Decided on a trip to the green hills of Ireland this summer? We all know that Paris is dubbed as the city of love but did you know that St. Valentine was from Ireland? You know as in St. Valentine of Valentine’s Day…so it’s really no surprise that the little green isle has got a few romantic spots tucked away in its evergreen landscape. If you have decided to bring a wedding ring along with you on your trip, you may find some ideal places mentioned in the list to pop the big question.
Glencar Waterfall, County Leitrim
By far the most romantic waterfall that the Glencar Lake area has to offer. There are other waterfalls in the location by none can beat the dreaminess of this beauty. The surrounding area makes for a great walk around Leitrim’s woodland and there are picnic facilities on site too.
Gweedore, Co. Donegal
Let’s be real, authentic Ireland doesn’t get much better than Gweedore in Co. Donegal. Gweedore is the most densely populated area in Europe, and it is mainly a Gaelic speaking area so you may need to brush up on your Gaeilge before you take a spin to Donegal. Gweedore is home to Enya and Clannad so Irish culture and music are big in this small town.
Powerscourt Waterfall, Co. Wicklow
Powerscourt Estate in one of the more well-known spots in Ireland. Although the Powerscourt Estate can tend to be a lot more crowded than some of the other places mentioned on this list. It is easy to see why the stunning waterfall is such a popular day out for tourists and locals alike.
Mussenden Temple, Derry, Northern Ireland
Mussenden Temple, is located in Downhill Demesne near Castlerock in County Derry. The beautiful temple is dated back to 1785 and was inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, Italy. The dramatic setting is a treat for tourists and photographers alike, and what could be more romantic than overlooking the sea from a very majestic 120ft cliff top.
Kerry is a beautiful place and the Gap of Dunloe is one of Kerry’s treasures. Take a horse drawn carriage up the small windy roads that lead to the Gap of Dunloe, which is a mountain pass that sits between five serene lakes. You can travel there by bike, on foot, or by pony if you like. Stop off on the “Wishing Bridge” with your loved one, and take in the majestic views that this spot in Kerry has to offer.
Castle Island, Lough Key Co. Roscommon
One fine summer’s day, what could be nicer than renting a little rowing boat and heading out to Castle Island on the middle of Lough Key? Sounds pretty romantic to me. Not only are the surroundings beautiful they are also steeped in Irish mythology, the lake’s name comes from the Druid of Nuadha of the Silver Arm, known as Ce. It is known that the druid was said to be the king of the ancient Tuatha de Danann, and Irish Mythology states that when he was buried there the lake erupted from the ground.
The three lakes that make up the Killarney lakes are Lough Leane, Muckross Lake and the Upper Lake. This beautiful scenery will be the highlight of any trip to Ireland, and with the still clear lakes and the rolling mountains of the Black Valley it also makes the perfect spot for a proposal!
This beautiful walk in Co. Dublin is perfect for those who don’t want to stray too far away from the city. This romantic walk has been the setting for many a proposal for lovebirds in Ireland. The view at the top of the hill is breath taking with a glorious view of the rocky Killiney beach. There’s more than just romance in the hills of Killiney, there’s history too! The Pyramid of Dublin was built on the hill which dates back to 1852.
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