There are only a few days left, so if you are scrambling for inspiration for that perfect gesture or looking for that perfect gift, have a glance at IrishCentral’s ten romantic Irish ideas for St. Valentine’s Day.
1. Surprise him (or her) with flights to Ireland.
Bring that special someone back to the land of love. St. Valentine is actually buried in Dublin and many Irish couples get engaged in the church there. What could be more romantic?
2. Recite love poems.
Read Yeats' love poems, especially 'When You are Old," which includes the immortal lines: "But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, and loved the sorrows of your changing face."
3. Spend an afternoon watching "The Quiet Man."
This is one of the great romantic sagas of our age. John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara simply light up the screen. Kiss me Kate Danaher!
4. Listen to Enya.
The mysterious Enya is the Irish balladeer of love, especially 'I dreamt I dwelt in Marble Halls." Her music is ethereal, folksy and beautiful.
5. The Claddagh ring says it all.
This beautiful Irish gift is a pledge of undying love.
6. Irish chocolate.
Don't even start us on this but Irish chocolates are the best. Of course, there's Cadbury's but if you can get your hands on Butler's or Lily O'Brien's handmade chocies, even better.
7. Irish movies.
Cozy up and watch some cheesy Irish rom-coms like "PS I Love You" or "Leap Year."
8. Horse-drawn carriage.
If you're in New York how's about going for a ride in one of the horse-drawn carriages in Central Park? Most of them are Irish-run too. Jump on board and enjoy the romantic ride.
9. A bit of the Blarney?
Yes, a real bit of the Blarney Stone (click here), where those who kiss it will never fail in love.
10. The local.
Go meet that special colleen or lad in your local Irish bar and restaurant. No better place to find them.
* Originally published in 2015.