Connor, 17, Ewing sarcoma

I wish to go to Ireland

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Connor04Connor is a 17-year-old girl whose greatest wish was to visit Ireland. She chose this very special wish because her family heritage is rooted in Ireland. Her great grandfather was a descendent of Irish immigrants. Connor wanted to discover their lives, memories and family treasures.

On August 22nd, her wish began with a stretch limousine ride to the airport with her parents. Upon arrival to Dublin, they were greeted by a Make-A-Wish Ireland representative who warmly welcomed the family. While in Dublin, Connor and her family stayed at the beautiful Bewley’s Hotel Ballsbridge. More than a bed and breakfast, this was a castle!

Connor had many adventures while in Ireland. The first few days of Connor’s wish included the Dublin Bus tour for an overview of the city and Stephen’s Green. “The Green” is a lush open square where ducks can be fed at the lake and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. It was also imperative that Connor and her family attend the 20th Anniversary of Riverdance and experience traditional Irish dancing! One of Connor’s favorite moments was visiting County Kerry, which includes some of Ireland’s most awe-inspiring landscapes. Connor loves the movie ‘Far and Away’ and always wanted to see where it was filmed.

Connor also celebrated her birthday while in Ireland. On the day of her birthday, Connor and her family enjoyed a one hour beach ride on horses along the coast in Kerry. On the family’s last day in Ireland, they had a reservation for a day tour of the gap of Dunloe. The gap of Dunloe is one of the most stunning parts of Ireland. With these beautiful landscapes in mind, Connor and her family left Ireland with memories that will last a lifetime.

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