Honeymoons in Ireland: hidden gems off the beaten track

Should you be looking for something different for your Honeymoon in Ireland, here are a few of our favourite spots. We perform wedding ceremonies in hotels, country manors, glamping locations and wedding hot-spots across the country and here at Marry Me Ireland we love destinations that offer something very out of the ordinary. These a just a few of our favourite Honeymoon Locations.

Legan Castle Farmhouse

Legan Castle Farmhouse : Set on just over 7 acres, this 200 year old farmhouse is positioned on the courtyard of the 16thCentury ruins of Legan Castle. Ideally located in the picturesque village of Thomastown, along the River Nore, and just 15 minutes from the medieval city of Kilkenny, an idyllic location for a romantic getaway. Priding itself on quality and providing a truly unique guest experience, they only accommodate one booking at any one time, which means you enjoy a very exclusive stay. The perfect setting to eat, sleep and escape.  With a focus towards; seasonal, organic, local, unprocessed, unrefined ‘clean’ food, their food is never overly fussy as they believe the ingredients should speak for themselves. They gather vegetables, salads, herbs and berries from their kitchen garden. their free range hens lay fresh eggs for breakfast each day. They support small local producers, supplying jams and home-made, the perfect spot for food lovers to spend their Honeymoon.

Check out their Facebook. 

Wild Routes Ireland

Wild Routes Ireland: This is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for couples who truly want to discover the real Ireland. These tours, based in the west of Ireland are a comprehensive look at the Flora and Fauna, History, Architecture, Music, culture and folklore of the Irish Landscape. The tours are given by a selection of experts and academics.  They are, in their own fields, recognised experts from several disciplines, including mycology, forestry ecology and management, herbalism, botany, wild food foraging, heritage seed saving, traditional story telling (Seanchaí), and more.

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Ballybur Castle

For those of you whose romantic dreams involve a castle then this could be the perfect option for you: Ballybur Castle is a luxury, self catering, guest house in the beautiful countryside located 15 minutes outside Kilkenny.  The ancient seat of the Comerford Clan, built around 1588. The 16th century towerhouse has been painstakingly restored to its former glory using the original building techniques and materials. Offering contemporary comforts while maintaining a traditional medieval atmosphere, it is a sanctuary of calm and historic beauty. The castle has five floors, each beautifully furnished and decorated, and comfortably sleeps eight people. Check out their Honeymoon Suite at www.ballyburcastle.com and their Facebook.

Cottages for Couples

Cottages for Couples are based in Skibbereen, West Cork. They have a fantastic selection of Luxury, four-star, self-catering cottages and tree houses, complete with Hot Tubs, Bedroom jacuzzis, four poster beds, flat screen TVs all in an idyllic rural setting, surrounded by the stunning beauty of West Cork. There is so much to do around the locality like Whale-watching, Kayaking, Island-hopping or simply watching the sun set over Lough Hyne Hill. The perfect honeymoon location for all of you nature-loving adventurers. For a better look visit their website. 

Ireland for Honeymoons

Ireland is really on the map these days for celebrity weddings and honeymoons, it’s no wonder when you see the wide range of top class venues, the fresh cuisine, the scenery, the history, the craic and of course the people who do hospitality better than anywhere on Earth. Ireland caters for everything from the very high end to the budget break when it comes to weddings and honeymoons. Every single one of our couples get the same Five Star service when it comes to the ceremonies we write and deliver here at Marry Me Ireland and we encourage all of our couples to have a creative input.


Contact us for more information on any of our ceremonies, celebrants, or questions on weddings in Ireland.