Romantic getaways in Ireland

We’ve put together our top pick of places to visit on your romantic getaway in Ireland. There are so many great places to go as a couple in Ireland and lots of different types of experiences.

When you travel to Ireland with P&O Ferries you have our great Cairnryan to Larne route to travel on - complete with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable journey. Travelling with your car is a great way to travel to Ireland, as it will give you the freedom to explore everything this great county has to offer. We would highly recommend stopping off at Kerry, County Limerick, County Wicklow and Galway.






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Romantic getaway in Ireland

Romantic getaways in Ireland

Romantic road trip around Kerry

Start your romantic getaway to Ireland with a road trip around Kerry. Home to some of the most sensational backdrops in Ireland. Not surprising when you consider that is a 120 mile road that snakes around the coast and is considered one of the best drives in the world. Enjoy taking in its wave smashed coastline, deep lakes, fresh rivers full of fish, crumbling castles and unspoilt beaches. You will definitely want to make a few stops and perhaps even enjoy a picnic together.

Everything about Kerry is sensational. Even the county capital, Tralee, is a tranquil place to base yourself and explore all of the surrounding wonders. You could even stop by the Siamsa Tire National Folk Theatre to catch an evening show for something unique and different. 

coastal drive in Kerry

Irish Cottage in County Limerick

Hire a cottage in County Limerick

Surrounded by lush greenery and endless rolling hills, County Limerick offers visitors an unspoiled glimpse into the idyllic mid-west countryside of Ireland.

Beyond the city, you'll discover ancient castles and peaceful nature reserves, while the mountainous Ballyhoura region boasts some of the best biking trails in Europe.

Revelling in the lack of crowds, you can spend your time following the trail through the Clare Glens, a vast magical area of secret waterfalls and sandstone gorges located on the boundary of Co Tipperary and Co Limerick.


Have your own leap year moment in County Wicklow

It would be a miss, if we wrote a travel guide about having a romantic getaway in Ireland without mentioning the beautifully rugged County Wicklow. You don’t need to wait for a “Leap Year” to escape to County Wicklow near Dublin, where the film Leap Year was based, it is a lovely location for a romantic get-away. County Wicklow is known for its mixture of mountains, coastline and the Wicklow way.

Powerscout House and Gardens is a wonderful place to go as a couple with 19 hectares of landscaped gardens for you to walk around. Or if it is a rainy day head to the popular Sea Life Bray Aquarium.
Castle ruins in County Wicklow

Cliffs in Galway

Enjoy the cobblestone streets of Galway

Nestled in the harbour of Galway Bay you’ll find the charming city of Galway, famous for its vibrant mix of colourful buildings, seafood dishes, weekend markets and traditional Irish pubs.

Visiting Galway is another popular choice when picking romantic getaway to Ireland, especially since Ed Sheeran released his popular song talking about this location. If you visit Galway don’t forget to check out the Latan Quatar, with it is cobblestone streets full of independent pubs, theatres and restaurants it is perfect for date night.


Ready for a romantic getaway to Ireland? Book your Cairnryan to Larne ferry crossing and start your trip with unbeatable sea views.


Have a romantic walk along the jaw-dropping Ballycotton Cliff Walk.

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