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Barretstown offers a fun programme of challenging activities designed to help children deal with the trauma of serious illness. Hospitals take care of the physical effects of serious illness. Barretstown helps to heal the emotional scars.

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Barretstown offers free, specially designed camps and programmes for children and their families living with a serious illness – supported behind the scenes by 24 hour on site medical and nursing care.

All of the children and families come to Barretstown free of charge. Everything, including accommodation, food and medical assistance are provided at no cost to the family.

Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups.

Barretstown is recognised as a centre of excellence in childhood cancer care and other serious illnesses. Children are referred to Barretstown based on their medical needs.

where your money goes

Community Fundraising at Barretstown.

We remain the leading provider of Therapeutic Recreation in Europe for children with cancer and other serious illnesses.

Since then we have continued to develop our wonderful site at Barretstown Castle in Co Kildare to become a state of the art, world-class centre for Therapeutic Recreation or as the kids say – “a place where some Serious Fun happens”.
The Therapeutic Recreation programme brings campers through a fun, activity-based process of challenge, success, reflection and discovery.


contact details


Barretstown Castle, Ballymore eustace, Kildare - W91 RDX6

cause registration

Revenue (Charities Unit) (CHY): 10715

Charities Regulatory Authority (CRA): 20027759

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