Being sick can put a child’s life on hold

At Barretstown children can be children again. And parents can concentrate on relaxing, having fun and spending time together.

Your Child is in Safe Hands

At Barretstown we provide seamless continuity of care by offering 24 hour on site medical and nursing attention ...

Your Child’s Safety and Well-being

At Barretstown, the safety and emotional and physical wellbeing of the children is our primary concern. We strive to ensure that they are protected, safe and comfortable at all times.

Who Will Look After my Child?

Our staff are fully trained and experienced, and supported by a team of volunteers called Cara’s’, the Irish word for friend.

Your Child’s Medical Needs

The Nursing Director and 2 Senior Nurses are joined during the summer camps by two volunteer doctors and four to six volunteer nurses.

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Therapeutic Recreation: our key to success

Barretstown is designed to respond directly to the needs of a child living with a serious illness – both clinical and psychological. Our Therapeutic Recreation model is recognised by paediatricians and psychologists all over the world as an important and necessary component of a child’s treatment: the hospital treats the illness, we treat the child.

The Therapeutic Recreation programme brings campers through a fun, activity based process of challenge, success, reflection and discovery.

Children take part in fun, entertaining and exciting challenges. They experience success in overcoming these challenges. They reflect on their experiences and make discoveries about their true potential.

And most importantly they go home with increased confidence, self-esteem, independence and new friendships.

Therapeutic Recreation

Therapeutic Recreation

The Therapeutic Recreation programme brings campers through a fun, activity based process of challenge, success, reflection and discovery.

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Our Camps

Our Camps

Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness. Have a look and find the best one for you!

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All your questions answered

Everything you need to know

Everything you need to know

Get all your questions answered!

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