Cork

“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

3 Comments

3 thoughts on “Cork

  1. My Father was born in Cork in the 1920’s. I visited there with him in 1979 but there was a petrol strike on at the time. It didn’t stop us getting around, we cycled for miles and miles. We stayed with lifelong friends of his in Currabinney (excuse the spelling if it’s wrong lol) It was a really great week, many happy memories and the local folks were so friendly. Su x

  2. Rory O'Connor

    It may be of interest to you to know that Cork City Council are holding a consultation process as part of the preparation of the 2015-2021 City Development Plan at the Imperial Hotel this Wednesday (15th May) at 5:30PM.

  3. Jean Groeger

    Best of luck with this venture, I hope it works.

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