‘In this country we value history more than we value human rights.’
‘It’s the able-bodied people that have the disability.’
‘I would love to be able to clamp every person never mind their cars, just so they can think for a minute.’
The historic city of Galway is reputed to be a fun-loving city for visitors and residents alike. But there is a darker side, encountered daily by wheelchair users. Fast-moving and funny with moments of anger, frustration, pain and courage, welcome to the world of the wheelchair user.
The genesis of the idea for Welcome to Our World was when writer John Arden and filmmaker Frank Stapleton found themselves seated together in the only two wheelchair spaces available in the Town Hall Theatre during the Galway Film Fleadh.
A panel discussion will follow : Mary Tierney (Campaigner), Ronnie Conlon (Founder member of Independent Living), Margaretta D’Arcy (Director of Welcome to Our World), Nollaig McGuinness (Access For All), Dr Máirín Ní Nualláin (Doctor), Chaired by Lelia Doolan