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

Dublin Marathon

Are you taking part in the Dublin Marathon?

Why not make your miles more meaningful with Barretstown?   Taking part in the Dublin Marathon is an amazing personal challenge, and it’s even better if you’re part of Team Barretstown. The event takes place on Monday 27 October and online entry is now open. Download the brochure here to find out more – Barretstown … Continued

Photographer aims to raise €80k for Haven and Barretstown

Acclaimed Irish commercial photographer David Cantwell has today launched ‘Snap Dragons’, a unique photo collection of almost 30 world-famous photographers and their famous photos, to raise money for the charities Haven and Barretstown. The first of its kind, the book captures images of the photographers who normally operate entirely behind the lens, and brings them … Continued

Dream Baby Dream for Barretstown

A GROUP of campers from Barretstown have released a powerful and moving version of Dream Baby Dream, a song made famous by Bruce Springsteen. The song has been released to mark the 20th anniversary of Barretstown, which has provided therapeutic recreation or “serious fun” for over 27,000 campers since our foundation by Paul Newman in … Continued

At great day was had at the Flora Women’s Mini Marathon

Girl Power! Congratulations to the 220 ladies who took part in the recent Flora Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown. The ladies travelled from Meath, Galway, Waterford and beyond in support of Barretstown, and they did themselves proud. Great finishing times There were some blistering finishing times and many personal bests – Carmel Mc Shane, just … Continued

The Chieftains Concert – A Big Thank You

A big thank you to everyone who helped to make our Christmas concert such an amazing success. A fantastic night was had by all, and we would like to thank The Chieftains and all the performers, everyone who came along to enjoy the night and our sponsors who kindly donated the raffle prizes, wine and … Continued

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

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

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

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

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