The Top 10 most romantic places in Ireland
6. Galway City
The Irish are considered passionate and romantic by other nations, but rarely by themselves. Nonetheless one of the oldest romantic traditions in Ireland is the wearing of the Claddagh Ring, which symbolizes your love, friendship and trust for your partner.
Originating from the Claddagh area of Galway, the ring depicts two hands cradling a heart with a crown on top. The two hands are a symbol of friendship, while the heart represents love and the crown denotes loyalty and trust – all the ingredients for a lifetime love. Traditions have grown up about the way the ring is worn: wearing the heart on the inside means you’ve found true love, while the heart worn on the outside means you have yet to find your soul mate. Locals swear that a visit to Galway will increase your chances.
7. Cliff Of Moher
Romantic Ireland is dead and gone wrote the Irish poet W. B. Yeats, but he obviously never visited the Cliffs of Moher. If ever a scene was created to make you gasp at the sheer wonder of nature it’s this magnificent stretch of coastline. The cliffs themselves rise 394 feet above the Atlantic Ocean and the view is spectacular. A must if you’re visiting Ireland’s west coast.
8. Inistiogue, County Kilkenny.
Inistiogue is a great place to go with your nearest and dearest, set in amongst rolling green countryside and beautiful woodlands, it’s a favorite romantic haven for many Irish people and an ideal place to declare your love.
Kinsale is one of the most picturesque and historical villages in Ireland and for that reason its featured in many films. With its beautiful buildings, four-star restaurants and inviting pubs tucked away on its narrow streets, it’s the ideal place to spend a few lazy days. The village hosts a number of annual events including a popular writers festival that attracts big names and lends the place even more glamour. Worth visiting at any time of year.
10. Adare Manor, County Limerick.
Set amid 840 acres of formal gardens and rolling parkland, the Adare Manor Hotel and Golf Resort in County Limerick is the ultimate luxury five star destination complete with an 18 hole championship golf course, luxurious treatment rooms, world-class dining facilities, fishing, shopping, sightseeing and a host of other estate activities guaranteed to pamper you in style. Horse riding, fishing and even clay pigeon shooting can be arranged for guests. What are you waiting for?