Online Dating in County Offaly

Offaly Photo 1 County Offaly is situated in the centre of Ireland and has plenty of things to keep you entertained – from unique shops, to fun outdoor activities to stunning architectural and heritage sites, there’s something for everyone. County Offaly even has a link to the US President Barack Obama. He researched into his ancestry and actually traced back his family roots to the tiny County Offaly village of Moneygall. Take some time to explore this beautiful area of the Irish midlands, and use our dating guide to plan the perfect date. Image via kellydamoood

Day Trip Date to Tullamore

Offaly Photo 2 A good first date is one where you can have fun, enjoy each other’s company and have lots to talk about. Why not take a trip to the County Offaly village of Tullamore, where you can spend a day visiting the multitude of pottery, craft and antique shops? A particular highlight is “Gladystyle,” where you’ll find hidden treasures such as beautifully preserved antiques, vintage clothing and jewellery. As well as this, there’s a selection of contemporary designer clothes and a great selection of accessories, hats and bags. So shop ’til you drop in this quaint little village and have a first date to remember. Image via pearled on Flickr.

Biking at Lough Boora Parklands

Offaly Photo 3 There’s nothing better than a daytime date where you can breathe in the fresh air and explore the great outdoors. Escape the hustle and bustle and go to the Lough Boora Parklands where you can hire a bike and explore the magnificent lakes, wetlands, woodland areas, walkways and pastureland. The scenery in this area is a picturesque landscape of cutaway bog, and if you’re lucky you might spot some local wildlife, such as 130 species of birds that make this area their home. There’s also a beautiful display of plants and flowers throughout the seasons so this area makes a picture-perfect backdrop, no matter what the time of year it is. Image via Miss Cantankerous on Flickr.

Candle-lit Dinner at Blue Apron

Offaly Photo 4 Sometimes there’s nothing that can beat the romance of a candle-lit dinner and a bottle of wine. If you want top quality food, you should head to The Blue Apron Restaurant in Tullamore. Dishes include crispy lamb cakes, honey and thyme glazed barbary duck and golden bulgur feta and parsley cakes. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, be sure to try the home-made Pavlova or the chocolate brownie with home-made walnut ice cream and chocolate sauce. Image via ~DGH~ on Flickr.

Romantic Castle Adventure Date

Offaly Photo 5 Spend a rainy day exploring the extravagant rooms of Charlesville Castle in Tullamore. You can make an appointment to have a tour around the castle which is known for being one the the finest Gothic revival buildings in the whole of Europe. The castle is also famous for it’s ghost stories – the perfect excuse to hold your date’s hand as you hear ghoulish tales on your journey around the grounds. Image via hyeenus on Flickr.

Skydive Your Way To Love

Offaly Photo 6 If you want your date to feel on cloud 9, why not take her/him to The Irish Parachute and Skydiving Club in Clonbullogue? Now this is a date with a difference! Skydiving is the ultimate exhilarating activity that will get your heart pumping. This particular company facilitates the highest altitude skydives in Ireland and the dropzone is open all year round, so prepare to be amazed by this unbeatable date idea! Image via strdotmatt on Flickr.