Childhood stops for seriously ill children. At Barretstown we Press Play on childhood.

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Press Play

Press Play

Childhood stops for seriously ill children. At Barretstown we Press Play on childhood.

Families always talk of how a diagnosis of serious illness means that normal family life stops, everything becomes about the sick child and the fight to save their life. Barretstown helps children and their families deal with the emotional and physiological scars often left after months and years of treatment. Hospitals treat the illness but Barretstown treats the child.

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Kildare Village Pop Up Shop

Kildare Village Pop Up Shop

We are very excited to announce the launch of the Barretstown Press Play pop up shop in Kildare Village this Saturday 2nd Feb, running Wednesday to Sunday every week until Sunday 23rd Feb.

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Med Shed Appeal

Without the Med Shed, there is no way James could have gone to Barretstown. And if James hadn’t ...

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Laughter Campaign

“Healing doesn’t just happen in hospitals and laughter may very well be the best medicine” ...

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Come to camp

Come to camp

Interested in coming to camp? Our 2019 sessions are open for applications. Find out everything that you need to know in relation to coming to camp.

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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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Be part of the magic

Volunteer

Our volunteers are an integral part of making camp happen. Whether you have a day, weekend, week or ...

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Support Us

Find out how you can be part of the magic, from donating, to fundraising, to getting your company ...

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