‘Lifts of Moher’ Help Disabled
People with disabilities or reduced mobility can now fully enjoy everything the Cliffs of Moher Experience in County Clare has to offer courtesy of two electric buggies.
Operated by trained staff, the Burren Buggy and Wild Atlantic Shuttle provide visitors with a guided tour of Ireland’s most natural attraction from the viewing platforms overlooking the majestic cliffs to the iconic 19th century O’Brien’s Tower.
Pictured are Mark O’Shaughnessy (Head of Operations); Geraldine Enright, Director; Niall Hegarty, Customer Service Agent; Paul Hogan, Customer Service Agent; Bobby Kerr, Chair of the Board of Cliffs of Moher Centre DAC; Leonard Cleary, Director of Rural Development & West Clare Municipal District, Clare County Council; and Patricia McNamara, Customer Service Agent.
"The Lifts of Moher are proving to be hugely popular, particularly for individuals with mobility issues, those with disabilities, the elderly, their families and carers," said Geraldine Enright, Director of the Cliffs of Moher Experience.
She continued: "This service is offered to those who are in need, and the beauty of the experience is that users get to see and learn about the Cliffs in a way that they wouldn’t have otherwise. The buggies are electric in keeping with our sustainability ethos and are widely accepted by onlookers recognising the care and service offered by the Cliffs of Moher Experience to those in need. The feedback has been overwhelmingly positive."
The introduction of the buggies is the latest in a series of measures introduced at the County Clare visitor attraction to further enhance on-site accessibility.
According to Ms. Enright: "The Cliffs of Moher site is fully accessible throughout the visitor centre building and main viewing areas and provides ample disability parking and drop off. Wheelchairs also are available for use from different areas on site. All our accessibility initiatives support the Clare Age Friendly Strategy & Action Plan, which was adopted by Clare County Council."
With free Wi-Fi available throughout the main visitor centre building and viewing platforms, visitors also can access a range of information about the Cliffs of Moher via their smartphone. The multilingual Cliffs of Moher Experience app contains 13 audio tracks narrated by Conor Tallon and features contributions from people with an intrinsic knowledge of the rich history, geology, flora and fauna of Ireland’s most visited natural attraction.