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

Lycee Francais D'Irlande

Lycee Francais D’Irlande inspirational fundraising!

This is a fantastic story written by 5th year student Rebecca Rolland from Lycee Francais D’Irlande. This story shows how students working together can help impact several charities and Barretstown are delighted to have been chosen as part of this amazing project! Here is their story : The LFI Charity Club is a group of 4th, … Continued

Paris 2 Nice Charity Cycle

Paris 2 Nice Charity Cycle

Paris 2 Nice Charity Cycle – Fundraising Participant Story 2018 In September 2018 Ciaran Walker took on the Paris 2 Nice cycle challenge for Barretstown here is his story: I took part, along with over 50 others, in a week-long charity cycle from Paris to Nice, just over 700 km, which is organised annually through … Continued

Bake for Barretstown

Bake For Barretstown!

Cake Sale at the University of Hertfordshire   The 1st of November 2018 smelled very nice at the Science Building of the University of Hertfordshire, UK. A wonderful and excited group of PhD students, Research Associates and Fellows from the Life and Medical Sciences School organised a Cake Sale to support Barretstown. Despite the heavy … Continued

Making cents count: micro-donations in Ireland make the difference for seriously ill children

This is a fantastic piece about how your company can get involved in helping Barretstown. Pennies for Barretstown is a fantastic initiative that shows the impact of lots of little donations. To find out more on how you can get involved email corporate@barretstown.org Source: https://pennies.org.uk/making-cents-count-micro-donations-ireland-make-difference-seriously-ill-children/   Back in September 2016, after 6 years successfully raising … Continued

Triathlon Challenge 2018

Aoife’s Fundraising Story

  Triathlon Challenge 2018 At the beginning of 2018 I set myself a personal goal of completing a Triathlon in 2018, something I’ve always wanted to do. As the year progressed I decided to extend this goal to three Triathlons in 3 months in Summer 2018 and thought it was a great opportunity to raise money … Continued

Job Role

Serious Fun with Abercrombie and Fitch Volunteers

We have some amazing supporters at Barretstown and Abercrombie & Fitch and the The A&F Challenge are an example of that. Each year we welcome some of their wonderful staff members to volunteer at camp and here is their story.     Did you know that our wonderful camp t shirts are gifted to us … Continued

Eimear and James at the Med Shed

Living with a child’s cancer

The Irish Times – Health & Lifestle www.irishtimes.com Written By :Alana Kirk   Few of us even want to think about our children becoming seriously ill, let alone imagine it. Possibly because the reality is far worse than most of our imaginations. Putting terror and heartache aside, the sheer logistics of coping with a child’s … Continued

Corporate Quiz Thank You

Barretstown Corporate Quiz

Thank You! A HUGE congratulations to the winners of the Barretstown Corporate Quiz, William Fry! It was a close contest but William Fry took the winning trophy in the end – Congratulations!   The annual Barretstown Corporate Quiz is an event that raises much needed funds for Barretstown. We are delighted to announce over €20,000 … Continued

Craddockstown Golf Club

Craddockstown Golf Event

  Craddockstown Golf Day A massive Barretstown thank you to all our players and sponsors for all their support of our Charity Golf Day.  This event would not have been possible without the support from Craddockstown Golf Club and all their committee members – thank you!     Our Sponsors: Craddockstown Golf Club Abbey Electrical … Continued

Ellen Kinch Memorial

The Ellen Kinch Memorial cup is an amazing and incredible fundraiser in memory of Ellen who was a camper and advocate of what we do at Barretstown. We are honoured to be a part of this amazing tournament. Here is some information about the event from her sister Jackie We organised the Ellen Kinch Memorial cup on … Continued

Citywest Funwalk 2018

Walkers and runners The walk is such a success thanks to the walkers and runners who take to the streets in Citywest Campus. With nearly 400 participants on the day it was amazing to see everyone come out to be lunchtime heroes for Barretstown. We hope you all had a fantastic time and enjoyed the fantastic … Continued

Misha Ffrench

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The Irish Times Tue, May 1, 2018 Reporter: Michelle McDonagh Link to article: https://bit.ly/2I2z1Th   Meet Misha All Misha Ffrench Molloy wants is to be a “normal” 14-year-old, whose biggest worries are her upcoming Junior Cert and what to wear to the next disco. However, as a teenager with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), life is an uphill … Continued

Box for Barretstown

Box 4 Barretstown

We have some amazing fundraising stories here at Barretstown and this one had such a massive impact on a Barretstown family. I will let Barretstown Mum Yvonne tell you all about it: I had to email you to tell you about the day we had in Bray Friday with the Gardí.   To say we … Continued

Batteries for Barretstown

European Recycling Platform (ERP) Ireland European Recycling Platform (ERP) Ireland is powering positivity at Barretstown in a new three-year initiative, ‘Batteries for Barretstown,’ aimed at increasing awareness of battery recycling and raising much-needed funds for Barretstown. Batteries can be recycled free of charge in any retail store selling batteries, in schools, libraries, civic amenity sites … Continued