It’s the season to rediscover love – and no better time for cupids to plan a fun, romantic break in Ireland! Hit cool culture spots in one of our buzzing cities, sip cocktails in a hip club, or make designs on an exclusive shopping trip! You can also get the heart pumping by coupling up for some action-packed adventure. Here are some smoochey ideas for a fun romantic break in Ireland - but for lots more check out www.discoverireland.ie
Sip cocktails in Cork
Shake and stir as you get romantic over a cocktail! Check out the delectable drinks menu at the stylish Suas bar in Cork and sip to your hearts content seated on the inti-mate, heated, rooftop veranda. Explore the city, hit the shops and head for The Bailey afterwards for live music gigs.
Get a breath of fresh air on Dublin Bay!
Take a romantic Dublin Bay Cruise and you’ll uncover the hidden treasures of the North Dublin coast – the bird life, seals, hidden coves and inlets, rocky outcrops and secluded beaches. Or if you’re feeling a bit more adventurous head out with Fish and Trips from Malahide, catch your own lunch or dinner and BBQ it on the boat! Yum!
Reach dizzying heights in Mayo!
Plan a romantic hike to the top of a mountain. Take a pilgrimage to the top of Croagh Patrick near Westport in Co Mayo - and be rewarded with a stunning view of Clew Bay and the Wild Atlantic Way coastline. Unwind afterwards in bustling Westport town in its cosy restaurants and enjoy live music in local bars.
Shop till you lovebirds drop!
Walk hand in hand as you enjoy some retail therapy together! Escape to the Kildare Village outlet centre where you can explore the boutiques and discover top brands like Mulberry, Pandora, Links of London, Diesel and L'Occitane, and choose a chic gift for each other. Kick back and have a romantic lunch there before you head back to Dublin City for a fun night out.
Feed your love in Limerick
The way to a boys’ heart – and a girls – is through their tummy so have your fill on some of Ireland’s world-class artisan food. In lovely Limerick make for the famous Milk Market stuffed with artisan producers selling tempting cheeses, fish, seaweeds, sau-sages, jams, chutneys, and breads. Wash it all down with some splendid craft and Euro-pean beers over dinner at the award winning Cornstore Restaurant.
Get loved up in the Lakelands…
For romantics walking on air, why not take a trail with a difference and venture to Ireland’s only Tree Canopy Walk in Lough Key, Co. Roscommon. Nine metres above the woodland floor, take a birds-eye view of the history, flora and wildlife while taking in the panoramic views of the shimmering lake. Enjoy an escape amongst the treetops and take your time wandering around the routes with a self-guided tour leading to the 5-storey Moylurg viewing tower.
For lot’s more romantic break ideas visit www.discoverireland.ie