Champions 4 Golf

Champions 4 – Fund raising campaign in aid of Barretstown Children’s Charity

About Champions 4 Champions 4 was inspired by Brennan Simkins, a 10-year-old cancer patient and budding artist who suggested to McTeir that he join all four paintings together with a four-leaf clover. Working with Brennan, McTier created a magnificent quartet of the “Irish Major Champions” centered on Brennan’s four-leaf clover design.  “I thought it was … Continued

Dee Ahearn

Barretstown CEO: ‘There is nothing wrong with being wrong…I wish I had the confidence to speak up when I was starting out’

Irish Independent 04.04.17 – Online Editors Dee Ahearn, chief executive, Barretstown My biggest discovery through my working life has been that communication is the single most important requirement in order to lead an organisation successfully. You can have the best strategy in the world, but if you can’t communicate – which involves both explaining and … Continued

Wendys Daughters at Barretstown

My Journey with Barretstown

Wendy is one of our camper mums who has experienced the effect of Barretstown on her whole family especially her daughter Niamh who was diagnosed at 3 with juvenile arthritis. The below is a short account of her story: Barretstown when first mentioned to my daughter roughly 5 yrs ago was something she was not interested … Continued

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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon – Inspiration

This is the story of Ruth and her daughter Madeleine and how they saw completing the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon as a celebration of recovery. Will you join Ruth and Madeline and take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon and make your miles more meaningful? Sign up HERE Ruth’s Story In 2011 Madeleine was diagnosed with … Continued

The Hayden Family

Spring Appeal : The Hayden Family

Seán was just six when he was diagnosed with cancer, read his story to see how Barretstown helped put the pieces of his family back together. Donate HERE to make a difference to the live of children like Seán living with serious illness Meet The Hayden Family  Mary is the mum of four wonderful children … Continued

volunteering at Barretstown

You get back more than you give when you volunteer

Irish Examiner 03.03.17/ Reporter Gwen Loughman Gwen Loughman looks at the social and psychological impact volunteering has on everyone involved “The human impact of volunteering is massive” These are the words of Derek Fanning, manager of Tipperary Volunteer Centre who believes it is the small things we don’t see that can leave the biggest imprint on … Continued

Amanda Christmas Appeal

Magic Makers Thank You!

We are in the business of making magic at Barretstown – but that magic couldn’t exist without the support of a group of special companies who took part in our recent Magic Makers Annual Fund Appeal. Our 2016 Magic Makers Appeal was hugely successful with 85 generous companies supporting us at various levels. The video … Continued

Samantha Rowe-Beddoe

Former Barretstown Camp Director Samantha Rowe-Beddoe donates £50,000 to Barretstown

Samantha Rowe-Beddoe, a former Barretstown Camp Director and philanthropist, along with her husband Gregory Nasmyth donated £50,000 to Barretstown. It’s not every day we receive a cheque for £50,000! So we were delighted when a former camp director of Barretstown, Samantha Rowe-Beddoe and her husband Gregory Nasmyth, contacted us about making a very generous and … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge Group

FAQ’s Dublin Mountains Challenge

Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s Below are a list of some the Frequently Asked Questions that some of you may have around Dublin Mountains Challenge. These are just a brief outline around the event and we would really like to answer any additional questions you might have. Donna and Jane from the community team would love … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2017

Dublin Mountains Challenge – Put on your hiking boots for Barretstown

James Story Last year was our first year to do the Dublin Mountains Challenge for Barretstown and four of us completed the 24k circuit. I had been involved in fundraising for Barretstown through my work because they had been our corporate charity partner for a few years. I had been lucky enough to experience what a … Continued

The Ice Witch Cast at Barretstown

Ofegus Theatre at Barretstown

    Ofegus Theatre was established in December 2010, by Leslie Lalor and Niamh Hogan, to bring affordable Children’s theatre to all. Since then they have put on numerous different productions in theatres in Dublin. Last year they started bringing their wonderful shows to Barretstown to bring magic to all the families for free. Daylight Robbery … Continued

Amanda Christmas Appeal

Barretstown Christmas Appeal – Meet Amanda

    Little Amanda Gouvea Horan was just two and a half years old when doctors broke the news to her devastated parents, Paula and Ned. Amanda had Leukarmia. Paula says It was like the floor went from under me. In an instant our whole world came crashing down. Amanda has Down Syndrome but that’s not a … Continued

Families and campers

Christmas Appeal – Meet Jaime Jane

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 to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer and serious illness to experience the magic of camp. Please donate … Continued

Best Will Week – October 31st to November 6th

  Best Will Week For Barretstown Best Will Week is a great opportunity for those considering leaving a legacy to avail of help and advice from local solicitors and to learn more about legacy giving. Barretstown joins together with over 70 other charities around Ireland who are involved with Best Will Week, to ask you … Continued

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Jasper the Barretstown Bear

Jaime Jane and Jasper the Bear Five-year-old Jaime Jane is helping Barretstown to promote the sale of Jasper, a new soft toy that can be bought at H.Samuel and Ernest Jones stores across Ireland. Proceeds from sales of Jasper – the 3rd annual cuddly toy available from the two store brands – will be donated … Continued

Barretstown Corporate Quiz

A Great Evening At The Barretstown Corporate Quiz

  Barretstown Corporate Quiz 2016 We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the Barretstown Corporate Quiz on the 20th of October, for making the night such a great success raising over €24,000. Congratulations to the team members from Renaissance Re who won the much coveted Barretstown Quiz trophy after a hotly contested race … 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

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

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