It was with great pleasure that we were able to deliver a new Old Town Saranac 146 XP Canoe to the Barretstown Camp in Co. Wicklow yesterday. Our resident canoeing expert, Mark Coleman even had time for a quick paddle to test out the new canoe.
Barretstown is located on a 400 acre estate complete with it’s own private lake – perfect for canoeing in a safe environment! Barretstown chose the Old Town Saranac 146 XP model due it’s stability, but also due to the fact that it has padded seats and adjustable back support.
We look forward to continue supporting Barretstown in 2014 with equipment support, advice and fundraising efforts.
Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994 and modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. Barretstown serves children affected by serious illnesses – primarily cancer and serious blood diseases – from Ireland, Britain and throughout Europe, and their families. Barretstown is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals and community groups.