Honeymoon Amidst Fairy Tales

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In ancient Northern European customs, the bride and groom drank Mead, a honeyed wine, for a lunar month
(thirty days) after their wedding - creating the name honeymoon.

A highlight of any honeymoon is finding unique, romantic places to stay. All of the chosen accommodations are of outstanding character and charm, and some are of architectural or historical importance. Whoever decided that your first step after getting married should be spent in extravagance was a wise woman indeed. Scenic coastlines, mountain retreats, lakeside hideaways and city pied-a-terres aside, what really makes a honeymoon is a taste of the exotics and esoteric.

Ireland’s castles are not just vacant ancient buildings amid the scenery. Many castles have been restored to highest standards, and beckon visitors to partake of luxurious accommodations and gourmet meals. The “live-like-a-king-and-queen” appeal of a castle, with its usual turrets and towers, canopy or four-poster beds, sprawling estate settings and pampering staff.In sync with such dreamy accommodations, honeymoon trips tend to be more relaxed than a usual “touring” itinerary. Couples prefer to stay a few nights in each place, relaxing and savouring an area, rather than hopping to a new lodging every night. Since most honeymoons last only one to two weeks, this means itineraries have to be selective, covering only a part of Ireland. To make the most of your stay in Ireland, get your reservations now at Ireland Hotels.

Couples of all ages are selecting the green and misty Emerald Isle for a first or second honeymoon, wedding anniversaries, or romantic getaways. Ireland has an added bonus for romantics – an endless supply of fairytale castles. Epic films such as Braveheart (filmed at Trim Castle) and Excalibur and Barry Lyndon (set at Cahir Castle) have put the spotlight on Ireland’s castles for a worldwide audience.

Dublin - meaning Town of the Hurdled Ford, pronounced [bˠalʲə aːha klʲiəh] or [bˠɫaː cliə(ɸ)]) is the largest city in Ireland and the capital of the Republic of Ireland.

Trim Castle - It is the remains of the largest Norman castle in Europe, and Ireland's largest castle. It was built primarily by Hugh de Lacy and his son Walter.

Dublin Castle
- is a major Irish governmental complex, formerly the fortified seat of British rule in Ireland until 1922. Most of the complex dates from the 18th century, though a castle has stood on the site since the days of King John, the first Lord of Ireland.

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Cork is the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland and Ireland's third most populous city after Dublin and Belfast. The city's name is derived from the Irish word corcach, meaning "marshy place", referring to its situation on the River Lee.

Cork Opera House
- is a theatre and opera house in Cork in the Republic of Ireland. It was originally built in 1855. Although Cork had until then boasted the presence of a proper theatre in some form for over 250 years, it wasn't until 1963 that the Opera House was rebuilt fully and opened.

Saint Finbarre's Cathedral, also spelled Saint Fin Barre's Cathedral is a Church of Ireland cathedral located in Cork City, Republic of Ireland. The site of the cathedral has been a place of worship since the 7th century. The three spires of the cathedral are one of Cork's main landmarks.

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Belfast - Béal Feirste meaning "Sandy ford at river mouth" is the capital of Northern Ireland. It is the largest urban area in Northern Ireland and the province of Ulster and the second-largest city on the island of Ireland.

Cavehill is a basaltic hill overlooking the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland. It forms part of the south eastern border of the Antrim Plateau. It is distinguished by its famous "Napoleon's Nose", a basaltic outcrop which resembles the profile of the famous emperor and is said to have inspired the famous novel Gulliver's Travels.

The Cathedral Quarter - in Belfast, Northern Ireland, is an area roughly situated between Royal Avenue and the Dunbar Link in the city centre. It is so called because St Anne's Cathedral lies at its heart.

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Like the warmth and hospitality of the Irish, the romantic scenery of Ireland is legendary. An evocative landscape of sweeping lake filled glens, broad sandy stretches of deserted beaches and winding roads around a patchwork of emerald green rural countryside, Ireland is the idyllic getaway just for the two of you.

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