Planning a city break around a wheelchair can seem daunting but rest assured, Dublin
is full of things to see and do that are accessible and enjoyable for everyone!
Starting off, a more laid back option would be a trip to Merrion Square Park
. It’s a great location to spend a leisurely couple of hours in the city centre surrounded by nature and Georgian-style houses. Keep your eyes peeled for the statue of world-renowned Irish wordsmith, Oscar Wilde
Trinity College is closeby, where you’ll find the famous Book of Kells
– a medieval manuscript dating back to the 9th century. The building is equipped with a lift, so you’ll be able to see one of the most breathtaking libraries in the world, the Long Room, filled with some of Trinity College’s most ancient books. While the library and Book of Kells are closed for the moment, they’ll be reopening from the 10th of August.
If you want to get a sense of Ireland's real story, you have to visit EPIC
, the Irish Emigration Museum. The museum tells the tales of Ireland’s emigrants who made waves across the world - as scientists, politicians, poets and outlaws. The award winning museum is located in an underground complex, but is fully wheelchair accessible, with elevators at the exit and entrance, a courtesy wheelchair, and seating throughout the building.The National Gallery
of Ireland is home to superb art work ranging from paintings and photographs to beautifully sculpted furniture and glass pieces. All galleries and facilities have been designed to ensure wheelchair accessibility making this the perfect choice for a relaxing afternoon getting in touch with your artistic self.
We can’t forget Dublin’s most popular tourist attraction, The Guinness Storehouse
, which is fully accessible and wheelchair-friendly. Enjoy a great tour, discover the inner-workings of the brewery and indulge in a creamy pint of the “Black Stuff” from the Gravity Bar after, where cityscape views will take your breath away.
Those are just a few of the great attractions in Dublin that are must-see stops for all the family! Which spots are you most excited to come and see?