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 Source:   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 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:   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

Brannockstown Live Nativity

Brannockstown Live Nativity

  Here is a community story on how the wonderful community of Brannockstown came together to share the magic of Christmas but also to raise funds to support Barretstown.   Brannockstown Community Group brought a Live Nativity to the village on a perfect winter’s day in December.  The organising group was made up of local … Continued

Amanda Christmas Appeal

2018 Camp Wish List

The following is a list of items currently required for our 2018 camp sessions. Dining Hall Games & Cottages Uno Cards Dobble Game Decks of cards Kids plug in night lights Good quality unopened new   LED no flame- Battery Tea Lights Fairy lights Large Umbrellas Toiletries: toothbrushes & toothpaste Sets of new ear plugs Entertainments … Continued

Run the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon for Barretstown

The feeling you get having crossed the line to complete a marathon is unique, crossing it knowing you have helped change the lives of others is special. Brian completed the SSE Airtricty Dublin Marathon for Barretstown in 2016. Here is his story on how he went about raising funds and having Barretstown as an added motivation … Continued

Lukes Day Community Event

Luke’s Day

Patricia Luke’s mum decided to start a community event to raise funds for Barretstown as it was a place close to her son Lukes heart. Read her incredible story below: We decided to organise this fundraiser in memory of our son Luke who passed away just over three years ago. Luke passed away from a brain … Continued

Barretstown Reconnect

Barretstown Reconnect

  71% of Irish adults say that ‘play’ helped them make friends and build relationships during their childhood 90% feel children should have more freedom to play and 69% believe there is too much emphasis on ‘organised play’ for children today Barretstown is encouraging adults to reconnect with their childhood this August through our new … Continued

Ríoghnán, who passed away in 2014

Etna Flanagan still loving the game that brought her smile back

Source: The Irish Times – Thu, Jun 8, 2017, 06:00 Cliona Foley It is a bit of an understatement to say that Etna Flanagan bucks some sporting trends. One recent Irish survey threw up the startling statistic that 35 per cent of women aged 25 to 34 who were not involved in team sport believed … Continued

Citywest Fun Walk 2017

Citywest Fun Walk 2017 – Thank You!

    Citywest Fun Walk 2017 A huge thank you to everyone who came out in force on Thursday for the 6th Annual Citywest Fun Walk. The event raised an impressive €19,708.80 (and may even reach €20k with some company matched giving!) The Citywest Fun Walk was a great success due to the support of … Continued