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5 alternative Irish Honeymoon Havens


-Cormac Todd

Ah the emerald isle, the picturesque clover field laced to the seams with natural beauty and heritage. This Tir na Nog offers an abundance of national treasures to the Irish Honeymooner, here just a small sample of the hidden gems found in the land we call home.

1.The Radisson Blu Farnham Estate Hotel Cavan

This 4 star country retreat is ideal for the “just married” city slicker looking to recharge with a spa holiday or golf break. While offering top quality dining to unwind in the evening, this haven preaches a “take a little away” attitude, encouraging its guests to embrace the experience of their stay by improving their diet or easing into a fitness program afterwards. The Farnham Estate Cavan Health spa features an Infinity Swimming pool and Water Mint Thermal Suite. The Infinity pool, which can only be described as heaven, is both an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy pool featuring massage jets. An equal delight, the water mint thermal suite is a medley of sensual delight, with circulation stimulating hot and cold experiences gauged to warm the muscles, stimulate energy flows and increase the relaxation experience. Perfect for a new couple to relax after wedding day madness.

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2. Lahinch Golf & Leisure Hotel

This 4 star resort overlooking the beach located in the surf mecca Lahinch Co. Clare is perfect for the couple dying to catch some waves, explore the surrounding hills or get an ice cream cone. Other fabulous outdoor activities include watersports, horse riding and golf. The integral leisure centre boasts a 17 metre swimming pool, steam room, jacuzzi and fully equipped gym. Other luxurious facilities include the Lahinch beauty rooms and “The Hair Boutique”.

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3.The Shelbourne Dublin: A Renaissance Hotel

Rediscover Dublin with The Shelbourne Hotel. This national treasure harbours both traditional comfort and contemporary convenience. This 200 year old historic building is primely located to provide easy access to many stellar attractions in Dublin’s fair city. The suites are highly regarded for their 5 star amenities which consist of pillow top mattresses, marble bathrooms and free high speed internet. Other amenities include a 5 star spa, salon and modern leisure club.


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4.The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford

The Four Seasons Hotel Carlingford is located in the stunning Carlingford village in Co.Louth. This premier palace provides access to their Leisure Centre which consists of an 18m swimming pool, gym, sauna, steamroom and jacuzzi. If you manage to leave the hotel,  this charming village has an abundance of opportunities for exploration. During the Summer months, a craft or food festival can be expected almost every weekend. The Carlingford adventure centre runs daily activities such as rock climbing, abseiling, mountaineering and watersports. While the sailing club offers a great social scene and a beautiful fine dining marina.

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5. Harvey’s Point

It could be the large luxurious beds, award winning cuisine, the turf fires or the mountainous views. These facets and many more (think vast lakes and chandeliers) make Harvey’s Point a prime honeymoon getaway for newlyweds. Trip advisor’s number 1 honeymoon destination is known for its extreme comfort and outrageously charming humility. This sanctuary is highly regarded for its fully equipped staff known for their genuine desire to see guests who are happy, relaxed and pampered. If you feel like adventure and/or culture, there are a vast array of activities that can be tried such as hill walking, wine tasting, a dinner cabaret and a trip to Glenveagh national park. BeFunky Collage What airport?  
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