As Valentine's Day approaches, lovebirds everywhere are gearing up for a day filled with romance and affection. If you find yourself in East Clare around this February 14th, you're in for a treat!

Nestled in the heart of Ireland, East Clare offers a picturesque backdrop for an unforgettable Valentine's Day experience. Whether you're a local looking to spice up your routine or a visitor seeking the perfect romantic getaway, this charming region has something special for you and your significant other.

Here are some of Tourism East Clare's suggestions for things to do this Valentine's Day.

5. Indulge in a Couple's Sharing Platter at the Killaloe Hotel & Spa

Killaloe Hotel & Spa have put together a delightful couple's sharing platter for Valentine's Day. This offer includes three sharing courses and a bottle of bubbles for just €40 per person.

Booking in advance is essential, so call 061 622 123 or email

4. Get the Heart Pumping on a Hike

Looking to add a little adventure and romance to your Valentine's Day? Look no further than East Clare, where breathtaking landscapes and heart-pumping hikes await! Picture yourself and your special someone hand in hand, exploring the rugged beauty of the countryside.

Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll or a heart-pumping trek, East Clare has it all. Hiking is the perfect way to connect with nature and with each other, creating cherished memories that will last a lifetime.

Discover a memorable hike: here.

3. Build Your Own Chocolate Bar at Wilde Irish Chocolates

Looking for a truly unique and delectable Valentine's Day experience? Look no further than Wilde Irish Chocolates! Indulge your senses and delight your sweetheart by crafting your very own chocolate bar at their charming chocolate factory. Imagine the joy of hand-selecting premium ingredients and tantalising toppings, to create a personalised masterpiece that perfectly captures your love.

Ditch the traditional box of chocolates this Valentine's Day and treat your special someone to a one-of-a-kind culinary journey at Wilde Irish Chocolates. Because nothing says "I love you" quite like a homemade chocolate creation made with passion and care.

Booking in advance is essential: Learn More

2. Enjoy a Meal at the Half Barrel

Embrace the spirit of love this Valentine's Day by treating yourself and your special someone to a memorable dinner out at the Half Barrel. Offering a stunning two or three-course menu, this fantastic restaurant is the perfect place to celebrate all things love.

Two-course meal costs €26.95 Three-course meal costs €34.95

Book ahead to avoid disappointment by calling (061) 927477

1. Book in for a Couples Retreat at the Lakeside Hotel

Celebrate the romantic holiday with the person you love this Valentine's Day at the Lakeside Hotel & Leisure Centre in Killaloe. The Couples Retreat package, includes a stay in a Superior Lake View room or a Waterfront Room, promising picturesque views and a cosy atmosphere. Mornings begin with the option of indulging in complimentary breakfast in bed, setting the stage for a day filled with romance. A highlight of the package is a sumptuous three-course dinner, meticulously prepared for a memorable dining experience on a night of the couple's choice.

Upon entering their retreat, guests will be greeted by a chilled bottle of bubbly and a welcome platter featuring homemade chocolates, ensuring a sweet and memorable start to their stay. To enhance the relaxation factor, plush fluffy robes and soft slippers are thoughtfully provided in each room. For a leisurely afternoon, couples can enjoy a selection of Afternoon Tapas for two, complemented by a chilled glass of prosecco upon arrival. It's an experience designed to be savoured between 4-6pm, with pre-booking required.

To learn more and to book for this romantic getaway, visit their website.

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