Ireland is the perfect destination for a wonderful honeymoon with your partner. There are so many fantastic destinations within the country including cities, country sides and mountains. You can choose between self-drive, chauffeur and escorted tours. There are also several different accommodations including hotels, B&B’s and castles. The unique opportunities that Ireland has to offer are sure to make for a memorable trip.
Dublin is a great place to spend a few nights of your honeymoon. 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.
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.
County Mayo is located on the west coast of Ireland with ranging scenic views. The tiny town of Cong is a great place to unwind with your partner after a hectic wedding. Cong is right on the water which is perfect a romantic sunset. The wonderful Ashford Castle is also in Cong which is a lovely castle and perfect for newlyweds! The town is also home to Cong Abbey, a couple of quaint pubs and a lot of scenic places to go for a stroll. For the more outdoorsy couple, a stay in Westport is delightful. The charming village is full of river walkways. It is also home to the Westport house, Croagh Patrick and the Cycling Greenway which are great for a more active honeymoon.
Tory Island in County Donegal is a popular destination for honeymooners. It 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.
Couples also enjoy Glengarriff in County Cork which 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. Another wonderful island to visit on your honeymoon is the Aran Islands. This is the westernmost point of Ireland and has many marks of ancient Gaelic culture and has impressive cliffside attractions.
Lastly, 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 making it easy to visit Benbulbin mountain which is the heart of poetic Yeats Country.