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15-03-2019, 19:46   #1
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Wheelchair/Scooter accessible islands

We've been to Arranmore.

Are any other islands accessible
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We've been to Arranmore.

Are any other islands accessible
maybe define accessible? Thank you
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maybe define accessible? Thank you
Well i can't climb on to a boat and some islands dont allow cars.
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Well i can't climb on to a boat and some islands dont allow cars.
so you are looking at islands with ro ro car ferries? which is going to limit greatly .

see Inishboffin. but you woudl need to arrange a car there

omey is a tidal island so you can drive across if the tide is right...

valentia has a ro ro ferry

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There are excellent web sites for the islands. and folk will help in advance

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_o...nds_of_Ireland

https://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-...lore-1.3352039

valentia has two means of access; road bridge from Port McGee or ferry
see

http://www.valentiaisland.ie/life-bu...and-car-ferry/

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so you are looking at islands with ro ro car ferries? which is going to limit greatly .

see Inishboffin. but you woudl need to arrange a car there

omey is a tidal island so you can drive across if the tide is right...

valentia has a ro ro ferry
Thank you, would i get on a ferry in a wheelchair
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Thank you, would i get on a ferry in a wheelchair
some i would say yes. You need to email them to make sure. Cape Clear looks hopeful.

Valentia you can access by bridge.

look at the list I sent; an email a couple with your queries? many are too small to have a ro ro car ferry but some will have eg taxi arrangements

ah Inishbofin https://inishbofinislanddiscovery.co...lchair-access/
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some i would say yes. You need to email them to make sure. Cape Clear looks hopeful.

Valentia you can access by bridge.

look at the list I sent; an email a couple with your queries? many are too small to have a ro ro car ferry but some will have eg taxi arrangements

ah Inishbofin https://inishbofinislanddiscovery.co...lchair-access/
Valentia looks nice, might try there thanks.

Have you been to many
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Bere Island is Ro-Ro and the road/path surfaces are quite good.
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Valentia looks nice, might try there thanks.

Have you been to many
No but I investigated fully before choosing my home.

Some of the smaller ones cannot accommodate a large enough ferry to really be there for wheelchairs.

valentia I have driven to,, loved the slate quarry. Look high for the tiny statue of Mary up aloft..I was not sure re inishbofin but in any case I was seeking long term all year rental and they prefer to let for the winter only; same for Cape Clear. and i think Clare Island. But I am not wheelchair bound, just very limited mobility

enjoy!
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PS the one thing I hated re valentia... I was taking US friends out and we stopped at the much vaunted Skellig Experience site

http://www.skelligexperience.com

a sheer disappointment.

If you are getting to Valentia via road ie Port Mcgee, follow the signs near the village to KERRY CLIFFS./Highest cliffs

A breathtaking place I knew for years since before it was a developed facility ,

he has made it safe and awesome to view Skellig Michael and dramatic cliffs.. and delicious home baking in the cafe.

Not sure re wheelchair access but the track is wide and safe.
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PS the one thing I hated re valentia... I was taking US friends out and we stopped at the much vaunted Skellig Experience site

http://www.skelligexperience.com

a sheer disappointment.

If you are getting to Valentia via road ie Port Mcgee, follow the signs near the village to KERRY CLIFFS./Highest cliffs

A breathtaking place I knew for years since before it was a developed facility ,

he has made it safe and awesome to view Skellig Michael and dramatic cliffs.. and delicious home baking in the cafe.

Not sure re wheelchair access but the track is wide and safe.
Thanks for the advice, i have a break there booked.
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Thanks for the advice, i have a break there booked.
Did you enjoy Valentia? I hope so!
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Did you enjoy Valentia? I hope so!
Hi heading in July to Valentia and Bere Islands
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Hi heading in July to Valentia and Bere Islands
Sounds lovely! Enjoy...
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