Valentine's Day Idea's In Dublin
Visit Saint Valentine Himself
Located only 10 minutes walk from Temple Bar Hotel, Whitefriar Street Church is the home to Shrine of St. Valentine himself.
Throughout the centuries since Valentine received martyrdom there have been various basilicas, churches and monasteries built over the site of his grave. Therefore, over the years, many restorations and reconstructions took place at the site. In the early 1800’s, such work was taking place and the remains of Valentine were discovered along with a small vessel tinged with his blood and some other artefacts.
In 1835 an Irish Carmelite by the name of John Spratt was visiting Rome. Apparently his fame as a preacher had gone before him, no doubt brought by some Jesuits who had been in Dublin. The elite of Rome flocked to hear him and he received many tokens of esteem from the doyens of the Church. One such token came from Pope Gregory XVI (1831-1846) and were the remains of Saint Valentine. Today, the Shrine is visited throughout the year by couples who come to pray to Valentine and to ask him to watch over them in their lives together.
Valentines Day Package. Take a romatic walk back in time through one of Dublins oldest part of the city, Temple Bar.
Located just off the south bank of the River Liffey in the heart of Dublin you will come across the area called Temple Bar which is one of the oldest parts of Dublin City. Home to narrow cobble streets and old style brick houses made famouse for its friendly Irish charm and free spirit atmosphere. Here is where you would be able to experiance true Irish culture with an abundant of art galleries, theaters, performance venues, restaurants and pubs. Some of the must see things to do in the area would be to visit Irish Photography Center, Temple Bar Gallery and Studio and the Project Arts Center. Here you would be able to experiance dance, theater and musical performances.
Stay with us for Valentine's and avail of our romantic Dublin break package. Find chocolates in your room upon arrival, before venturing down to our restaurant for a two course meal. Sip on two complimentary glasses of prosecco, before discovering where the night will take you in the central Temple Bar area. No deposit is required; pay directly at the property.