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Reminder: For Valentine’s Day – Book Dreamy Dates, Romantic Dinners and Days Out

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If you’re planning a date or a really special evening for Valentine’s Day, we have some options for you to look at. We are now at the end of January, and things get booked out pretty fast. Plus, it’s always good to have a list of options and be prepared. You don’t want Valentine’s Day to be dull or dreary or be accused of scrapping together a last-minute-plan.

So here it is: From Valentine’s Day Balls, pamper packages, romantic getaways to even a bit of a laughter night!

2023 Valentine’s Ball at Royal Marine Hotel, Dún Laoghaire

This event is a charity ball in aid of the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) for adults and children and takes place on Saturday 18th of February 2023. The theme is 1920’s Black Tie, and on the night you can expect a prosecco reception, 3 course dinner, a band & DJ as well as a raffle and auction.
Raffle & Auction

Tickets: €125

Find out more here.

The poster in black and gold and the text reveals the details for the Valentine's Ball


A bit of a laugh on the day of love

Craic Den Comedy Club @ Mulligan & Haines have a Valentine’s Special. What would you get at the Craic Den? On top of a fantastic comedy line up, they will also be playing a couple of romantic games with the audience (for those who are up for it!) with bottles of wine up for grabs. It will be hosted by Eddie Mullarkey and Damo Clark, and you can find all the details here.

A poster in red (brick wall) and green and pink about Craic Den's Comedy Club

A romantic getaway

Many hotels are offering Valentine Day packages and it’s a good idea to keep an eye on the official websites and social media handles for these offerings. (Some hotels have spa packages and special offers but their websites also explain that more Valentine-centered deals will be updated soon.)

For example, check out the deals under ‘Love and Luxury‘ at the Intercontinental Dublin.

Two hearts made of decorative materials and the text reads 'Love and Luxury' At Intercontinental Dublin
The Intercontinental, Dublin has some great V-Day offers

Many other hotels offer year-round promotional offers – while these are perfect for Valentine’s Day, they work equally great for romantic breaks that you want to take any day of the year. For example, check out the ‘Lasting Love’ offer at The Merrion, Dublin. It offers: “For all those ‘Love’ occasions, enjoy overnight accommodation in a double room in the stylish Garden Wing or Main House with full Irish breakfast in The Garden Room the next morning and a bottle of chilled rose champagne and heart shaped chocolates in your room on arrival.”

There’s also the case of selecting a hotel that you really love, and making the most of its famed afternoon teas, lunches, and dinners. It could be a nice romantic gift to your significant other – checking in at a hotel of their choice and making it a day or two of pampering for the both of you. For example, if you head to The Westin and have afternoon tea at the Atrium Lodge, you can twin it up with booking one of their suites. It can make for a very special day indeed. I, for one, particularly like the package where you can, as the website says: “Make your Afternoon Tea experience extra special with our Stay for Tea package. Delight in Afternoon Tea for two in the bright and airy, Atrium Lounge.

This package also includes an overnight stay in a luxurious guest room with breakfast for two in Morelands Grill the following morning.”

The exterior of the Westin Hotel - you could head there for a romantic getaway with your significant other
Head to the Westin for a romantic stay

Valentine’s Day Deal at The Shelbourne, Dublin

We thought we’d make a special mention of this package as it sounds really tempting. The package advertises the following options:

  • Overnight stay in one of their five-star deluxe rooms
  • Romantic dinner at The Saddle Room
  • Welcome glass of champagne
  • Promotional Code: LVU What’s this?
  • Valid Stay Dates: February 12, 2023 – February 19, 2023
The outside of the Shelbourne Hotel in Dublin, with two men in their distinctive uniforms ready to usher in guests
The Shelbourne offers an attractive Valentine’s Day package

Something luxurious in Galway

The Gleno Abbey at Galway has a package called ‘The Ultimate Love Story.’

What’s in the package/s? According to its website: “Create your own love story of dreams with the ultimate in romantic getaways, combine two peaceful and pampering nights in the most luxurious of rooms. Enjoy an unimaginably romantic dining experience aboard two carriages from the former Orient Express, unwind over an Award-Winning, four-course menu as you are seated aboard history in one of Ireland’s most unique restaurants The Pullman. Retire to your room to enjoy a romantic candlelit, rose petal turndown before the most heavenly of sleep. Each morning you will linger over an elegant a la Carte Breakfast in the River Room Restaurant. On of a day our choice indulge in a 75 minute full body massage in our couples suite, where our expert ELEMIS therapists will leave you feeling blissful and calm, before you enter the relaxation room and tranquillity terrace for post treatment downtime. The Ultimate Love Story is a package that creates magic memories you will cherish forever.”

If this sounds tempting, check out the details here.

An inside view of the Pullman Restaurant with a waiter with drinks in hand and lush surroundings looking like a luxury train carriage
Photograph from the Gleno Abbey hotel’s website and it depicts the Pullman Restaurant aboard the Orient Express.

Special Valentine’s Day Meal and more at Clayton, Galway

This offer includes a special Valentine’s meal in the modern and stylish Tribes Restaurant, located on the first floor of Clayton Hotel Galway. The meal is by Head Chef Gareth McGrath who has created a delicious Romantic Evening Menu for Valentine’s Day. You can find out more about this offer here.

Ultra luxury at Muckross Park Hotel, Killarney

Muckross Park Hotel is located in the heart of the Killarney National Park, surrounded by nature that has inspired world-acclaimed authors, yet is only a short drive from Killarney Town Centre. It is the ideal location to enjoy romantic strolls, beautiful mountain views while staying in luxurious accommodation. They have a special package for Valentine’s Day that includes among other things, a five-course gourmet dinner and the serenading sounds of a violin player throughout your meal.

We hope you find something that you really like in our list, but if you were looking for more inspiration, here’s another story. This is about alternative ways to spend your Valentine’s Day – from visiting the heart-shaped lake to getting blessings at the St. Valentine’s Shrine here in Dublin!

Check out StyleShop on Instagram and TikTok for some fashion inspiration for your Valentine’s weekend away!

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Prerna Shah
Prerna Shah
Prerna Shah is a media and content professional with over a decade of experience in both print as well as digital. She pursues her love of a good story and storytelling by writing features, blogs, essays and interviews.

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