Barretstown Newsletter

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How you’re helping to create magic Jaime Jane was just three years old when she was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia. Cancer ruined her Christmas, and kept her in bed on Christmas Day. For 18 months she struggled through painful treatment and was kept out of school, and away from her friends. Last spring Jaime Jane attended a Family Weekend … Continued

Lough Boora 2016

Fairy festival in Co Offaly works magic in aid of Barretstown

The Irish Times Reporter: Conor Pope Lough Boora Family Fairy Event There was high drama in a midlands bog on Saturday when Snow White got trapped in a fairy tree and a mini riot broke out as little people fought hard for a seat on a wishing chair. “I’m stuck and so is my hair,” the … Continued

Summer Appeal Conor Fitzgearld

Summer Appeal: The Fitzgerald Family share their story

Summer is a time of fun and holidays for most families, but it can be particularly hard for families living with a serious illness.   The Fitzgerald Family share their Barretstown story to help raise awareness and funds so that Barretstown can bring even more children living with cancer to experience the magic of camp. … Continued

Hospital Outreach Programme

Laughter is a Tonic for Kid’s in Hospital With Serious Illnesses

The Irish Examiner Friday, May 27, 2016 Reporter: Helen O’Callaghan Helen O’Callaghan reports on a volunteer programme that aims to ease the boredom and uncertainty experienced by children in hospital. FIFTEEN years old and a patient at Cork University Hospital (CUH), he was distant at first. Drawing pictures just didn’t do it for him. But when it … Continued

Find Out More Dublin Mountains Challange

Dublin Mountains Challenge – Registration Now Open!

Back by popular demand, the Dublin Mountains Challenge is taking place on the 29th May. Registration is now open so head on over to registration and get your entry in!   If you’ve never taken part before and you’re wondering what it’s like, read what Emma Nolan has to say about her experience doing the … Continued

Volunteering at Barretstown

Volunteering at Barretstown

I became volunteer because I wanted to give something back. I never realised how much I would get. I’m a 19 year old law and accountancy student, so not perhaps the most obvious choice for a volunteer at Barretstown! From the moment I arrived it was the most welcoming place in the world and we … Continued

Thank You Lidl from Barretstown

Lidl smashes fundraising target by raising €1,200,000

Barretstown are delighted to announce that Lidl Ireland has far exceeded it’s €1 million fundraising target. Following a successful three year partnership, we are thrilled to receive €1.2 million. But the good news does not end there as Lidl will be extending the partnership for a further two years and hopes that with the continued generosity … Continued


Break out those runners!

  It’s January again so it’s time to dust off those runners and get training for the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown! Taking place on Monday 6th June, this is a world class sporting event, dedicated to helping women across Ireland to achieve their fitness goals and raise much need funds for charity.   By … Continued

JOIN Team Barretstown

  It’s open season for sporting events. With the Dublin Marathon, Great Dublin Bike Ride and Ironman 70.3 coming up there is so much for you to choose from and we’d love to you to participate as part of Team Barretstown. Simply enter any sporting event of your choice, fill in our form and we’ll get back … Continued

Barretstown Christmas Cards 2015

This year you can pick up your Barretstown Christmas Cards from your local Lidl store. They have a great selection and a packet of 6 cards costs just €2.99 with all of the profit being donated to Barretstown.

Thank you for joining us at the annual Corporate Quiz

  A big thank you to everyone who joined us for the 2015 Corporate Table Quiz, especially our sponsor Brother Ireland and our MC Quiz Master extraordinaire Tom Dunne. It was a great night and we raised some serious funds to keep the serious fun going! The evening kicked off with a drink and finger food … Continued

Players swung into action for Barretstown!

A great day was had by all in The K Club last Tuesday and 45 fantastic teams of 4 took part! Kerry footballer Colm “Gooch” Cooper spent the whole day with us and kept teams on their toes on the 3rd hole. The K Club’s pro golfer Michael Dixon helped raise funds at the 12th hole … Continued

Meet the Godden Family & hear their Barretstown story

Unfortunately every week in Ireland three families learn the devastating news that their child has cancer. No parent ever thinks that their child will get cancer. And no parent thinks they will ever have to face the possibility that their child could die. When a child is diagnosed with cancer, everything becomes about what you … Continued

run Dublin Marathon Kevin Shorthall

Run the Dublin Marathon for Barretstown

Your support will change the lives of children who have been affected by serious childhood illness. Children like Danny, pictured below with his dad Brian, come to Barretstown often having spent a long time in hospital. Danny has battled cancer not once but twice and he is only 5 years old.

Impact in Action – read our annual Newsletter

Each summer we produce our annual Serious Fun Newsletter, bringing together the highlights of the past year and outlining the impact made possible by our amazing supporters.  Thank you to everyone who helps to make the magic happen! Read your online copy below, enjoy some camper stories and learn about our Outreach Programmes in hospitals, … Continued

Camp Information

Fairy Door Tea Party – HUGE thanks!

Huge thanks to Bord na Mona for the fantastic Fairy Door Tea Party that took place in Lough Boora on Saturday in aid of Barretstown! Between storytelling, a fairy safari and the tea party there was so much happening to keep children of all ages entertained. Almost 5,000 people attended the event. Barretstown ambassadors and … Continued

Please take part in the Barretstown Golf Outing

  We are delighted to announce the launch of the Barretstown Golf Outing, kindly sponsored by LR Suntory. The event is taking place on the 29th September on the prestigious Palmer Ryder Cup Course in the K Club, for golf enthusiasts it’s a day that’s not to be missed! There will be two Shotgun starts, … Continued

The Barretstown Open Day

We would like to thank everyone who joined us for our Open Day on Sunday 5th July, it was an amazing day and we hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. A huge thank you to our sponsors Brady Family Ham, and all the amazing volunteers. Without the support of our volunteers … Continued

An Evening with Roy Keane in aid of Barretstown

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the first in our Barretstown Talks series. A special thanks to Roy Keane and Matt Cooper for giving up their time and ensuring it was such an enjoyable night.