Barretstown Reconnect

Barretstown Reconnect

  71% of Irish adults say that ‘play’ helped them make friends and build relationships during their childhood 90% feel children should have more freedom to play and 69% believe there is too much emphasis on ‘organised play’ for children today Barretstown is encouraging adults to reconnect with their childhood this August through our new … 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

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

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

Go Barking Mad for Barretstown

Fancy your pet to be in the Guinness Book of World Records? Gain Pet Food are running an event in aid of Barretstown, for the most dogs in fancy dress, with Katie Taylor as celebrity judge. Sure to be a great day out with your pet. Sunday April 28 National Show Centre (near Dublin Airport) … 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

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