“Beautiful city charming and pretty beautiful city my home by the Lee”
That wonderful line from Cork’s anthem aptly describes the city. The city is immensely pedestrian friendly and boasts a wonderful continental feel to its city centre with its wide footpaths and pedestrianised streets. There are a large number of on-street parking spots for disabled drivers and passengers along with a number of multi-storey car parks within easy reach. The vast majority of the shops are wheelchair accessible even if the user is unaccompanied.
Public accessible toilets are situated on Grand Parade & South Mall but the larger shops, Debenhams, Brown Thomas & Dunnes Stores have accessible toilets as have Merchants Quay & Paul St Shopping Centres
The Crawford Art Gallery on Emmett Place is totally accessible to unaccompanied wheelchair users and has an accessible toilet.
The English Market made famous by the visit of Queen Elizabeth II last year and the City Library are accessible by unaccompanied wheelchair users.
Saint Augustine’s Catholic Church is accessible by unaccompanied wheelchair users.
There are far more things to do and see in the city centre but whatever you do you can be assured that the city is accessible.
During our trip around this morning Jean & I had a coffee & scone in Clancy’s Bar on Princes Street. It is accessible by unaccompanied wheelchair users and has an accessible toilet.
This is a list of Disabled Parking Spaces in the greater city centre. Availability cannot be guaranteed. http://www.corkcity.ie/services/roadstransportation/roadsforms/filedownload,2342,en.htm
I hope to get around to another report within the next week