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10 Alternative Ideas For Valentine's Dates In Ireland

By James Fenton

February 9, 2017 at 4:59pm


'Roses are red, 

Violets are blue,

What should we do?

I haven't a clue.'

If this is what you're writing on your Valentine's card then we're here to help. 

Forget about the candlelit dinner or the night in watching a romcom. There are plenty of other ways to have a romantic time, be it when you're both off work this weekend or on February 14 itself. 

We've compiled some alternative Valentine's date ideas below which are ideal for everyone, whether you're the brand new couple on the scene or long-time lovers looking to mix things up. 

Take your pick from the following:

1. Indoor climbing

Nothing beats getting high with the one you love. There are a number of indoor climbing centres around the country and you can check out the nearest one to you here.


2. Take a long walk

Walks are great for a number of reasons including getting a spot of fresh air and some exercise. Most importantly though, you get chance to have an aul' chinwag and some lols with your partner in crime. 

Check out some of the best walks around Ireland here and don't forget to finish things off with a cup of tea or a pint at your destination.


3. Go bowling 

A chance to get competitive and let's face it, you're probably both shite. 


4. Have a spa day 

Take some time away from the big bad world, relax and get pampered.  You're both guaranteed to head home feeling fresh as daisies. 


5. Pitch & putt 

Not as prolonged as golf and a lot more fun. It usually only takes about an hour to head around 18 holes and there's always plenty of laughs along the way. Also, there's never any need for fancy golf gear. Just rock up and rent a pair of clubs each. 

Check out your nearest pitch & putt course here.


6. Go sightseeing

No need to book a flight. Valentine's is the perfect opportunity to check out the sights around Ireland which you've always wanted to see buy never got round to.

The best thing about our island is that it's feckin' tiny so we're sure one of the Giant's Causeway, the Cliffs of Moher or the Rock of Cashel aren't more than a day trip away.


7. Watch the rugby 

Simply head to the pub for some day drinking and support Ireland when they come up against Italy on Saturday. The crucial Six Nations clash gets underway at 2.25pm. 


8. Check out some live jazz

Hit movie La La Land his placed jazz firmly back in vogue. Venues like The Roundy in Cork or The Cellar Bar In Galway are good spots here get your sax fix. 


9. Get creative

Stay at home at try and make something new together. Adult colouring is a good way to unwind these days or why not channel one of the most romantic movies ever and play with some pottery?


10. Head out with the gang

Tables for six are a lot less in demand than tables for two on February 14 plus who doesn't love going against convention?

Your significant other will still be sitting next to you and you get the bonus of having the craic with close mates. Everyone's happy. 


READ NEXT: 10 Classic Gifts To Get Your Significant Other For Valentine’s Day


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