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20 November 2014 in , , , ,

Santa Hat World Record - Dec 14th

Join us on Sunday 14th December from 10.30am – 12pm in Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre as we attempt to set a new world record for the most people wearing Santa hats indoors at one time – all in aid of Barnardos! ...

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19 November 2014 in , , ,

Goldstar Christmas Trees - Hassle-free Christmas Trees, Supporting Barnardos

GoldStar Christmas Trees are here to take the stress out of Christmas for you! They’ll deliver, collect and recycle your tree for you and if you really want to take it easy this year they can even deliver you a tree already decorated! What’s more, a donation is made to Barnardos for every tree sold!...

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12 November 2014 in , , , ,

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor Wants You to Make a Child’s Christmas

Love/Hate Actor and Barnardos Ambassador Tom Vaughan-Lawlor launched Barnardos’ Christmas appeal today calling on people to dig deep and give children a happy Christmas and a brighter future, by donating online at or by calling 1850 216 216. Barnardos provides specialised early intervention and prevention services to almost 9,000 children and families in 40 community b...

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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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