The Wish Process

The Wish Process

Step 1 – Referral

Do you know a child fighting a life-threatening condition, who could benefit from a magical wish?

We accept wish referrals from parents or guardians, medical professionals – or even the children themselves. If you have any questions about the wish process, call us on 01 205 2011 or email info@makeawish.ie and we'll be happy to help.

To apply for a wish:

Call the office on 01 205 2011

Step 2 – Eligibility

To have their wish granted, a child needs to be aged between 3 and 17 years, and living with a life-threatening medical condition

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.

Step 3 – The Wish

If the child is eligible, Make-A-Wish sends some paperwork to the wish child and family to complete, to learn more about the wish child.

When we receive this information, we'll arrange for our specially trained volunteers to visit the child to find out what their wish is.

Once a child’s wish is approved and authorised by the treating consultant, the wish team sets out to make it come true.

Step 4 – Granting the Wish

After talking with the child, Make-A-Wish set out to create a magical wish experience for the child that will last a lifetime. Every effort is made to include the immediate family in the child’s wish. The wish experience often touches dozens, and sometimes hundreds of people who either help co-ordinate or are directly involved in the wish.

The wish experiences created by us are made possible only through the support of generous donors and volunteers across the country.

View our wishes to see how other children have benefited from Make-A-Wish Ireland's service.

Our Wishes