Dublin Mountains Challenge… a huge thank you!

Feet were sore but the spirits were high after over 500 people took to the mountains for the Dublin Mountains Challenge on Sunday! Taking on both the 24km and 42km distances everyone had a great day and we want to thank all those who made it possible. All the participants, we hope the legs don’t ache too … Continued

The Hothouse Flowers and Mundy: Exclusive Concert at Drayton Manor

Join us for an exclusive concert featuring top Irish act’s The Hothouse Flowers and Mundy on Thursday 28th May at 7.30pm. This special night is being generously hosted in Drayton Manor, the private home of Gerald Kean and Lisa Murphy in Co Wicklow. Tickets for this exclusive event, in such a unique venue, cost just … Continued

Citywest Fun Walk 2015 – be a lunchtime hero!

  Thanks so much to everyone who joined us for the 4th annual Citywest Fun Walk on Friday 15th May 2015. This lunchtime fundraising event has gone from strength to strength gaining lots of support from a variety of businesses and residents in the Citywest Campus. 2015 was the biggest year yet! Thanks to all … Continued

Team building with Barretstown

Eversheds Sports Day and BBQ for Barretstown – 11 June, 2015

Barretstown are delighted to confirm that the 5th Annual Eversheds Sports Day for Barretstown will take place again this year on the 11th June, 2015 in Herbert Park. Companies are invited to join us for an afternoon of old fashioned school sports day fun in a surprisingly challenging and competitive day – the perfect team building opportunity! … Continued

Med Shed

Med Shed Appeal: Alexa and her family share their Barretstown story

To hear a child who has been battling cancer laugh so much that tears run down their face and milk squirts out their nose is one of the most wonderful sounds you could ever hear. To Leo, and the rest of our family, Barretstown is THE most magical place on earth” Alexa, Leo’s Mum Without our Med Shed, … Continued

Online Donation Technical Problem

We are currently experiencing some technical issues with our online donations. The system is completely secure, but not all donations are being processed and we are not being notified of your contact details so that we can thank you appropriately. If you wish to donate please call the fundraising team on 045 864 115 or … Continued

Sabina Higgins visits Barretstown to mark International Childhood Cancer Day

Barretstown calls for support to reduce our waiting lists Barretstown is marking International Childhood Cancer Day, by calling for public support to help reduce our waiting lists.  All Barretstown’s programmes are provided entirely free of charge for the children and families who attend. We expects to increase the number of campers we serves by 19% … Continued

Fundraiser - Mini Marathon - 2014

Take part in the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon for Barretstown

Whether you walk, jog or run the VHI Women’s Mini Marathon on Bank Holiday Monday 1st June, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of children with serious illness. Barretstown runs an activity based programme of Therapeutic Recreation for children with serious illness and their families. By taking part in the VHI Mini Marathon … Continued

Paul Newman at Barretstown

Celebrate Paul Newman’s legacy and ‘give a moment’

Our founder Paul Newman would have celebrated his 90th birthday on January 26th last year. More than two decades ago, Paul Newman had a vision: imagine if children living with serious illnesses had the chance to simply be children. To just have fun. So he started a camp where kids could, in his words, “raise a little … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge

  Registration is now open for the Dublin Mountains Challenge 2015! Register now to take on the Dublin Mountains Challenge for Barretstown and make a difference to the lives of children and families affected by serious illness. The event takes place May 24th and will involve teams and individuals trekking 24km or 42km across the … Continued

Happy New Year & Thank You For Being Part of the Magic in 2014

  Happy New Year from Barretstown!   2015 promises to be a busy and exciting year. With more camps planned this year than ever before we cant wait to meet lots of new campers, here in Barretstown and around the country through our Outreach Programmes. In 2014 we celebrated 20 years of helping to rebuild … Continued

Lidl’s Christmas activity a huge boost for Barretstown

Lidl has raised an incredible €185,594 through its Christmas fundraising activity for Barretstown. An amazing €135,438 of this was raised in just two short weeks through one initiative alone – the nationwide trolley dash, which took place in every store around the country on Saturday, 13th December. Alongside this, the sale of Christmas cards and proceeds … Continued

Parents Information

Meet the Murphy Cruse Family

The Murphy Cruse family from Dublin shared their journey and their Barretstown experience with us recently. Around this time last year, Seamus’ football coach noticed that Seamus was ‘slowing down’ and getting out of breath. His mum took him for an ultrasound at Crumlin and the scan revealed a large tumour growing in Seamus’ liver. … Continued

Barretstown App Launched

Barretstown are delighted to announce the launch of the first Barretstown App! Barretstown campers Tomás and Ingrid Marron were joined by a special visitor, Shrek, who is currently performing in ‘Shrek the Musical’ in the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, to launch the Barretstown app. The app, which has been developed to mark Barretstown’s 20th anniversary, … Continued

run Dublin Marathon Kevin Shorthall

Dublin Marathon done!

  Huge congratulations to the 25 Team Barretstown runners who took part in the Dublin Marathon yesterday. Some blistering finishing times were notched up by Barretstown runners. The fastest finishing male runner was Stephen Nibbs of Kildare and our fastest lady was Lisa Pounch from Dublin. At the 10 mile mark in Chapelizod we were … Continued

Best Will in the World Week

Best Will in the World Week takes place from Monday 20th October to Friday 24th October, when solicitors all around the country will be offering will consultations for just €50. There are over 500 solicitors signed up and you can find your local participating solicitor here. Why not make an appointment today? In 2014 Barretstown … Continued

Barretstown 20th Anniversary Gala Ball

Barretstown was founded by the actor Paul Newman in 1994 and in 2014 we celebrate 20 years of helping families to rebuild their lives after serious illness and continuing Paul Newman’s vision. Barretstown provides therapeutic recreation programmes for children affected by serious illness and their families. Barretstown serves over 2,500 campers each year, who come … Continued

Lidl Celebrates One Year in Partnership with Barretstown

Lidl is delighted to celebrate its 1st year in partnership with Barretstown which has already seen the company raise €330,000 for the children’s charity in just 12 months. More than 3,500 employees have been busy fundraising right across the country for Barretstown, headed by 140 Barretstown Buddies in every Lidl store in Ireland. Funds have … Continued

A great day was had in Lough Boora

A great day was had by all in Lough Boora Discovery Park last Sunday! The highlight of the day, the ‘Battle of the Giants’ featuring Fionn Mac Cumhaill and the Scottish giant Angus was a great success. Two separate workshops were held where children got the opportunity to make axes and shields. They then went … Continued