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Colleen's Dream at the Rose of Tralee

Colleen is a Rose for the weekend at the International Rose of Tralee Festival!

Colleen Whelan from Graiguenamanagh is 14yrs old but unlike most teenagers her age has gone through a huge amount in her young lifetime.

However, Colleen loves all the Roses and how they all talk about their Irish roots and feels so proud that all the Roses have something in common their Irishness. Colleen said ”I am going to be the Kilkenny rose and win purely because of my charm and hurling skills.”

So last weekend on Friday the 15th of August Colleen had her dream come true thanks to Share a Dream where she spent the weekend with the Roses at the International Rose Festival in Tralee.

Colleen arrived to the Fels Point Hotel on Friday the 15th of August with her mum Liz, dad Sean and sister Niamh and was met by the Share a Dream committee and checked into the hotel.

After a few photos Colleen headed off to lots of shops in Tralee who all gave her a great Tralee welcome along with some beautiful gifts. Then after a delicious lunch at Yummy Cafe Colleen, her mum and sister headed off to CH Chemists to be transformed and get her make up done. Then off to the hairdressers for more transforming.

After a hectic day Colleen and her family returned to her hotel for a rest before getting ready to attend the Rose Ball later that evening.

Before the Ball commenced Colleen and her family had a private meeting with all the Roses and Daithi O’ Shea. She was later wined and dined at the Ball and treated like real VIPs and the highlight of the night was when
Colleen was introduced as the 33rd Rose.

Share a Dream would like to thank all their wonderful Tralee committee,Grace O'Donnell, the Rose of Tralee International Festival committee, Iarnroid Eireann, Fels Point, An Garda SíochánaShaws Department Stores,That's PerfectBenefit Cosmetics UKDAN FITZGERALD & SONSHilsers JewellersSwamp and everyone else involved in making this dream come true for Colleen and her family.

According to Colleen’s mum Liz “Colleen is so excited and we are in shock as to everything that has been organised for us and the Tralee people are so kind. It is really special and we would like to thank the Share a Dream Foundation.”

Dean's Soccer Dream

12 yr old Dean Kelly from Askeaton who suffers with a rare illness took over the role of Soccer Manager at the Jeff Power Memorial Tournament in Portland Park, last Saturday 9th August.

Dean and his family were treated like a real VIPs for the day, being met by the Mayor of Limerick, Michael Sheahan, and the organisers on arrival and brought upstairs for some refreshments and photos. Dean was presented with his special soccer medal. He enjoyed all the various kids activities on day: kids concert, face painting, soccer, etc.

Later, Dean surveyed his team on the pitch before bringing them in for a serious team talk ahead of the quarter finals. After giving the team hell in the dressing room Dean lead out the squad to Tina Turners "Simply the best" for kick off of the game. Dean's team won the quarter finals but sadly didn't qualify for the semis, however his team put on a brave performance.

Before Dean left organisers of day, the Power family presented Dean with his own special tournament trophy and a bouquet of flowers for mum Davida. Later Dean and his family had a delicious dinner at Highway restaurant.

According to mum Davida, they had a wonderful family day and were treated like royalty and will never forget it. She thanked Share a Dream so much for Dean's dream day.

Finally, Share a Dream would like to thank warmly the Power Family and all their commitee, the Mayor of Limerick Michael Sheahan, the Dance Academy, Highway restaurant all our amazing volunteers and anyone else who supported...

Megan's Princess Dream

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6yr old Megan from Westbury Limerick suffers from an undiagnosed condition and has suffered a lot in her short but traumatic young life.

Like all little girls Megan loves Princesses and dreams of one day being a real Princess….

So when her mum decided to contact the Share a Dream Foundation to see if they could make Megan’s fondest dream come true of being pampered for a day like a Princess the Dream Team got to work!

Can you imagine the absolute joy on little Megan’s face when the Dream Machine pulled up outside her house and out stepped Princess Keara to spend the day with Megan to ensure it was truly a Dream come true……

A Princess has to look her very best so Megan was presented with a beautiful Princess Dress then a beautician and hair dresser went to work on Princess Megan and her Mum to ensure that she looked amazing for her special day.

Later a stretch limo arrived accompanied by a local Garda escort to collect Princess Megan, Princess Keara and all the family for a tour of Limerick.

Princess Megan then was brought to the Crescent Shopping centrewhere she met her five Ladies in waiting to look after her every need before doing a walk about in the Crescent Shopping centre.

Princess Megan visited Next, Zara, Sketchers, Art & Hobby, Claire’s, Fields Jewellers, Shaws, Mr Simms Sweet shop, Tescos, Penneys, Inglot and Costa Coffee  where she was treated like royalty and received an abundance of beautiful gifts.

Princess Megan then went to the gorgeous Clarion Hotel for a delicious dinner with her family before retiring home for some beauty sleep and dream of her wonderful Princess for a day!

According to Megan’s mum - it was an unbelievable day which she will always remember for the rest of her life and she thanked Share a Dream for the fantastic the work done by them for the hundreds of very sick children all over Ireland.

Please support Share a Dream in anyway as we rely totally on the goodness of the community for our very survival.
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Sarah's Dream

Sarah O' Sullivan from Askeaton, who is 14 years old and in a wheelchair saw her dream come true. Her dream was to design her own room, changing it from a functional room 'to make it a comfortable and girly room'.

With the help of all the people below Sarah's room is now fabulous.
We would to thank all involved that made Sarah's dream happen!
  • Taliya Savaheli - Designer
  • Megan Leonard - Harvey Normans
  • Phill - Jutzler
  • Robert Hickey - Heiton Buckley
  • David - Colorworx
  • Chris Kiely and the B&Q team.
  • Ian and team at Hickey Fabrics
  • Sean Meade
  • Enda Murray
  • Gerry Daly
This wouldn't have been possible without all the support and contributions.


Sam Cunninghan's dream

Sam Cunninghan, 16 years old from Waterford, saw his dream come true in July 2014.

He wanted to see Metallica Live and he went to Sonisphere Festival at Knebworth where they were playing!

Hope you enjoyed! ;)

Carnival of Rock Show

Nicole Cahill from Marshallstown with some characters at the Carnival of Rock Show in Rathnure, Wexford, Ireland on the 7th of July 2014.

A huge thanks to organisers Liam Sharkey and John Rielly for raising €1 650 in aid of Share A Dream Foundation.


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