Christmas Family Fun Day at Ritz Carlton

 Please join us at The Ritz Carlton, Powerscourt for a fun filled family day in aid of Barretstown. All monies raised will go directly to Barretstown. Sunday December 9th : 12pm – 6pm €30 per adult and only €5 per child or buy a family ticket for €65b for 2 adults and 2 children. Tickets can … Continued

A Barretstown Mother shares her story on the Today Show

Ella O’Keeffe was just two years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on the 2nd January, 2010.  Elaine (her mum) shared her story on the Today show recently. Please click here and after watching the initial ads move the time slider to 17.13 to see Elaine explain to the Today Show team … Continued

“Switch and Save” Offer from MoneyWorks

MoneyWorks have chosen Barretstown as their charity partner and are running a “Switch and Save” fundraising campaign to raise funds for Barretstown. Barretstown will receive up to €300 per client from MoneyWorks and here is how it works: Do you have a Mortgage Protection policy/Life assurance policy? Would you like to save money on your … Continued

DAA Cyclists Present €14,000 Cheque To Barretstown

Over 90 Dublin Airport staff took part in a round trip to Barretstown and back on September 15 to raise funds. The cycle began at the Spa Well in Templeogue where the 100k cyclists made the arduous cycle to Barretstown where they met the 50k cyclists for the return journey. The cheque for an impressive … Continued

Get in shape for Christmas with Mint Fitness and support Barretstown

Mint Fitness are Ireland’s one stop shop for fitness and health programmes, catering for individuals and groups. We are delighted that Mint Fitness have chosen to support Barretstown. For every new client who signs up and pays for 6 weeks of Mint Fitness’s TRX Suspension Training classes before Christmas 2012, Mint Fitness will donate €10 to … Continued

B&Q Ireland donate brand new kitchen to Barretstown

B&Q Ireland has very kindly donated a brand new Cooke & Lewis Carisbrooke kitchen, which was on display all weekend at the Ideal Homes Exhibition in the RDS Dublin, to Barretstown. Our campers love to cook up a storm in our castle kitchen so now they will be doing it in style! This gorgeous kitchen … Continued

HOP brings the magic of Barretstown to kids in hospital

We are delighted to say that our first HOP (Hospital Outreach Programme) took place in Cork University Hospital over the last few days. 7 very enthusiastic volunteers all who have previously volunteered at camp and live in the Cork area brought the magic of Barretstown to the beside by running Therapeutic Recreation activities in the hospital. … Continued

Seamus at Barretstown

McMahon Family raise €3k

Big thank you to the McMahon family from Co Cavan who organised a tractor run and a few other events to raise over €3k for Barretstown. Pictured below with the cheque is Ciara McMahon who is taking part in our Leader in Training programme at Barretstown.

Barretstown now available for hire!

Conferences | Events | Team Building Barretstown is available for hire! With its mix of modern and historic facilities, Barretstown provides the perfect venue for your corporate event. Be it a conference, team building day, company meeting or treat for your hard working team, Barretstown can deliver the ideal balance of facilities and activities to … Continued

Audi Club at The O2 partners with Barretstown

We are delighted to announce that The Audi Club at The O2 has selected Barretstown as its patron charity for the club. The Audi Club have granted Barretstown complimentary membership which will allow Barretstown families access to tickets for shows in The O2 and access to Audi Club and the Premium Club on the night. … Continued

Glanbia reach new heights

Check out these photos. A team from Glanbia who are HUGE supporters of Barretstown braved wet and cold conditions (well it is September in Ireland) to complete the 4 peaks challenge and then joined other colleagues to climb Carrauntouhil for a finisher. All in aid of Barretstown. Massive congratulations on the achievement and as eveer … Continued

DAA’s Big Cycle for Barretstown

Last Saturday Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) staff took on yet another challenge as part of their commitment to raising funds for Barretstown. Completing either a 100k or 50k cycle the DAAers ended up at Barretstown and are pictured here outside our newly opened multi purpose activity centre, Jim’s Place. As always a big thank you … Continued

What a fun event – Eversheds School Sports Day

We just had to share these photos from the 2nd Annual Eversheds School Sports Day. What a fun day for everyone. Sack races, egg n spoon, bouncy balls – take you back to your youth?? Even Gordon Darcy, a great friend and supporter of Barretstown, mucked in. Thanks to all participants and organisers and the … Continued

Amber Dreams – a walk with a difference

On September 1st a sonspored walk in fancy dress took place in Maynooth. The event was organised by Nadine Sethi-Foley and her family in memory of their her sister Amber who sadly passed away from Melonoma age 36 last Sept 1st. As Amber was an Occupational Therapist who worked with children they decided to raise … Continued

Barretstown announces major bequest

The Chairman of Barretstown, Maurice Pratt, recently announced that the charity has received a funding bequest in excess of €7million.  The bequest was included in the will of a supporter of Hollywood legend, Paul Newman, who founded Barretstown in 1994.  The family of the late supporter have expressed a wish to remain anonymous. Chairman of … Continued

Enterprise Rent-A-Car take to the bike!

The enterprising Enterprise Rent-A-Car team based in the airport recently raised €1200 for Barretstown by cycling 400 miles without moving an inch! In total 11 people took part in the challenge which took 12 hours to complete. George O’ Connor, Managing Director of Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Ireland, said: “I was delighted to be part of this … Continued

Minister for Children and Youth Affairs opens Jim’s Place

Welcome to the Home of Serious Fun We were delighted to have Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, join us last week at the official opening of our new multi-purpose activity centre. This is the first major development at Barretstown in a number of years and will provide much needed indoor activity space … Continued