Now that the weather is showing signs of improving and we’re full steam ahead to summer, Quingo Scooters wanted to share with you some ideas for the perfect getaway! We’ve recently shared with you some of the best accessible holidays in Scotland and England, so naturally we’re moving across to Ireland this week.
Ireland has much to offer and many sights to appreciate. Whether you fancy a city break in the popular tourist destinations of Dublin or Belfast, or you want to escape to the hills and countryside of Irelands Ancient East – Ireland really does offer something for everyone.
Countryside Cottages – Kerry
County Kerry is the perfect place to go if you’re looking for rugged coastline and picturesque mountains. Situated in the southwest of Ireland, Kerry offers the Killarney National Park which boasts forests, moorland and landmarks such as Torc Waterfall and Torc Mountain.
The Countryside Cottages are self-catering holiday homes, within close proximity to the heart of the town. The centre offers plenty to do for everyone – there’s many shops, restaurants and pubs. Also nearby you’ll find the Tralee Aquadome with waves, slides and rapids for the younger members of your group and a sauna, steam room and water massage for the adults. Back on site, there’s a play area for any toddlers in your group.
The wheelchair adapted cottages have widened doors and a ground floor bedroom. This includes twin beds, a roll in shower with support rails and a hoist for the bed if required. Country cottages are nationwide and you can find more information including how to book online.
Academy Plaza Hotel – Dublin
If it’s more of a city break you’re fancying, and you love the vibrant city life, the capital is the place for you. Dublin offers picturesque historical buildings such as Dublin Castle and St. Patrick’s Cathedral. However, it definitely doesn’t lack in modern offerings either. Temple Bar is the riverside nightlife and cultural quarter and Grafton Street is the city’s famous shopping area. Whatever you fancy doing, you’re sure in for a busy trip!
The accessible Academy Plaza Hotel will put you right in the middle of all the action, located just off O’Connell Street. Dublin’s new tram, LUAS stops within minutes of the hotel connecting to both mainline railway stations.
This stylish and contemporary hotel offers 14 accessible rooms, all complete with a roll in shower and low level lights and plugs. All of the floors of the hotel are accessible by lift, with the main entrance on one level and an accessible toilet in the lobby.
Ocean View Guest House – County Donegal
If you’re looking for some sea and sand, this is the place for you. Situated in the North West of Ireland, County Donegal borders the Atlantic Ocean. It’s known for its castles, rugged coastline and mountains.
Ocean View Guest House is located in Greencastle, on the Inishowen peninsula of Donegal, and is Ireland’s most northerly point. It’s full of fine sandy beaches, though we strongly recommend you don’t use your Quingo on sand, amazing scenery and lots of history. In the immediate vicinity there is the Blue Flag beach at Stroove strand and Sweet Nellie’s beach in Greencastle. Donegal has 11 Blue Flag standard beaches in total, with some of the most spectacular scenery in Ireland.
The fully accessible ground floor deluxe rooms have their own private bathroom which is especially designed for wheelchair and mobility scooter users. Throughout there are accessible lifts and ramps and an accessible garden. There is also a private and secure off road car park available for guests.
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If you’ve been to visit any interesting attractions on your Quingo or would like us to write about a particular place you have visited, we’d be delighted to hear from you. You can email your stories, recommendations and pictures by filling out the contact form on our website and we’ll feature them on our blog.
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