When you are considering where you will be globetrotting on your fabulous honeymoon to bathe in your newlywed glory you might not even consider the Emerald Isle, but a honeymoon in Ireland is the perfect romantic escape!
A honeymoon in Ireland can be whatever you want it to be! This stunning island boasts adventures and beautiful scenery, sightseeing in both cities and out in the countryside so you can choose between excitement and lazy days without feeling like you are missing out.
Here are our top 3 reasons why you should visit Ireland on your honeymoon.
I don’t know about you, but when I picture Ireland my head is filled with jigs and reels, wailing fiddles and haunting flutes. Music is a huge part of Ireland’s culture and has had a huge impact on a wide variety of genres.
Dublin’s Temple Bar, a busy riverside neighbourhood, is the perfect place to take in the sounds and rhythm of traditional Irish music. Or, if you find yourself in the recently awarded UNESCO City of Music, Belfast be sure to hop on the Music Tour Bus and discover the music, artists and landscape which brings maximum character to the city.
Ireland is well known for its atmospheric pubs where you can enjoy a pint of Guinness, a slap up meal, and listen to some live Irish music from a cosy booth. Any honeymoon in Ireland should definitely include plenty of evenings like that!
Just like you might not automatically picture Ireland as your perfect honeymoon location, you might not realise that Irish cuisine is more than soda bread, farmhouse cheese and colcannon.
The food scene in Ireland is evolving into something really exciting, from traditional pub grub to fine private dining, Ireland has something for everyone. A new wave of chefs are making the most of proximity to the Atlantic Ocean with salmon, oysters, scallops and swordfish on the menu.
There are lots of amazing foodie festivals which happen every year in Ireland. For example, Food on the Edge is an annual festival bringing the leading lights of world gastronomy to Galway and most recently Dublin.
Ruth Hegarty, a founding member of Food on the Edge, when asked said “To have chefs coming from all over the world, from culinary hotspots like London, Barcelona, New York or whatever, and just say ‘oh my god, I cannot get over the quality of the produce and what we’ve been eating’, that makes all of the hard work worthwhile.”
Ireland is bursting at the seams with natural wonders! Experience Ireland’s nature and scenery in all its glory with a hike in many incredible destinations. From the Cliffs of Moher, Giant’s Causeway, the Wicklow Mountains, Croaghaun Mountain on Achill Island, The Blarney Stone, Ring of Kerry and The Dark Hedges you won’t be disappointed.
Ireland is a haven for hikers, cyclists and surfers! I recommend a trip to the Mourne Mountains in County Down – where author CS Lewis found inspiration for his tales of Narnia.
Take in the view on top of Croagh Patrick, which overlooks Clew Bay in County Mayo, Howth Head outside of Dublin or take in the fresh air in the Wicklow Mountains which offer unbelievable vistas and serenity. What could be more perfect on a romantic getaway?