I have a confession to make. When we were talking about putting together this article about the most romantic places in Ireland for you, I thought it was going to be super easy. There’s no shortage of swoon worthy settings to choose from. Practically every spot in Ireland can qualify as the most romantic – and therein lies the problem. There’s no way we can list every spot you’ll want to visit with your sweetheart here – so we’re just sharing three of the places we thought were exceptionally lovely and well worth the visit:
St. Valentine’s Shrine, Whitefriar Street, Dublin
You can’t talk about romance without mentioning Saint Valentine. Legend has it that way back in the day – the third century CE, to be exact – there was a Roman priest who knew that his emperor preferred his soldiers to be single, yet, moved by the pleas of young lovers, performed marriage ceremonies anyway. The emperor was furious and had Valentine executed – but the message that nothing can stop true love endures to this very day!
Fun in the Sun – Rossnowlagh Beach
This one’s for the ocean lovers. Rossnowlagh Beach has everything you could want from a romantic seaside getaway in Ireland. It’s just a gorgeous spot, with soft, golden sand and breathtaking views. The surfing’s good, if you’re into that sort of thing, and if you’re more into enjoying an authentic Irish pub experience with your darling, you’ll be happy too.
Finn McCool’s Handiwork: Discover the Causeway Coast
Named #1 in an Expedia.com list of the most romantic places in Ireland, the Causeway Coast is home to the Giant’s Causeway – a huge geological formation with a storied history. If you look to legends and lore, you’ll learn that the Giant’s Causeway was created by none other than Finn McCool. The legendary giant needed the causeway to battle his Scottish rival Bendonamer – but the two never came to blows, as Finn McCool used trickery to outwit his opponent before the fists started flying! If, on the other hand, you look to science for your answers, you’ll find an equally interesting origin story involving volcanic explosions.
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