Say Yes to the dress

Say Yes to the Dress for Barretstown

  Sue is such and inspiration. If you have two minutes please read her story:   In November 2017 our little girl Sadbh was very sadly stillborn following a diagnosis of non immune hydrops at her 20 week scan. Despite the odds she survived until full term but sadly passed away during delivery. Following this … Continued

St Kevin’s Challenge

A massive thank you to all 359 walkers who took part in our St. Kevin’s Way 25km Challenge on Sunday, it was a super successful event.  We’d also like to thank all the amazing volunteers who came from far and wide to help us on the day!  We couldn’t do this event without the mighty … Continued

Four Peaks Challenge

Four Peaks Challenge

‘A massive thank you to Eoin Feeley, Gavin Brown, Tom Darcy, Senan Edwards & Bryan Kane who took part in the ‘Four Peaks Challenge’ on June 21st and to all who supported them with their fundraising events which raised a whopping 15k in aid of Barretstown’ on behalf of all of us here at camp … Continued

Leman Solicitors Charity Challenge

Leman Solicitors Charity Challenge raises over €20k for Barretstown to support their 25th anniversary!

    On Saturday 7th September 2019, staff from Leman Solicitors climbed eight mountains in Wicklow to raise money for Barretstown Children’s Charity, who are celebrating 25 years in existence this year. Leman’s annual company challenge called Leman LeMountain, saw teams of Leman employees enthusiastically fundraise over €20k through donations to the firm. John Hogan, … Continued

Christmas FM

Christmas FM announces Barretstown as official charity partner for 2019

Christmas FM wants to “press play” on over 850 days of life changing programmes at Barretstown, rebuilding the lives of seriously ill children.   Christmas FM is delighted to announce Barretstown, the organisation that serves children and families affected by serious illnesses, as the official charity partner for the Christmas radio station for 2019.   … Continued

Ellen Kinch Memorial Cup

On Sunday 9th June 2019 there was 16 teams representing 4 counties including, Carlow, Westmeath, Wexford and Wicklow attended Tinahely Gaa pitch in Wicklow to remember a great person and take part in The Ellen Kinch Memorial Cup! It consisted of each team playing a mininum of three 7 aside games! There was great skill … Continued

Maynooth University Cheque Presentation

Maynooth students raise over €30,000 for Barretstown

Barretstown Castle, Kildare, June 25   On Tuesday 25th June Maynooth student representatives visited the Barretstown campus in Kildare to present them with a cheque that will help children living with serious illness to have some serious fun.   Every year Maynooth Students’ Union and Maynooth University Clubs & Societies choose a charity and fundraise … Continued

Charity Awards Winner_CHARITY

Barretstown Charity of the Year 2019

We are absolutely thrilled to win Charity of the Year 2019 at the recent Charities Institute Ireland’s Excellence Awards #CiiAwards2019. Nominees were judged on transparency, purpose, strategy, evaluation and impact.  What a win and what a year to win it, as we celebrate our 25th anniversary. A huge thank you to all of our team … Continued

Taking on the Dublin Marathon for Barretstown

  Paul put meaning in his miles and took on the Dublin Marathon for Barretstown. Here is his story on why he decided to take up the challenge. Everyone here at Barretstown is thrilled that he took it on and in turn helped to impact the lives of children living with serious illness. Below is … Continued

Amundi Cycling Team

Amundi Cycle Challenge

One of our long term corporate supporters Amundi took on a charity cycle for Barretstown. Here is the story of their determination and how they took up this gruelling challenge to make a difference for seriously ill children. From everyone at Barretstown we just want to say Thank YOU!   On Thursday 13th June, 10 … Continued

Fleming Medical

Barretstown ‘Med Shed’ all set for another Season!

We have some incredible supporters at Barretstown and Fleming Medical are just that.   Since 2010, Fleming Medical has been donating medical supplies to Barretstown’s onsite Med Shed.  The “Med Shed” is the camps Medical Centre, it is designed to be a sheltering, friendly environment to provide care for minor injuries, general paediatric problems, and … Continued

Naas Commuity College

Colour Run For Barretstown

Claudine and Naas Community Collage hosted their first colour run and here is just a few words about the event. Thank you to everyone involved we were blown away by the support by the whole team so thank you!     Naas Community College hosted their 1st Colour Run on 19th May in Mondello Park.  … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2019

A massive Thank You to all our participants of the Dublin Mountains Challenge. Feet were sore but the spirits were high after 572 people took to the mountains for the Dublin Mountains Challenge on Sunday! Taking on both the 24km and 42km distances everyone had a great day and we want to thank all those … Continued

Emma Byrne Foundation Fundraiser

We have some amazing volunteer’s here at Barretstown and this is a snap shot of one of the incrediable fundraiser that they have put together to help support seriously ill children here at Barretstown.   FOUNDATION AMBASSADOR – JOHNNY WARD PATRICK O’LAOGHAIRE (I have a Tribe)  MARY KATE GERAGHTY (Le Galaxie) PODGE (Ham Sandwich) AND LOADS MORE… THE EMMA … Continued

Comedy Night For Barrettsown

Comedy Night For Barretstown

Gemma held an amazing fundraiser for Barretstown and helped bring laughter not only to the people who attended her massively successful comedy night but also helping to bring laughter into the lives of seriously ill children. Here is what Gemma had to say about her fundraiser for Barretstown: They say “laughter is the best medicine” … Continued

Superhero Campers at Camp

The Kiernan Family

This weekend at Barretstown we had the lovely Kiernan Family. They had attended a camp at Barretstown last year where they had a wonderful time. After that experience Sarah and Hazel wanted to run a fundraiser for Barretstown. The girls asked their principle if they could run a pyjama day at their school. The school … Continued

Essentra Dublin Mountains Challenge

Your company will love the Dublin Mountains Challenge!

101 staff from Essentra Packaging took part in the 24k route of the Dublin Mountains Challenge for the first time last year and this is what they had to say:   “After 54 staff volunteered to help on-site at Barretstown left them with a sense of being somewhere very special, almost magical – it was … Continued

Kildare Village

Barretstown Press Play Pop Up at Kildare Village

What’s Happening? 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. Join us in our pop-up shop to experience some of the Serious Fun of Barretstown. Enjoy some free family fun … Continued

ERP Ireland and Barretstown Shortlisted for Green NGO of the Year Award 2019

ERP Ireland DAC and Barretstown, have recently been shorted listed for Green NGO for the Year Green Awards 2019. The  Green Awards is a leading platform for sustainability intelligence, leadership and innovation in best green practice in Ireland. The Awards intend to help business gain recognition for their achievements throughout the year in protecting and … Continued

Social Scene Youth Group

Youth Club Social Scene Christmas Fundraiser

Local Youth Club Social Scene have chosen Barretstown to support their annual Christmas Party and here is their story: Social Scene youth club in Stratford on Slaney, Wicklow choose Barretstown for the 2nd time as their charity for their Annual Christmas Party.  Kellie, Paddy and all the leaders do an amazing job with the young … Continued