The day of hearts is upon us and many couples will be planning romantic dinners and mini escapes to some of Ireland’s hidden gems tonight and this weekend. Letterkenny, which is located in the heart of the northwest, is the perfect place to spend some quality time with that someone special. Here’s a round-up of the six most romantic places to spend Valentine’s Day this year:

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Radisson Blu Hotel

Enjoy a traditional candle-lit Valentine’s Dinner at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Letterkenny. The special Valentine’s menu is available from Wednesday 14th – Saturday 17th February. Upon arrival, couples and friends can enjoy a drinks reception which will be followed by a 4-course meal and live music. Tickets cost €30 per person and pre-booking is essential. To book your romantic evening at the Radisson Blu Hotel, call +353 74 91 94444.

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Oakfield Park

A Valentine’s special marks the first event of the season at Buffers garden restaurant in Oakfield Park, Donegal this weekend. As part of the Valentine’s special, guests will enjoy a complimentary glass of prosecco and canapés on arrival, followed by a delicious three course meal from Buffers’ seasonal menu. On the night, Buffers will also play host to live music for the first time, with entertainment provided by musicians Ursula & Co. The Buffers’ Valentine’s Special takes place on Saturday 17th February and costs €35pp. Pre-booking online is essential via or by calling 074 91 73068.
Dillon's Hotel

Dillon’s Hotel

For those who want a Galentine’s Day with your besties, check out Dillon’s Hotel for its famous cocktails. While you’re there, check out the bar food which includes something to suit every type of taste bud.


Arena 7

If you want to spice things up and add some fun to your romantic night out, visit Arena 7. The venue houses a bowling alley, private karaoke room and a laser quest room. After you’ve worked up an appetite, check out the Wood Berry Bar and Grill for delicious food,  cocktails, fine wines and craft beers.


Thymeout Cafe & Tearooms at Alcorn’s Garden Centre

If you’ve got small children or work shifts, it can be hard to make time at night. The Thymeout Tearooms at Alcorn’s Garden Centre is the perfect place to sip delicious coffee and enjoy a slice of homemade cake with your other half. Make a lunch time date this week and mark Valentine’s Day. While you’re there, you can also get your loved one a gorgeous flower bouquet or red rose at Alcorn’s Garden Centre.



Clanree Hotel

If you fancy an overnight stay in the heart of the northwest, the Clanree Hotel, Letterkenny has some great offers. Treat your Valentine to an overnight stay (including full Irish breakfast), candlelit 4 course meal with glass of wine and use of its leisure facilities for only €75 per person. Where would you find that? Book now

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‘I (heart) Letterkenny pic credit: artist Tina O’Connell