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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Upcoming Events

This exciting quiz is taking place on Thursday 20th of October 2016 in the Five Star Conrad Hotel Dublin. With Tom Dunne as the MC on the night it will be an action packed night of fun and entertainment!

This night has become a regular fixture in the Barretstown fundraising calendar – as well as raising much needed funds and awareness for Barretstown, it is also a great fun night, with lots of giveaways and prizes throughout the event.

With the money raised you and your company will help to rebuild the lives of children affected by serious illness.


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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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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