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All-terrain wheelchair for Rosscarbery beach

Thursday, 9th August, 2018 9:16am

The Hippocampe all-terrain wheelchair has a unique design which makes usually inaccessible areas far easier to access for people with disabilities.

The Warren beach was selected for this trial following an audit of a number of beaches in the county by Disability Federation of Ireland.

The new facility can be taken out in one hour slots from 11am daily with the last booking at 5pm.

Commenting on the announcement of the Hippocampe chair, Mayor of County Cork, Gerard Murphy, said: “I am delighted to see such a facility available to enable every member of the public enjoy our beaches.

“I would also encourage members of the public to come along, try the beach wheel chair and give us their feedback as this is a pilot initiative and feedback is vital in advancing this service.”

Further details will be available on or on Cork County Council’s Facebook page. The chair can be pre-booked by anybody free of charge through Rosscarbery Pitch & Putt Club by calling 087-6602949, 087-2186529 or by visiting the Pitch & Putt Clubhouse.

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