The top Valentine’s Day destination for Irish couples revealed…

When we think of romance, our minds no doubt wander to the classic city of love, Paris. While Irish couples still love a trip to the capital of romance, it’s not their number one choice…

Research done by has showed that couples are choosing Irish getaways over heading abroad for Valentine’s Day. Bookings for Dublin are up a massive 283% year on year, while bookings for Galway are up 68% on last year alone.

In comparison to 2014, where only two Irish cities, Dublin and Galway, stood out in the top 5 favoured destinations alongside London, New York and Paris; Cork and Killarney have now crept in, knocking London and New York out of favour.

Limerick and Kilkenny also make an appearance in the top 10 favoured destination for Valentine’s Day with Irish couples.

Here's the top 10 Valentine's Day getaways for Irish people this year: 

  1. Dublin
  2. Galway
  3. Cork
  4. Killarney
  5. Paris
  6. Rome
  7. Frankfurt
  8. Kilkenny
  9. Limerick
  10. Birmingham

Managing director of Expedia UK and Ireland spoke about this change in trend, saying that Irish people are now choosing to explore the wonderful country around them, rather than travel abroad: “With seven of the top 10 Valentine’s Day destinations based in Ireland this year, it’s clear that Irish people are opting to explore the myriad of romantic spots that their home country has to offer. From luxury spa city breaks to outdoor adventure weekends in the countryside, Ireland has something for every taste and budget, right on our doorstep.”

To help you celebrate in style on the most romantic day of the year, have two fabulous offers for you avail of in two of Ireland most favoured Valentine’s destinations; Dublin and Galway.

From Friday 13th – Sunday 15th February, enjoy two nights for €339 per person sharing in the luxurious surroundings of Dublin’s five-star Conrad Hotel. The hotel is situated in the heart of Ireland’s buzzing capital and boasts two restaurants; Alex Restaurant and Cocktail Bar and Alfie Byrne’s Galway Bay Brewery.

From Friday 13th – Sunday 15th February, enjoy two nights for €249.99 per person sharing, at the exclusive five-star hotel in Galway city, The g Hotel. Designed by renowned milliner to the stars, Philip Treacy, The g Hotel is perfect for a fabulous afternoon tea or evening cocktails. The g Hotel has two restaurants; the acclaimed Restaurant gigi’s and Signature Lounges. The g Hotel’s spa will provide you with all of the comfort and relaxation you could ever need for a fabulous getaway.

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