Ellen Kinch Memorial

The Ellen Kinch Memorial cup is an amazing and incredible fundraiser in memory of Ellen who was a camper and advocate of what we do at Barretstown. We are honoured to be a part of this amazing tournament. Here is some information about the event from her sister Jackie We organised the Ellen Kinch Memorial cup on … Continued

Citywest Funwalk 2018

Walkers and runners The walk is such a success thanks to the walkers and runners who take to the streets in Citywest Campus. With nearly 400 participants on the day it was amazing to see everyone come out to be lunchtime heroes for Barretstown. We hope you all had a fantastic time and enjoyed the fantastic … Continued

Misha Ffrench

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis

The Irish Times Tue, May 1, 2018 Reporter: Michelle McDonagh Link to article: https://bit.ly/2I2z1Th   Meet Misha All Misha Ffrench Molloy wants is to be a “normal” 14-year-old, whose biggest worries are her upcoming Junior Cert and what to wear to the next disco. However, as a teenager with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA), life is an uphill … Continued

Box for Barretstown

Box 4 Barretstown

We have some amazing fundraising stories here at Barretstown and this one had such a massive impact on a Barretstown family. I will let Barretstown Mum Yvonne tell you all about it: I had to email you to tell you about the day we had in Bray Friday with the Gardí.   To say we … Continued

Batteries for Barretstown

European Recycling Platform (ERP) Ireland European Recycling Platform (ERP) Ireland is powering positivity at Barretstown in a new three-year initiative, ‘Batteries for Barretstown,’ aimed at increasing awareness of battery recycling and raising much-needed funds for Barretstown. Batteries can be recycled free of charge in any retail store selling batteries, in schools, libraries, civic amenity sites … Continued

Brannockstown Live Nativity

Brannockstown Live Nativity

  Here is a community story on how the wonderful community of Brannockstown came together to share the magic of Christmas but also to raise funds to support Barretstown.   Brannockstown Community Group brought a Live Nativity to the village on a perfect winter’s day in December.  The organising group was made up of local … Continued

Amanda Christmas Appeal

2018 Camp Wish List

The following is a list of items currently required for our 2018 camp sessions. Dining Hall Games & Cottages Uno Cards Dobble Game Decks of cards Kids plug in night lights Good quality unopened new   LED no flame- Battery Tea Lights Fairy lights Large Umbrellas Toiletries: toothbrushes & toothpaste Sets of new ear plugs Entertainments … Continued

Run the SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon for Barretstown

The feeling you get having crossed the line to complete a marathon is unique, crossing it knowing you have helped change the lives of others is special. Brian completed the SSE Airtricty Dublin Marathon for Barretstown in 2016. Here is his story on how he went about raising funds and having Barretstown as an added motivation … Continued

Lukes Day Community Event

Luke’s Day

Patricia Luke’s mum decided to start a community event to raise funds for Barretstown as it was a place close to her son Lukes heart. Read her incredible story below: We decided to organise this fundraiser in memory of our son Luke who passed away just over three years ago. Luke passed away from a brain … Continued

Barretstown Reconnect

Barretstown Reconnect

  71% of Irish adults say that ‘play’ helped them make friends and build relationships during their childhood 90% feel children should have more freedom to play and 69% believe there is too much emphasis on ‘organised play’ for children today Barretstown is encouraging adults to reconnect with their childhood this August through our new … Continued

Ríoghnán, who passed away in 2014

Etna Flanagan still loving the game that brought her smile back

Source: The Irish Times – http://www.irishtimes.com/sport/gaelic-games/gaelic-football/etna-flanagan-still-loving-the-game-that-brought-her-smile-back-1.3111041 Thu, Jun 8, 2017, 06:00 Cliona Foley It is a bit of an understatement to say that Etna Flanagan bucks some sporting trends. One recent Irish survey threw up the startling statistic that 35 per cent of women aged 25 to 34 who were not involved in team sport believed … Continued

Citywest Fun Walk 2017

Citywest Fun Walk 2017 – Thank You!

    Citywest Fun Walk 2017 A huge thank you to everyone who came out in force on Thursday for the 6th Annual Citywest Fun Walk. The event raised an impressive €19,708.80 (and may even reach €20k with some company matched giving!) The Citywest Fun Walk was a great success due to the support of … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2017

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2017 – Thank You

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2017 Feet were sore but the spirits were high after over 575 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. To all the participants, we hope the … Continued

Team James at Barretstown

Team James

Meet Team James! I would like you to meet James an inspirational camper who has shown how the magic of Barretstown can impact thousands of people through the creation of Team James. James has Cerebral Palsy, which affects his core and lower limbs. He had a selective dorsal rhizotomy April 2012 which involved intensive physio … Continued

WIT students give something back! A midterm well spent in Barretstown

  College Placement at Barrertstown We had some wonderful students from Waterford Institute of Technology volunteering with us at Barretstown as part of their college placement. If you would like to find out more about college placement please email Andrea at recruit@barretstown.org for more information. Waterford Institute of Technology Weekend At Barretstown Over the midterm break students … Continued

Barretstown Summer Appeal 2017

Summer Appeal : The O’ Toole Family

How do you tell your six-year-old child they have cancer? Can you Donate today and help more children like Róisín experience the magic of Barretstown? I would like you all to meet the Jacqui whose beautiful daughter Róisín has gone through a journey of heartache and pain. Here is Jacqui’s story…. “How do you tell … Continued

Dee Ahearn

Barretstown CEO: ‘There is nothing wrong with being wrong…I wish I had the confidence to speak up when I was starting out’

Irish Independent 04.04.17 – Online Editors Dee Ahearn, chief executive, Barretstown My biggest discovery through my working life has been that communication is the single most important requirement in order to lead an organisation successfully. You can have the best strategy in the world, but if you can’t communicate – which involves both explaining and … Continued

Wendys Daughters at Barretstown

My Journey with Barretstown

Wendy is one of our camper mums who has experienced the effect of Barretstown on her whole family especially her daughter Niamh who was diagnosed at 3 with juvenile arthritis. The below is a short account of her story: Barretstown when first mentioned to my daughter roughly 5 yrs ago was something she was not interested … Continued

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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon – Inspiration

This is the story of Ruth and her daughter Madeleine and how they saw completing the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon as a celebration of recovery. Will you join Ruth and Madeline and take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon and make your miles more meaningful? Sign up HERE Ruth’s Story In 2011 Madeleine was diagnosed with … Continued

The Hayden Family

Spring Appeal : The Hayden Family

Seán was just six when he was diagnosed with cancer, read his story to see how Barretstown helped put the pieces of his family back together. Donate HERE to make a difference to the live of children like Seán living with serious illness Meet The Hayden Family  Mary is the mum of four wonderful children … Continued