Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Take a tour of Dublin or Kilkenny and help Barretstown

This is one of my favourite letters ever:

It came from Christopher, a Barretstown camper who wrote to say:

"Hi all, my name is Christopher. I was in Barretstown a couple of times. I had a great time. No nurses - No doctors chasing me. Not to do this or that. Just fun, fun, fun, The place is abolutely brilliant.

Just to let you know I had a kidney transplant a year ago and I'm doing well. As a special THANK YOU I would like to donate the money I have saved to help other kids the way you helped me.

A grateful camper,
There are many, many other letters like that coming from grateful children and parents whose lives have been touched by Barretstown. Now you can help out and have a bit of fun.

Ever wanted to take a bus tour around Dublin or Kilkenny?

This Thursday 10 July you can play tourist and see all the city sights in comfort, knowing that your ticket money goes to helping bring kids with serious illness to Barretstown.

CitySightSeeing Tours are kindly donating all ticket money for the Dublin and Kilkenny City tours for that day to Barretstown.

Tickets are valid for 24 hours and you can hop on and off as often as you like. Each bus has a mix of audio or live commentary from local guides. There's also a kid's commentary which is both educational and fun!

Remember the date is July 10th. All proceeds from that day's City Sight Seeing Tours in our capital city Dublin and Kilkenny, Ireland's medieval capital, will go to help bring more kids with serious illness to Barretstown.
I know some children who'd be very happy for the donation you can give :)

Check out how you can help Barretstown with your time or money. :) Please also tell your family, friends or random tourists on the street about this - every little helps.

Maybe I'll see you on the bus ;-)


  1. That sounds like a great idea Darragh.

  2. Great idea! I am looking forward to doing this :)

  3. Love that letter, genuinely has me smiling.