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Exploring accessible Dublin: A guide for travellers with disabilities

- Posted on: 22/05/2024 - By: Sofia Carraro Rocha $itemValue.title

Dublin is a fantastic destination for travellers of all kinds, including those with disabilities. If you're a backpacker or a traveller exploring Europe, you might be looking for accessible attractions that are enjoyable and inclusive. Today, I'm sharing the best spots in Dublin for travellers with disabilities, from iconic landmarks to hidden gems.

 

Guinness Storehouse

If you're in Dublin, you have to visit the Guinness Storehouse. This iconic brewery has accessible tours, elevators and toilets. The interactive exhibits are fun and the view from the Gravity Bar is unbeatable. It's a must-see for any Dublin traveller.

P.S. Don't forget to print your portrait in your beer.

 

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Dublin Castle

Dublin Castle is steeped in history and offers accessible pathways, ramps and elevators. You can explore the State Apartments, which are full of fascinating historical artifacts and stroll through the lovely gardens.

 

Trinity College (and The Book of Kells)

For history and academia lovers, Trinity College is a fantastic spot. With ramps, lifts and accessible restrooms, it's easy to navigate. The highlight here is the Book of Kells, a beautifully illuminated manuscript that's a true masterpiece.

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Chester Beatty Library

Located within Dublin Castle, the Chester Beatty Library is an incredible museum that showcases art and manuscripts from around the world. It has accessible entrances, lifts and toilets, making it easy to enjoy the exhibits.

 

Phoenix Park

Need some fresh air? Phoenix Park is one of the largest urban parks in Europe, with accessible pathways throughout. You can visit the Dublin Zoo, which is also accessible, or simply enjoy the gardens and lakes.

 

National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology

If ancient history interests you, the National Museum of Ireland – Archaeology is the place to go. It has accessible entrances, elevators, and restrooms, and features fascinating artifacts from Ireland's past, including bog bodies.

 

 

Kilmainham Gaol

For a dose of history, check out Kilmainham Gaol. This former prison turned museum offers wheelchair-accessible tours and restrooms. The guided tours are engaging and you'll learn a lot about Ireland's past.

 

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EPIC Museum - The Irish Emigration Museum

EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum is an interactive museum that tells the story of Irish emigration. It has accessible tours, ramps all over the place and lifts, and the exhibits are engaging and informative.

 

St. Patrick's Cathedral

One of Dublin's most famous landmarks, St. Patrick's Cathedral, has accessible entrances and pathways. Explore the gothic architecture and learn about the history of this iconic church.

 

Christ Church Cathedral

Another stunning cathedral is Christ Church Cathedral. It offers accessible pathways and lifts  to the main areas, including the crypt. The connection to Dublinia, an interactive Viking museum, makes it even more interesting.

 

Dublinia

Speaking of Dublinia, this interactive museum is a great spot to learn about Dublin's Viking and medieval history. It has accessible pathways and elevators, making it easy to explore.

 

National Botanic Gardens

For a touch of nature, head to the National Botanic Gardens. The accessible pathways allow you to wander through lush plant collections and enjoy the serene landscapes.

 

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Jameson Distillery Bow St.

Whiskey lovers will enjoy a visit to the Jameson Distillery Bow St. It offers accessible tours, elevators and toilets, giving you a unique look into Irish whiskey-making.

 

The Little Museum of Dublin

This quirky museum, The Little Museum of Dublin, is a fun and accessible spot to learn about the city's history. It has accessible entrances and elevators and the exhibits are filled with interesting artifacts.

 

Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA)

Art enthusiasts will appreciate the Irish Museum of Modern Art (IMMA). Located in the Royal Hospital Kilmainham, IMMA has accessible pathways and toilets, making it easy to explore contemporary art exhibitions.

 

 

These spots provide a diverse range of experiences for travellers with disabilities in Dublin. If you're seeking accessible accommodation, check out Garden Lane Backpackers for availability or email us at gardenlane@canbe.ie for more information. Whether you're into history, culture, nature, or art, there's something in Dublin for everyone. Have a fantastic accessible adventure in Dublin!

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