100 Small Romantic
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Romantic Places in Ireland

County Wexford

White sandy beaches, pretty fishing villages, abbeys and castles and lush rolling countryside.

Marlfield House

Gorey, Co. Wexford, Republic of Ireland

Fine Regency house set in 35 acres of woodland, former Irish residency of the Earl of Courtown. Located in southeast Ireland, one hour from Dublin.

T: +35 355 21124. 19 rooms. US$ 240-

County Cork

Located on Ireland’s southern coast, County Cork’s charming seaside villages and ports are frequented by fishermen and yachtsmen alike.

Ballyvolane House

Castlelyons, Co. Cork, Republic of Ireland

Located in the beautiful Blackwater Valley countryside, this Georgian-era house sits in parkland, lakes and formal gardens. The engaging 30ish owners helped manage fine hotels in England and Duba before returning to run Ballyvolane – where he was raised and his parents welcomed paying guests for 20 years. Communal dining is encouraged here although not required.

T: +35 325 36349. 6 rooms. US$ 259-

County Mayo

Wild, romantic, old Ireland noted for its blue mountains, emerald fields and unspoilt countryside. The 19th century potato famine struck this county hard—many emigrated, leaving behind abandoned dwellings dotting the landscape.

Enniscoe House

Castlehill, Ballina Co. Mayo, Republic of Ireland.

Pretty Georgian country house and gardens on a 150 acre estate.

T: +35 396 31112. US$ 170-

County Galway

In Ireland’s west coast you’ll find raths, ring forts, and medieval Christian churches.

Ballindery Park

Ballinasloe Co. Galway, Republic of Ireland

A small Palladian country house, lovingly restored by the owners.

T: +35 39096 86796. 4 rooms. US$ 204-


Ireland’s capital, vital and energetic with a literary and theatrical lustre.

Number 31

31 Leeson Close, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Boutique hotel boasting personal service and a great breakfast.  Number 31 consists of a Georgian townhouse connected via a garden to modernist mews designed by architect Sam Stephenson.  Located in a central location on a quiet residential street.

T: +35 1 676-5011. 21 rooms. US$ 265.

County Wicklow

The land of wild moors, mountains, sea and remote glacial valleys.

Tinakilly House

Rathnew, Co Wicklow, Republic of Ireland

Gracious Victorian Italianate manor sits on 7 acres of gardens that sweep down to the Irish Sea. Located 29 miles southwest of Dublin.

T: +35 340 469274. 29 rooms, US$ 175-