharistic Ministers and Readers are as follows: St Michael’s Church Ballylongford.

Road closure

Please note that Main Street in our village will be completely closed to all types of traffic beginning on Monday July 11th to Friday July 22nd from 9am in the morning until 8pm in the evening inclusive as major Road works are being carried out. Alternative Routes will be signposted in advance.

Cemetery Masses

The Local Annual Cemetery Masses will take place on the following dates: Aghavallen Cemetery Rusheen on Friday July 1st at 7pm. Lislaughtin Abbey Friday August 5th at 7pm and Relig Mhichill Old School Road on Friday 2nd September 2022. The Neighbouring Cemetery Masses are as follows: Gale Cemetery Annual Mass will be held on this Thursday June 23rd at 8pm. Kilahenny Annual Mass will be held on Friday 22nd July at 7pm and Kilconoly Annual Mass will be held on Friday 29th July at 7pm. Would families with family graves in these Cemeteries please ensure that their family graves are clean and tidy ahead of these masses. Thank you.

Tidy Towns Notice

In preparation for this year’s Tidy Towns judging, the local Tidy Towns volunteers have been working tirelessly cleaning the streets, weeding, painting and planting hanging baskets/ window boxes with multiples of flowers all around the Village and approach roads to the village. Thanks to the group’s dedication and work, there is currently a massive display of brightly coloured flowers to be seen all about the village. Unfortunately, last Friday night in an act of vandalism somebody removed one of the hanging baskets from the bridge area and dumped it into the river. The basket is broken and can no longer be used. The matter has been reported to the gardai and they are examining security cameras on nearby premises to try and identify the culprit(s).The matter is very upsetting for the Tidy Towns volunteers who give their time freely to improve the appearance of the village for the benefit of the whole community. This act is nothing short of disgraceful and complete disrespect for a group of voluntary people who are endlessly trying to enhance and make the image of our village a one that we are and must be extremely proud of.

G.A.A. Lotto

The Weekly Lotto Results for Saturday last June 18th are as follows: Jackpot €2,050. Numbers Drawn: 4, 5, 10, 31. No winner. Lucky dip winners €20 Micheál Mason, Online, €20- George McNamara, Ahanagran, €20 - Eileen Barrett, Lenamore, €20 - Sean Moriarty, Listowel, 3 x Free Tickets Phil O Carroll, Asdee. Next draw is Saturday 25th June next. Next Week’s Jackpot is €2,100. Tickets can be purchased from our local ticket sellers, Heaphy’s Centra and Online by clicking on the link

Thanks for your continued support!

Inclusion of items

If you wish to submit items for inclusion in the Weekly notes please note that all items must be submitted by 8pm on Sunday evening prior to publication anything later will not guarantee that such items will appear. Items for inclusion can be emailed to either or or contact Numbers (068) 43938 or 087 9528919.


Clothes collection

Many thanks to everyone who dropped bags to our clothes collection, your support is very much appreciated.

Play Ball Lotto

The numbers drawn on Monday 13th June, for a Jackpot of €14,500, were 9, 10, 15, and 27. There was no winner of the Jackpot. Congratulations to the following Lucky Dip winners: €30 Tommy Horan; €20 Neil Breen; €20 Brendan O’Keeffe.

Thanks to Jer Lynch, Joanne, and David Long for doing the draw live on Facebook on Monday evening. We thank those who supported us at the Ballymac Senior Game V Austin Stacks last Sunday and everyone who supports us every week. It is so much appreciated.

Next week’s Jackpot is €14,600.00 and the draw will take place on Facebook Live on Monday 20th June after 6 pm Ticket sales close at 6 pm sharp. Tickets can be purchased by clicking on or via our mobile app and our sellers are Paula Silles, Gene O’Keeffe, and The Halfway Shop. The closing time for entries from the shop will be 4 pm on Monday next to facilitate the draw.


GAA action

Time to get on the road to support Brosna in their penultimate game of the SFL. Dromid, the jewel of South Kerry, is our destination on Saturday, 25th at 7pm. Looking forward to the scenic drive and a lively game. See you there.

Our U15 KnockBrosna amalgamated team will be in Knocknagoshel on Wednesday taking on Duagh at 7pm. This is a North Kerry League Div 2 game and definitely one not to be missed.

Fathers’ Day

A belated shout out to all the wonderful fathers, grandfathers, step fathers and Godfathers in the Parish. Your efforts certainly don’t go unnoticed. I saw facebook awash with words of love flying in from all corners of the globe for the wonderful dads, still with us or passed on, who leave a lasting and meaningful legacy for so many.

Leaving Cert

Well done to all the students who completed the recent Leaving Cert. After so many stop-starts over the past year with lockdowns, masks, safe distancing in schools and so forth, it’s been a complex and unique time for all. The courage and fortitude with which you navigated all of this chaos will stand to you. Enjoy your summer.

Music Weekend

Check out Kate Pat’s and the Sportsfield Bar fb pages for a schedule of the music sessions that will be taking place this coming weekend. We send a special welcome to Patie Curtin who is coming home and we look forward to seeing and hearing him on his fiddle over the weekend. It’s always a pleasure to see Patie.


Silver Jubilee

Parishioners from all over the Peninsula joined Fr Michael Moynihan, Priest in charge of the Corca Dhuibhne Pastoral area in celebrating the Silver Jubilee of his ordination to the Priesthood in St. Marys Church Dingle on Friday last. Mass of Thanksgiving was celebrated, followed by refreshments. Congratulations, Fr. Michael, may you be blessed with good health and contentment to continue your good work, spreading the Gospel of Christ in the communities of the Dingle Peninsula and the Diocese of Kerry. Comhgáirdeacais, go n-éirí an t-adh leat, Fr. Michael.

Camp Community Council

On Saturday next 25th June Camp Juniors/Camp Community Council will host the inaugural Laurie O Leary (Lol) U16 girls League Cup Final.This final is between Killarney Celtic and Inter Kenmare. Everyone involved in underage soccer in Kerry and beyond over the last25 years will be aware of lols tireless involvement in promoting and coaching underage soccer. The news of his passing in Janaury 2021 was met with great sadness by all who knew him. Everyone is welcome to Camp Sportsfield on Saturday to celebrate the life of one of lifes true gentlemen.

Football on TV: Camp Community Council will screen the Galway v Armagh game on Sunday 26th at 1.45 pm and also the Kerry V Mayo match at 4.00 pm.Both games will be shown on the big screen (6 metres) in the Community Centre in Camp Sportsfield. Seating and tables available. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Due to Covid we have had a long wait to show a Kerry match on what is an impressive screen with surroundsound.

Camp ICA

End of an era, Camp ICA has closed and an arbutus tree has been planted in the sportsfield to commemorate the wonderful people and activities associated with it. Cairdeas Camp has pickleball sessions Tuesday and Thursday 7-9pm and indoor bowls Thursdays at 4pm in the sportshall. New members welcome. Bígí linn.


It was with shock and sadness that the people of Camp learned of the death of Dr. Paddy Rice, Cappaclough in Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Patrick, Paddy Rice now resident Doctor in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba, Canada died peacefully on June 13th, He was aged 70. Paddy is remembered with great fondness in his native Camp, his great sense of humour, interest in everyone and everything in Camp. Paddy never forgot his roots and on every visit he called into his neighbours, who looked forward to seeing him again. Paddy was one of the cleverest scholars ever to pass through Camp School.

Aged twelve, he was awarded a County Council scholarship to St. Brendan’s College, Killarney where he was a full time boarder up to the age of 18. He was only at St. Brendans a few weeks when he received the sad news of his fathers death.

He helped on the family farm for Christmas, Easter and Summer holidays. From St. Brendan’s, he went to University College Cork (UCC) to read medicine. Each summer as a student, he travelled to London, where two of his sisters lived. He worked as a porter at Whipps Cross Hospital during the day.

At night, he played the tin whistle and busked on the London Underground with three friends boasting a repertoire of four to six songs. As he described it himself, six on a good night, four on a bad night. Paddy often hitchhiked home from Cork. Whenever he was picked up, he asked the driver, Do you want me to stay silent, do you want me to talk to you or do you want me to sing you a song, one driver asked him to sing a song and Paddy remembered with pride that the driver was none other than Ronnie Drew of The Dubliners who told him he had a great way with a song.This musicality held him in good stead throughout his life. During Wren Day celebrations 26th December, his brother Michael fondly remembers performing with Paddy a capella in Peter Dalys pub in Camp.

Paddy graduated from UCC in 1975 and returned to Whipps Cross Hospital to work on rotation across the hospital. After a couple of years, he moved to Cambridge, England, to complete his training as a general practitioner. He lived in Cambridge for three years before he transferred to Old Church Hospital in Romford, England. In 1981, Paddy moved to Leaf Rapids in Northern Manitoba, Canada before moving to Beausejour and then Rossburn. His next stop was Portage La Prairie. This would eventually become his home and final resting place. Throughout his life, Paddy sought out ordinary people with extraordinary stories. Just like his wide academic interests, Paddys sporting pursuits ranged from marathon running to boxing to Ukrainian dancing.Paddy was one of the original group of eight doctors who came together from different clinics across Portage to establish the Portage Clinic. This collegiate way of working suited his temperament and he was proud that this collaborative model was a success.

Echoing his childhood, within a year of moving to Canada, Paddy was called back to Europe after the tragic death of his sister Anne. He returned to London and travelled home to his sisters funeral. He was a great comfort to his mother and siblings at this deeply sad time.

Paddy’s love of learning never stopped. He constantly added to his medical training and qualifications. He became the flight surgeon for the local air force base and a Medical Examiner too. In 1994, he met the love of his life, Delnora and the birth of two sons Gareth and Liam made their family complete, a family he loved and was so proud of. Paddys philosophy of life, The man who made time made plenty of it, quoted by a colleague at his funeral service say it all, Paddy was an unique human being, Ni beidh a leithéid ann arís. Go ndéana Dia trocaire ar a anam usual.

Predeceased by his parents Michael (Mikey) and Mary Ann (Mae) Rice nee Finn, his brother Sean, his sister Anne, his niece Monica, his son Andre and sister-in-law Marcella. Paddy will be very sadly missed by his wife Delnora and sons Gareth and Liam, his sisters Brenda and Mary, his brothers Michael and Martin, his brothers-in law Michael, Tommy, Gareth, Charles, James and sisters-in-law Teresa, Katrina, Zelia, Euline and Emlyn and by his nieces and nephews, Gráinne, Maurice, Micheál, AnnaMaria, Michael (Sonny), Thomas, Stephen, Anne, Nicholas, Pádraig and Sarah as well as his nephews-in-law and nieces-in-law and grandnephews and grandnieces. See Funeral Service on for full Obituary.