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all proceeds going to Barretstown and Pieta.

Dermot Kennedy

Thursday December 21 2023 | National Concert Hall, Dublin

Dermot Kennedy
Dermot Kennedy


Dermot Kennedy will be playing a special intimate acoustic performance at Dublin’s National Concert Hall on Thursday 21st December 2023 with all proceeds going to Barretstown and Pieta.

To raise money for the charities, tickets will only be available for this special show via a Raffle at this link.
Every Raffle entry will be 20 euros for a chance to win a pair of tickets for this special show. 

All proceeds will go direct to the charities.

Platinum selling, BRIT nominated singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy released his acclaimed #1 selling second album ‘Sonder’ earlier this year and has now amassed over 7 billion streams. His tour around the album saw him perform headline shows at the likes of New York’s Madison Square Garden and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre, The O2 Arena London alongside headlining All Points East Festival and performing at Glastonbury Festival. Dermot’s 2023 will be closing with a 3 night stand at the Sydney Opera House Foreshore.

In Ireland this summer, Dermot Kennedy performed two sold out shows to 80,000 fans at Dublin’s Marlay Park and three sold out shows to more than 90,000 fans at Limerick’s Thomond Park - so his forthcoming show at the 1200-capacity National Concert Hall promises to be a special one-off intimate performance.

In 2021, Dermot played Christmas charity shows at the Dublin 3Arena and raised more than €250,000 for local Irish charities and this time has chosen the National Concert Hall for a special intimate acoustic performance.

Dermot: “This will be my last show in Ireland for a while so please give generously. I’m so excited to raise lots of money for these two great Irish charities with this special acoustic show.”

Ballot tickets will go on sale on Friday 1st December 2023 10:00am

Performance date: Thursday 21st December 2023

To be in with a chance to win tickets, for each €20 donated you will receive one entry into the Raffle.

The Raffle draw can be entered by donating online through this LINK HERE

Entries will be capped at five per person. All proceeds from the concert will go to Dermot’s chosen charities Barretstown (a registered charity, charity number CHY10715) and Pieta (a registered charity, charity number CHY16913) to fund their important work.

The Raffle will open on Friday 1st December 2023 10:00am and close at 23:59 Thursday 14th Dec. The winners will be chosen randomly on Friday 15th Dec 2023. 500 winners will each receive two tickets to the concert, a maximum of one winner per household.   

All winners drawn from the prize draw will be sent an email from Ticketmaster on Friday 15th Dec 2023 providing a unique passcode and a link to redeem digital tickets via Ticketmaster. Winners have until 10:00am Monday 18th December 2023 to redeem tickets. Entrants will be notified by email of any remaining tickets on Tuesday 19th Dec 2023, such tickets will be available on a first come first served basis. A maximum of one winner per household will continue to apply. 



Barretstown was founded by Hollywood actor Paul Newman in 1994 and modelled on his renowned Hole in the Wall Gang Camp in Connecticut, USA. It serves children affected by cancer and other serious illnesses, and their families.  Barretstown’s mission is to rebuild the lives of these children and their families through the provision of therapeutic camps and programmes underpinned by robust research. Barretstown believes that every child with a serious illness should enjoy their childhood. Barretstown’s essential therapeutic camps and programmes are a vital part of a child’s illness journey, supported by 24/7 medical care at our 500-acre campus. The services provided to all 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 experience the magic of Barretstown each year. Barretstown receives just 2% government funding and is supported by donations and the fundraising efforts of corporate supporters, individuals, and community groups. For more information see 

Across 20 centres all over Ireland, online and/or over the phone, Pieta offers free counselling to those suffering from suicidal ideation and to people who are engaging in self-harm. Pieta operates a Suicide Bereavement Counselling Service providing free counselling, therapy and support to individuals, couples, families, and children who have been bereaved by suicide. Staff are fully qualified and provide a professional one-to-one therapeutic service. How to contact Pieta: To avail of Pieta services, which are free of charge, please visit for all centre contact details and our National Therapy Services phoneline 0818 111 126. Pieta provides 24/7 support – if you are suicidal, self-harming or bereaved you can contact Pieta 24/7 via the Freephone crisis helpline on 1800 247 247, you can also text HELP to 51444 (standard message rates apply). 

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