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Presenter Muireann O’ Connell hosts afternoon tea in the Dream Café in Dreamland

Muireann O Connell will host the Dreamland afternoon tea. 8-year-old Ellie Rose Richardson from Borrisokane, Tipperary who suffers from Global developmental delay & cortical dysplasia  & 10yr old Nicole Griffin from Rhebogue Rd, Limerick who suffers from Neurofibromatosis type 2 who have been nominated for a Share a Dream Child of Courage Award.

Presenter Muireann O Connell hosts afternoon tea in the Dream Café in Dreamland

The 13th Dream Ball and National Children of Courage Awards take place in the Radisson Blu Hotel, Limerick on Saturday 24th November. The annual gala hosted by the Share A Dream Foundation is the only event of its kind in Europe and promises to be a glamorous, magical and very special evening.  Muireann O Connell of the Six O’ Clock Show TV3 and Today FM will be one of the many celebrity supporters in attendance with 2FMs Will Leahy providing the MC on the night.

Eight very special children, who have shown unbelievable courage and determination in the face of illness, have been selected from nominations from all over Ireland. Their determination to get as much out of life as possible in spite of their illness or disability will be honoured and their dreams will come true on the night.

Honouring these children gives many other families all over Ireland, struggling to come to terms with a seriously ill child, the hope that their child can have a fulfilled life. These children deserve recognition and to know that they are not alone and not forgotten about and that there is light at a very dark tunnel.

 “There is no greater joy in the world than seeing the smile on the face of a very special child who has suffered so much in their short and traumatic young lives when their fondest dream comes true, knowing you made it happen. It’s magic!!” said Shay Kinsella, Founder/CEO.

The Dream Ball is a magical night with Muireann O’ Connell to remember with wonderful surprises, non-stop entertainment, fine food, great company, dancing till late and a wonderful feeling of sharing in the achievements of these inspiring children and celebrating life and our blessings.

Please help us honour and recognise sick and disabled children and allow us to bring a little magic something special into their lives when their fondest dreams come true.

Make the Dream Ball your Christmas celebration with our family friends or workmates and share the real spirit of Christmas reaching out a hand of love and support by being part of the Dream Ball.

The Share a Dream Foundation is a National Charity which receives no Government funding and relies totally on public donations.

To book your ticket or table or donate go to or call 061 200080.

For more information on the Dreamland, go here

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Richard is a presenter, producer, songwriter and actor. He was named the Limerick Person of the Year (2011) and won an online award at the Metro Éireann Media and Multicultural Awards (2011) for promoting multi-culturalism online. Richard says that the concept is very much a community driven project that aims to document life in Limerick. So, that in 20 years time people can look back and remember the events that were making the headlines.