Valentine’s Day in Galway: 10 AMAZING Ways to Spend it This Year

Valentine’s Day in Galway has come again. 14 February 2019 marks yet another year gone by, and the day in question celebrates lovers and love for those nearest and dearest to you.

If you’re wondering the potential ways in which to mark this blessed occasion in Galway, we’ve got you covered. Here are our favourite ways to say “I love you” – whether that be to your partner in life or partner in crime.

10. Stroll in the Gardens at Kylemore Abbey

What better way to mark Valentine’s Day this year than with a leisurely stroll at Kylemore Abbey and Gardens in Galway? This stunning Victorian setting is charming for sure. With a stately castle and perfectly pruned gardens, you may as well be strolling through a Charlotte Bronte novel.

When: Various dates/times
Where: Kylemore Abbey & Victorian Walled Garden, Pollacappul, Connemara, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Varies
Link: https://www.kylemoreabbey.com/

9. Pre-singles Party at McGettigans

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Photo by Marcela Laskoski on Unsplash

For those of you who are eager to find a date pre-Valentine’s day, this one is for you. McGettigans in Galway is hosting this party in honour of singles looking to lock someone down before V-day. Expect drinking, mingling and the chance of meeting Mr- or Mrs-right!

When: 8 February 2019 @ 8pm
Where: McGettigan’s Galway, 9-11 Prospect Hill, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Free admission
Buy Tickets Here

8. Valentine’s Ball

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via www.lakesidehotel.ie

This one is for everyone from happy singles to those who want to mingle, as well as couples and groups of friends! Taking place in The Lakeside Hotel, this Valentine’s Day Ball will include a four-course meal, music and dancing. And, who knows, maybe love will fill the air!

When: 15 February 2019 @ 7pm
Where: The Lakeside Hotel and Leisure Centre, Lakeside Drive, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: €50 per person
Buy Tickets Here

7. Picnic in Connemara National Park

If the weather permits, a romantic picnic in Connemara National Park is certain to make sparks fly. Plan ahead for this one though as getting caught in the rain is nowhere near as romantic as it seems in Hollywood chick-flicks.

When: Various dates/times
Where: Connemara National Park, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Free admission
Link: https://www.connemaranationalpark.ie/

6. Moran’s Oyster Cottage

Enjoy the delicacy of freshly caught oysters at Moran’s Oyster Cottage this Valentine’s Day in Galway. Scientists say oysters are a natural aphrodisiac (meaning eating oysters will naturally peak your sexual desire). So this makes for the perfect V-day activity, no? Not to mention, this is one of the finest dining experiences Galway has to offer.

When: Various dates/times
Where: Moran’s Oyster Cottage, The Weir, Roymore, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Varies
Website: Morans Oyster Cottage

5. Have a Day-Date in Spiddal

Close to Galway city lies the picturesque town of Spiddal – perfect for a day-date with a loved one. With beaches, restaurants bars and pubs, this will be the perfect stomping grounds for two love-birds around the “Hallmark-holiday.”

When: Various dates/times
Where: Spiddal, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Free admission

4. Visit the Magic Surroundings of Brigit’s Garden

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Are you feeling fairytale-esque? Well then, the perfect way to celebrate V-day with your valentine is with a trip to Brigit’s Garden. Guests can visit the enchanting surroundings where fairy gardens, Celtic gardens and stunning wildflower woodlands offer a whimsical way to spend the day.

When: Various dates/times
Where: Brigit’s Garden, Pollagh, Rosscahill, Co. Galway
How Much: Varies
Link: http://www.brigitsgarden.ie/

3. Watch the Sunset at Kinvara

Nothing screams “romance” more than watching the sunset at Kinvara in County Galway. It would surely be one of the finest, most “movie-romance” ways to mark the big day without splurging on the credit card. And who said romantic gestures had to be “grand” anyway?!

When: Various dates/times
Where: Kinvara, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Free admission

2. Il Vicolo

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Enjoy a romantic dinner with a loved one, family or friends this V-day at Il Vicolo in Galway. This stunning setting offers guests an intimate dining experience, with rustic stone, wood finishes and candlelight throughout. It will book-up for Valentine’s Day so plan ahead of yourselves.

When: Various dates/times
Where: Il Vicolo, The Bridge Mills, Dominick Street Lower, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Varies
Website: Il Vicolo 

1. Buy a Claddagh Ring at Thomas Dillons

Why not ring in Valentine’s Day with your sweetie this year with a visit to Thomas Dillon’s in Galway – the oldest makers of Claddagh Rings in the world. The rings are worn worldwide and symbolise love, loyalty and friendship.

When: Various dates/times
Where: Thomas Dillons, 1 Quay St, Co. Galway, Ireland
How Much: Varies
Website: https://www.claddaghring.ie/