Explore Ireland this Easter: Romantic Destinations

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22 Mar 2016

Posted in:  Credit Cards

As the clocks spring forward this Easter, it’s finally time to welcome brighter evenings and warmer weather (hopefully!). With the Easter break approaching, it’s also a good opportunity to fit in some romance with your other half. Read on for our guide to the most romantic destinations in Ireland to spend a loved-up Easter.

Somewhere remote

Thanks to Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Kerry is now firmly on the international map with Skellig Michael featured as the backdrop to one of the film’s pivotal scenes. Forget the glitz and glamour of Hollywood. If you want to get a taste of the rugged beauty of the county that’s inspired countless film-makers, head straight for the picturesque surrounds of Sneem. Known as the knot in the Ring of Kerry, Sneem village is the perfect place for a bite to eat. The nearby Rossbeigh Beach is an ideal spot to enjoy a romantic stroll by the sea. Or alternatively, you can test your nerve with an energetic cycle around part of the Ring of Kerry.


Somewhere Luxurious

Forget about the great outdoors. If you want to simply relax and enjoy each other’s company in style, Wexford is the place for you. Famed for its luxury spas, this is the perfect place for always-on types to unwind and de-stress while taking in the scenery and enjoying delicious food.

If all that relaxing gets too much and you fancy a taste of adventure, head for Hook Lighthouse. Built over 800 years ago, it’s one of the oldest lighthouses in the world. Drink in the spectacular views from the balcony of the Lighthouse on a guided tour. Or you can opt to relax on the beach and spot some seals. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, stop by the Lighthouse’s café and bakery for a tasty snack, before heading back.


Somewhere Traditional

If you’re more of a traditional weekend-break enthusiast, Kinsale is one of the most beautiful locations in Ireland. Nestled on the mouth of the River Bandon, this little village is the perfect place to visit for an escape from your daily routine. Team up for a lively night out at local traditional music sessions that will get your toes tapping. During the day, it’s time to explore. Stroll along the winding streets and browse the charming local shops. When you’re peckish, take time to sample the local sea-food and delicacies. If you’re feeling particularly romantic, the harbour provides a picturesque backdrop to watch the sun set.


Financing Your Holiday

No matter what kind of break you’re looking for, a credit card will give you safe and flexible spending with a host of other benefits. If you’re focused on your summer holiday instead, take a look at our Savings Calculator to estimate your potential budget before you book.

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