[27 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 5,278 views]
The Eccles wheelchair accessible hotel in Glengarriff, West Cork

Filmed in the Glengarriff Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork in May 2009. The hotel building is one of the oldest in Ireland, but the owners have installed

an entrance ramp,
one hotel room suitable for people with disabilities,
a ground floor public toilet for people with disabilities
a stairlift lift to access the restaurant, lounge and function rooms

A rollthru of these facilities is in the video below

Other observations: the Bar is split level, but the end with the fireplace is accessible. There is a lift to the floors above the lobby (in the …

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I recently had the opportunity to holiday in the French Alps and try my hand at some wheelchair skiing while I was there.

Wheelchair Skiing Video
2 hours of skiing with a specially trained instructor cost 88 euro and my pass for the ski lifts was free. After receiving our passes we proceeded to a large cable car or cabin which would take us to the first stop up the mountain, where I met my instructor Christoph. I transferred from my chair to a dual ski-ed chair with handles that Christoph would use to control the …

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[27 Feb 2010 | One Comment | 5,278 views]
The Eccles wheelchair accessible hotel in Glengarriff, West Cork

Filmed in the Glengarriff Eccles Hotel, Glengarriff, Co. Cork in May 2009. The hotel building is one of the oldest in Ireland, but the owners have installed

an entrance ramp,
one hotel room suitable for people with disabilities,
a ground floor public toilet for people with disabilities
a stairlift lift to access the restaurant, lounge and function rooms

A rollthru of these facilities is in the video below

Other observations: the Bar is split level, but the end with the fireplace is accessible. There is a lift to the floors above the lobby (in the …