Road Trip 2013 – Part 2

We arrived in Galway late in the afternoon of our first day. We had decided to stay in the Meyrick Hotel on Eyre Square as there is really no hotel closer to the city centre. http://www.hotelmeyrick.ie/ Valet parking is available on a first come first served basis but the hotel had reserved one of the limited spaces for us. There is a ramp to the main door which is easily accessible but the short ramp at the last part is a small bit steep and I required assistance. We didn’t do a lot that evening after the journey up and ate in the hotel where I had the best ever Tomato & Basil Soup. The hotel is totally accessible and the staff are friendly and helpful.

We went over to Knock on Tuesday morning for a look around. It has changed immensely since I last visited, probably 45 or 50 years ago. It wasn’t overcrowded and the weather was fabulous. Total accessibility here is a given. I have never seen large toilet blocks so clean and presentable with no graffiti on the walls or dirt on the floors. Well done to the staff.

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We explored Eyre Square and the surrounding streets when we returned from Knock. It is all accessible even though the Meyrick is at the lower end of the square. The slopes are manageable. There are car parks and disabled parking spaces available. http://www.galwaycity.ie/AllServices/RoadsandTraffic/ParkingintheCity/DisabledParking/

There are also 3 ‘Pay 2 P’ units at the upper end of the square. Cities seem to be largely populated by the same shops but Shop Street and its offshoots have some wonderful small ‘non-chain’ stores. Some are not wheelchair accessible because of their size. I have never come across such a high density of barber shops in such a small area. That evening we ate in the bar of the Radisson Blu and the food was lovely, the service was good and the hotel accessible.

Part 3 to follow shortly.

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