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Romantic Locations in Ireland - A Little Gem Blog

Little Gem 10 - Romantic Locations to explore in Ireland

Little Gem Tours 10 ultimate romantic locations to explore in Ireland.

When you think romantic travel I'm sure locations such as Paris, Rome or Tuscany come to mind, however Ireland remains a real hidden gem when it comes to romantic backdrops and Ireland’s extraordinary landscapes, wide range of attractions and activity options makes it one of the most magical and sought after locations when it comes to proposal’s, weddings, wedding anniversaries or vow renewals.

Here at Little Gem Tours we are delighted to say we have a wealth of experience in creating romantic getaways that include beautiful scenery, romantic boutique accommodations and opportunities to get away from it all. We have even had the odd wedding proposal during our tours!

Below you will find some tips on romantic locations in Ireland...

The Wicklow Mountains National Park

Just over an hours drive from the Capital, Glendalough is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Dublin City and is one of the most romantic places in Ireland to visit. This stunning glaciated valley offers a unique spiritual atmosphere. Enjoy heavenly walks around the enchanted Wicklow Mountains National Park, a place that promises to delight yourself and your better half.

Soak up the beautiful sight of the Valley of the two lakes or make the short journey to Lough Ouler, a heart shaped lake nestled within the mountains.
The Stunning Lough Tay in Wicklow

Experience Glendalough on our private tours...

Wicklow Mountains Day Tour

5 Day Wild West to Ancient East

Recommended Romantic Getaway in Wicklow...

The Powerscourt Hotel

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Wicklow Mountains National Park

The Wicklow Way

Wicklow Heather Restaurant

Powerscourt Waterfall

The Heart Shaped Lake - Lough Ouler
Overlook the Valley of the 2 Lakes - Glendalough


Galway City and The Burren Coastal Drive

When it comes to romance, Galway City and the surrounding area provides endless options for visiting couples. Situated on the banks of the River Corrib, Spanish Arch is one of the city's historical treasures. With views across the river to the famous Claddagh church it is no surprise that this location has become a hotspot for engagements in Ireland. Take the spectacular long walk here to catch amazing views of the sunset on Galway Bay. Fantastic restaurants and cosy snugs in most pubs provide the dream destination for any couple.

Take a drive along the stunning Burren Coastal Route and you will find hidden spots to get away from the crowds with stunningly romantic backdrops.
The Mini Cliffs along the Wild Atlantic Way

Experience Galway City during one of our private multi day tours...

3 Day Heart of the West Tour

7 Day South by West Explorer

Recommended Romantic Getaway in Galway...

Gregans Castle Hotel, The Burren

The Herons Rest in Galway City

Some romantic restaurants around Galway...

The Spanish Arch

The Claddagh

The Pullman Restaurant

The world famous Claddagh Ring is native to Galway City

Stunning Galway Bay and the Burren National Park


Westport in County Mayo

Walk the grounds of Westport House, getting lost in the beautiful woods and impressive streams, or take a romantic boat trip through the grounds on one of the peddle swans or lake boats available. This area truly is a delight for any couple There are endless options in the town to enjoy some great meals. On the edge of Clew Bay, Westport offers plenty of seafood options with Oysters being one of the main dishes served in the town. One of the best views of the islands of Clew Bay from the area is provided on the top of Croagh Patrick mountain, not surprisingly another hotspot for engagements in Ireland. After proving your commitment to each other with the 2 hour uphill hike to the top, returning to Westport town and enjoying the range of live Irish music sessions is the perfect end to the most memorable of days.

Westport - One of the most romantic towns in Ireland

Experience Westport while on one of our private multi day tours...

8 Day Wild Atlantic Way Adventure

13 Day All Ireland Explorer

Recommended Romantic Getaway in Galway City...

Knockranny House Hotel

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Westport House

Croagh Patrick

An Port Mor Restaurant


The Killarney National Park

The Lakes of Killarney

With romantic tracks and trails and spectacular scenery, Killarney National Park is the perfect location to catch an awesome sunrise in Ireland. What better way to explore the amazing scenery here but with a Jaunting Cart ride around this stunning National Park, with every turn of the head providing new vistas of the incredible area. Without doubt this is one of the most romantic areas to visit in Kerry. Afterwards, embrace the beauty of Torc Waterfall hidden amongst the trees. The beauty of this area has to be seen to be believed.

Experience Killarney National Park during one of our private multi day tours...

3 Day Ring of Kerry Tour

7 Day South by West Explorer

Recommended Romantic Getaway in Killarney...

Aghadoe Heights Hotel overlooking Killarney

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Killarney National Park

Torc Waterfall

Bricin Restaurant

Romance on the Ring of Kerry


Kinsale & West Cork

The charm of the colourful small town of Kinsale lies in the seaside beauty and laid back vibe on offer. Take a leisurely stroll by the waterfront or discover it’s narrow cobblestone streets. Hailed as the gourmet capital of Ireland, Kinsale is renowned internationally for it’s number and quality of restaurants. The town also lays claim to being the oldest town in Ireland, and is the perfect destination for visiting couples to soak up the romantic atmosphere.

Take the Old Head of Kinsale loop walk for gorgeous coastal views over the Atlantic Ocean.

Experience Kinsale while on one of our private multi day tours...

8 Day Wild Atlantic Way Adventure

13 Day All Ireland Explorer

Recommended Romantic Getaway in Kinsale...

Desmond House

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Charles Fort Castle

Old Head Loop Walk

The Black Pig


Inis Mor

For those who love the wild west!

For the amazing secluded escape with your nearest and dearest take a trip to the jewel of Galway Bay.

This paradise island allows couples to take in the spectacular sunrises, the most iconic sunsets in Ireland, watch the waves, swim in the crystal clear sea or explore the untouched gems located around this hidden treasure island that appears to be sculpted with the most adorable backdrops.

Experience Inis Mor during one of our private multi day tours...