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


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

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

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

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