Why not whisk your nearest and dearest to the romantic Emerald Isle for Valentines? With its hauntingly beautiful scenery, stunning coastline and enchanted landscape, there really is no where better to fall in love all over again this Valentines.
There are so many ways to be romantic in Ireland on Valentine’s Day…here are a few of our suggestions.
You could surprise your loved one with a trip to St. Valentine’s Shrine in Dublin! The Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church which can be found on Aungier Street in Dublin city and is home to the relics of Saint Valentine. They were presented to this church in 1836 by Pope Gregory XVI after they were exhumed from catacombes in Rome. Each Valentine’s Day, the relics are placed on the altar of this church and a special mass is celebrated and dedicated to all those who are in love!
Dublin is such a romantic city. Ok, so it’s not Paris, but it does have its fair share of romantic spots where you can take your loved one. Killiney Hill overlooking Dublin city is breathtaking, especially when the sun has gone down and the lights of Dublin city flicker in the distance.
Or Howth Head, which also boasts spectacular views of Dublin city and the Dublin Mountains. It will blow you away at night when the moon shines on Dublin Bay!
Of course, you could always head for a candlelit dinner followed by a horse and carriage ride around St. Stephen’s Green.
Top the night off by staying somewhere special. We suggest you visit our 5 Star Dublin hotels page where prices have never been so low!
With its sparkling lakes, cascading waterfalls, purple mountains, and wonderful walks through its National Park, Killarney has been attracting lovers for decades! And that’s not all it offers – it has gourmet restaurants, romantic hotels, bars with heart rendering Irish music and nightclubs to dance the night away.
Killarney really does have all the ingredients for that special weekend away. It really is a romantic spot and a favourite among many of Ireland’s celebrities! Some ideas for you and your loved one include; a boat ride on the lakes, a jaunting cart ride through the national park, a visit to Ladies View or a stroll up Torc Waterfall.
For a town of its size, Killarney has a vast range of accommodation, from luxury hotels overlooking the lakes of Killarney to cosy B&Bs. View our Killarney accommodation page to find somewhere to stay and to learn more about this much loved destination.
A romantic break in Connemara is sure to ignite the spark of passion you’ve been looking for!
This truly is, one of the most romantic destinations in Ireland. What makes it so special is it’s remoteness, its desolate beauty, it’s ruggedness and its peacefulness. It is a part of Ireland famous for its Gaeltacht (Irish-speaking) area, its miles of sandy beaches, national park and little fishing villages with seafood restaurants and quaint pubs.
Connemara will leave you wanting more and is the prefect place to get off the beaten track and stay at a romantic hideaway for romance and solitude.
Visit our Connemara accommodation page to learn more about this unique part of Ireland and to book accommodation here.
The west coast of Clare
With sheer beauty, a dramatic coastline and charming villages, the west coast of County Clare really has it all for a romantic break.
The villages of Kilrush, Kilkee, Doolin, Lahinch, Milltown-Malbay, Lisdoovarna, Ennistymon and Ballyvaughan are all located on the west coast of County Clare overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Each has its own unique atmosphere and allure, but all are guaranteed to offer you a memorable experience.
This spectacular part of Ireland boasts the famous ‘Cliffs of Moher’. A visit to the ‘cliffs’ with your loved one is unforgettable. Standing on top of the cliffs, 214 meters above sea level, looking out over the Atlantic as the sun-sets, is a moment that will stay with you for a life time! Other natural wonders to visit in the area include Ailwee Caves and the Burren.
West Clare is just a short drive from Shannon International Airport, so it’s a convenient destination if you’re arriving or departing from there. For a range of accommodation in Clare, visit our Clare accommodation page.
West Cork is well renowned for being one of the most beautiful corners of Ireland. It is blessed with spectacular scenery, a rugged coastline and colourful towns and villages.
With its proximity to Cork city and Cork International Airport, West Cork is the perfect choice for your romantic break away.
Kinsale, Clonakilty, Bantry, Castletownbere and Skibbereen are sure to melt your heart with their unique character and charms. You’ll find it hard to resist the lure of their quaint pubs with their traditional music and you’ll also find exquisite restaurants that will provide you with a romantic meal by candlelight.
Visit our West Cork accommodation page to view accommodation and to learn more about this part of Ireland.
We hope that we have inspired you to take your nearest and dearest to Ireland this Valentines! If you have any tips or suggestions for other romantic destinations in Ireland, please do let us know – leave a comment in the box below.