Honeymoon in Ireland

Rolling green hills, the best pints, soft rain, friendly faces and history everywhere – a honeymoon in Ireland will be unforgettable…

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A honeymoon in Ireland, the land of saints and scholars, is a perfect alternative to a tropical island beach. One of the most beautiful coastlines in the world, wild and windswept, cosy pubs, stately homes and castle hotels, the weight of history everywhere and the céad míle fáilte (a hundred thousand welcomes) from the local people.

As the island is so compact, you can pack a lot in o a honeymoon in Ireland. Start in Dublin, home of Guinness and a buzzing restaurant and bar scene. Visiting the Guinness Storehouse for a pint of plain, stroll through St. Stephen’s Green, see the Old Library and Book of Kells in Trinity College and visit one of the many museums. Take the DART train to Howth or Killiney. Visit Glendalough in Wicklow. Spend the day in a cosy pub.

Head north to thriving Belfast. Visit Titanic Belfast and take a black cab tour before heading to hospitable Derry via the stunning Causeway Coast. The Giant’s Causeway is a highlight of the north of Ireland. Go west to Galway. Enjoy the cultural highlights of this tiny city. Travel through the beautiful Connemara National Park a short drive away. Take a ferry to the Aran Islands. Explore tiny Inis Mór by bike and take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at Kilmurvey Beach.

The Wild Atlantic Way is a coastal drive along the west coast of Ireland is spectacular and perfect for a romantic honeymoon road trip. The Cliffs of Moher are windswept and beautiful. Head inland a little in County Clare for the Burren. Stop at the Burren Perfumery for cake and beautifully Irish-made perfume. A quick hop down to Kerry via Limerick and you’ll find yourself in the most scenic part of the country. The Ring of Kerry and Dingle Peninsula are essential add-ons to any honeymoon in Ireland itinerary. These stunning drives on the edge of Europe are super romantic. Wild beaches, sea kayaking, fishing. Take a detour to the Skellig Ring and marvel at Skellig Rock. You can take a boat trip if the weather is good too. Stay in one of the five-star luxury hotels near Killarney National Park.

West Cork nearby is wonderful with tiny seaside villages, cliff walks and hidden islands at the edge of Europe. Explore the Beara Peninsula. Visit highlights like Skibbereen and Mizen Head. Don’t miss colourful Kinsale. Kiss the Blarney Stone. Take a detour through the lesser-explored Copper Coast in the country’s southeast before heading back to Dublin. Take a detour through the middle of the country and stop at one of the many beautiful estates for a luxury break – Emerald isle perfection.

A honeymoon in Ireland is perfect for a romantic escape with a difference.

Ireland is one of the best connected countries in Europe, with flights to many of the continent’s highlights. Whatever your jam – an island hopping honeymoon in the Cyclades in Greece, a foodie road trip in Italy’s Tuscany or just relaxing on a beach in Mallorca in Spain. You’ll find these a quick hop away, meaning a honeymoon in Ireland is easy to turn into a multi-destination honeymoon. You can take one of the many ferries to Scotland, Wales or France, too.


Best time to visit Ireland

The best time to visit Ireland for a honeymoon is from April to October. The mild climate means the weather can be pleasant from March onwards, although this is never guaranteed. From June to August, the weather is warmest, with average temperatures around 18°C / 60°F. Ireland can very occasionally have a “heatwave” bringing Mediterranean temperatures. Winters, from November to February, are cold, wet and windy with occasional storms and average temperatures in Dublin of 5°C / 40°F in December/January.

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Is Ireland good for a honeymoon? Yes, a honeymoon in Ireland is perfect for a cosy, laid-back romantic road trip.

How long do you need for a honeymoon in Ireland? We recommend at least 10 nights for a honeymoon in Ireland.

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