Valentines in Dublin

This Valentines, don’t just go to restaurant for a dinner (although you totally should!), instead, make a day out of it with some cool & quirky date ideas for Valentines in Dublin:

Get Locked In A Room Together

Over the past while, few escape rooms popped up around Dublin – try http://adventurerooms.ie/ or http://escape-dublin.com/ for the ones closest to Barnacles Temple Bar. Idea is fairly simple – you and your loved one get locked in the room and have to figure out the way to escape within an hour. There are several scenarios to play with and it will surely get your hearts racing! Maybe getting locked in the room with no possibility of escape is not the best idea for first date, but once you know you are not going out with the complete weirdo, its defo cool one to try!



Go and see the man himself

We are referring to the remains of St Valentines, patron saint of lovers. Not many people know it but the saint’s remains are found at the Carmelite Church on Whitefriar Street. If you pay a visit, you’ll find that the Whitefriar Street shrine to St Valentine has been, and continues to be, a place for those celebrating love, and special ‘blessing of the rings’ ceremony for couples intending to marry are held here on St. Valentine’s Day.


Get up high

Few places will afford uninterrupted vistas over Dublin’s skyline – try Guinness Storehouse for the ultimate city views, or walk on Croke Park walkway where you’ll get history lesson together with the view. If you are more physical, you can go for a hike up Dublin Mountains – do not miss Hellfire Club if you find yourself wondering out! 

guinness storehouse

dublin mountains



Panoramic views of Dublin from the Croke Park Tour 🙌 Photo by @rawdublin

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Cling on to a dear life

This is more fun than is sounds! There are few places in Dublin where you can go for indoor wall climbing or bouldering, and all are fun! Give it a try and you will soon find out what the all fuss is about. As there are different climbing courses with various difficulties available, it is likely you both with have a fun time!
Try  http://www.gravityclimbing.ie/ or http://awesomewalls.ie/  if you are going for it!


Impress your loved one with how cultured you are

Did you know that most of the museums in Dublin are completely free? So pick one that , hopefully, you both may enjoy and go for it! National Gallery or National History museums are big enough to take an afternoon if you feel like it, and your date will be impressed by how cultured and all you are. There is loads of other museums you can check out, like Chester Beatty Library (our favorite!), IMMA or Kilmainham Gaol – and if your loved one is a bit of a history buff,  you can thank us later!

national history museum

Have a laugh

Go to one of plenty comedy bars in Dublin! We recommend International, just minutes away from hostel, where you can find awesome Irish and international stars every day. International Bar is somewhat legendary, as it houses Ireland’s first and longest running comedy club for over 25 years now. With Dublin Comedy Improv, The Comedy Cellar and The International Comedy Club you will surely find something that will tickle your funny bone.


We hope we helped you with some ideas and you will have awesome Valentines in Dublin! But remember… adventure and cool dates are for every day of the year, not just Valentines! If you are visiting Dublin, stay in the Barnacles Temple Bar, the best located hostel in Dublin, surrounded by quirky cultural Temple Bar quarter! See you soon 🙂