If you happen to be in love and in Ireland on February 14th, St. Valentine’s Day then there’s no better place to visit than Whitefriar Street Church in Dublin. This happens to be the place where St. Valentine’s remains reside and lovers from around the world travel to pray to him to watch over their life together. I can think of no better place to spend February 14th, whether you are there with the love of your life and want to offer your gratitude or simply want to have a pleading discussion consisting of some light begging with St. Valentine. Here you can find a shrine to St. Valentine and his relics are placed on an altar in memory of the martyr each year on St. Valentines Day. There’s also a statue of St. Valentine located here where he is dressed in red, the designated color of St. Valentine’s day because red is the color of a martyr.
If churchgoing isn’t quite your thing, a romantic boat ride down the River Shannon is perfect for a couple looking for some peace, quiet, and alone time. Lights sparkle at night along the Shannon and it flows through 11 counties, so wherever you are, you’re sure to get spectacular views. There is no experience required to renting a boat, and you can do so from every town along the Shannon. Bon Voyage!
Visiting Newgrange on the day of the winter solstice is incredibly romantic, especially if you’re one of the lucky 50 out of 25,349 who enter the lottery and gain entry into one of the oldest buildings on earth on this particular day. But if you’re not, there’s a simulation of the winter solstice that takes place on the tour every other day of the year, and it’s rumored to be a very romantic place for people to propose. Take your loved one here for St. Valentine’s Day and they won’t be able to say no.