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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


Some useful links...

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


Some Useful Links...

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


Some useful links...

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


Some useful links...

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...

13 Day All Ireland Explorer

5 Day Wild Atlantic Way Adventure


Recommended Romantic Getaway on Inis Mor...


Some useful links...

Glamping Pods

Aran Islands Bike Hire

Teach Nan Phaidi


Glenveagh National Park



The most northerly of Ireland’s six National Parks, the magical Glenveagh National Park is home to stunning mountains, immaculate lakes, native oak woodlands, and a picturesque castle.

Glenveagh Castle on the shores of Lough Veagh is nestled in an idyllic remote mountain settling and is the ideal location to absorb your surroundings with your beloved. Take the View Point Trail for awesome views of the National Park.

Experience Glenveagh National Park while on one of our private multi day tours...

7 Day North by West Explorer

13 Day All Ireland Explorer


Recommended Romantic Getaway in Donegal...

Harveys Point by Lough Eske


Some useful links...

Glenveagh National Park

Mount Errigal Trail

Rose’s Bar & Kitchen



Achill Coastal Drive


The coastal drive around Achill Island is one of the most romantic road trips in Ireland

Explore the unspoilt wilderness of Achill Island with its rugged, natural beauty. This location has epic activities or you could both enjoy the breathtaking sea cliffs and amazing beaches waiting to be discovered. A little known fact is the Croaghaun Cliffs on Achill Island are higher than the Cliffs of Moher and are the third highest sea cliffs in all of Europe. These underexplored cliffs can be found on the West side of Achill Island close to the magnificent Keem beach, one of Ireland’s finest beaches.


Experience Achill Island while on one of our private multi day tours...

13 Day All Ireland Explorer


Recommended Romantic Getaway in Mayo...

Stella Maris Country House in North Mayo


Some useful links..,

Achill Island Walking / Hiking Trails

Croaghaun Cliffs

Keem Beach

Bervie Restaurant




Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge & the North East Coast


You will have a good reason to hold each other tightly as you undertake this adventure together. Standing 30 metres above the sea, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge is the perfect activity to get your pulses racing. This jaw dropping challenge will take you 20 metres out from shore across the rickety bridge to Carrick Island.


Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge is a hotspot for hand holding couples and most recently, proposals. Just be sure not to drop the ring!
The walk to the Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge

Experience Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge during one of our private multi day tours...

3 Day Northern Adventure

5 Day Northern Adventure


Recommended Romantic Getaway on the North East Coast...

Ballygally Castle Hotel


Some useful links...

Carrick A Rede Rope Bridge

Ballintoy Harbour

Thirty Nine Steak and Seafood Restaurant




Howth Head


The Blooming Rhodedendrum Gardens in Howth

The location of Leopold Bloom’s proposal to Molly in Ulysses. Howth Head is less than an hour from Dublin City and is easily accessible by train, or bus. Howth Head Cliff walk with it’s gentle sloped hills and astounding views back over Dublin Bay also provides hidden gems like The Tiny Hidden Beach and some of the very best restaurants on offer in all of Dublin. There is also the option in Howth to take a quick boat ride to the mostly deserted Ireland’s Eye Island to enjoy a romantic picnic together.


Experience Howth Head during one of our private day or multi day tours...

Dublin City & Surrounds

Howth & Malahide Day Tour


Recommended Romantic Getaway in Howth...

The King Sitric


Some useful links...

Howth Loop Walk

Tiny Beach in Howth

Abbey Tavern


Take a romantic stroll along the Howth Head Cliff Walk



& Finally... Catching the Sunsets in Ireland !!


Ireland being located on the western tip of Europe and an island in the Atlantic Ocean is perfectly situated for stunning sunset backdrops. When the skies turn red along the wild Atlantic way it is one of the most romantic experiences you can ever witness.

Sunset at Killary Fjord along the Wild Atlantic Way

The sunsets in the Kingdom of Kerry

Rosses Castle at the Killarney National Park

Sunset in the west of Ireland

Sunset at the Hill of Tara


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