When visiting a vibrant city like Cork, it can be difficult to choose between all of the offerings and activities that are available. That’s why our Guest Relations Manager has provided us with some hidden gems that are sure to make your Valentine’s stay one to remember. Whether you are staying with a partner, friend or enjoying your own company, here are some key recommendations across Cork this month.

Sauna Snugg & Sea Swim at Garrettstown Beach
What better way to boost the endorphins with your other half than to book into the Sauna Snugg on Garrettson Beach. Once temperatures reach their hottest, you can enjoy a cold plunge sea swim after. Embracing the elements together is great way to connect with a friend or loved one and can be achieved effortlessly at one of Cork’s most popular beaches.
Garrettson Beach is only 40mins from Cork City and the Sauna Snugg can be booked in advance.


Meades 126 Wine Bar
Experts say the key to a long-lasting relationship is to know ‘separateness is togetherness’. Take a moment to step into a blissful environment in 126 Wines Bar, at the far end of Oliver Plunkett street. Separate yourselves from the hustle & bustle a vibrant city can sometimes produce and relax with a beautiful glass of wine in this old world wine & tapas bar. The selection is vast and staff are always on hand to guide you through what wine would suit you best.

St. Patricks Hill
Just off Mac Curtain street to the North Side of the City you will find St. Patricks Hill. Grab a picnic blanket, a bottle of wine, some cheese from the English Market and watch the Sunset over Cork City. Embrace in the closing of the day with your partner, and do not get caught up in Halmark’s holiday.

Board Game Nights
Cork is blessed with some of the most relaxing pubs in the country.
Get yourself a ‘School of Life’ card game, from the award-winning emotional education book by Alain de Botton, and get to know your partner, properly.
‘Fionnbarras’ on Douglas street is the perfect spot to sit back and enjoy School of Life or a board game and engage in deep chats with your partner. This is a fun and engaging board game that is sure to ignite your evening.

Awesome Walls
Everyone wants a partner in crime. Test your limits with your partner in some indoor climbing.
It is a great way to encourage each other to be a better version of yourselves and seeing them succeed. Awesome Walls is only a few minutes away from the Kingsley and can be booked in online. Playing together is sure to bring joy, vitality, and resilience to relationships!

Enjoy a comedy show together at The Roundy
There is no better medicine in any relationship better than laughter. One of the more established pubs in Cork is offering just that with their Valentine’s Day Stand-Up Comedy Show. Taking place on Wednesday Feb 14th at 9pm, this evening of excitement and chuckling is not to be missed!

Dine at The Springboard
If you’re looking for the perfect romantic spot to celebrate with that special someone, look no further than The Springboard Restaurant. Nestled within the luxurious confines of The Kingsley, treat your loved one to an unforgettable dining experience at The Springboard, where every detail is crafted to elevate your evening to new heights of romance. Indulge in an exquisite culinary journey curated by our talented chefs, featuring a delectable menu of seasonal dishes prepared with the finest locally sourced ingredients. From the elegant ambiance and stunning riverside views to delicious food and impeccable service, every moment at Springboard is designed to enchant and delight. Whether you’re celebrating a new romance or a lifetime of love, join us at Springboard for an unforgettable Valentine’s Day celebration that will create cherished memories for years to come.
Book your table now and let us help you make this Valentine’s Day truly special.