The House Love Will Build
A new 52 bedroom Ronald McDonald House
Providing accommodation for the families of the most seriously ill children was a key element of the plans for the new hospital from its very inception.
That is why the HSE and the Hospital Development Board have allocated a prime central location for a new Ronald McDonald House at the heart of the new hospital campus.
The Ronald McDonald House Charity is the world’s leading organisation specialising in providing dedicated accommodation for the families of seriously ill children.
Please read the Press Release from the Department of Health here in relation to the appointment of Ronald McDonald House Charities as the designated charity partner for the proposed Family Accommodation Unit at the new Children’s Hospital.
Our Nation’s new Home from Home – 52 Bedroom Ronald McDonald House
The new Ronald McDonald House will be a vital home for families from every county and every town in Ireland. With 52 bedrooms spread out over four floors and numerous specially designed family, rest and play areas the new House will provide families with the highest standard of accommodation in the most loving and intimate surroundings.
The New Ronald McDonald House - designed for families
The House will provide direct, immediate and easy access to the Hospital. The House will have 52 fully equipped bedrooms which can cater for families of every size. The House will have intimate living areas to protect the privacy of family life. The House will have play areas and recreation rooms for children of all ages. The House will have a direct phone line to the Hospital in every bedroom.
How the Ronald McDonald House changes lives
Extensive research has proven that a stay in a Ronald McDonald House has an enormous impact on a family caring for a critically ill child in hospital. The House helps to: reduce stress, remove financial worries, increase the quality of life, provide unique solidarity and support and improve family coping skills.
It takes Hands to build a House but only Love can build a Home
The New Children’s Hospital is the most significant capital investment project ever undertaken in Healthcare in Ireland. The Ronald McDonald House will be an integral part of the New Hospital. You can make this New House a reality by Sponsoring a Room or by offering a Service or a Product. The costs are estimated to be in the region of €20 million. We still need to raise approximately €10 million. Example of available Room Sponsorship: Gardens: €200,000 | Family Kitchen: €100,000 Games Room: €75,000 | Garden Paving Stones: €15,000. We also welcome In-Kind donations, Products, and Services. Please click here to see the full list of available Rooms and In-Kind Sponsorship Opportunities.
What will you receive?
You will receive your name on your room, a commemorative plaque of your own and the deep appreciation of our families. Most importantly you will have the deep and profound satisfaction of knowing that your gift will provide the most essential support to the families of the most critically ill children for generations to come.
Your vision and compassion can help build a home that will touch the lives of thousands of critically ill children and their families for many years to come.
Please download our Case for Support here:
New House Plans
Did you know 'Barróg' means hug in Irish?
Support our new house build by sending someone you love a big Barróg hug today.
Barróg is our house mascot and supports families staying at The Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland. He loves hugs and keeping Families Close together at the Ronald McDonald House!