Say Yes to the dress

Say Yes to the Dress for Barretstown

Sue is such and inspiration. If you have two minutes please read her story:   In November 2017 our little girl Sadbh was very sadly stillborn following a diagnosis of non immune hydrops at her 20 week scan. Despite the odds she survived until full term but sadly passed away during delivery. Following this we … Continued

Dillons Adventure

Dillion’s Adventure

Here is the story of Dillion one of our superstar fundraiser’s!   Hi, I’m Dillon. These Are My Adventures.     We had a great day at the Barretstown Big Picnic today. We presented a cheque of €2,400 to Barretstown. We raised the money by completing the “Munster County High Points, Sunrise to Sunset Challenge”. … Continued

Cusack Team DMC

Team Work Dublin Mountains Challenge!

Florence Cusack and her team have taken on the 24K route of the Dublin Mountains Challenge for the past 3 years.  This year “The Great and The Greatestsss” are challenging themselves even further and are taking on the 42k route and hope to encourage others to do the same!   This is what these lovely … Continued


Your company will love the Dublin Mountains Challenge!

101 staff from Essentra Packaging took part in the 24k route of the Dublin Mountains Challenge for the first time last year and this is what they had to say:   “After 54 staff volunteered to help on-site at Barretstown left them with a sense of being somewhere very special, almost magical – it was … Continued

Bake Sale For Barretstown

On October 19th 2018, we held our annual cake sale for charity. This year, the charities we chose were Barretstown and The Irish Heart Foundation. The Irish Heart Foundation helps people with heart problems and conditions. Barretstown support sick children and their families by organising fun weekends and activities for them to take part in. … Continued

Simon’s Story

Our son Ben (then 5) was diagnosed with Acute  Leukemia (ALL) on March 6th 2012 @1.34pm. It’s a date and time that I cannot shake from memory nor would I want to. A few days before he had developed a small rash on his hand which was diagnosed as cellulitis in Temple Street Hospital. They drew … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s

Below is a list of some the 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 questions so leave … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge Ruth

Dublin Mountains Challenge Ruth’s Story

Meet Ruth. She took on the Dublin Mountains Challenge for Barretstown in 2017 and is looking forward to taking part in this years walk. Barrestown has always had a special place in my heart. My childhood friend was diagnosed with Non–Hodgkin Lymphoma when she was in 3rd year of school- it was quite a shock … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenger 2017

Get your company involved in Dublin Mountains Challenge

  Jennifer and her colleagues took on the Dublin Mountains Challenge last year. Here is their story of how the day went. 2017 was the first time myself and my work colleagues from Willis Towers Watson had taken on the Dublin Mountains Challenge. Being actuaries and naturally risk averse we opted for the 24km option for … Continued

Wishlist for Barretstown

Our 2019 Wish List

We are always delighted to receive donations of goods. Take a look at our 2019 wish-list.

Students swung into action for Barretstown

Barry, Magdalena, Mengjia and Philip are four students from UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School who recently held a Charity Golf Classic in aid of Barretstown, as part of a project for their Master’s. They held a corporate golf event and raised a total of €6,234. Barry from the group tell us how the event went

Christmas Appeal 2017

Christmas Appeal

Ciaran’s beautiful child Aidan got cancer. He wants to tell you Aidan’s story. Children like Aidan need to know they have Barretstown to look forward to. A camp where they can laugh and play, and remember what it feels like to be a regular, happy child again.Will you help a child like my son today? … 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.

Med Shed Appeal 2017

Med Shed Appeal

We urgently need your help to fund the Med Shed for the next 12 months. Meet Eimear As Nursing and Family Liaison Director Eimear get’s to meet every single child who comes to Barretstown.And even though every child is different, they all have one thing in common. Each of them was happily going about their … 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 … 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 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