There is something special about going on a honeymoon. The sacred period affords you and your partner quality time to rest and be more intimate with each other. Ireland seems to be the choice place for several reasons. Among them is the availability of numerous sites to enhance relaxation, bonding, immersion into the culture, and overall pleasure for newlyweds.
But how do you know which ones are most worthy of your attention? Not to worry, we’ve curated eight of the best places to have your honeymoon in Ireland. So, read on!
1. Wicklow, the Garden of Ireland
Wicklow will be the perfect destination for your honeymoon if your thing is flowers and nature. There are nine hidden gardens to explore and exciting mountain and lake sceneries to bolster your sweet talks. Who knows? You and your spouse may catch up with your favorite movie stars in the county, as the place has been a choice location for several blockbuster movies, including ‘The Vikings.’
2. Dingle Harbor Town, County Kerry
Rugged sceneries, long trails, and sandy beaches; these words describe the small port town on Dingle’s Southwest Peninsula. Boredom has no place in this part of Ireland. Walk along beaches, spend time in the beehive huts, eat local dishes, and feel the magic of the Irish traditional music in pub crawls. These are only a few of many things that would keep you and your heartthrob in Neverland.
3. Cong, County Mayo
Are you looking to leave the city life behind for somewhere remote and fun? The Cong village is the ideal location for quietness, serenity, and cultural immersion. Go on a boat trip with your spouse on the shimmering waters of Lough Corridor, visit the 800-years old Ashford Castle, and lots more.
Meanwhile, you can also learn about the origins of some sports like falconry if you’re up for it. This location alienates you from the noise and gives you time for romance.
4. Achill Island, County Mayo
For good reasons, some refer to this place as the crown jewel of Ireland’s Wild Atlantic Way. Walk on one of the most renowned beaches in the world, Keem Bay, and feel the magic of love. From camping in the open to lodging in high-end hotels, your choice for accommodation is broad.
Feed straight from the ocean’s delicacies and drink from Irish’s best pubs. You aren’t halfway through yet. There are stunning landscapes perfect for cycling and perfect weather for kite flying and fishing. You can stay here forever if you’re considering immigrating to Ireland. Who says there isn’t such thing as happy ever after?
5. Aran Island, County Galway
Fondly referred to as the ‘Island of Saints and Scholars’ by the locals, Aran Island is a choice getaway for honeymooners. The place offers honeymoon couples several important historical sites to explore and religious settings to connect with your spiritual inner-self.
Did we forget to mention the enchanting terrains, clear seas, and exciting accommodation options (glamping, camping, and hotels) available for personalized experiences? There is very little that lovebirds can imagine that this area doesn’t provide.
6. Carlingford, County Lough
We couldn’t possibly leave out one of the most preserved medieval villages in Ireland and rob newlyweds of the chance to have a drink in a 16th-century castle. This magical village is home to classic Irish pubs, classy lodges, master storytellers, fantastic fun spots, and captivating sceneries.
Have the endless chatters as you walk hand-in-hand with your partner up Slieve Foye, watch or join the ferries as they sail across Carlingford Lough, and swim in the water by the pier. Honeymooners cannot be disappointed making the call for this spot.
7. The Causeway Coast, County Antrim
If you’ve promised to show your partner the world on your honeymoon, your best bet is to go to the Causeway Coast in County Antrim. There’ll be lots of gasps and thrills as you journey through endless adventures like crossing the swaying sea bridges and exploring the cliff-top castle ruins and the epochal Mussenden Temple.
As for food and drinks, you can eat the best of the ocean’s cuisine in restaurants, drink some Irish favs in old distilleries, and lodge in beautiful hotels. If all you need is time together, there are exotic campsites at strategic places to soak in the beautiful scenery.
Here is a tip! The stunning locations of the Game of Thrones series weren’t all graphics. Yes, the movie had some of its sets on the Causeway Coast. Now, that should set the mood for your honeymoon adventure.
8. Enniscrone, County Sligo
Without sentiments, Enniscrone would wow even couples with great fantasies. Should we begin with beautiful sunrise upon the vast stretch of dunes or endless activities to keep the romance hot?
There is a beach for sunbathing and horseback riding, spas for seaweed baths, fishing spots, and a spot for those who have surfing boards. We wouldn’t be surprised if you consider raising a family here.
You should understand how challenging it has been selecting a few of Ireland’s dazzling sites from the several ones. We know you cannot visit all these places at once, but have you thought about bringing your spouse over after the honeymoon?
You only have to apply for a spouse visa, and there would be no limit to where you can go together.