County Wexford, in the south-east of Ireland, has some of the most beautiful scenery you’ll find as a backdrop for your marriage proposal. You have a choice of locations inland too, that reflect the feelings of warmth, romance and intimacy your proposal seeks to inspire. Here are some ideas to consider in County Wexford that will lift your partner’s heart while you pop the special question.
The Hook Peninsula
Untouched ancient Ireland can be found in the natural beauty and tranquillity of the unspoiled Hook Peninsula that stretches out from the scenic south-east corner of Ireland. The Hook Peninsula is famous for its breath-taking vistas, magnificent natural landscape, national heritage sites, beautiful gardens, pure sands and calm seas.
The top balcony of the Hook lighthouse offers panoramic sea views to seal the deal. The picture perfect beaches will create memories of the day you got engaged. You may also be lucky enough to enjoy a beach all to yourself.
Situated on the west shore of Bannow Bay and founded in 1203, Tintern Abbey was one of the most powerful Cistercian foundations in the South East until the Dissolution of the Monasteries in 1536. Sited on a gently south-facing slope overlooking Tintern stream, many features of the original Cistecian abbey can be seen, making it an ideal romantic setting to ask for the hand of your fair maiden.
Tintern Abbey is set within the beautiful Colclough Walled Garden, laid out as it was in 1838. The two acre walled garden with its curved corners, is a beautiful place to ask your beloved for their hand in marriage.
The Blue Flag Curracloe Beach is a vast stretch of sandy beach reaching from Raven Point to Ballyconigar near Blackwater. The beach is so huge that it was used to film D-Day landing scenes for the film ‘Saving Private Ryan’.
Grand House and Castles
Wexford has many grand houses where you can be the knight in shining armour, sweeping your girl off her feet. Wells House and gardens, Enniscothy Castle, Selskar Abbey and more. At Ferns Castle, though only half of the castle now remains, the most complete tower contains a fine circular chapel.
Alternatively, you may want to show how much you love her by protecting her in a tour of Ireland’s most haunted house at Loftus Hall, said to be haunted by the devil and the ghost of a young woman.
A stroll on a beautiful woodland walking trail gives you just the right surroundings to declare your love. Consider the circular walks at Ballygullen Slí, Coolmelagh and perhaps the most appropriate for a proposal, the Askamore (‘ask amour’) Loop walk.