Brandon Murphy at Camp

Tumour Op Left My Son Paralysed

Irish Daily Star Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 Reporter: Naomi McElroy Mum reveals brave Brandon battled back after brain surgery left him unable to move or speak. Being told your 4 year old child has a brain tumour is one of the toughest things a parent can hear, but for mum of two Kirsty Murphy, it … Continued

Caroline Daly at Camp

Caroline’s Barretstown Journey

  An inspiring story of a mothers loss of a child and how she channeled her love of photography to help her with her loss. This is Caroline’s story: When Emily was alive because of her condition she slipped through all the nets and there was little or no support for her or us as … Continued

Charity Cycle

Cork to Galway Charity Cycling Challenge for Barretstown

This is an story of how a group of friends came together to remember their dear friend that they lost to breast cancer by completing a charity cycle. Sharon Comiskey was an inspirational adventurer. Warm and generous to all she met, Sharon loved people, nature, travel – and her family and friends. Two years ago … Continued

Barretstown Soup Kitchen

Fundraising for Barretstown – Soup Army Story

  At Barretstown we have some amazing fundraisers! These fundraisers are always coming up with new and innovative ideas to help us raise the €4.8m we need each year to make the magic of Barretstown a reality.  Millie and Eve at just 10 years of age are just two young fundraiser’s that turned something that … Continued


Autumn Appeal: The Murphy Family share their story

The Murphy Family share their Barretstown story to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer to experience the magic of camp. Please DONATE today.   For Brandon, life was full of joy, not to mention plenty of singing and dancing before he got sick. According to his Mum, … Continued

Barretstown Newsletter

Your Serious Fun Newsletter

How you’re helping to create magic Jaime Jane was just three years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Cancer ruined her Christmas, and kept her in bed on Christmas Day. For 18 months she struggled through painful treatment and was kept out of school, and away from her friends. Last spring Jaime Jane attended a Family Weekend … Continued

Lough Boora 2016

Fairy festival in Co Offaly works magic in aid of Barretstown

The Irish Times Reporter: Conor Pope Lough Boora Family Fairy Event There was high drama in a midlands bog on Saturday when Snow White got trapped in a fairy tree and a mini riot broke out as little people fought hard for a seat on a wishing chair. “I’m stuck and so is my hair,” the … Continued

Summer Appeal Conor Fitzgearld

Summer Appeal: The Fitzgerald Family share their story

Summer is a time of fun and holidays for most families, but it can be particularly hard for families living with a serious illness.   The Fitzgerald Family share their Barretstown story to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer to experience the magic of camp. … Continued

Hospital Outreach Programme

Laughter is a Tonic for Kid’s in Hospital With Serious Illnesses

The Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 Reporter: Helen O’Callaghan Helen O’Callaghan reports on a volunteer programme that aims to ease the boredom and uncertainty experienced by children in hospital. FIFTEEN years old and a patient at Cork University Hospital (CUH), he was distant at first. Drawing pictures just didn’t do it for him. But when it … Continued

Find Out More Dublin Mountains Challange

Dublin Mountains Challenge – Registration Now Open!

Back by popular demand, the Dublin Mountains Challenge is taking place on the 29th May. Registration is now open so head on over to registration and get your entry in!   If you’ve never taken part before and you’re wondering what it’s like, read what Emma Nolan has to say about her experience doing the … Continued

Volunteering at Barretstown

Volunteering at Barretstown

I became volunteer because I wanted to give something back. I never realised how much I would get. I’m a 19 year old law and accountancy student, so not perhaps the most obvious choice for a volunteer at Barretstown! From the moment I arrived it was the most welcoming place in the world and we … Continued

Thank You Lidl from Barretstown

Lidl smashes fundraising target by raising €1,200,000

Barretstown are delighted to announce that Lidl Ireland has far exceeded it’s €1 million fundraising target. Following a successful three year partnership, we are thrilled to receive €1.2 million. But the good news does not end there as Lidl will be extending the partnership for a further two years and hopes that with the continued generosity … Continued


Break out those runners!

  It’s January again so it’s time to dust off those runners and get training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown! Taking place on Monday 6th June, this is a world class sporting event, dedicated to helping women across Ireland to achieve their fitness goals and raise much need funds for charity.   By … Continued


JOIN Team Barretstown

  It’s open season for sporting events. With the Dublin Marathon, Great Dublin Bike Ride and Ironman 70.3 coming up there is so much for you to choose from and we’d love to you to participate as part of Team Barretstown. Simply enter any sporting event of your choice, fill in our form and we’ll get back … Continued


Barretstown Christmas Cards 2015

This year you can pick up your Barretstown Christmas Cards from your local Lidl store. They have a great selection and a packet of 6 cards costs just €2.99 with all of the profit being donated to Barretstown.

Families and campers

Christmas Appeal… meet Jaime Jane & Seamus

Christmas is a very special time for families, but it can be particularly hard for families living with a serious illness. This Christmas Jaime Jane Hanrahan and Seamus Murphy Cruse share their Barretstown stories, to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer and serious illness to … Continued


Thank you for joining us at the annual Corporate Quiz

  A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Corporate Table Quiz, especially our sponsor Brother Ireland and our MC Quiz Master extraordinaire Tom Dunne. It was a great night and we raised some serious funds to keep the serious fun going! The evening kicked off with a drink and finger food … Continued


Players swung into action for Barretstown!

A great day was had by all in The K Club last Tuesday and 45 fantastic teams of 4 took part! Kerry footballer Colm “Gooch” Cooper spent the whole day with us and kept teams on their toes on the 3rd hole. The K Club’s pro golfer Michael Dixon helped raise funds at the 12th hole … Continued