Online Dating in County Louth

County Louth_0342 Got a date in Louth but not sure where to go? Lucky for you, there are lots of great places in this area that’s known colloquially as “the Wee County” for being the smallest county in Ireland. Louth is a land of myths and legends that’s bustling with historic sites, stunning scenery as well as modern attractions too. Image via Professor Michael on Flickr.

Here’s our insider’s guide into planning the perfect date in Louth.

PJ O’Hares

Louth Photo 2 An ideal first date allows you to get to know each other in a fun, relaxed setting without too much pressure. Why not spend a casual afternoon at a traditional pub getting to know each other? PJ O’Hares is a pub in the little village of Carlingford that caters for every type of weather. If it’s a sunny day, there’s a big beer garden to sit out in, and if it’s a bit chilly, there’s a roaring fire. Food choices include a tender beef and Guiness pie or you can opt for a tapas style menu if you fancy some lighter bites. If your date goes on until the evening, you may be lucky enough to catch one of their live music nights and dance the night away. Image via clare&joe on Flickr.

Bru Na Boinne

Louth Photo 3 If you want some stellar views of the area, Bru Na Boinne is the number one place to go. The area is a site of ancient ruins that are over 5000 years old and you’ll be left in awe after viewing the complex Neolitic mounds, boulders and tombs. Spend the start of your day on a guided tour before checking out the museum and visitor’s centre. Round your date off by picking up some souvenirs from the gift shop as a memento of your date and then have a cup of tea and a slice of cake at the on-site cafe. Image via Aaron A. Aardvark on Flickr.


Louth Photo 4 If you’re a true romantic at heart – sometimes a perfect date takes a bit of planning. If the weather is nice, why not take a short drive to the fishing village of Clogherhead where you’ll find Port Beach. This is a stunning remote rural beach with some incredible wild plants and flowers including the Marsh Orchid. For the icing on the cake, surprise your date with a gorgeous picnic that you can eat to the soundtrack of the ocean. Dating perfection! Image via Eimhear Collins on Flickr.

Simona Cafe

Louth Photo 5 For a fun, casual and pressure-free date, head to Simona Cafe in the village of Drogheda. It has a nice relaxed atmosphere and it’s not as stressful as facing a full three course formal meal and worrying about spilling spaghetti bolognese down yourself! Opt for coffee and a cake and your date will be stress-free. Simona Cafe does an amazing selection of light bites and baked goods – from carrot cake, to raspberries scones to chocolate sponge to homemade biscuits. Sit back, relax and enjoy your date’s company. Image via hellojenuine on Flickr.

Celtic Canoes

Louth Photo 6 If you and your date are an adventurous couple – Celtic Canoes has the answer! They are based in the little fishing village of Annagassan and rent out canoes and kayaks. They even organise guided tours such as “The Viking Trail” which is a two hour trip that takes you along one of Ireland’s oldest Viking settlements. So grab your paddles and get ready to sail into the sunset. Image via Max Miedinger