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04 November 2014 in , , ,

Painted Clans: Beautiful Handmade Family Crests

Painted Clans are hand painted contemporary Irish crests by Brendan McCarey. Each crest is researched and redesigned with a modern minimalist style keeping all the original elements that make up the crests. Each crest is then hand painted using acrylic paint making it one of a kind. During November 2014, €10 from the sale of each crest will be donated to Barnardos. ...

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21 October 2014 in , , , ,

All aboard the Forest Train to see Santa at Avondale Forest Park in Wicklow!

This year, Santa has decided to go a bit green, and has located his workshop in the beautiful Avondale House and Forest Park in Rathdrum Co Wicklow. He’s also doing his bit to support Barnardos! A new Santa experience called The Forest Train has opened in the Avondale Estate. Families can take Toots the Train through the winter wonderland of Avondale Forest, under the giant oaks and the migh...

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21 October 2014 in , , , ,

Christmas Craft Fair for Barnardos, 20 Nov

The annual Christmas Craft Fair in aid of Barnardos is taking place this year in the Stillorgan Park Hotel, Dublin, on the 20th November. ...

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23 December 2013 in , ,

Dublin Great-Grandmother Knits Santas for Barnardos

Sheila Stafford from East Wall in Dublin is the wonderful grandmother of a Barnardos project worker, and she knitted some adorable Santa and Mrs Santa toys to raise funds for Barnardos. Mrs Stafford is an accomplished knitter who created 40 of these lovely dolls, which raised an amazing €400 - thank you so much Sheila and a very Happy Christmas to you!...

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10 December 2013 in

Cork Toy Run for Barnardos a huge success

Huge thanks are due to the Shamrock Rose MCC Bikers Club, who organised the 2013 Cork Toy Run - and made it the biggest and best ever! Barnardos in Cork were absolutely blown away by the generosity of the organisers and contributors, who managed to collect enough toys for all our services in Cork. ...

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