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

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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.

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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

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Have some serious fun!

From bakathon’s to marathon’s… to creating your own serious fun event there are loads of ways to be part of the magic of Barretstown

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