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

Barretstown is Front Page News – Did you see the Metro Herald this morning?

The ‘Be Part of the Magic’ and Sponsor a Childhood campaign is front page news this morning in the Metro Herald.  Help bring more children affected by serious illness to Barretstown this year by texting ‘Wand‘ to 50300 to donate €2 to Barretstown or you can DONATE ONLINE. (100% of your donation will go Barretstown. … Continued

Rock n Roll Half Marathon hits Dublin!

Make Your Miles More Meaningful The inaugural Rock n Roll Half Marathon hits Dublin this August Bank Holiday Monday (5th) as part of it’s European Tour. A really scenic course around Dublin City Centre, taking in all the major sights that Dublin has to offer and you will be entertained the whole way around by … Continued

Help Us Reclaim Tax On Your Donation

Make your generous donation go even further! If you’ve donated €250 or more to Barretstown inside a year, firstly thank you very much for your invaluable support, and secondly through helping us reclaim tax on your donation it’ll be worth even more to us. Just a few moments of your time could mean millions to … Continued

Know what a kilomarathon is???

A kilomarathon is a new type of race that is hitting Ireland in September in Moone Co Kildare. Instead of 26 miles as per a normal marathon a kilomarathon is 26.2 kilometres! And if you aren’t quite able for that distance there is a 10k too. So if you are a seasoned runner or need … Continued

Be Part of the Magic and help bring more children to Barretstown

Text Wand to50300 to give €2 and help a child with serious illness come to Barretstown or DONATE ONLINE. (100% of your donation will go Barretstown. By texting you are consenting to be added to our promotional database.  You may be contacted by phone from Barretstown about other ways you can support our work.   To … Continued

Open Day at Stonebrook Pet Farm

Come and meet all your favourite farmyard animals and enjoy the spectacular setting of Stonebrook Pet Farm, Ballymore Eustace, Co Kildare. Collect fresh eggs, bottle feed pet lambs and hold baby chicks and ducklings. Guided tours at 2.00, 3.00 and 4.00 p.m. Bring a picnic to the large play area or enjoy our own teas. … Continued

Bring the Family to Tayto Park

Join us at Tayto Park, Ireland’s leading family adventure park, for a fun day on September 15th and support Barretstown. Playgrounds, mini zoo and thrills and spills and of course Mr Tayto are all on offer at Tayto Park making it a great family day out! So here’s how it works… Tickets are €10 each, … Continued

Prison Staff cycle for Barretstown

Big Thank You to all the staff at Midlands Prison, Portlaoise who took part in the Tom Byrne Charity Cycle and raised a fantastic €7,600 for Barretstown!

Seapoint Under 10s Rugby Club raise €10k

Well done and a massive THANK YOU to Seapoint Rugby Club’s under 10 team who raised a fantastic €10,550 for Barretstown. The kids and trainers and parents have been hard at work over the past year organising and running fundraising events including a 5k run, a sports day and social night and a Q&A session … Continued

Benji and Adam’s Books raise €20k

Benji Bennet and family are long standing friends of Barretstown. Some of you may know Benji’s story from hearing him speak in the media or at Barretstown events. Since losing his son Adam, Benji has created a whole world of family fun and magic through a series of books and Adam’s Cloud website with lots … Continued