Muireann Scally and Ryan Jones of Campa Gael.

New summer camp focuses on values of a true Gael

It is coming around to that time of the year again when summers out and holidays are in and summer camps are starting up. This year there is a new camp on the scene, Campa Gael.

Campa Gael is an Irish Language and sports summer camp set up to promote the values of a true Irish Gael. It is aimed for boys and girls between 8 and 15. It is centralised around four main objectives and values which we promote during our Camp: Sport, Language, Culture, and Fun.

Running this camp are Muireann Scally and Ryan Jones.

Muireann is the newly announced captain of the Westmeath camogie team. She has played on this team for many years and was a member of the All Ireland winning teams in both 2017 and 2019.

Muireann started her camogie career in Crookedwood and is still playing all her club camogie there. Along with all the camogie, Muireann also plays Gaelic football with St Loman’s.

Muireann is a PE teacher by profession. She studied in the University of Ulster in 2018 and that was where she reignited her love for the Irish language.

As part of her course, she had the opportunity to teach her subject through Irish in a Gaelscoil in Belfast. Since then she has kept herself in tune with her cúpla focal.

Ryan is originally from Eglish, County Tyrone, and lived in London for the 10 years before moving to Mullingar to take up a teaching post in Mercy Secondary School, Ballymahon.

He has long been steeped in the GAA culture and was part of the All Ireland Minor winning teams for Tyrone in 2010.

He also represented London GAA for five years before moving to Mullingar, where he played a pivotal role for St Loman’s as they went on to win the Westmeath Senior Championship in 2020.

Sign up for Campa Gael here, or contact Muireann and Ryan at 085 7075962, or