Barretstown Launches New Fundraising Challenge - St. Kevin’s Way 25km Challenge Walking Event

Registration is now open for St. Kevin’s Way 25km Challenge walking event

Children’s charity Barretstown has announced the addition of a brand new annual event to its fundraising calendar to help raise €50,000 for the charity. The inaugural St. Kevin’s Way 25km Challenge will take place on Sunday 6th October, with registration for the walk open now.

The walking route will take place in the scenic hills and varied landscapes of Wicklow, following in the footsteps of St. Kevin, through the hills of Wicklow to the monastic ruins in Glendalough, where ancient flagstones of the old pilgrim path are still visible.

Participants are welcome to enter individually or as part of a team of four. Registration on the day will be held in The Brockagh Centre, Laragh; walkers will then be driven to the starting line in Valleymount and the walk will finish back at The Brockagh Centre.

The registration fee is €50 for an individual or €175 for a team of four. All those participating in the walk are asked to raise an additional €100 for donation to Barretstown; once registered, walkers will receive a fundraising pack by post, making it simple to collect donations. All of the money raised from the St. Kevin's Way 25km Challenge will go directly to fund Barretstown’s life-changing programmes of Therapeutic Recreation.

Commenting on the new event Dee Ahearn, CEO of Barretstown said: “We are really excited to be launching a brand new fundraising event in our very special 25th Anniversary year. Active events like the St. Kevin’s Way 25km Challenge are always popular among our supporters; childhood stops for seriously ill children and what better way to help us Press Play than to get outdoors and have some fun yourself!”

For further information, to register to take part in the event, or to set up an online fundraising page, visit or contact Donna at (045) 864 115 or

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For more about Barretstown’s 25th Anniversary campaign visit

About Barretstown
Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994 and is modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. It serves children affected by serious illnesses -primarily cancer and serious blood diseases - and their families. Barretstown’s mission is to rebuild the lives of these children and their families. We believe that every child with a serious illness should enjoy their childhood. The services provided to all of the children and families who come to Barretstown are entirely free of charge, so donations and fundraising efforts are vital for the charity to help more sick children to experience the magic of Barretstown each year. Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups. For more information see


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