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5 great Valentines weekends in Ireland

Unlike in Brazil, Valentine’s day in Ireland falls on 14th February, and despite Irish people not being renowned for being the most romantic people Valentines day remains a special event for most couples. Restaurants are usually crowded, cinemas full and of course many sick days in work. Below we show you 5 great Irish getaways in Ireland to make it a great weekend when spooiling your other half…

Monart – Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford

Monart is all about relaxation! While the scenery and surrounding towns and villages make for a great venture out most visitors to Monart end up not leaving the resort. It provides a 5 star luxury experience at surprisingly affordable prices compared to other similar destinations in Ireland.

Monart is also an adult only spa (that’s right – no kids!), encouraging phones to be switched off for total relaxation. Set inside an 18th century Georgian mansion house the property features Italian marble bathrooms with various luxuries such as 4 poster beds, jacuzzis and adjoining terraces or balconies with each room.

www.monart.ie

Hydrotherapy pool at Monart

Delphi Resort, Connemara, Co. Galway

For a weekend of luxury filled combined with the rugged and stunning landscape of Connemara book a trip to Delphi Resort. Located within 300 acres of woodland some of the activities available onsite include surfing, hiking, archery, mountain biking and rafting. The luxurious spa provides both beauty treatments and holistic therapies, and contains a steam room and a sauna.

Weekend packages combine a mix of adventure with luxury, perfect for couples who like to enjoy nature, before being pampered to soothe those hiking aches, Find out more by visiting their website below.

www.delphiadventureresort.com

Stunning views at Delphi

Castle Leslie Estate, Glaslough, Co. Monaghan

For another resort located on acres of woodland look no further than the ultra impressive Castle Leslie Estate near the board with Northern Ireland. This stunning 5 star castle hotel is sure to impress your other half, with the added bonus of equestrian services available. Wander through lush woodland or along the scenic lake before returning to a world class leisure centre and spa. Indulge in the sophisticated and well stocked library or enjoy an evening by the fire after dining in the award winning restaurant.

A wonderful break near Northern Ireland

Carton House, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Situated just a short distance from Dublin city we included Carton House in Co. Kildare because of its grandeur and stunning gardens, scattered over 1,100 acres of land. Carton house provides luxurious rooms you’ll never wish to leave. The property also features elegantly decorated lounges with dining areas, and individual features such as fireplaces, function halls and other common areas complete with Georgian architectural details that will leave a lasting impression.

Situated within the grounds is an award winning Irish restaurant, golf-course bistro and also a chic bar. For those who somehow find a reason to venture outside the main property on-site activities include 2 golf courses, tennis, biking and fishing. There’s also a renowned day spa, castle remains and boathouse to enjoy.

www.cartonhouse.com

Carton House, under 30 minutes away from Dublin

Aghadoe Heights Hotel & Spa, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Some excellent deals can be found at the 5 star Aghadoe Heights Hotel and Spa in Killarney, which offers not just a top class spa experience but also some of the most wonderful views in Ireland, overlooking the magical Killarney National Park.

Besides the hotel being located in an area of natural beauty the accommodation on offer makes it one of the most recommended and valued hotels in Ireland. Pamper yourself at the spa, wine and dine at one of the many options overlooking the lakes of Kerry or simply enjoy a fresh morning walk on one of the many nature trails adjoining the hotel. A weekend at the Aghadoe Height is a weekend that will never be forgotten, the only problem is leaving…

www.aghadoeheights.com

Taking it all in at Aghadoe, Killarney National Park

Author: James Osborne

While not Brazilian himself James has a lot of Brazilian influences in his life, with a partner from Minas Gerais and many Brazilian friends and colleagues. James loves all things tech, in particular front end web development and open source platforms such as WordPress and Joomla.
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