Traveling to Ireland for your honeymoon can be a romantic and unforgettable experience. There are so many things to see and do in the Emerald Isle, some of them ideally suited to newlyweds.
In Irish, the word honeymoon is known as mi na meala, or “month of honey”.
Some couples choose Irish wedding rings on their special day because they wish to honor their heritage. This can be the beginnings of a desire to visit the Emerald Isle on their honeymoon.
If you’re considering a trip to Ireland after your wedding, you may be curious about where to stay and what attractions to visit during your honeymoon.
We’ve put together a list of fantastic options for Irish honeymoons. You can be certain of a once-in-a-lifetime vacation when you choose one of these timeless destinations:
Places To Stay:
Waterford Castle – This stunning Irish castle is the epitome of romance. Travel back in time as you experience the wonders of this 800-year old castle, located in scenic Southeast Ireland.
Waterford Castle is known for its beautifully appointed rooms (with four poster beds), as well as its picturesque grounds, featuring lovely, formal gardens.
Dromoland Castle – Located just outside Newmarket on Fergus in Ireland’s County Clare, this 17th century castle is offers stunning architectural details and immaculate grounds.
A choice of standard or deluxe suites offers a range of options in different price ranges. Romantic extras, such as soft, fluffy bathrobes and slippers for guests, will add to the aura of decadent luxury.
Parknasilla Resort – This beautiful resort features a relaxing spa, where the bride and groom can enjoy massages and treatments that leave them relaxed and refreshed.
The resort has a rich history as well, hosting venerable guests such as Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. Since 1692, Parknasilla has offered a mild climate and natural beauty to its visitors.
Located in County Kerry, the resort is close to the historic Ring of Kerry (a scenic roadway), and other attractions.
Things To See And Do
Christ Church Cathedral in Dublin – The city of Dublin has much to offer newlyweds. One of its most stunning tourist attractions is the Christ Church Cathedral, with its 1000 year heritage.
The provenance of this architectural wonder can be traced back to the Normans and Vikings. Today, visitors can drink in the splendor of exquisite stained glass, vaulting arches, and pealing bells.
The Shrine To Saint Valentine – Couples from all over the world come to Whitefriar Street Church, where the remains of Saint Valentine are housed, in order to pay homage to him and his romantic legacy.
Some who visit feel blessed by the spirit of Saint Valentine, and they pray for his assistance, hoping for a long, happy life with their true love.
For newlyweds, a trip to the Shrine can be a touching way of honoring the man who sacrificed so much in order to unite lovers. Whitefriar Street Church is located in Dublin.
Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides In Dublin – Whichever area of Ireland you find yourself in, you should investigate the possibility of touring the area in a horse-drawn carriage.
If you are visiting Dublin, you will definitely be able to enjoy this romantic activity. Bernard Fagan Horse Drawn Carriages offer tours past popular sights such as Stephen’s Green and Trinity College.
This simple, old-fashioned ride could spark your imagination and become an incredibly romantic memory for any honeymooning couple.
We hope you’ve enjoyed this look at some highlights of an Irish honeymoon. You’ll never run out of romantic options when you celebrate your marriage in the Emerald Isle.