Our Wishes FAQs

If you need answers to your queries, please free to contact us and a member of our team will get back to you with a reply. We have provided answers to some of the more common questions below.

What is a wish?

Our 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 or having a gaming PC. Whatever each child's wish is, we make the experience a truly individual and memorable one.

How do I apply for a wish?

Click here to be directed to the Wish Process page, where you can contact us or download an application form.

How do I help someone else’s child apply a wish?

Please direct the parents/guardians to our website or download the form and pass onto the family.  Please note we cannot accept an application form without a parental signature.

Who is eligible for a wish?

To have their wish granted, a child needs to be aged between 3 and 17 years, living with a life-threatening medical condition and must not have had a wish before. 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 old does a child have to be to receive a wish?

A child must be between the ages of 3 and 17 year's old in order to be eligible to receive a wish.

What are the wish restrictions associated with receiving a wish?

Make-A-Wish Ireland cannot grant wishes such as: 

Long Haul Travel (Travel is confined to UK and Disneyland Paris only)
Motor Vehicles, Motorcycles, Powerboats, Quad-Bikes, Motor Homes, 
Money or Financial Assistance, 
Medical Assistance/Equipment,  
Housing, House Extensions, Structural Renovations/ Conversions/ Electrical Works, Garden/Bathroom Makeovers, Swimming Pools, 
Firearms /Replica Firearms/Exotic Animals.      
Please note: Not all wish requests are possible.  However, our Community Volunteers & experienced Wish Granters will be delighted to work with you and your child to develop a wish journey that will delight them and help create lasting memories