Are you scrambling for some romantic gift inspiration this St. Valentine's Day? Looking for something with an Irish twist? We got you!
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.
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?
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."
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!
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.
The Claddagh ring says it all
This beautiful Irish gift is a pledge of undying love.
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.
Cozy up and watch some cheesy Irish rom-coms like "PS I Love You" or "Leap Year."
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.
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.
Go meet that special colleen or lad in your local Irish bar and restaurant. No better place to find them.
* Originally published in 2015.