So, you want to fill your heart with Ireland? Well, you can wear your heart on your sleeve in lots of incredible locations.
We’re starting off with some fantastic spots along the Wild Atlantic Way
. Situated perfectly between the Kerry mountains and the Atlantic Ocean, views from the Parknasilla Resort
are so breath-taking, you won’t want to leave! Further up along the Wild Atlantic Way is the charming Rosleague Manor House
Letterfrack. This is a beautiful Georgian house overlooking Ballinakill Bay, where you can wander its 30 acre woodland before relaxing next to open log fires in the drawing rooms.
On the sunny south east coastline, you’ll find the almost gravity-defying Cliff House Hotel
, hanging over the high cliffs of Ardmore Bay. Just imagine the waves crashing against the cliffs just below your room, getting pampered in the spa, then dining in its Michelin-star restaurant. Along the shores of Lough Ree at the heart of the island, meanwhile, you can also settle in for some lakeside romance when you check into the tranquil Wineport Lodge
A great sight is never too far away from the Causeway Hotel
in Northern Ireland
. It literally overlooks the sea and boasts views that go on for miles. Along with the Bushmills Inn Hotel
, these are both romantic AND perfect bases to journey around the Causeway Coastal Route
Where the mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea is the adorable Slieve Donard Resort and Spa
in County Down
. If you both like to take in a round of golf, you’ll love the fact that this is close to Royal County Down
– Golf Digest’s number 1 course outside the US. And, of course, we cannot forget the front row view of the Fermanagh Lakelands that you can get at Finn Lough
in Fermanagh. You can literally sleep out under the stars in the luxurious Bubble Domes… bliss!
With romance in the air, it would be remiss of us not to finish up with some other lovely romantic stories from Ireland
. Do any of our great contributors have more ideas for romantic places to stay? Would love to hear them...