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1st February 2017


Ireland By Rail: 4 Romantic Valentine’s Day Destinations

Iarnród Éireann can take you more places than just to work. If you’re planning a romantic getaway for St. Valentine’s Day – or any other time – why not let Irish Rail take you there? Sometimes you just don’t want to keep your eyes on the road. Leave your car and your worries at home, and visit one of these tantalizing romantic destinations.


Cobh is home to the Titanic Experience, but it can also be home to romantic story with a much better ending. Rent a boat for your own private tour of the harbour. Cobh’s popularity with tourists ensures you are spoilt for choice for candle-lit dining options. Countless Irish people embarked on a new life when they set sail from Cobh, so it might be a good spot to pop any questions about embarking on a new life together.

cobh harbour


Enniscorthy starred in the film Brookyln, but it’s a great escape from bright lights and big cities. Stroll the charming streets and visit Vinegar Hill. And don’t miss Enniscorthy Castle with its fascinating dungeon. Come and see why Enniscorthy got a mention as “the finest place in the world” in James Joyce’s Ulysses.

Galway City 

Galway City can’t be overlooked. Tourists love this city for a reason. Home of the famous Claddagh ring and its romantic backstory of the man who created it for his beloved while in servitude, Galway is simply beautiful. What’s more romantic than watching a dramatic sun set over Galway Bay?


Sligo is where you can enjoy the rugged romance of the west then pamper yourself at a spa before heading out for a night of theatre. Of course, you’ll want to walk along the beach on your romantic getaway, and Sligo has gorgeous options. And compared to the story of local man WB Yeats and Maude Gonne, your romance has to rate as a success.

Remember, when you go by rail, you can hold hands and gaze into each other’s eyes on your trip. Relax, enjoy the scenery and drink a toast to your romance along the way. Driving can’t compete with that.

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The train is the perfect way to travel with our fantastic Web Fares from €17.99 each way from Dublin. So you can sit back, relax and let us do the driving.


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