Traveling Ireland for Handicapped

We have booked a trip in Ireland for April with friends. We have booked a self-drive tour that will include: Day 1: Dublin Day 2: Kilenny City Day 3: Cork
Day 4: Kerry Day 5: Clare Day 6: Galway Day 7: Meath. We will then fly out from Dublin. All accomodations are already booked, and since we will have a car getting around on the drive hopefully won't be a problem. My husband can walk but has a lot of pain if he walks much so I am asking for suggestions for how to tour the highlights of Dublin (one day, so won't have much time) to limit the amount of walking he has to do, and suggestions for other locations. thanks

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7682 posts

Hop-on, hop-off bus. You can ride the whole route and listen to the commentary (90 minutes or so), then get off at sights you would like to investigate further. Since your time is short (less than a day, since it will take some time to get out of the airport and in to town) that might be the best way. I would really suggest you not get your car until you are leaving the city, though. Traffic and parking are problems, and you will be driving on the other side of the road just after a long flight.

Posted by Linda
Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
2 posts

Thanks. I did not know there is a hop-on hop-off bus. How do I book that? The tour has been arranged by another couple so we will be with them and have to do what he wants to do about the car. He has driven in England before and is not concerned about driving on the left. thanks for your help

Posted by Nancy
Bloomington, IL, USA
7682 posts

You can get a discount by booking online here:
http://www.dublinsightseeing.ie/citytour.aspx It's a little pricey, but totally worth it because it takes you to all of the main sights with no walking or parking hassles. The ones with the live guides are the best, but the recorded commentary is fine, too.