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Make-A-Wish Ireland aims to grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, to bring hope, strength and happiness

Make-A-Wish Ireland wishes give seriously ill children the chance to do something extraordinary. For many children, a wish is an opportunity to do something they never thought possible when life is tough. Children’s wishes can range from being a princess for the day or meeting their hero, to going on a once-in-a-lifetime family holiday.  Whatever each child’s wish is, they make the experience a truly individual and memorable one and try to include the whole family where possible.


  • Age Requirement:

    • Aged between 3 and 17 years (inclusive)
  • Criteria: To have their wish granted, a child needs to be:

    • Living with a life-threatening illness
    • Resident in Ireland
    • They grant one wish for a child, so a child shouldn’t have received a wish previously

    The child’s treating consultant makes the final determination of whether the child is medically eligible to receive a wish and whether the child is able to participate in the wish.

  • How to apply/who can apply: They accept wish referrals from parents or guardians, medical professionals or even the children themselves.
    The applications are completed by the parent/guardian of the child.
    Full information is available here.

  • Cost: Free


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