It’s almost that time of the year again when couples remember at the very last minute how they’ve forgotten to get the special someone in their life something special!
Make sure you’re not left out in the cold this Valentine’s Day and surprise your partner with a surprise trip to one of Ireland’s most romantic spots.
Ireland is absolutely chock-a-block with gorgeous locations perfect for a romantic day trip, and we’ve pulled together a few of our favourites to help you get inspired!
St. Valentine’s Relics, Dublin
What better way to celebrate the most loved-up day of the year than in the presence of the main man himself, St. Valentine. Held in the Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin, these relics are said to include the bones of St. Valentine and ‘a small vessel tinged with his blood’, and were gifted to Irish Carmelite John Spratt by Pope Gregory XVI. The shrine which holds the relics is a popular spot for proposals all year long.
Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow
Widely recognised as one of most the beautiful gardens in Ireland, Altamont Gardens in Co. Carlow is an enchanting estate that covers over 40 acres. Riverside walks, a calming lake and stunning floral beds make up this captivating garden, which also contains a magical walled garden and some of Ireland’s rarest trees.
Glendalough, Co. Wicklow
People have been visiting Glendalough in Co. Wicklow for at least 1,400 years, and with such spectacular scenery and views it’s not difficult to see why. Twin lakes, countless hiking trails and a rich history have all contributed to this glacial valley’s immense popularity, and it is today undoubtedly one of Ireland’s most romantic locations.
Glencar Waterfall, Co. Leitrim
While it may be a little off the beaten track, Glencar Waterfall in Co. Leitrim is regarded as another of Ireland’s premier romantic spots due to the breathtaking 50-foot waterfall. W.B. Yeats included the waterfall in his poem The Stolen Child, which only adds to its romantic appeal.