💕 Love is in the air, everywhere I look around… 💕
💕 Love is in the air, every sight and every sound… 💕
It’s February, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and that means you love birds are probably already making plans.
Our average Irish refund is €1076.17 so if you’re considering applying for one, or you’re waiting for your refund to pop into your bank account any day now, you can check out some of the super romantic ways that you can spend it on the one you love this Valentine’s Day!
1. Dublin Zoo
Dublin zoo is a great place to spend the day with your significant other. Coo over the cute animals and laugh at the funny looking ones (and there’s no shortage of funny looking fellas at the Zoo). As a bonus, it’s located in the Phoenix Park so you can go visit the deer or the people’s garden afterward.
Just don’t forget to pack a picnic, a blanket and a bottle of wine.
2. Catch a theatre show
You could go see something at the Board Gais Energy Theatre or you if you’d enjoy something on a more intimate scale, head over to The Olympia on Dame Street. Ireland has tonnes of great theatres all over the country so if you want to take a little road trip and book a hotel, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to gigs and shows.
Victor’s Way was designed as a meditation space intended for lone adults (but that’s not to say you and a loved one can’t go get some peace and quiet there). The garden has 7 large and 37 minor sculptures scattered along a long path. It takes about an hour to see the whole thing and it only costs a fiver in so you can afford to fit in some more romantic activities into your day.
Glendalough is full of stunning scenery and although it’s too cold in February to swim in the famously clear copper tinted water, the area is a breathtakingly beautiful place to take a romantic stroll through the trees.
You can also visit The Wicklow Heather restaurant afterwards for a delicious hearty meal.
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5. Catch a film in the Stella
The Stella Cinema in Rathmines is definitely the most romantic place to catch a movie – probably in the whole country! The venue is a restored landmark Irish cinema that originally opened in the 1920s.
It’s kitted out with super comfortable chairs and beds, a quaint snacks bar where you can order alcoholic beverages and a décor that reflects the vintage glamour of its glory days. Oh, and there’s a cocktail Club upstairs if you feel like treating yourselves to a mouth-watering drink.
6. Stay in a stunning hotel
Ireland has tonnes of great castle hotels so you can feel like you’re in a fairy tale this Valentine’s Day. Give yourself the royal treatment by choosing somewhere with a nice garden for evening strolls and a spa so that you can make the most of your relaxing time away.
7. Cottages for Couples
Cottages for couples is based in West Cork and is the perfect retreat for you to go get all lovey-dovey with your Valentine. Not only are the cottages adorable, but they have private hot tubs and Jacuzzis to offer too so make sure to pack a nice bottle of bubbly (and your best swimming togs!).
There’s also a whole range of fun days out and activities to partake in while you’re in this stunning part of the country so take a look at their website and see what tickles your fancy.
8. Take a cookery class
Taking a cooking class is a fun bonding experience for you and your loved one. Not only that but learning a skill that you can continue to do together in future. There are lots of great cookery classes available in Ireland, some are even specifically aimed at couples. If you want to learn how to make a great Indian curry, an authentic Italian pizza or traditional Irish cuisine, you can do it!
Check out Lovin Dublin’s article “There are the Coolest Cookery Classes You Can Do in Dublin” for inspiration.
9. Greystones to Bray walk
Did you know that you can walk along the beach from Greystones to Bray? If you’re fit and feeling up to it, you can even make your way up Bray Head to catch a glimpse of the view. It’s cold up there this time of year, so wrap up warm!
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10. A spa day with relaxing massages
Picture this, you and the one you love side by side getting the best massage of your lives followed by a sauna, a facial and a few glasses of your favourite wine. Doesn’t that sound amazing? If you think a spa day would be the perfect Valentine’s day-out, check out Groupon. They have spa deals from spas and hotels all over the country.
If you’re in Dublin, you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to distillery tours, with the Guinness Storehouse, Jameson Distillery and Teeling Whiskey all offering great tours.
While they all make for an informative and fun day out, if you do decide to go for the Guinness tour, you get to experience an amazing view from their famous Gravity Bar.
Planning on splashing out on the romance this Valentine's Day? Why not use your tax refund and make it a day to remember. If you think you're due a PAYE tax refund, why not contact us today and get your free, no obligations refund estimate!