25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

2019 marks a very special year for Barretstown as we celebrate 25 years of continuing the legacy of Paul Newman. This milestone presents a great opportunity to showcase the impact of Barretstown over the past 25 years and raise vital funds to secure the next 25 years.

The heart of Barretstown remains the same, but the site here in Co Kildare has changed drastically since that first summer back in 1994. That year Barretstown welcomed 124 campers in total, with many of the activities housed in large tents. Since then, a transformation of our has seen the facilities grow and develop to now serve over 8,000 camper per year here on site and around Ireland through our Outreach Programmes.

Paul Newman

Paul Newman

More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision: ‘imagine if children living with serious illness had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun’. So, he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little hell”. Today, we continue Paul’s legacy as an independently financed and managed camp.

25th Anniversary Celebrations

25th Anniversary Celebrations

The highlight and key fundraiser for this special year will be the 25th Anniversary Gala Ball. Taking place on Saturday 28th September in the RDS Dublin, the Barretstown 25th Anniversary Gala will welcome over 1,000 people to the RDS to experience a little Barretstown magic. The Gala is a unique high profile star-studded night of entertainment with musical performances, famous faces and most importantly Barretstown campers performing on the night. Could your company support the night by taking a table or providing a prize? Email below to find out more

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 25 Years in figures

25 Years in figures

Campers 50,000+
1994 - 2019
124 campers to 8,339 campers