Lots of different people help to make the magic happen here at Barretstown.

Each year over 1,300 vital volunteers give up their time to support our camps, which simply couldn’t run without them. Working alongside the volunteers are our camp team, who are fully trained and qualified staff who run our Therapeutic Recreation camps and programmes.

In addition to the camp and volunteer teams, our staff team manage all aspects of Barretstown, from liaising with our families to fundraising to finance.

Below please meet the various teams and the people who help to make the magic happen.

Meet the Senior Leadership Team

The Senior Leadership team head up the core functions within Barretstown: fundraising, finance, HR and operations. They provide the strategic direction for the organisation, along with our Board and sub committees.

Meet the Staff & Volunteer Recruitment team

Jan, HR Director, oversees the overall HR function for Barretstown, which includes staff and volunteer recruitment and Andrea manages the volunteer and camp recruitment function ...

Meet the Family Liaison team

The Family Liaison team are the first point of contact for all our families and campers, and can help with any queries you may have about which camp might be best for you ...

Meet the Finance team

Mairead and Annette look after the vital financial dealings for Barretstown, ensuring best practice in all financial matters ...

Meet the Medical Team

Based in the friendly Med Shed, Eimear and the team of trained Paediatric Nurses take great care of all our campers from managing their medication, administering oral chemotherapy to putting plasters on scraped knees. The medical team are supported by a great team of volunteer doctors and nurses during camp.

Meet the Programme Team

Led by Caroline, Mitch and Dani the programme team are responsible for the for the recruitment of staff and volunteers, the design and facilitation of staff and volunteer training and the overall running and development of our programme. Along with our residential camps the team are responsible for bringing the Barretstown experience to other charities and hospitals across Ireland and the UK and expanding our service beyond the gates of Barretstown to children living with a serious illness.

Meet the Fundraising team

The fundraising team work very hard to ensure we reach our ambitious target of raising €4.8 million each year.  They are always available to help our community, individual and corporate supporters and are happy to answer any queries you might have.

The Community Team

From bakesales to bike rides, the Mini Marathon to the Iron Man the Community Team can help you take part in an event or organise your own.

The Individual Giving Team

Taking care of our donors is the most important thing for the Individual Giving team. They look after our valuable monthly direct debit donors and organise the vital appeals we run each year to help us keep the gates open. If you have a query about your direct debit or a donation  you have made please contact the Individual Giving team today.

The Corporate team

Building long lasting, mutually fulfilling relationships with our corporate supporters is of the utmost importance to the Corporate Team. We want your company, your staff and your customers to feel part of the magic that makes Barretstown special in the hearts of so many children and families. Speak to us today about how you can get involved, no matter the size of your company we can work with you to achieve your goals.

Meet the Support Team

Meet the Reception Team

The Reception Team

Your first point of contact when you ring or visit Barretstown. Led by Noelle the reception team are always happy to help with any of your queries. All calls are dealt with in an efficient and timely manner. You will always be met with a warm welcome if you are visiting us here in Barretstown. You can contact reception on 045 864 115.

Meet the Estate & Housekeeping team

The Estate & Housekeeping Team

The Estate & Housekeeping Team

These hard working men and women are responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the Barretstown grounds and buildings. With 100 acres, a castle, 15 cottages and lots of other buildings this team are kept busy gardening, painting, cleaning and loads of other essential duties. Barretstown wouldn’t be the place it is today without them!