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

The Barretstown Gala Ball is back – Friday May 3rd

The Barretstown Gala Ball is back!  We are delighted to announce the return of The Barretstown Gala Ball to be hosted in The Westin Dublin. Tables of 10: €1,800 Individual Tickets: €200 Please contact Ciara today to reserve your place for what promises to be an exclusive event. Ticket Hotline: 045 863 128 Email: ciara.smullen@barretstown.org

Westin Hotel Dublin 5k run with lunch!

Our good friends The Westin Hotel in Dublin are organising a 5k run to launch their new ‘gear lending’ facility with a free ‘superfoods’ lunch after in their restaurant. Their new ‘gear lending’ facility in conjunction with New Balance allows guests to borrow runners and gym gear to save carrying it with them or if … Continued

Calender Girls in Letterkenny

For anyone in the Letterkenny, Co Donegal area check out this brilliant performance of the very popular play Calendar Girls by Letterkenny Music and Drama Group who are kindly donating proceeds from their first night to Barretstown. The group’s first run of Calendar Girls back in November 2012 sold out! So this is your chance … Continued

It’s Quiz Time!!

The annual Barretstown Corporate Quiz is back and here’s all you need to know. Date: 14th March, 2013 Venue: Convention Centre Dublin Price: €600 for a team of 5 (€550 if you book before 8th Feb) Drinks Reception: 7:30 Quiz: 8:30 There is a 10% discount for bookings of 5 tables or more! To book … Continued

Ladybird in Longford Christmas Fundraiser

The Ladybird shop in Lanesborough, Longford held a few Christmas activities including Santa’s grotto and raised €500 for Barretstown. Thank you for your efforts, every fundraiser big and small helps us bring more kids and families to Barretstown to take part in our life-changing programme.

The Great PEI Bake Off

The staff in PEI Healthcare had a really great idea for a fundraiser – a bake off! Bringing staff together to share lots of goodies – great for morale but not so good for the waist line and just look at some of the cakes and buns that were produced. Thanks to all the staff who … Continued

DAA Cyclists Present €14,000 Cheque To Barretstown

Over 90 Dublin Airport staff took part in a round trip to Barretstown and back on September 15 to raise funds. The cycle began at the Spa Well in Templeogue where the 100k cyclists made the arduous cycle to Barretstown where they met the 50k cyclists for the return journey. The cheque for an impressive … Continued

DAA’s Big Cycle for Barretstown

Last Saturday Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) staff took on yet another challenge as part of their commitment to raising funds for Barretstown. Completing either a 100k or 50k cycle the DAAers ended up at Barretstown and are pictured here outside our newly opened multi purpose activity centre, Jim’s Place. As always a big thank you … Continued

On Yer Bike – 60k for Barretstown

The Crosslow Fundraisers are some of our most ardent, hard working supporters. Every year they organise a sponsored cycle for Barretstown and this year is no exception! 60k from Ferrycarrig, Co Wexford to Tullow, Co Carlow on Sunday 16th Sept. If you can, please get involved and raise lots of cash for Barretstown. All the … Continued

5k Fun Run in aid of Barretstown

On August 26th join us for a charity 5km fun run at 12pm. All proceeds will be split equally between Bee for Battens and Barretstown, two great charities! The route will be a flat 5km road surface. Free parking available at the Boot Inn at the back of Dublin Airport(R108). Registration will be available at … Continued

Tour de Kilkenny on Saturday 4th August

Now the Tour de France is over how about joining the Marble City Cyclers on the Tour de Kilkenny! Marble City Cyclers are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the fourth Tour de Kilkenny on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend, 4th August 2012.  As before, all funds raised will be … Continued

Forget about the Olympics…Catch the Round the Eye Race this Saturday

The A.P.F.S Rowing Club would like to invite all Barretstown supporters  to the inaugural ‘Round the Eye Race 2012’ on Saturday 28th July. The race is an 18k time trial which starts just inside Malahide estuary and continues around the spectacular Ireland’s Eye and back again to Malahide. It will coincide with the Malahide Festival … Continued

E-voting machines are put to scrap as Barretstown presented with a cheque for €10k

KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. in Tullamore bought the redundant e-voting machines last month with the intention of selling 100 of the machines and giving the proceeds to Barretstown.  However, the Department of the Environment advised that the machines should be put entirely beyond functional use and very generously Kurt Kyck of KMK decided to proceed with the donation. Mr Kyck … Continued

Dublin Marathon 2012 – Make your Miles More Meaningful!

We need you to join our Dublin Marathon Team to help raise funds to rebuild more lives affected by childhood cancer. The Dublin Marathon is one of Ireland’s biggest and best marathons and is known internationally as the ‘Friendly Marathon’. To commit to run a marathon is a huge personal challenge, physically and mentally it … Continued