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

Watch Inspirations Highlights on RTE 2 this Saturday

Where you at Inspirations 2013? If you missed it here’s your opportunity to see highlights on RTE including great bands like The Strypes, The Coronas, Lisa Hanigan, The Walls and Kevin Godley of Godley and Creme fame…

Go Barking Mad for Barretstown

Fancy your pet to be in the Guinness Book of World Records? Gain Pet Food are running an event in aid of Barretstown, for the most dogs in fancy dress, with Katie Taylor as celebrity judge. Sure to be a great day out with your pet. Sunday April 28 National Show Centre (near Dublin Airport) … Continued

Abseil down Ireland’s tallest hotel

Your chance at being a spiderman! Abseil down the 200 foot high Clarion Hotel at Steamboat Quay in Limerick City and raise money for Barretstown. Taking place on Saturday April 27th, this event is organised by Age Action who have allowed Barretstown supporters to take part in this thrilling event on behalf of Barretstown. All … Continued

Ancestry.ie give Barretstown campers a Happy Easter

Big thank you to www.ancestry.ie who kindly sponsored an Easter egg for every camper who joined us at Barretstown for our kick off camp of Spring 2013! It made for some very happy campers. Thank you to John and Brian from ancestry.ie

Matt Cooper and Barretstown campers glam it up!

Today FM’s Matt Cooper and our gorgeous campers – Ashley, Isobel and Matilda Kiernan put on their glad rags to launch the return of the Barretstown Gala Ball. Taking place in The Westin Dublin on Friday May 3rd. Come join us for a fun night in beautiful surroundings. Tables of 10: €1,800 Individual Tickets: €200 … Continued

Show your hand for Barretstown

Paddy Power are hosting a Poker Tournament on March 27th in The Burlington Hotel in Dublin in aid of Barretstown. So don’t be a wild card – come along and make it a full house. Great night’s craic for a great cause! You can register on the night from 6pm right up to 9pm. For … Continued

Rise above London’s skyline and help Barretstown

For a third year the BT Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings, will generously open its doors to the public on Thursday 16 May 2013 in support of two very special charities – The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Barretstown, who both work towards the common goal of rebuilding young peoples lives after serious illness … Continued

UCC raise €10k with more to come…

Big thank you and congrats to Jean Marsh, a Barretstown volunteer and University Cork student and her student colleagues who have so far raised €10k for Barretstown during UCC Rag Week. Their week long fundraising activities included their own version of Take Me Out (the popular dating game show.) Plus a ‘Keep Your Hand on … Continued