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Michéal Martin pictured with Dee Ahearn and Don O'Mahony at the launch of Barretstown's new accomodation building, Paul's Hideout

Barretstown launch new volunteer accommodation building Paul’s Hideout

On Thursday 5th May we were delighted to officially open Paul’s Hideout here in Barretstown, our new accommodation building for our amazing volunteers at camp. It was an honour to welcome an Taoiseach Micheál Martin to Barretstown to officially launch this new building. Named in honour of Barretstown founder Paul Newman, Paul’s Hideout is the … Continued

New Facilities at Barretstown

We are excited to unveil the newest addition to our amazing facilities here at Barretstown. This beautifully converted bus and courtyard will provide a quiet place for families to relax and enjoy a cuppa while also offering a fun space for children’s activities. A huge thank you to the Mace Group and all of their contractors … Continued

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International Women’s Day 2022 – Celebrating our staff!

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to the programme managers that make the Barretstown activities what they are! Michelle Moroney – Onsite Programme Manager How does it feel for you working in a team of women to deliver the programmes in Barretstown? I am very proud of the work we do at Barretstown. I … Continued

Sprinkle A Little Magic This Christmas

Cancer steals the magic and fun from childhood. You can give it back this Christmas. This Christmas we need your help. At Barretstown we have created a magical world, where children, like Darragh, can come to get a break from their illness and rebuild the confidence cancer can take away. Where they can experience the … Continued

Wrapped in Kindness Supports Barretstown

Wrapped in Kindness is a new online store offering a thoughtfully curated collection of contemporary Irish Design gifts such as jewellery, prints, ceramics, textiles and homewares. It was founded by Julie Gaffney, a Mum of 3 and former finance manager, in Passage East, County Waterford. As the name suggests, there is a unique charity concept … Continued

Share a Virtual HUG

  Join our HUG army and share some positivity! We all need a little positivity in our lives at the moment. That’s why we want you to Share a HUG for Barretstown. 32 Barretstown campers from every County in Ireland have come together to Share a HUG for Barretstown and they’re asking you to do … Continued

Kitty’s Story: Urgent COVID 19 Appeal

  We need your Support this Spring! Read on as Kitty shares her Barretstown story with us, detailing first-hand the impact Barretstown has had on her and her family. Kitty and Amelia were really looking forward to coming to our Sibling camp this Spring, but now all Spring and Summer camps have been postponed due … Continued

Pippy’s Adventures on the Radio!

We were delighted to hear a great radio interview with Children’s author and Barretstown supporter Mary Grace on the Bookline show on Liffey Sound 96.4FM over the weekend! Mary has kindly been donating profits from her wonderful children’s book “Pippy’s First Adventures” to Barretstown, to help keep spreading the magic! You can have a listen … Continued

Barretstown Live is… live!

  Barretstown Live is… Live! Barretstown is very excited to announce the launch of ‘Barretstown Live’ – a new online interactive platform to Livestream Barretstown’s programmes to homes nationwide. The COVID-19 crisis means that children with a serious illness like those who come to Barretstown, who are immune-compromised, are currently even more isolated. That also means … Continued

Bake Sale for Barretstown

Bake Sale For Barretstown

Here is Barretstown Mum Karen’s story We recently did a cake sale in memory of Jack Linnane, our little boy who passed away 6 years ago. Olivia his sister misses him so much so that we decided to have a happy event in his memory to include all her school friends and at the same … Continued

Sunshine Warriors

The Sunshine Warriors

  Here is the story of an amazing Barretstown Mum and her friends taking on the Barretstown St. Kevin’s Way 25km Challenge to help impact the lives of serious ill children.   Ethan was born a healthy and happy baby boy who loved his two older brothers and big sister. He had such an adorable … Continued

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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 donation is almost doubled by Serious Fun partner Abercrombie & Fitch

    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. Barreststown are … Continued

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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

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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