Are you planning an Irish theme for your wedding? Maybe your beloved will slip a gold Claddagh ring on your finger, or perhaps you have chosen a Celtic wedding band. These Irish symbols have such deep meaning, they made a beautiful foundation for a wedding theme. If you have an Irish wedding theme, you probably love Ireland. And Ireland is a dreamy honeymoon destination, whether you want a stylish city break or a romantic rural escape. Here are our fab four Irish honeymoon destinations. Why four? Because Ireland has four provinces, so it is one from each of them!
Leinster for Love
County Wicklow is known as the garden county, and if you love elegant gardens ablaze with color, you’ll love touring gardens in Wicklow. Wherever you set up as your base, you can visit many beautiful spots in County Wicklow including Powerscourt Estate just outside of the charming village of Enniskerry. Wicklow extends to the coast of the Irish Sea, and you can enjoy some time at the beach here too. And it is just south of Dublin, so you can easily pop up to the capital for a night on the town.
West Cork is known as foodie heaven. If deciding on a cake and planning your wedding reception dinner was the highlight of your wedding planning, you would probably love West Cork. Kinsale has long reined as Ireland’s foodie capital due to the plethora of fresh and fantastic ingredients and the creativity let loose in local restaurant kitchens. No doubt the stunning natural beauty of the area inspires chefs to make food just as beautiful.
Cozy in Connaught
Explore the Wild Atlantic Way by day, and spend your nights in Galway city. Connaught is the smallest province, but it has it all. Dublin isn’t Ireland’s only city! Galway, situated right on the picturesque Galway Bay, is a wonderful city with great nightlife, traditional music, a wide range of restaurants, and vibrant street markets. The old city centre is easy to cover on foot, and from there you can take a ferry out to the Aran Islands or head south to explore the Burren. Galway city is an ideal base for day trips. And watching the sunset over the Atlantic is a classic romance.
If you are looking for a honeymoon destination that offers something big, County Antrim has it. How about the Giant’s Causeway? If you are planning a wedding with a serious wow factor, why not include an Irish honeymoon on the same scale? Spend a day exploring the massive rock formations of this UNESCO World Heritage site, then take another day to see to jaw-dropping Dunluce Castle a little further down the coast. This medieval ruin hanging off a cliff will look familiar to Game of Thrones fans because it was a location for the series.
The best follow-up to an Irish wedding theme is a honeymoon in Ireland. From the rugged coastline to cozy cottages to brooding ruins, Ireland has a unique romance. Getting in touch with your roots is a great way to start a life together.