Posted 11 Feb 2011
Irish poets and writers have long drawn inspiration from Dublin, helping to establish a rich tradition of celebrating romance and love. That tradition continues, as Valentine's Day is celebrated in Dublin this February 14th. Dublin has numerous attractions, events and landmarks that will appeal to couples and will provide a truly unique romantic atmosphere. Things to See on Valentine's Day in Dublin
Dublin has a special connection to this holiday, as Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street houses a shrine to St. Valentine and possesses a reliquary containing his remains. The church is a popular Valentine's Day attraction, offering a special Blessing of the Rings ceremony for engaged or soon-to-be engaged couples. Also popular on Valentine's Day in Dublin is the shopping that is available on Grafton Street or Henry Street, which are both home to major retailers and smaller boutiques and shops. A large variety of high-quality restaurants can be found throughout the city of Dublin, with many featuring special Valentine's Day menus or offers. While there are many locations available for a romantic dinner for two, Dublin's top restaurants tend to accumulate reservations quickly, so booking in advance is highly recommended.
Dublin is also home to a number of world class theatres, such as the Gaiety Theatre, the Helix, the National Concert Hall and the Olympia Theatre. If a couple is looking for something other than music or theatre, Dublin offers several types of dance clubs that play hip hop, jazz, pop and traditional Irish music. Dublin's parks, such as the St. Stephen's Green can meet the needs of those looking for a more quiet, intimate evening. Valentine's Day in Dublin has a rich history, making it an ideal location for a romantic excursion. Whether one is looking for music, dancing, theatre, food or a simple stroll through the park, Dublin has countless attractions to offer.
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