Top ten places to meet that special someone in Ireland - PHOTOS
IrishCentral's tips on where to meet Irish lads and lassies
4. Stephens Green Dublin/ Eyre Square Galway
For those of you hitting Ireland during the summer months then these are two locations that will be packed with lads and lasses. If it’s a hot day then you’ve hit the jackpot. Besides the sheer amount of bodies that grace these locations during the summer months, both attractions are well worth a visit.
It’s our job to point out that drinking in public is illegal in Ireland so best not to pull out a six pack in front of the Garda (Irish policeman) doing his rounds. To really get noticed you should bring along a football perhaps or a Frisbee. Before you know it you will have people joining in from all angles. If you really want to mix it up bring along some baseball paraphernalia. Pitching a baseball will definitely get you noticed.
5. Surfing in Lahinch, Kilkee, Rosses Point or Bundoran.
The Atlantic Ocean draws thousands of visitors each year. The rolling waves off the West coast of Ireland are an optimum spot for bumping into that special someone. Most weekends and holidays these locations witness a flood of Irish surf enthusiasts, who a kin to the surfer stereotype tend to be laid back, down for the craic and adventurous.
If you’re not a surfer yourself then just simply hang around these beautiful beaches or in the local bars where surfers flock to after their day riding the waves.
6. Knock Marriage Bureau
For those of you who are deadly serious about bagging an Irish spouse then Knock Marriage Bureau should be a top priority. Primarily for Catholics this pious service offers the chance introduction to a fellow Catholic looking for love. A high success rate, since it’s inception 15,750 couples have met and 870 marriages have taken place. Over ten marriages took place in 2008 alone, resulting from their matchmaking skills.
The bureau points out on their website that there is not always a guaranteed success rate “No definite promise can be made that all those who apply to the Bureau WILL find a life partner; but all who register can rely on the Bureau doing its utmost to help them. “
Fleadh Cheoil Na Heireann; The Rose of Tralee; St. Patrick’s Festival the list and possibilities are endless. Ireland is home to some of the most unique and diverse festivals which occur all throughout the year. From music to culture there is something for everyone. If you show up to almost any festival in Ireland chances are you will meet that someone special.
Irish people love a good festival and usually take the time out to enjoy the festivities. The mood, atmosphere and events are especially conducive to colliding with a man or woman.
8. The Islands