Dublin Mountains Challenge

Sun, May 29th, 2016

Walk 24km or 42km across the scenic Dublin Mountains and make a difference in lives of children with serious illness


Put your boots on for Barretstown!

Back by popular demand, the Dublin Mountains Challenge is taking place on the 29th May. ...

What's it all about?

The Dublin Mountains Challenge is a fundraising walk for Barretstown. The route follows the picturesque and way-marked Dublin Mountains Way.

The event starts in Tallaght and you can choose to walk the 24km route to Three Rock or the 42km route to Shankill. You can enter individually or as part of a team.

By taking part in the Dublin Mountains Challenge you will help to bring more children and families to camp.

Check out the route map

How much does it cost?

Below is the cost of taking part as either an individual or part of a team ...

Entry fees


Distance | Registration Fee | Additional Fundraising Target
24km €50 €100
42km €75 €100


Distance | Registration Fee | Additional Fundraising Target
24km €175 €400
42km €250 €400

Event registration

Places fill up very quickly, so register today to avoid disappointment. Simply follow these three easy steps ...

Step 1: Choose your challenge

You can take in either the 42km or 24km challenge, it's up to you!

Walk as an individual, or enter a team of four.

Step 2: Register with Barretstown

Register for the event here. You'll receive a Fundraising Pack in the post shortly, be kept up to date on email and receive an Event Guide two weeks before the event.


If you can't take part, can you volunteer?

Every year we require 100 volunteers to make the magic happen at the Dublin Mountains Challenge ...

Volunteer with us

Are you available to volunteer at the Dublin Mountains Challenge on the 29th May?

We are recruiting up to 100 volunteers to work at the event. The majority of volunteers will work as route marshals.

Volunteers will work in teams and will be taken care of by our volunteer coordinator. There will be a thorough volunteer briefing session in advance of the event, details to follow soon.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill in our form by clicking on the Volunteer button below and we'll be in touch.


Thank you for helping us bringing more children affected by serious illness camp

Barretstown is a residential camp for children with a serious illness offering a range of adventurous and challenging activities and supported behind the scenes by safe, medical attention.

Barretstown is free of charge to all campers and we must raise over €4.8 million each year to maintain our services.

By taking part in the Dublin Mountains Challenge you are helping to bring children and families to Barretstown.