When I think of the “Emerald Isle” and its Celtic history, I think of rugged coastlines, hidden beaches and beautiful scenery. All very important contributing factors when it comes to romance and in particular, romantic settings.
The charm of the Irish and mythical stories of pots of gold at the end of rainbows all play a big part in that notion of happiness and good fortune, things we’re all looking for in life.
Admittedly, not the most popular choice for couples choosing to honeymoon, why not we say… with all that amazing seafood, not to mention Oysters! We think Ireland is the perfect choice for a honeymoon or a romantic getaway. If it’s good enough for Kim and Kanye… then who are we to disagree!
Here’s a little selection of some gems that we’ve come across…
Let’s kick things off with The Clarence hotel in Dublin. With a central location and a Michelin Star chef in the kitchen, this hotel isn’t just for U2 fans.
Fancy something a little more grand and dramatic? Then the Adare Manor Hotel in County Limerick is just the ticket. With a golf course and a spa on site, there is something for everyone. Who said romance was dead?!
Weather permitting, this beach front beauty in Waterford is one of the favourites here at Zankyou. With stunning sea views, outdoor spa treatments and uber modern furnishings, this is somewhere where I’d love to be right now! The Cliff House Hotel
If fairy tales float your boat and you can see yourself residing in a castle, then this stunning venue in County Mayo couldn’t be more idyllic. Ashford Castle prides itself on its incredible coastal location and 5 star service. Simply breathtaking.
Looking for something a little more intimate and contemporary? This gorgeous boutique hotel in County Meath has all the luxury touches you’ll need. With romantic roll top baths and rooms at under €100, you won’t need to break the bank to stay at Bellinter House
What are you waiting for? With the idea of a Guinness and a dozen oysters, I’m already packing my bags!