These are what I think are the best places to elope in Ireland. If you are interested in eloping in Ireland. I’m sure I don’t need to tell you why it’s so amazing and beautiful. It has some of the most amazing scenery in the world and some of the friendliest people. It’s a dream place to elope and below are some of my favourite spots.
Set on the cliffs of the stunning North Coast of Ireland, Dunluce Castle boasts as one of best places to elope in Ireland, maybe even the world. Built in 1500 this grand castle was matched only by the relentless tides as the castle kitchens fell into the sea one stormy night in 1639. Now in ruins, the north winds blow through the halls along its dramatic and rugged coastline. Click here to see more of what Dunluce Castle has to offer.
Ireland’s dramatic coastline never stops packing punches. Kinbane headland juts into the sea and offers stunning sea views along its fierce cliffs, and there’s even a waterfall. The name Kinbane means white head and refers to the white limestone on which the castle stands. Not much of the castle remains, and the path up to it is narrow and stepped. It’s more of a secluded place so it’s a dream spot for elopements. You can see more of Kinbane Castle here.
If ancient castles aren’t your thing, the Mourne Mountains will surely tick all the boxes! I feel most at home here and love exploring, hiking and dreaming in these mountains. The expanse of the Mournes span 22 miles with 15 mountain peaks, but don’t worry if you don’t want to hike all day to your location as the mountains have various adventure levels and range from quick 20 minute peaks to 6 hour hikes, with views just as stunning in each location. If you are looking for outrageous beauty, awe inspiring heights and near by forests, look no further than these famous and majestic mountains. Check out this elopement here at Hen Mountain (which is only a 20 min hike!)
Dripping with character and charm, Tullymore forest resides at the foot of the mourne mountains. Besides being a Game of Thrones filming location it has many hidden places to elope with 1,600 acres of trees, rivers, waterfalls, mountain views and ruins. If you want to be immersed in nature and are dreaming of a forest elopement, Tollymore is the place for you!
Also a Game of Thrones filming location, Ballintoy is a little harbour with a big amount of character! At its heart Ballintoy is a quaint and small harbour but as you walk along the coastal path the earth yields unearthly ancient rock formations and a whirl of cliffs and beaches. On a clear day you can see Rathlin Island or even Scotland. Ballintoy is very close to Bushmills, therefore making it a great option for planning food into your day, especially if you are a fan of whisky! Check here to see more of Ballintoy Harbour.
That’s some of the best places to elope in Ireland. If you are looking to elope I’d love nothing more than hearing about your adventure here!