Ancestry.ie give Barretstown campers a Happy Easter

Big thank you to www.ancestry.ie who kindly sponsored an Easter egg for every camper who joined us at Barretstown for our kick off camp of Spring 2013! It made for some very happy campers. Thank you to John and Brian from ancestry.ie

Matt Cooper and Barretstown campers glam it up!

Today FM’s Matt Cooper and our gorgeous campers – Ashley, Isobel and Matilda Kiernan put on their glad rags to launch the return of the Barretstown Gala Ball. Taking place in The Westin Dublin on Friday May 3rd. Come join us for a fun night in beautiful surroundings. Tables of 10: €1,800 Individual Tickets: €200 … Continued

Show your hand for Barretstown

Paddy Power are hosting a Poker Tournament on March 27th in The Burlington Hotel in Dublin in aid of Barretstown. So don’t be a wild card – come along and make it a full house. Great night’s craic for a great cause! You can register on the night from 6pm right up to 9pm. For … Continued

Rise above London’s skyline and help Barretstown

For a third year the BT Tower, one of London’s tallest buildings, will generously open its doors to the public on Thursday 16 May 2013 in support of two very special charities – The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust and Barretstown, who both work towards the common goal of rebuilding young peoples lives after serious illness … Continued

UCC raise €10k with more to come…

Big thank you and congrats to Jean Marsh, a Barretstown volunteer and University Cork student and her student colleagues who have so far raised €10k for Barretstown during UCC Rag Week. Their week long fundraising activities included their own version of Take Me Out (the popular dating game show.) Plus a ‘Keep Your Hand on … Continued

Toner Family take the plunge!

The Toner family are regular Barretstown campers and fundraisers. For the last few years they’ve taken the plunge in the icy waters off the coast of Donegal on Christmas Day to raise money for Barretstown! And this year was no exception raising the superb amount of €3061. Well done and a BIG BARRETSTOWN THANK YOU … Continued

The Barretstown Gala Ball is back – Friday May 3rd

The Barretstown Gala Ball is back!  We are delighted to announce the return of The Barretstown Gala Ball to be hosted in The Westin Dublin. Tables of 10: €1,800 Individual Tickets: €200 Please contact Ciara today to reserve your place for what promises to be an exclusive event. Ticket Hotline: 045 863 128 Email: ciara.smullen@barretstown.org

Westin Hotel Dublin 5k run with lunch!

Our good friends The Westin Hotel in Dublin are organising a 5k run to launch their new ‘gear lending’ facility with a free ‘superfoods’ lunch after in their restaurant. Their new ‘gear lending’ facility in conjunction with New Balance allows guests to borrow runners and gym gear to save carrying it with them or if … Continued

Paddy Power chooses Barretstown

We are delighted to announce that Paddy Power have selected Barretstown as their charity partner for 2013. With the philosophy of “serious fun” at the heart of everything they do, Barretstown is very much in line with our own approach and everyone at Paddy Power is looking forward to raising funds for such a worthy … Continued

Barretstown marks International Childhood Cancer Day 2013

Barretstown calls for support to help expand its services which are in more demand than ever, as it marks International Childhood Cancer Day Ireland’s five-year survival rate after childhood cancers is now almost 80%*, according to Barretstown, the children’s charity which has provided a programme of therapeutic recreation to over 25,000 campers affected by childhood … Continued

Costumes Costumes Costumes!

Small kids, medium size kids and big kids (that’s you Mums and Dads) love to dress up at Barretstown. Lots of singing and laughing can be heard coming from the Theatre when camp is on! We have quite a good array of costumes but we want more! If you have any fancy dress costumes, hats, … Continued

Calender Girls in Letterkenny

For anyone in the Letterkenny, Co Donegal area check out this brilliant performance of the very popular play Calendar Girls by Letterkenny Music and Drama Group who are kindly donating proceeds from their first night to Barretstown. The group’s first run of Calendar Girls back in November 2012 sold out! So this is your chance … Continued

It’s Quiz Time!!

The annual Barretstown Corporate Quiz is back and here’s all you need to know. Date: 14th March, 2013 Venue: Convention Centre Dublin Price: €600 for a team of 5 (€550 if you book before 8th Feb) Drinks Reception: 7:30 Quiz: 8:30 There is a 10% discount for bookings of 5 tables or more! To book … Continued

Places available for Family Camps this Spring

We still have some places available for Family Camps this Spring.We’d love to have new families who have never been to Barretstown before come to experience the magic. If you know of any please let them know. Camp dates are available here. For further information and to apply get in touch with our Family Liaison … Continued

Ladybird in Longford Christmas Fundraiser

The Ladybird shop in Lanesborough, Longford held a few Christmas activities including Santa’s grotto and raised €500 for Barretstown. Thank you for your efforts, every fundraiser big and small helps us bring more kids and families to Barretstown to take part in our life-changing programme.

The Great PEI Bake Off

The staff in PEI Healthcare had a really great idea for a fundraiser – a bake off! Bringing staff together to share lots of goodies – great for morale but not so good for the waist line and just look at some of the cakes and buns that were produced. Thanks to all the staff who … Continued

Meet Martin King AND win his Xmas jumper

We have Martin King’s very stylish Christmas jumper that he wore on TV3’s The Morning Show to give away to the highest bidder! And Martin has kindly thrown in the opportunity to meet him and have your photograph taken with him. All proceeds from this auction go to Barretstown. Click here for the auction page. Get … Continued