Wishlist for Barretstown

Our 2017 Wish List

We are always delighted to receive donations of goods. Take a look at our 2016 wish-list.

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 … Continued

Vhi Women's Mini Marathon

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon – Join Team Barretstown

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

Meet the Hayden Family

 Seán was just six when he was diagnosed with cancer. Donate HERE to make a difference to the lives of children like Seán living with serious illness Meet The Hayden Family    Mary is the mum of four wonderful children Thomas, Rory, Úna and Seán. When they arrived in Barretstown they where a family exhausted … Continued

The Ian Daly Swim a Mile with a Smile

The Ian Daly Swim a Mile with a Smile is a sponsored swim that was started by Brian and Laura Daly in memory of their son, Ian, who died in 2003, aged 11, as a result of a brain tumor.

Dublin Mountain Challenge FAQ's

Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s

Below is a list of some the Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s that some of you may have around Dublin Mountains Challenge. These are just a brief outline around the event and we would really like to answer any additional questions you might have. Donna and Jane from the community team would love to hear your … Continued

Dublin Mountain Challenge

Dublin Mountains Challenge Individual Story

Below is just a snap shot of Eileen who after competing in 2015 and 2016 has signed up for 42km for 2017! We were blessed with the weather and I really enjoyed the challenge, once again the beef stew at the half way mark was much appreciated. The walk itself is challenging at times but … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge Group

The story of the Legless Llamas – Group participants in DMC 2016

The story of the Legless Llamas – Dublin Mountains Challenge group participants in DMC 2016 The below is just a story of one our participants John who has completed the Dublin Mountains Challenge in both 2015, 2016 and has his walking boots all laced up and ready to go for 2017! Its amazing to see the team work … Continued

Dublin Mountain Challenge

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2016

Over 550 took to the mountains for the Dublin Mountains Challenge on Sunday, 29th May 2016 on a beautiful sunny morning. With an amazing warm up at Tallaght Stadium spirits were high and people took to the road for the Dublin Mountain Challenge. Taking on both the 24km and 42km distances, everyone had a great day … Continued

The Hanrahan Family

Jaime Jane was just three when her world was turned upside-down. Too tired to run around and play with her friends, her parents thought she might be anaemic, so they brought her to hospital for blood tests. Jaime Jane was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Twenty four hours after visiting Waterford hospital she was on … Continued

Seamus at Barretstown

The Murphy Cruse Family

Just before Christmas in 2013 Seamus’ football coach noticed that Seamus was ‘slowing down’ and getting out of breath. His mum took him for an ultrasound to Crumlin and the scan revealed a large tumour growing in Seamus’ liver. On 21st December, just four days before Christmas, Seamus started chemotherapy. On Christmas Eve, the doctors … Continued

Amanda Christmas Appeal

Meet Amanda

Little Amanda Gouvea Horan was just two and a half years old when doctors broke the news to her devastated parents, Paula and Ned. Amanda had Leukarmia.


The Murphy Family: Brandon’s Story

Brandon’s Story For Brandon, life was full of joy, not to mention plenty of singing and dancing before he got sick. According to his Mum, Brandon was your typical boy. Always on the go, he enjoyed being outside playing football. And he loved to swim, he was a real water baby. Brandon was also an entertainer. He’d happily … Continued

Running for Barretstown

Barretstown – From Camper to Ambassador

Barretstown has been part of my life for 9 years now. From being a shy, unconfident, and sick teen, camp saw me through the worst time in my life to make me the person that I am today, and for that I will always be thankful.” I was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia in 2005 … Continued

Conor Fitzgerald Summer Appeal

The Fitzgerald Family

Imagine you are twelve years old. Two weeks away from starting secondary school. A big family holiday is in order.  But while you’re on holiday you get sick. Your parents think it’s heat stroke. But after a few days you’re still not better. Instead of enjoying your holiday, you’re brought to hospital. And after a few days, you … Continued

Read Rebecca's Story Here

Barretstown has a very special place in my heart

Rebecca Egan took part in the Dublin Marathon in 2015 for Barretstown. She has both worked and volunteered at camp. We caught up with Rebecca to find out about her motivation for taking on the 26 miles for Barretstown.   I’m from Kells, Co. Meath but have been living abroad for the past year and … Continued

Read Kevin's Story Here

Barretstown came at a time in our lives that was so difficult

Kevin Shortall ran the Dublin Marathon for Barretstown in 2013 and again in 2014. His motivation for taking part in the marathon and fundraising for Barretstown stemmed from the time his daughter Louise was diagnosed with Leukaemia. Here Kevin tells us his story. “My daughter Louise was diagnosed with Leukaemia in 2012 when she was … Continued

Ruth O'Sullivan - Barretstown Ambassador

Ruth’s story

Ruth O’Sullivan from Rathfarnham in Dublin is a Barretstown ambassador. She has also been a fundraiser and a camper and here she tells us about her experience. “My first introduction to Barretstown was nearly twenty years ago when I was invited to attend a Barretstown fundraising ball. I attended a number of Barretstown’s fundraising balls … Continued

Fundraiser - Wedding - Kate & Alfonso - 2015

Kate & Alfonso’s wedding

Kate and Alfonso are volunteers who recently got married! For their wedding they asked their guests to make a donation to Barretstown instead of giving them gifts. Alfonso explains their motivation for doing so.