Best places to propose in Ireland : The East of Ireland

Best places to propose in Ireland : The East of Ireland

Many people visit Ireland with the intention of popping the question whilst holidaying in our beautiful country. Ireland’s  gently sloping hills, spectacular cliffs, and pleasant villages creating an idyllic backdrop for a romantic proposal. The east of the country is no exception.

From the bustling streets of Dublin to the serene beauty of the Irish countryside, the East of Ireland offers an abundance of charming locations for couples ready to take their relationship to the next level.

 Focusing this time on the East of the country, we will explore some of the best places in the East of Ireland to propose marriage. Your special moment should be an unforgettable moment captured in time and fondly reflected upon in the future.

Here are some spots we have picked out that you may find appealing and you could look further into before visiting.


Dublin's Ha'penny Bridge

Dublin, the capital city of Ireland, is a city brimming with history and vibrant energy. One of the most iconic spots for a proposal is the Ha'penny Bridge, which spans the River Liffey. We’d like to conjure up images of sun setting, the soft glow of the city lights reflects on the water, creating a magical atmosphere. But meanwhile back on planet earth, you may experience people who would rather walk through you than around you to get to the other side. After all, like any big city you will not be thanked for stopping the flow of pedestrians and during the day it is a very busy point to cross the river Liffey.

If you do intend to take a leisurely stroll across the bridge, stopping in the middle to pop the question while surrounded by the city's charm we would advise to get there at the crack of dawn. The bridge's historical significance and romantic ambiance as a place truly in the heart of historical Dublin may make it seem like a prime location for a heartfelt proposal but in actual fact it is a busy thoroughfare laden with panhandlers and beggars, commuters and shoppers.


 Ha'penny Bridge In Dublin For A Romantic Proposal


Guinness storehouse.

 Also in the heart of Dublin, the Guinness Storehouse stands as an iconic destination that celebrates Ireland's most famous stout. But beyond its brewing history, this attraction offers a surprising and unique location for a proposal. With one of the best views of the city the panoramic Gravity Bar might just tick the boxes on your Irish visit. You may also wish to indulge in a pint of the "black stuff." The Gravity Bar, with Dublin sprawling beneath you, might just add to the atmosphere of celebration and excitement. It's in this moment that you may choose to make your proposal,

The combination of history, culture, and the stunning vista from the Gravity Bar makes the Guinness Storehouse a truly one-of-a-kind setting for a memorable Dublin City engagement.

 Guinness Gravity Bar for a Romantic Proposal


Powerscourt Estate Gardens

For those seeking a touch of elegance and natural beauty, the Powerscourt Estate Gardens in County Wicklow are a dream come true. These meticulously landscaped gardens offer a picturesque setting with grand terraces, serene lakes, and enchanting woodlands. The Italian and Japanese gardens provide a variety of romantic backdrops for a proposal, from tranquil water features to vibrant floral arrangements. There are many secluded spots along with more public areas. Powerscourt Estate Gardens are sure to make your proposal an unforgettable experience.

 Powerscourt gardens for a romantic proposal in ireland


Powerscourt Waterfall Engagement.

Just a few miles down the road from the Powerscourt Gardens lies another gem that's perfect for a romantic engagement – Powerscourt Waterfall, Ireland's highest waterfall.

Nestled within a lush forest, this natural wonder offers a tranquil and awe-inspiring setting for a proposal. Take a leisurely stroll through the wooded paths, listening to the soothing sounds of cascading water, until you reach the stunning sight of the waterfall itself. The sheer beauty and serene ambiance create a magical atmosphere that's ideal for a heartfelt proposal.

Call me a romantic but asking that life-changing question amidst the harmonious embrace of nature is not just a picturesque location but a symbol of  the enduring power of love. Powerscourt waterfall will make an unforgettable spot for your marriage proposal.

Powerscourt waterfall for a romantic place to propose in Ireland


Kilkenny Castle

Nestled in the heart of Kilkenny, this medieval castle exudes both history and romance. The beautifully maintained gardens and stunning architecture make Kilkenny Castle an excellent choice for a proposal. The Rose Garden, in particular, offers a serene setting with its aromatic blooms and elegant design. Imagine walking hand in hand through the gardens, finding the perfect spot to get down on one knee and ask the question that will change your lives forever.

Although the east coast of Ireland is littered with fabulous castles and monuments,  Kilkenny castle is that little bit special.

 kilkenny castle for a romantic proposal in ireland


Glendalough, County Wicklow

For couples who appreciate the tranquillity of nature, Glendalough in County Wicklow provides a breathtaking backdrop for a proposal. This ancient monastic site is surrounded by serene lakes, lush forests, and towering mountains. Take a romantic hike along one of the many trails, eventually arriving at a secluded spot overlooking the serene Upper Lake. Surrounded by the beauty of the Irish wilderness, you can share your heartfelt proposal in a place that feels a world away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. It’s  truly a magnificent romantic special place.

glendalough for an unforgettable irish proposal


Howth Cliff Walk

Just a short drive from Dublin, the Howth Cliff Walk offers a romantic blend of coastal beauty and rugged landscapes. As you and your partner meander the Cliffside path, you'll be treated to sweeping views of the Irish Sea and charming fishing villages below. Choose a scenic overlook to pop the question, and you'll be met a resounding "yes". Wildlife abounds with seabirds drifting on the air currents from the cliff side as the sound of waves crashing against the rocks witnesses to your joyous moment.

 Howth Cliff walk for a proposal in nature in Ireland



The East of Ireland is a region of diverse landscapes and rich history, providing an array of unforgettable settings for proposals. Whether you prefer the bustling city atmosphere of Dublin, the tranquillity of countryside estates, or the dramatic beauty of cliffs and coastal walks, the East of Ireland has it all.

These locations capture the deep-seated nature of romance, ensuring that your proposal becomes a cherished memory that you and your partner will treasure for a lifetime. 

Check out our other places to propose in Ireland with our romantic places to propose The west of Ireland blog.



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