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 find Discover Ireland on Facebook or check out www.discoverireland.ie #thisisLIVING
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.
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.
Zip up your love!
Double up and get into harness for some high wire romantic adventure! Your heart will be in your mouth – but your love will be intact – as you whizz across the zip line at speed in the leafy surrounds of Lough Key Forest Park in Co. Roscommon.
Go with the flow!
Keep your love afloat with some water sports! Bond on the river Barrow with thrilling white-water adventure with Go with the Flow. Choose from traditional Canadian canoes, kayaks or new river surfers or double up in a canoe built for two! Head for the Kilkenny City for lots of evening entertainment!
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.
Catch up in "Le Cool" Dublin
Hit the bright lights of one of our cities for a romantic break you won't forget. In Dublin, sign up for the unique and ever changing walking tour with Le Cool. You will find yourselves off the beaten track at fascinating pop-up galleries and exhibitions or marveling at graffiti in empty spaces. Take a day trip out to Dublin Bay only 20 minutes on the train for gorgeous seafood restaurants, watersports and amazing sea vistas.
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.