Dublin Mountains Challenge

  Registration is now open for the Dublin Mountains Challenge 2015! Register now to take on the Dublin Mountains Challenge for Barretstown and make a difference to the lives of children and families affected by serious illness. The event takes place May 24th and will involve teams and individuals trekking 24km or 42km across the … Continued

Happy New Year & Thank You For Being Part of the Magic in 2014

  Happy New Year from Barretstown!   2015 promises to be a busy and exciting year. With more camps planned this year than ever before we cant wait to meet lots of new campers, here in Barretstown and around the country through our Outreach Programmes. In 2014 we celebrated 20 years of helping to rebuild … Continued

Lidl’s Christmas activity a huge boost for Barretstown

Lidl has raised an incredible €185,594 through its Christmas fundraising activity for Barretstown. An amazing €135,438 of this was raised in just two short weeks through one initiative alone – the nationwide trolley dash, which took place in every store around the country on Saturday, 13th December. Alongside this, the sale of Christmas cards and proceeds … Continued

Parents Information

Meet the Murphy Cruse Family

The Murphy Cruse family from Dublin shared their journey and their Barretstown experience with us recently. Around this time last year, Seamus’ football coach noticed that Seamus was ‘slowing down’ and getting out of breath. His mum took him for an ultrasound at Crumlin and the scan revealed a large tumour growing in Seamus’ liver. … Continued

Barretstown App Launched

Barretstown are delighted to announce the launch of the first Barretstown App! Barretstown campers Tomás and Ingrid Marron were joined by a special visitor, Shrek, who is currently performing in ‘Shrek the Musical’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, to launch the Barretstown app. The app, which has been developed to mark Barretstown’s 20th anniversary, … Continued

run Dublin Marathon Kevin Shorthall

Dublin Marathon done!

  Huge congratulations to the 25 Team Barretstown runners who took part in the Dublin Marathon yesterday. Some blistering finishing times were notched up by Barretstown runners. The fastest finishing male runner was Stephen Nibbs of Kildare and our fastest lady was Lisa Pounch from Dublin. At the 10 mile mark in Chapelizod we were … Continued

Best Will in the World Week

Best Will in the World Week takes place from Monday 20th October to Friday 24th October, when solicitors all around the country will be offering will consultations for just €50. There are over 500 solicitors signed up and you can find your local participating solicitor here. Why not make an appointment today? In 2014 Barretstown … Continued

Barretstown 20th Anniversary Gala Ball

Barretstown was founded by the actor Paul Newman in 1994 and in 2014 we celebrate 20 years of helping families to rebuild their lives after serious illness and continuing Paul Newman’s vision. Barretstown provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children affected by serious illness and their families. Barretstown serves over 2,500 campers each year, who come … Continued

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