How an instant trip to Ireland unleashed the explorer within me
Even this was an instant plan and it felt great to see that there are great things in Ireland which we hadn’t even heard of before....
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Charming Dublin is accessible to all kinds of travellers despite its archaic walkways, cobblestone streets and stone stairways. The city is mostly flat and committed to being disabled-friendly. Almost all shopping areas and tourist attractions are accessible. There is a lot of ease of access, for example most pavements have lowered kerbs making crossing over in a wheelchair, easy. Traffic lights give lots of time to cross and even have an audible tone for the visually challenged. Buses in Dublin are easy to board and de-board for wheelchair users, and even have signs saying how many disabled people they have helped till now. All buses stop if they see a person with a long cane, guide dog, wheelchair etc. Dublin also has an abundance of accessible accommodation to make your stay pleasant. Besides the city, however, it is the Irish people who will leave an impression on you. They are warm, friendly and always ready to help.Handy tips:• River Liffey is bang in the middle of Dublin, and makes for a great place for a wheelchair walk. And yes, it is very accessible• The coastline of Dublin Bay is accessible, so when you need to get out of the city, stroll here for some fresh air• Abbeyglen Castle and Cabra Castle are two medieval-themed castles turned into hotels that are disabled-friendly• The Sandemans New Europe – Free Walking Tours offers a completely wheelchair-accessible tour of North Side Dublin
Use Cork City as a base camp for the start of your Wild Atlantic journey. Technically, this falls outside the traditional 'Wild Atlantic Way' and Co. Cork is often known as the 'gateway' to the Wild Atlantic Way. Cork City is a compact town, with a mix of eccentricism. Though pleasant, I wouldn't spend longer than a day exploring the whole city. The real beauty of Co. Cork lies in the unexplored lands of Western Cork. Use the spare day to drive right down to Mizen Head - Ireland's south-western tip.