On Yer Bike – 60k for Barretstown

The Crosslow Fundraisers are some of our most ardent, hard working supporters. Every year they organise a sponsored cycle for Barretstown and this year is no exception! 60k from Ferrycarrig, Co Wexford to Tullow, Co Carlow on Sunday 16th Sept. If you can, please get involved and raise lots of cash for Barretstown. All the … Continued

Family Fun Day at Playbarn in Johnstown

The Playbarn in Johnstown, Co Kildare is having a Family Fun Day in aid of Barretstown on Sunday 26th August from 11am until 6pm. The Playbarn is home to Leinster’s biggest play frame, a special toddlers area, kiddy disco and indoor football area. On the 26th August there’ll be lots more on offer with family … Continued

5k Fun Run in aid of Barretstown

On August 26th join us for a charity 5km fun run at 12pm. All proceeds will be split equally between Bee for Battens and Barretstown, two great charities! The route will be a flat 5km road surface. Free parking available at the Boot Inn at the back of Dublin Airport(R108). Registration will be available at … Continued

Eversheds School Sports Day in Herbert Park on Sept. 13th

Eversheds would like to invite all interested companies to enter a team in their good old fashioned school sports day in aid of Barretstown. Round up your colleagues (teams of 5), get all your eggs in a basket and join the fun in Herbert Park.  Light refreshments will be available on the day. When:Thursday Sept … Continued

Tour de Kilkenny on Saturday 4th August

Now the Tour de France is over how about joining the Marble City Cyclers on the Tour de Kilkenny! Marble City Cyclers are delighted to announce that they will be hosting the fourth Tour de Kilkenny on the Saturday of the August Bank Holiday weekend, 4th August 2012.  As before, all funds raised will be … Continued

Forget about the Olympics…Catch the Round the Eye Race this Saturday

The A.P.F.S Rowing Club would like to invite all Barretstown supporters  to the inaugural ‘Round the Eye Race 2012’ on Saturday 28th July. The race is an 18k time trial which starts just inside Malahide estuary and continues around the spectacular Ireland’s Eye and back again to Malahide. It will coincide with the Malahide Festival … Continued

Something magical happened to Madeleine at Barretstown

… all because of you! Please will you do the same for another child just like her with a kind gift. Today I want to share a story with you that I’m sure will touch your heart. It’s the story of a beautiful 12 year-old girl called Madeleine. After coming through brain surgery to remove … Continued

E-voting machines are put to scrap as Barretstown presented with a cheque for €10k

KMK Metals Recycling Ltd. in Tullamore bought the redundant e-voting machines last month with the intention of selling 100 of the machines and giving the proceeds to Barretstown.  However, the Department of the Environment advised that the machines should be put entirely beyond functional use and very generously Kurt Kyck of KMK decided to proceed with the donation. Mr Kyck … Continued

Dublin Marathon 2012 – Make your Miles More Meaningful!

We need you to join our Dublin Marathon Team to help raise funds to rebuild more lives affected by childhood cancer. The Dublin Marathon is one of Ireland’s biggest and best marathons and is known internationally as the ‘Friendly Marathon’. To commit to run a marathon is a huge personal challenge, physically and mentally it … Continued

It’s a Done Deal

www.donedeal.ie, Ireland’s biggest classifieds website, has raised €10k for Barretstown through their charity programme. Every second month Donedeal donate 10% from every ad placed to charity. In June they raised €30k which was divided among 3 charities, Barretstown of course being one of them so we got a very generous cheque for €10k. Thank you … Continued

Big Picnic at Barretstown – what a day!

Big congrats and a sincere thank you to all those involved in the Big Picnic at Barretstown last Saturday. Thankfully the rain stopped for one day to let all the kids and families enjoy all the activities on offer. We had craft and food stalls, bouncy castle, fire engines, tanks, raffles, archery, canoeing, horse riding … Continued

Volunteer for Autumn Family Camps

Volunteering at Barretstown is a truly unforgettable experience – fun activities, lots of laughs and the knowledge that you are directly helping seriously ill kids and their families rebuild their lives. It’s also a great addition to your CV. You meet lots of people and make friends for life. We are currently looking for 50 … Continued

Eoin & Mike 750km cycle for Barretstown

They did it and what an achievement. Raising a phenomenal 10k for Barretstown Eoin and Mike spent 7 pain filled and rain filled days cycling from Malin to Mizen in aid of Barretstown, with lots of support from their colleagues in Hays Ireland and of course all of us in Barretstown. Their achievement is even … Continued

Remember the sports days at school??

Here’s your chance to relive those fun sports days at school – sack races, tug of war, egg n spoon and many more fun and games. The 2nd annual Eversheds School Sports Day is taking place in Herbert Park Thursday 13th September from 4-7pm. Open to all companies to enter a team for some good … Continued

2012 Barretstown Raffle Results

Congratulations Winners of our 2012 Raffle. 1st Prize, €2,000 – Walter Jones, Co. Carlow 2nd Prize, €1,000 – Virginia Coyle, Co. Kildare 3rd Prize, €500 – Carmel Skelton, Co. Kildare A big thank you to all our fantastic raffle ticket sellers for all their hard work, because of your kind donations 35 more children will … Continued

Open Day at Barretstown on Saturday 7th July (kindly supported by Avonmore)

Yes we are hosting our very own Avonmore Big Picnic for Barretstown here in the grounds of the Castle. We would like to invite all Barretstown friends and supporters to attend our very own Avonmore Big Picnic on Saturday July 7th from 1p.m. to 4 p.m.[singlepic id=36 w=320 h=240 float=right] Everything you need to know … Continued

Who is Camino Tom?

Who is Camino Tom – well his name is Tom Quinn from Kinvara in Co Galway. So why Camino Tom? Well Tom loves to walk the Caminos which are the old pilgrim routes in Spain. Following his retirement from the business world Tom took up a new hobby – hill walking. Tom volunteers as a … Continued