Lidl Celebrates One Year in Partnership with Barretstown

Lidl is delighted to celebrate its 1st year in partnership with Barretstown which has already seen the company raise €330,000 for the children’s charity in just 12 months. More than 3,500 employees have been busy fundraising right across the country for Barretstown, headed by 140 Barretstown Buddies in every Lidl store in Ireland. Funds have … Continued

A great day was had in Lough Boora

A great day was had by all in Lough Boora Discovery Park last Sunday! The highlight of the day, the ‘Battle of the Giants’ featuring Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Scottish giant Angus was a great success. Two separate workshops were held where children got the opportunity to make axes and shields. They then went … Continued

Glanbia and Barretstown: A Lasting Legacy

Glanbia have been dedicated supporters of Barretstown since 2008. During that time Glanbia’s 2,000 strong Irish employees, combined with the Avonmore brand and Glanbia plc, raised a staggering €1.6 for Barretstown. Over the years Glanbia staff have cycled hundreds of miles as part of the Tour de Kilkenny, climbed Ireland’s toughest peaks and have held … Continued

Declan Molloy, 22, shares his Barretstown story

Declan Molloy, shared his powerful and moving Barretstown story with our amazing donors recently, read his story here… “Fourteen years ago I was a frightened little boy hearing the most devastating words any child can possibly hear… “you have cancer. You might die.” What followed, was basically the worst time of my life. I hated … Continued

Dublin Marathon

Are you taking part in the Dublin Marathon?

Why not make your miles more meaningful with Barretstown?   Taking part in the Dublin Marathon is an amazing personal challenge, and it’s even better if you’re part of Team Barretstown. The event takes place on Monday 27 October and online entry is now open. Download the brochure here to find out more – Barretstown … Continued

20th Birthday Celebrations

  Barretstown is marking a significant milestone this year celebrating our 20th anniversary. A key event in the our calendar was our 20th Anniversary Birthday Party held on site on the 5th July, here in Barretstown. Past campers, past volunteers and our supporters joined us to mark this special occasion.  A big thank you to … Continued

GloHealth Mullaghmore Triathlon

The GloHealth Mullaghmore Triathlon takes place on the 14th of June in the picturesque surroundings of Mullaghmore. We are delighted to announce that Barretstown has been selected as the official charity partner for the race.  GloHealth has recently chosen Barretstown as its corporate charity of choice; this race is the first strand in its fundraising activity. … Continued

Barretstown & Glanbia: Sowing the Seeds of Magic at Bloom

After an amazing 5 days at Bloom, we are very delighted to announce that the Tim Austen designed Barretstown & Glanbia Sowing the Seeds of Magic Garden won a Silver Gilt medal and was also the very proud winner of the People’s Choice Award. Designed by renowned garden designer Tim Austen, the garden created a magical, thought … Continued

Photographer aims to raise €80k for Haven and Barretstown

Acclaimed Irish commercial photographer David Cantwell has today launched ‘Snap Dragons’, a unique photo collection of almost 30 world-famous photographers and their famous photos, to raise money for the charities Haven and Barretstown. The first of its kind, the book captures images of the photographers who normally operate entirely behind the lens, and brings them … Continued

Barretstown & Glanbia Garden Launched at Bloom

Barretstown and Glanbia will once again join forces and host a unique Barretstown garden experience at Bloom in the Phoenix Park over the June bank holiday weekend. Designed by the award winning landscape architect Tim Austen, the garden will recognise the five year partnership between Glanbia and Barretstown which has raised an amazing €1.6 million … Continued

Get the Bloom Look

Do you want to recreate the Barretstown and Glanbia Sowing the Seeds of Magic garden look at home? We will be updating this page with lots of information on how to recreate the look and where you can buy the different plants and features from our garden. The garden was designed by Tim Austen, a … Continued

Caitlin Doyle – Age 8 from Wexford would love to come to Barretstown.

Caitlin is just one of the hundreds of children who are waiting and hoping for their chance to come to Barretstown this year. Seven Years ago, Antoinette and her husband Declan brought their four children Seamus, Oisín, Ciaran and baby Caitlin – to one of our family camps. Oisín had a rare form of Leukaemia. … Continued

Celebrate the start of Summer at the Eversheds School Sports Day

Celebrate the start of Summer at the Eversheds School Sports Day & BBQ for Barretstown Join us for the Eversheds School Sports Day & BBQ for Barretstown on Thursday 5th June, from 4pm – 7pm, for an afternoon of old fashioned school sports day fun. Activities will be followed by a BBQ in Herbert Park to celebrate Barretstown’s … Continued

Dream Baby Dream for Barretstown

A GROUP of campers from Barretstown have released a powerful and moving version of Dream Baby Dream, a song made famous by Bruce Springsteen. The song has been released to mark the 20th anniversary of Barretstown, which has provided therapeutic recreation or “serious fun” for over 27,000 campers since our foundation by Paul Newman in … Continued

At great day was had at the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

Girl Power! Congratulations to the 220 ladies who took part in the recent Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown. The ladies travelled from Meath, Galway, Waterford and beyond in support of Barretstown, and they did themselves proud. Great finishing times There were some blistering finishing times and many personal bests – Carmel Mc Shane, just … Continued

The Barretstown Corporate Quiz Thank You

We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the Barretstown Corporate Quiz last Thursday, 13th March, for making the night such a great success. Congratulations to the members of Once a Pun a Time team from Lidl who won the much coveted Barretstown Quiz trophy after a hotly contested race and tie breaker with … Continued

A message to our supporters

This is a really important time of year for fundraising for Barretstown, and once again we wish to thank those who have already responded to our Christmas appeal.  We would ask others to do so, as your donation will help children and their families who have been having a very difficult time to experience the … Continued

Happy Christmas from Barretstown

We would like to wish all our campers, families, volunteers and supporters a very happy Christmas, and to thank you all for your support in 2013.   

A year on from Barretstown – The Shortall family tell their story

You’ll probably think this sounds like a real cliché… but right up until the 26th of April last year, us Shortalls were just a typical family. No major illnesses. No disasters. Three kids, a mortgage, school runs, bills, family holidays, days out… just your average Irish family. There were five of us. Myself, my husband … Continued

The Chieftains Concert – A Big Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make our Christmas concert such an amazing success. A fantastic night was had by all, and we would like to thank The Chieftains and all the performers, everyone who came along to enjoy the night and our sponsors who kindly donated the raffle prizes, wine and … Continued