Families and campers

Christmas Appeal – Meet Jaime Jane

Christmas is a very special time for families, but it can be particularly hard for families living with a serious illness. This Christmas Jaime Jane Hanrahan and to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer and serious illness to experience the magic of camp. Please donate … Continued

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Autumn Appeal: The Murphy Family share their story

The Murphy Family share their Barretstown story to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer to experience the magic of camp. Please DONATE today.   For Brandon, life was full of joy, not to mention plenty of singing and dancing before he got sick. According to his Mum, … Continued

Summer Appeal Conor Fitzgearld

Summer Appeal: The Fitzgerald Family share their story

Summer is a time of fun and holidays for most families, but it can be particularly hard for families living with a serious illness.   The Fitzgerald Family share their Barretstown story to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer to experience the magic of camp. … Continued

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Dublin Mountains Challenge – Registration Now Open!

Back by popular demand, the Dublin Mountains Challenge is taking place on the 29th May. Registration is now open so head on over to registration and get your entry in!   If you’ve never taken part before and you’re wondering what it’s like, read what Emma Nolan has to say about her experience doing the … Continued

JOIN Team Barretstown

  It’s open season for sporting events. With the Dublin Marathon, Great Dublin Bike Ride and Ironman 70.3 coming up there is so much for you to choose from and we’d love to you to participate as part of Team Barretstown. Simply enter any sporting event of your choice, fill in our form and we’ll get back … Continued

Players swung into action for Barretstown!

A great day was had by all in The K Club last Tuesday and 45 fantastic teams of 4 took part! Kerry footballer Colm “Gooch” Cooper spent the whole day with us and kept teams on their toes on the 3rd hole. The K Club’s pro golfer Michael Dixon helped raise funds at the 12th hole … Continued

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Run the Dublin Marathon for Barretstown

Your support will change the lives of children who have been affected by serious childhood illness. Children like Danny, pictured below with his dad Brian, come to Barretstown often having spent a long time in hospital. Danny has battled cancer not once but twice and he is only 5 years old.

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Fairy Door Tea Party – HUGE thanks!

Huge thanks to Bord na Mona for the fantastic Fairy Door Tea Party that took place in Lough Boora on Saturday in aid of Barretstown! Between storytelling, a fairy safari and the tea party there was so much happening to keep children of all ages entertained. Almost 5,000 people attended the event. Barretstown ambassadors and … Continued

Please take part in the Barretstown Golf Outing

  We are delighted to announce the launch of the Barretstown Golf Outing, kindly sponsored by LR Suntory. The event is taking place on the 29th September on the prestigious Palmer Ryder Cup Course in the K Club, for golf enthusiasts it’s a day that’s not to be missed! There will be two Shotgun starts, … Continued

An Evening with Roy Keane in aid of Barretstown

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the first in our Barretstown Talks series. A special thanks to Roy Keane and Matt Cooper for giving up their time and ensuring it was such an enjoyable night.

Dublin Mountains Challenge… a huge thank you!

Feet were sore but the spirits were high after over 500 people took to the mountains for the Dublin Mountains Challenge on Sunday! Taking on both the 24km and 42km distances everyone had a great day and we want to thank all those who made it possible. All the participants, we hope the legs don’t ache too … Continued

The Hothouse Flowers and Mundy: Exclusive Concert at Drayton Manor

Join us for an exclusive concert featuring top Irish act’s The Hothouse Flowers and Mundy on Thursday 28th May at 7.30pm. This special night is being generously hosted in Drayton Manor, the private home of Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy in Co Wicklow. Tickets for this exclusive event, in such a unique venue, cost just … Continued

Citywest Fun Walk 2015 – be a lunchtime hero!

  Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for the 4th annual Citywest Fun Walk on Friday 15th May 2015. This lunchtime fundraising event has gone from strength to strength gaining lots of support from a variety of businesses and residents in the Citywest Campus. 2015 was the biggest year yet! Thanks to all … Continued

Team building with Barretstown

Eversheds Sports Day and BBQ for Barretstown – 11 June, 2015

Barretstown are delighted to confirm that the 5th Annual Eversheds Sports Day for Barretstown will take place again this year on the 11th June, 2015 in Herbert Park. Companies are invited to join us for an afternoon of old fashioned school sports day fun in a surprisingly challenging and competitive day – the perfect team building opportunity! … Continued

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Take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown

Whether you walk, jog or run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday 1st June, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of children with serious illness. Barretstown runs an activity based programme of Therapeutic Recreation for children with serious illness and their families. By taking part in the VHI Mini Marathon … Continued

Paul Newman at Barretstown

Celebrate Paul Newman’s legacy and ‘give a moment’

Our founder Paul Newman would have celebrated his 90th birthday on January 26th last year. More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children living with serious illnesses 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 … Continued

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

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

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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