Sabina Higgins visits Barretstown to mark International Childhood Cancer Day

Barretstown calls for support to reduce our waiting lists Barretstown is marking International Childhood Cancer Day, by calling for public support to help reduce our waiting lists.  All Barretstown’s programmes are provided entirely free of charge for the children and families who attend. We expects to increase the number of campers we serves by 19% … Continued

Best Will in the World Week

Best Will in the World Week takes place from Monday 20th October to Friday 24th October, when solicitors all around the country will be offering will consultations for just €50. There are over 500 solicitors signed up and you can find your local participating solicitor here. Why not make an appointment today? In 2014 Barretstown … Continued

Barretstown 20th Anniversary Gala Ball

Barretstown was founded by the actor Paul Newman in 1994 and in 2014 we celebrate 20 years of helping families to rebuild their lives after serious illness and continuing Paul Newman’s vision. Barretstown provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children affected by serious illness and their families. Barretstown serves over 2,500 campers each year, who come … Continued

20th Birthday Celebrations

  Barretstown is marking a significant milestone this year celebrating our 20th anniversary. A key event in the our calendar was our 20th Anniversary Birthday Party held on site on the 5th July, here in Barretstown. Past campers, past volunteers and our supporters joined us to mark this special occasion.  A big thank you to … Continued

Get the Bloom Look

Do you want to recreate the Barretstown and Glanbia Sowing the Seeds of Magic garden look at home? We will be updating this page with lots of information on how to recreate the look and where you can buy the different plants and features from our garden. The garden was designed by Tim Austen, a … Continued

Tayto Park Family Fun Day – a big thank you!

  We are delighted to announce that our Family Fun Day at Tayto Park this year raised a fantastic €5,200! Thank you so much to Tayto Park for their generosity in making this possible by giving us the sales from all tickets on the day and in addition making a wonderful donation of €1,500. A … Continued

Barretstown is Front Page News – Did you see the Metro Herald this morning?

The ‘Be Part of the Magic’ and Sponsor a Childhood campaign is front page news this morning in the Metro Herald.  Help bring more children affected by serious illness to Barretstown this year by texting ‘Wand‘ to 50300 to donate €2 to Barretstown or you can DONATE ONLINE. (100% of your donation will go Barretstown. … Continued

Watch Inspirations Highlights on RTE 2 this Saturday

Where you at Inspirations 2013? If you missed it here’s your opportunity to see highlights on RTE including great bands like The Strypes, The Coronas, Lisa Hanigan, The Walls and Kevin Godley of Godley and Creme fame…

Barretstown marks International Childhood Cancer Day 2013

Barretstown calls for support to help expand its services which are in more demand than ever, as it marks International Childhood Cancer Day Ireland’s five-year survival rate after childhood cancers is now almost 80%*, according to Barretstown, the children’s charity which has provided a programme of therapeutic recreation to over 25,000 campers affected by childhood … Continued

Meet Martin King AND win his Xmas jumper

We have Martin King’s very stylish Christmas jumper that he wore on TV3’s The Morning Show to give away to the highest bidder! And Martin has kindly thrown in the opportunity to meet him and have your photograph taken with him. All proceeds from this auction go to Barretstown. Click here for the auction page. Get … Continued

Christmas Family Fun Day at Ritz Carlton

 Please join us at The Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt for a fun filled family day in aid of Barretstown. All monies raised will go directly to Barretstown. Sunday December 9th : 12pm – 6pm €30 per adult and only €5 per child or buy a family ticket for €65b for 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets can … Continued

“Switch and Save” Offer from MoneyWorks

MoneyWorks have chosen Barretstown as their charity partner and are running a “Switch and Save” fundraising campaign to raise funds for Barretstown. Barretstown will receive up to €300 per client from MoneyWorks and here is how it works: Do you have a Mortgage Protection policy/Life assurance policy? Would you like to save money on your … Continued

Get in shape for Christmas with Mint Fitness and support Barretstown

Mint Fitness are Ireland’s one stop shop for fitness and health programmes, catering for individuals and groups. We are delighted that Mint Fitness have chosen to support Barretstown. For every new client who signs up and pays for 6 weeks of Mint Fitness’s TRX Suspension Training classes before Christmas 2012, Mint Fitness will donate €10 to … Continued

Barretstown announces major bequest

The Chairman of Barretstown, Maurice Pratt, recently announced that the charity has received a funding bequest in excess of €7million.  The bequest was included in the will of a supporter of Hollywood legend, Paul Newman, who founded Barretstown in 1994.  The family of the late supporter have expressed a wish to remain anonymous. Chairman Maurice … Continued

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs opens Jim’s Place

Welcome to the Home of Serious Fun We were delighted to have Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, join us last week at the official opening of our new multi-purpose activity centre. This is the first major development at Barretstown in a number of years and will provide much needed indoor activity space … Continued