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Mother Dublin



Mother Dublin
Copper Alley, Exchange Street, Dublin 2
gcn.ie/mother

Mother is the mother of all club nights for electronic music and that of a pop inclination and some of Dublin’s prettiest people can be found in its dark corners. Whether or not you’re there because it’s part of the rainbow community, it doesn’t matter, serious dancing and decent music is the be all and end all.

What has it got?

Seating: Moveable chairs and the like but you’d be a fool to be anywhere other than the dance floor here.
Doors: The doors are all kept open here and they fit a wheelchair properly.
Ground: The bathroom area is tiled, which could get a bit slippy, and in the at the bar, it’s a lino-type surface.
Stairs: There are stairs in and out but there is wheelchair access through the Arlington Hotel (Temple Bar) which has a lift. You will need a key to operate the lift but staff will be on hand to help out.
Bathrooms: They have a wheelchair bathroom here which is big. It felt like it was sort of tucked away so I don’t think you’d have a big problem with people using it.
Spaciousness: Other than bodies, there is plenty of space here.
Helpfulness of Staff: The bouncers at Mother and the staff in the Arlington Hotel are all very helpful. They guided me in through the hotel and were quick to get the key for the lift whenever I needed it.
Parking: There is a wheelchair parking spot right outside Mother and there are two parking spaces available on Cork Hill (map here).
Rating: 9.5/10
Why did it lose points? The only reason that Mother lost any points was because it isn’t obvious that they have proper wheelchair facilities available. But they have everything that you’ll need for an amazing night out. This place is like my second home so I have nothing but GLOWING things to say about it.

About the author

Louise Bruton

Reviewing Dublin, step by step, in terms of wheelchair accessibility. Freelance journalist and pop culture enthusiast.

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