Are you about to propose to your one and only and want to ensure that it is practically perfect in every way? Killarney has some truly magical places to visit and you can be sure your intended will never forget where you popped the question. Here is our pick of the most picture perfect locations to propose:
Less than 2kms from Ross Castle, one of Killarney’s most famous landmarks, on the neighbouring Ross Island is one of the most romantic spots in the county, perfect place to pop the question. Start your hike at Ross Castle and enjoy an absolutely delightful 3km stroll around the Ross Island loop, taking in the sights and sounds of this unique area. You’ll pass Ross Cottage, the Copper Mines and eventually end up at Governor's Rock. Governor's Rock is a spectacular viewing point from which you have a panoramic view of the park and the surrounding area. If the stunning Lough Leane leading up to the McGillycully Reeks Mountain range doesn’t take his/her breath away, your proposal is sure to!
Did you know Killarney lake is made up of three distinct parts - the upper lake, Muckross Lake (the middle lake) and Lough Leane (the lower lake)? Or that one of the most iconic and beautiful parts of the county just happens to be where these wonderful lakes meet? If you’ve never been, The Meeting of the Waters is a must-do, especially if you plan to propose to your one and only. Killarney town is always buzzing with tourists, music and events, a complete juxtaposition to the peace and tranquillity found at the Meeting of the Water. Pack a raincoat for the 5km walk, a picnic and of course the ring and make your proposal one to remember.
Set against the stunning backdrop of Killarney National park, Muckross House and Gardens is a truly fairytale location. This 19th Century Victorian Mansion is the focal point of the park and is surrounded by the most spectacular views of the lakes and mountains. Take a stroll around the traditional farm and its buildings, explore the house in all its grandeur and end with a tour of the blooming garden. Top it off by getting down on one knee and prosing to spend the rest of your life with your love. We can’t think of anything more romantic!
If you’re not a fan of the great outdoors or would prefer to propose in the comfort of your luxury hotel, Cahernane House Hotel can be your own personal country manor. Our bedrooms are uniquely decorated in keeping with its original charm and character and showcase some very special period features. Herbert Restaurant, our in-house dining room and our award-winning food were shortlisted in the Condé Nast top three hotels for ‘Best Dining Experience UK & Ireland’ so you can be sure your meal will be outstanding from start to finish. Advise our staff of your intentions and we will do our best to ensure your entire Cahernane experience is one you’ll never forget.
If you are planning an extra special proposal or maybe celebrating with a romantic weekend away, our secret romance package is ideal. Enjoy two nights in a deluxe room, a 5-course candlelit meal, a romantic boat trip and many other little surprises along the way. Enquire today and let us take all of the hard work out of planning your proposal, you just have to plan what you’re going to say!