Barretstown Castle, Barretstown, Ballymore Eustace, Co. Kildare


 At Barretstown we believe that every child with a serious illness should enjoy their childhood.  Barretstown helps rebuild the lives of children affected by serious illness, and their families, by providing life changing therapeutic programmes in a safe, fun and supportive environment. 

When a child is seriously ill, their life becomes about everything they can’t do anymore, and they can stop feeling like a regular child. Even when they physically start to get better, the psychological scars of their illness, or that of their siblings, can remain, eroding confidence, diminishing self-esteem and coping skills. 

Barretstown empowers and encourages each child to step out of their comfort zone and rebuild their confidence through our medically endorsed therapeutic programmes. They start to discover the magic
of being a child again. 

 Barretstown offers therapeutic programmes at our unique residential site in Co Kildare, and in hospitals and schools throughout Ireland. Since opening our gates in 1994, Barretstown has served 75,000 children and family members.   

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