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

1% Difference for Barretstown

The One Percent Difference campaign encourages every individual and business in Ireland to give 1% of their time or 1% of their income to a cause they care about, such as Barretstown. Here is a little information about how you can give your 1% to Barretstown… 1% Time – Volunteer with Barretstown Here in Barretstown … Continued

A big thank you to the annual Amber Dream’s walk participants

Barretstown would like to say a big thank you to Nadine Foley-Sethi and family for organising the Amber Dreams fancy dress walk, now in it’s second year. They raised an amazing €693 for Barretstown. We really appreciate your support and thank you to everyone who took part including the Maynooth Scouts and Maynooth Girl Guides. … Continued

Tayto Park Family Fun Day – a big thank you!

  We are delighted to announce that our Family Fun Day at Tayto Park this year raised a fantastic €5,200! Thank you so much to Tayto Park for their generosity in making this possible by giving us the sales from all tickets on the day and in addition making a wonderful donation of €1,500. A … Continued

The Paddy Power Dawn Bike Ride Raises An Amazing €25,000

  Almost 500 people took to the streets for the inaugural Paddy Power Dawn Bike Ride through Dublin City Centre on Sunday 29th September. This fantastic 35km cycle through the early morning streets finished up at a Breakfast Village outside the O2. Along the way cyclist enjoyed a beautiful sun rise over the city, a … Continued

Family Fun Day at Beechlane Equestrian Centre

A BIG thank you to Linda Kane and family at Beechlane Equestrian Centre for holding a Family Fun Day and raising €1557 for Barretstown! Thank you to everyone who supported it including Cavan Pony Club and Lakeland Riding Club too and of course a special thank you to Mary Keady for helping to make the … Continued

K&K Produce help Barretstown on National Potato Day!

Thank you so much to K&K Produce for raising a fantastic €1655 for Barretstown! To celebrate National Potato Day on August 23rd, K&K Produce sold special branded packs in aid of Barretstown on their ‘Picked Fresh’ and ‘Kennedy’s’ brands of potatoes. Pictured handing over the cheque are Liz Denieffe (Barretstown) Lisa Kennedy & Michael Kennedy (K&K Produce)

Y Flicker across America and Ireland for Barretstown!

George Gannon and Waneska Valois and their team are taking on an amazing challenge to raise money for Barretstown. First they are crossing America on a three-month journey riding the Y Fliker, self-propelling scooter, raising money along the way for Barretstown and two other worthy causes. The second leg of their journey will involve riding … Continued

The 3rd Annual Eversheds Schools Sports Day for Barretstown

Where: Herbert Park When: Thursday 12th September, 2013 4pm – 7pm (followed by drinks in Crowe’s bar) Companies are invited to compete in a good old fashioned school sports day in Herbert Park this September. Events: Egg & Spoon race, 3 legged race, sack race and other events all make for a good fun and … Continued

Leinster GAA brings Barretstown magic to the Leinster finals

We are delighted to be partnering with Leinster GAA for the Leinster Finals in Croke Park.  The partnership will include fundraising at the matches and the opportunity for ten Barretstown campers to meet their GAA heroes and wish them luck before the match as they form a guard of honour onto the pitch.   Speaking … Continued

Fundraise for Barretstown

A Lidl magic for Barretstown to raise €1 Million

Barretstown is delighted to announce a new €1 million partnership with Lidl which will see the discount retailer choosing to support the magical work of the children’s charity for the next three years. A series of fundraising initiatives are planned over the next three years, including advertising support, frequent in-store promotions and mobilising its 3,200 … Continued