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Tanagh Outdoor Education and Training Centre

Dartrey, via Cootehill, County Monaghan

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Introduction

  • Tanagh Outdoor Education Centre provide programmes which cover many different, mostly outdoor activities.
  • These include: canoeing, kayaking, climbing walls archery, low ropes course, archery, orienteering, water safety, geography field trips, biology field trips, hill walking, camping, first aid training and raft building and racing.
  • Schools, scouts, clubs, families etc often attend the Centre for tours and overnight accommodation is available.
  • Due to the varied nature of the activities some may not be easily accessible to disabled patrons.
  • Programmes can be designed according to the specific needs of the visiting party and this is always discussed at the booking stage.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the village.
  • This venue is situated in Rockcorry.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Dundalk.

Opening Times (Office)

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00..
  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00..
  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00..
  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00..
  • Friday 09:00 - 16:00..
  • Saturday Closed.
  • Sunday Closed.
  • Comments View
    • These opening times refer to the reception office.
    • Opening times for activities vary according to bookings..

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • Blue Badge parking and drop off is allowed in front of the building and at the basketball court.
    • There is additional parking at the rear yard changing room and up at the training centre.
    • The training centre has loose chippings with wide concrete leading up from the main building which can be used beside the entrance.
    • Standard parking is at the visitor car park in front of the chapel.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 108cm (3ft 7in) wide.

Outside Access (Chapel Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the lower building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 170cm (5ft 7in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • The Chapel is situated close to the main building and is where the archery and climbing walls are based.
    • There is level access inside the Chapel.

Level Change (Chapel Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of the entrance.
  • There is / are 4 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Outside Access (Training Centre Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the training centre block.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are light.
  • The door opening is 96cm (3ft 2in) wide.

Level Change (Training Centre Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up towards the training centre from the main entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is steep.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does not have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The training centre car park/drop off can be used to overcome this slope.

Reception (Office)

  • The desk is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is low.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are varied.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Dining Room)

  • The following information is for the refectory.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The type of food served here is breakfasts, lunches and evening meals.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are additional standard rooms, a toilet and a lounge.
  • Comments View
    • There are further stairs which offer handrails on both sides and a landing towards the rear of the building.

Room

  • General Information View
    • There are 12 rooms in total.
    • There are 1 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 11 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are not accessible ensuite facilities.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The hotel does not provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The rooms do not have ensuite facilities.
    • The photographs show the standard rooms on the ground floor.

Accessible Changing Room

  • The height of the flip down changing bench is 50cm.
  • There are 2 similar adapted changing facilities in the same location.
  • The adapted changing rooms are located in the yard behind the main building. It is possible to drive into the yard for easier access.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located in the accessible changing rooms.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 47cm (1ft 7in).

Accessible Toilet (Main Building)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the main ground floor corridor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 190cm x 160cm (6ft 3in x 5ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 108cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 145cm (4ft 9in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are bright.

Accessible Toilet (Accessible Changing Rooms)

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 50m (54yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the adapted changing rooms.
    • There is not level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 320cm (7ft 1in x 10ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 135cm (4ft 5in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • There are accessible toilets offering transfer space to either the left or right here.

Level Change (Accessible Changing Rooms)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading up to the changing rooms in the yard.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on the left going up.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not available in large print.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is normally on duty.
  • Home visits / services are not available.
  • Comments View
    • The photographs show the obstacle course and wildlife garden.