There is no doubt that Ireland is the perfect destination for your wedding, but it also makes the perfect honeymoon destination. Ireland’s picturesque scenery and breathtaking views are the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway after your big day.
If you’re unsure about Ireland as a honeymoon destination, you can read up on the reasons we think Ireland is the perfect place to honeymoon.
If it’s location recommendations you’re after, you’ve come to the right place! Whether you prefer a quiet, romantic, rural town, or a colorful and bustling city, Ireland has it all, from five star hotels, and castles to B&B’s. The unique opportunities that Ireland has to offer are sure to make for a trip you’ll never forget.
Dublin’s fair city is a fun location to spend a few nights of your honeymoon. With endless sights and historical landmarks to see, there will be no shortage of activities. Enjoy a pint of Guinness and explore the many different sights including Powerscourt Estate, Guinness Storehouse and Trinity College. Dublin is an enjoyable city to explore, especially because it is easily walkable with plenty of things to do; however, it doesn’t feel too overwhelming. The rich history, Georgian architecture, farm-to-table movement, literary and art & music scenes are sure to interest you.
Perfect for: the city lovers
A great place to travel is County Kerry which is in the southwest region of Ireland. Dingle is a breathtaking town to explore. The peninsula town is filled with dolphins living in the harbor and plenty of pubs to explore. The village is a stunning fishing village with old-world but impressive culture. The local shops also sell delicious cheese or ice cream produced with simple sea salt or local lavender. The gorgeous harbor is perfect for a romantic evening. Cahersiveen is another favorite for honeymooners in County Kerry. The charming town is surrounded by the Atlantic making for lovely views. The town also has lighthouses, garden, rugged cliff sides, great seafood, ring forts and castles. It is perfect for getting out onto the ocean and spending a relaxing day drifting around the picturesque Ring of Kerry. The rural county of Kerry is perfect for quiet time with your partner.
Perfect for: the adventure seekers
County Mayo is located on the west coast of Ireland with some of the most breathtaking views in the country. It has a number of beautiful rural towns that are the perfect for unwinding after the chaos of wedding planning. The town of Cong, famously known as the place where the Quiet Man was filmed, is right on the water where newlyweds can enjoy the sunset. The wonderful Ashford Castle is also in Cong- a five star hotel that gives guests the royal treatment in a storybook setting.
Not far from Cong is the town of Westport, which is slightly bigger and busier but maintains that small-town feel with its quaint shops and pubs. A stroll around Westport town might end with you stopping into the famous Matt Molloy’s pub to enjoy the traditional music. For the more outdoorsy couple, Croagh Patrick is just outside the town and attracts tourists who climb it every year. If you have the opportunity, a visit to the Aran Islands is unmissable. This is the westernmost point of Ireland and has many marks of ancient Gaelic culture and has impressive cliffside attractions.
Perfect for: the music lovers
It doesn’t get much more relaxing than the rural villages of Donegal. Tory Island in County Donegal is a remote island in Ireland with memorable living history and mythology. It is led by a locally-elected king who is often found greeting tourists off the boat. The cliffs, ancient crosses and lighthouses are all part of the draw to this quaint, romantic island.
Perfect for: the history lovers
Glengarriff in County Cork is a modest spot with an impressive trad music scene. It is set amongst the hills and against the island’s southern seafront; the iconic rolling hills and seafront views add to the unique honeymoon experience. Garinish Island is a short trip from Glengarrif which is home to beautiful gardens and romantic strolls. Glengariff is located on the south-west stretch of the Wild Atlantic Way, and is a gateway to all of Cork’s stunning landscape.
Perfect for: the scenery lovers
Sligo is a colorful town that boasts the best of both worlds. The bustling town is juxtaposed with the tranquil coast that is just minutes outside of the town centre. This offers a chance to enjoy a peaceful seaside vacation with access to all the best pubs and food Ireland has to offer.
Enniscrone in County Sligo is great for honeymooners looking to spend their days in a seaside town. Enniscrone is home to towering dunes, horse riding along the beach and plenty of traditional pub action. There are endless unique opportunities such as glamping sites and seaweed baths in sea-front spas. Additionally, Enniscrone is very close to Sligo town where you can soak in the history of W.B. Yeats and delve into the Sligo arts scene.
Perfect for: the seaside lovers