Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon – Inspiration

This is the story of Ruth and her daughter Madeleine and how they saw completing the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon as a celebration of recovery. Will you join Ruth and Madeline and take part in the Women’s Mini Marathon and make your miles more meaningful? Sign up HERE Ruth’s Story In 2011 Madeleine was diagnosed with … Continued

The Hayden Family

Spring Appeal : The Hayden Family

Seán was just six when he was diagnosed with cancer, read his story to see how Barretstown helped put the pieces of his family back together. Donate HERE to make a difference to the live of children like Seán living with serious illness Meet The Hayden Family  Mary is the mum of four wonderful children … Continued

volunteering at Barretstown

You get back more than you give when you volunteer

Irish Examiner 03.03.17/ Reporter Gwen Loughman Gwen Loughman looks at the social and psychological impact volunteering has on everyone involved “The human impact of volunteering is massive” These are the words of Derek Fanning, manager of Tipperary Volunteer Centre who believes it is the small things we don’t see that can leave the biggest imprint on … Continued

Samantha Rowe-Beddoe

Former Barretstown Camp Director Samantha Rowe-Beddoe donates £50,000 to Barretstown

Samantha Rowe-Beddoe, a former Barretstown Camp Director and philanthropist, along with her husband Gregory Nasmyth donated £50,000 to Barretstown. It’s not every day we receive a cheque for £50,000! So we were delighted when a former camp director of Barretstown, Samantha Rowe-Beddoe and her husband Gregory Nasmyth, contacted us about making a very generous and … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge Group

FAQ’s Dublin Mountains Challenge

Dublin Mountains Challenge FAQ’s Below are a list of some the Frequently Asked Questions that some of you may have around Dublin Mountains Challenge. These are just a brief outline around the event and we would really like to answer any additional questions you might have. Donna and Jane from the community team would love … Continued

Dublin Mountains Challenge 2017

Dublin Mountains Challenge – Put on your hiking boots for Barretstown

James Story Last year was our first year to do the Dublin Mountains Challenge for Barretstown and four of us completed the 24k circuit. I had been involved in fundraising for Barretstown through my work because they had been our corporate charity partner for a few years. I had been lucky enough to experience what a … Continued

The Ice Witch Cast at Barretstown

Ofegus Theatre at Barretstown

    Ofegus Theatre was established in December 2010, by Leslie Lalor and Niamh Hogan, to bring affordable Children’s theatre to all. Since then they have put on numerous different productions in theatres in Dublin. Last year they started bringing their wonderful shows to Barretstown to bring magic to all the families for free. Daylight Robbery … Continued

Amanda Christmas Appeal

Barretstown Christmas Appeal – Meet Amanda

    Little Amanda Gouvea Horan was just two and a half years old when doctors broke the news to her devastated parents, Paula and Ned. Amanda had Leukarmia. Paula says It was like the floor went from under me. In an instant our whole world came crashing down. Amanda has Down Syndrome but that’s not a … Continued

Best Will Week – October 31st to November 6th

  Best Will Week For Barretstown Best Will Week is a great opportunity for those considering leaving a legacy to avail of help and advice from local solicitors and to learn more about legacy giving. Barretstown joins together with over 70 other charities around Ireland who are involved with Best Will Week, to ask you … Continued


Jasper the Barretstown Bear

Jaime Jane and Jasper the Bear Five-year-old Jaime Jane is helping Barretstown to promote the sale of Jasper, a new soft toy that can be bought at H.Samuel and Ernest Jones stores across Ireland. Proceeds from sales of Jasper – the 3rd annual cuddly toy available from the two store brands – will be donated … Continued

Champions 4 Golf

Champions 4 – Fund raising campaign in aid of Barretstown Children’s Charity

About Champions 4 Champions 4 was inspired by Brennan Simkins, a 10-year-old cancer patient and budding artist who suggested to McTeir that he join all four paintings together with a four-leaf clover. Working with Brennan, McTier created a magnificent quartet of the “Irish Major Champions” centered on Brennan’s four-leaf clover design.  “I thought it was … Continued

Barretstown Corporate Quiz

A Great Evening At The Barretstown Corporate Quiz

  Barretstown Corporate Quiz 2016 We would like to thank everyone who attended and supported the Barretstown Corporate Quiz on the 20th of October, for making the night such a great success raising over €24,000. Congratulations to the team members from Renaissance Re who won the much coveted Barretstown Quiz trophy after a hotly contested race … Continued

Caroline Daly at Camp

Caroline’s Barretstown Journey

  An inspiring story of a mothers loss of a child and how she channeled her love of photography to help her with her loss. This is Caroline’s story: When Emily was alive because of her condition she slipped through all the nets and there was little or no support for her or us as … Continued

Brandon Murphy at Camp

Tumour Op Left My Son Paralysed

Irish Daily Star Wednesday, Sept 21, 2016 Reporter: Naomi McElroy Mum reveals brave Brandon battled back after brain surgery left him unable to move or speak. Being told your 4 year old child has a brain tumour is one of the toughest things a parent can hear, but for mum of two Kirsty Murphy, it … Continued

Charity Cycle

Cork to Galway Charity Cycling Challenge for Barretstown

This is an story of how a group of friends came together to remember their dear friend that they lost to breast cancer by completing a charity cycle. Sharon Comiskey was an inspirational adventurer. Warm and generous to all she met, Sharon loved people, nature, travel – and her family and friends. Two years ago … Continued

Barretstown Soup Kitchen

Fundraising for Barretstown – Soup Army Story

  At Barretstown we have some amazing fundraisers! These fundraisers are always coming up with new and innovative ideas to help us raise the €4.8m we need each year to make the magic of Barretstown a reality.  Millie and Eve at just 10 years of age are just two young fundraiser’s that turned something that … Continued

Barretstown Newsletter

Your Serious Fun Newsletter

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