Little Amanda Gouvea Horan was just two and a half years old when doctors broke the news to her ...
Hospitals treat the illness, Barretstown treats the child
Barretstown offers free, medically endorsed camps and programmes that are designed for children and their families living with cancer and serious illness – all supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.
2015 - A record breaking year
We have welcomed over 2,700 campers and brought the magic to over 2,500 more children through our Outreach Programmes
It costs €4.8m each year to run
97% of these vitals funds are raised from the public, we only receive 3% government funding
Free of charge for campers
All costs including medical, food, accommodation and travel are covered by our amazing supporters
Be part of the magic
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Our volunteers are an integral part of making camp happen. Whether you have a day, weekend, week or ...
What is Barretstown?
At Barretstown we run residential camps and programmes for children and their families affected by cancer and serious illness.
We offer a range of adventurous, fun and challenging activities which are supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.
Barretstown Winter Wonderland
Due to the fantastic response Winter Wonderland is now sold out for both visits to Santa and general admission, sorry for any disappointment.
Event Details: Join us for a fantastic Christmas filled day in the beautiful setting of Barretstown. With Christmas market, face painting, Christmas caroles and much more this is a day out for all the family.
Location: Barretstown Castle, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare
Date: Sunday 11th December, 2016
Meet some of our amazing supporters
Barretstown has been part of my life for 9 years now. From being a shy, unconfident, and sick teen, ...
Rebecca Egan took part in the Dublin Marathon in 2015 for Barretstown. She has both worked and ...
Ruth O’Sullivan from Rathfarnham in Dublin is a Barretstown ambassador. She has also been a ...
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