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Accessible Holidays to Ireland by Disability Experts

Holidays to Ireland for Disabled Travellers
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You can fly to Ireland in a matter of minutes from many UK airports. But why not take your car? It’s only a 3-hour ferry ride away from Holyhead, on the North West tip of Anglesey. Ireland’s capital Dublin awaits – and it’s ready to give you a first taste of the country’s friendly locals, cheerful culture and captivating narrative – and of course its signature beer: Guinness! Our team recommends some amazing accessible highlights that are only just a sample of what Ireland can offer travellers with physical impairments.

Discover Dublin

Being the main point of entry for disabled travellers on a self-drive or guided tour from the UK, Dublin does a great job at warming up its visitors for all that Ireland has in store. Start by heading for the Guinness Storehouse, which offers immaculate facilities for the physically challenged. After pouring yourself a perfect pint of Guinness at the wheelchair friendly tap, you will be ready to see the rest of the city – this is where that driver guide will come in handy!

As soon as you have settled into one of our recommended accessible hotels, a world of history and culture is waiting to reveal itself to you – ranging from Dublin Castle (which is actually an 18th century palace) to the wheelchair-accessible Old Library at Trinity College (where one can find the medieval Book of Kells), followed by the disabled-friendly Christ Church Cathedral and the National Gallery of Ireland.

With our team of disability experts, you are in capable hands for your trip to Dublin (and beyond).

Day Trips from Dublin

Whether you decide to stay based in Dublin or you are setting out to explore more inland, don’t miss the opportunity to visit the National Stud & Gardens. Home to Ireland’s finest race horses (including the winners of five Classics for the British Royal Family), the wheelchair-accessible stud farm and horse museum are a legacy to Irish horses – and the ‘celebrities’ amongst them.

On the premises of the National Stud, garden enthusiasts can enjoy a walk around the breath-taking Japanese Gardens, which are said to be the finest of their kind in Europe. Nearby St Fiachra’s Garden is a haven of tranquillity where all are welcome to admire the essence of Ireland’s natural beauty, as well as pay tribute to the Irish saint who lends the garden its name.

Contact our team to enquire about these and more unique excursions from Dublin.

Celebrate Ireland’s Other Cities

On our self-drive or guided tours through Ireland, you’ll get the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the fascinating stories of Ireland’s other cities too. Take Waterford, the country’s oldest city which was founded by Vikings in 914 A.D.; Cork, the university city with its signature Shandon Church; Killarney, with its gorgeous lakes and National Park (don’t miss out on Ladies View); and Galway, with its colourful town centre that’s alive with art, boutiques and music. With the right amount of guidance, these cities will be relatively easy to navigate.

We have a great portfolio of hotels which meet our high accessibility standards. Ask us to map out your route and arrange the most comfortable accommodation underway.

Get Into the Rugged Nature

For a taste of raw nature, ask your driver guide to include the Dingle peninsula into your itinerary. As you drive around the coastal path, you will have unforgettable views of the craggy cliffs and sandy beaches that line Ireland’s southwest Atlantic coast on one side, and panoramas of the inland’s rolling hills and mountains on the other side.

Alternatively, head for Donegal county in north-western Ireland, where castles (including Glenveagh Castle and Donegal Castle) and fortresses are scattered throughout the landscape of breathtaking Loughs, cliffs, and mountains.

Contact us at 020 8907 2400 and our disability experts will take you there.

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Brooks is regarded as one of the finest Dublin City Hotels, located on Drury Street and within a few minutes walk of Dublin’s famed Grafton Street, Temple Bar and Trinity College.

An Award Winning 4 Star located on Salthill’s Promenade. The hotel’s 153 bedrooms are both luxurious and stylish and are designed to ensure every guest comfort. Bedrooms include a range of family, interconnecting and sea view rooms plus six executive suites with plush contemporary décor and interiors.

Experience Irish hospitality as it should be at the Mc Eniff Grand Canal Hotel. Featuring a coveted location in the heart of the city centre, the newly refurbished hotel is only steps from the vibrant Grafton Street shopping promenade.

The River Lee Hotel has an elegant interior deftly exploiting its spectacular riverside backdrop. The leisure centre with 18m swimming pool is as luxurious as you would expect.

From its vibrant city life to its rural charm and stunning coastline Waterford is the oldest city in Ireland and is the perfect blend of ancient and modern and has something for everyone.

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