About the Charity
Barretstown is part of the Serious Fun Children’s Network founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman. Barretstown came to life in 1994 and since then we have welcomed over 25,000 campers from across Europe through our gates.
Along with its sister camps around the world, Barretstown supports children with serious illness and their families. Through our Therapeutic Recreation programme children regain confidence, independence and self-esteem in a medically secure environment whilst having a lot of fun.
Barretstown is a registered charity (number CHY10715) in Ireland and is also a registered company in the UK (Charity No. 1046648) and a registered charity in Spain. Our facilities are located at Barretstown Castle in the foothills of the Wicklow Mountains in Co Kildare, Ireland.
Board Of Directors
Barretstown is headed by a Board of Directors reflecting a mix of public sector, statutory, specialist and fundraising skills. The Board is the governing body, the leader and steward of Barretstown.
Childcare Advisory Commitee
Barretstown’s policies are determined by leaders in the childcare field. Click here to learn more about our Childcare Advisory Committee.