Barretstown Christmas Cards 2015

This year you can pick up your Barretstown Christmas Cards from your local Lidl store. They have a great selection and a packet of 6 cards costs just €2.99 with all of the profit being donated to Barretstown.

Thank you for joining us at the annual Corporate Quiz

  A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Corporate Table Quiz, especially our sponsor Brother Ireland and our MC Quiz Master extraordinaire Tom Dunne. It was a great night and we raised some serious funds to keep the serious fun going! The evening kicked off with a drink and finger food … Continued

Players swung into action for Barretstown!

A great day was had by all in The K Club last Tuesday and 45 fantastic teams of 4 took part! Kerry footballer Colm “Gooch” Cooper spent the whole day with us and kept teams on their toes on the 3rd hole. The K Club’s pro golfer Michael Dixon helped raise funds at the 12th hole … Continued

Meet the Godden Family & hear their Barretstown story

Unfortunately every week in Ireland three families learn the devastating news that their child has cancer. No parent ever thinks that their child will get cancer. And no parent thinks they will ever have to face the possibility that their child could die. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, everything becomes about what you … Continued

run Dublin Marathon Kevin Shorthall

Run the Dublin Marathon for Barretstown

Your support will change the lives of children who have been affected by serious childhood illness. Children like Danny, pictured below with his dad Brian, come to Barretstown often having spent a long time in hospital. Danny has battled cancer not once but twice and he is only 5 years old.

Impact in Action – read our annual Newsletter

Each summer we produce our annual Serious Fun Newsletter, bringing together the highlights of the past year and outlining the impact made possible by our amazing supporters.  Thank you to everyone who helps to make the magic happen! Read your online copy below, enjoy some camper stories and learn about our Outreach Programmes in hospitals, … Continued

Camp Information

Fairy Door Tea Party – HUGE thanks!

Huge thanks to Bord na Mona for the fantastic Fairy Door Tea Party that took place in Lough Boora on Saturday in aid of Barretstown! Between storytelling, a fairy safari and the tea party there was so much happening to keep children of all ages entertained. Almost 5,000 people attended the event. Barretstown ambassadors and … Continued

Please take part in the Barretstown Golf Outing

  We are delighted to announce the launch of the Barretstown Golf Outing, kindly sponsored by LR Suntory. The event is taking place on the 29th September on the prestigious Palmer Ryder Cup Course in the K Club, for golf enthusiasts it’s a day that’s not to be missed! There will be two Shotgun starts, … Continued

The Barretstown Open Day

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Open Day on Sunday 5th July, it was an amazing day and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. A huge thank you to our sponsors Brady Family Ham, and all the amazing volunteers. Without the support of our volunteers … Continued

An Evening with Roy Keane in aid of Barretstown

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the first in our Barretstown Talks series. A special thanks to Roy Keane and Matt Cooper for giving up their time and ensuring it was such an enjoyable night.

Dublin Mountains Challenge… a huge thank you!

Feet were sore but the spirits were high after over 500 people took to the mountains for the Dublin Mountains Challenge on Sunday! Taking on both the 24km and 42km distances everyone had a great day and we want to thank all those who made it possible. All the participants, we hope the legs don’t ache too … Continued

The Hothouse Flowers and Mundy: Exclusive Concert at Drayton Manor

Join us for an exclusive concert featuring top Irish act’s The Hothouse Flowers and Mundy on Thursday 28th May at 7.30pm. This special night is being generously hosted in Drayton Manor, the private home of Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy in Co Wicklow. Tickets for this exclusive event, in such a unique venue, cost just … Continued

Citywest Fun Walk 2015 – be a lunchtime hero!

  Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for the 4th annual Citywest Fun Walk on Friday 15th May 2015. This lunchtime fundraising event has gone from strength to strength gaining lots of support from a variety of businesses and residents in the Citywest Campus. 2015 was the biggest year yet! Thanks to all … Continued

Team building with Barretstown

Eversheds Sports Day and BBQ for Barretstown – 11 June, 2015

Barretstown are delighted to confirm that the 5th Annual Eversheds Sports Day for Barretstown will take place again this year on the 11th June, 2015 in Herbert Park. Companies are invited to join us for an afternoon of old fashioned school sports day fun in a surprisingly challenging and competitive day – the perfect team building opportunity! … Continued

Med Shed

Med Shed Appeal: Alexa and her family share their Barretstown story

To hear a child who has been battling cancer laugh so much that tears run down their face and milk squirts out their nose is one of the most wonderful sounds you could ever hear. To Leo, and the rest of our family, Barretstown is THE most magical place on earth” Alexa, Leo’s Mum Without our Med Shed, … Continued

Online Donation Technical Problem

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our online donations. The system is completely secure, but not all donations are being processed and we are not being notified of your contact details so that we can thank you appropriately. If you wish to donate please call the fundraising team on 045 864 115 or … Continued

Sabina Higgins visits Barretstown to mark International Childhood Cancer Day

Barretstown calls for support to reduce our waiting lists Barretstown is marking International Childhood Cancer Day, by calling for public support to help reduce our waiting lists.  All Barretstown’s programmes are provided entirely free of charge for the children and families who attend. We expects to increase the number of campers we serves by 19% … Continued

Fundraiser - Mini Marathon - 2014

Take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown

Whether you walk, jog or run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday 1st June, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of children with serious illness. Barretstown runs an activity based programme of Therapeutic Recreation for children with serious illness and their families. By taking part in the VHI Mini Marathon … Continued

Paul Newman at Barretstown

Celebrate Paul Newman’s legacy and ‘give a moment’

Our founder Paul Newman would have celebrated his 90th birthday on January 26th last year. More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children living with serious illnesses had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun. So he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little … Continued