What could be more romantic than a stroll around Dublin city, hand in hand, with your own free personal tour guide. Email Emily on [email protected] phone 085-2725095 for more details and booking information.
Queen of Tarts on Cow’s Lane is also a cute café spot with quality brews and a variety of sumptuous tarts that can be shared between two – or not, if you’re a big greedy pig.4: THE CINEMA DATE Every cinemagoer has a favourite haunt, and no cinema comes more highly recommended for its stylishly modern interior and film selection than The Lighthouse in Smithfield.Enjoy an alcoholic beverage in the café bar first, or bring a glass of wine into the cinema with you and cuddle up next to each other on the most comfortable theatre seats in the city.These events are hugely popular in New York, Miami, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and are now creating a stir in Dublin amongst the arty set. 6: THE GROUP DATE With a maximum of 18 people per trail this is a night of guaranteed chaos and unexpected fun.The trail costs €50 per person, however it’s three hours spent devouring as much tapas and drinking as much vino as one person can possibly handle so it’s money well spent.2: THE CHEAP DATE The dating scene can be as financially draining as it can be emotionally, so here are a couple of cheap alternatives that are also ultimately good fun.Grand Social on Lower Liffey Street run Table Quiz Thursdays from 8pm, and it’s free in. Or how ‘bout an Alternative Arts and Culture Trail?The trail visits three different Tapas restaurants, and for anyone on the lookout for love a singles night is also a regular fixture on the Tapas trail calendar.For more details on tour times and how to book log onto: 10: THE GIG DATE The National Concert Hall offers an eclectic selection of events from dance to classical to opera and much more.Interestingly Dave Fanning presents a night of movie classics in July with the RTE National Symphony Orchestra playing some of the greatest film scores of all time from West Side Story, to Moulin Rouge, to Gladiator and Superman. Meanwhile, behind The National Concert Hall is the hidden oasis of The Iveagh Gardens and there is little else in the world more rosemantic than Damien Rice performing live in the background as you both maneuver your way through these enchanted gardens. Rice and Paloma Faith all take to the Iveagh Gardens’ stage to perform.