Providing a 'home away from home'..

What We Do

We believe when families are together, they manage better

When your child is sick, you want the best care possible – even if it is hundreds of miles away. Our Ronald McDonald House allows families across Ireland to stay close to their child for as long as they are undergoing treatment in Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin. Since we opened our House in November 2004, we have provided accommodation, care and support for over 5,000 families from all over Ireland.

Many families travel far from home to get treatment for their seriously ill or injured children. Often, it can be a long time to be away from home, from family and from friends. For children facing a serious medical crisis, nothing seems scarier than not having their mum and dad close by for love and support. The Ronald McDonald House program provides a “home-away-from-home” for families so they can stay close by their hospitalised child at very little cost. Our House is built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on healing their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest.

Our Ronald McDonald House

Providing a home away from home.

The Ronald McDonald House is situated on the grounds of Children’s Health Ireland at Crumlin, Dublin. The House provides accommodation for 20 families every night who have seriously ill children in hospital. Families can stay for a few days, several weeks or even months.

Meet Our Families

Hear from families who have stayed in our House

Some of the thousands of families we’ve helped have kindly decided to share their experiences.

Our Cooking for Families Program

Volunteer with a group for our Family Meal program!

We run our Cooking for Families Program to provide meals for families, allowing them to eat together without the stress of cooking or the expense of dining out.

Our goal is to provide a meal for our families every day of the week. You can help us achieve this goal by volunteering to cook meal at our House kitchen. Groups plan their menu, purchase the food, cook, serve the meal and clean the kitchen afterwards.

Want to Get Involved?

There are many ways you can support our charity and make a difference.

No matter who you are, where you live or where you can give you can help support Ronald McDonald House Charities Ireland help us to keep families close.

Whether you decide to donate, volunteer, partake in our Cooking4Families Program or shop our gift store, your support is so greatly appreciated by our families and all the team here at Ronald McDonald House Ireland.

Find out how to raise LOVE today. 

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