Dublin Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Dublin may be small, but it’s a city full of history, character and natural beauty. There are so many choices of restaurants, bars, shows, galleries and events to choose from, but here are some of the best Valentine’s dates you can have with your sweetheart in Dublin:

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Dublin is full of pubs and cocktail bars. Temple Bar is a famous area of Dublin to go for a drink, but it can get busy at peak times. For many the Irish pub experience includes tales of Irish folklore and live music, all while enjoying an Irish dinner.

Dublin has many music venues if you want a slightly bigger affair than one of the many pubs. The Academy on Middle Abbey Street and the Olympia Theatre on Dame Street are just two of the venues worth checking.

Romantic Strolls

Whilst there is so much in Dublin to keep you busy, there are oases of calm away from the streets without needing to leave the city. The rambling Phoenix Park, historic Dubh Linn Garden and the beautifully romantic Iveagh Gardens are romantic places to take a stroll and people watch.

Sandemans offers a great free 3 hour walking tour of the city starting at City Hall. Even if you know Dublin, you’ll learn something new taking this tour. Get your walking shoes on and enjoy this precious time with your beloved.

Romantic Art

The National Gallery of Ireland shows art dating from the 13th to the 20th century. With 15,000 exhibits, you’ll be sure to find the picture that you love and it’ll be a chance for you both to learn a bit more about each other. This is just one of a myriad of museums in the city that are all sure to enlighten and entertain.

Movie Night

The classic date night often involves a movie. The IFI (Irish Film Institute) in Temple Bar and the Lighthouse cinema in Smithfield both showcase the best in independent, Irish and international cinema. The IFI has a cafe-bar that serves delicious food to make for a wonderful evening.

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