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Love is in the air! VIP’s top things to do to celebrate Valentine’s Day

Whether you're all loved up, or flying solo - we've got you covered!

Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, and for many of us it can be fairly stressful trying to come up with something to do on the day, whether you’re in a relationship or living the single life.

Fear not though, if you’re looking for the ultimate Valentine’s/Galentine’s Day activities, we’ve got you covered! Here are our top things to do to celebrate the romantic holiday in style:

1. Monart Spa Break

Can you think of a better way to spend your weekend?
Can you think of a better way to spend your weekend?

We here at VIP are huge fans of Monart Hotel and Spa – and if Valentine’s Day doesn’t give you the perfect excuse to indulge in some pampering, what will? Located in the idyllic surroundings of Enniscorthy, this escape offers a unique tranquil setting where you will leave feeling rested, pampered and ready for the world once more.  Enjoy a deluxe one-night stay at the five star destination spa with a sumptuous Valentine’s dinner at the renowned restaurant and the magnificent Monart breakfast. Retreat to your room and enjoy a romantic petal turndown with a bottle of prosecco, chocolate truffles and Monart scented candles. Monart Destination Spa Valentine package is priced from €212pps – and we think it’s totally worth it!

2. The Bernard Shaw Valentine’s flea market

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We love their flea markets!

Whether you’re in a relationship, or just looking to spend some time with your girlfriends, The Bernard Shaw’s flea market is the perfect place to pick up some thrifty bits, have a few drinks and enjoy some delicious pizza from The Big Blue Bus. The market is on from 12pm-5pm, but the pub stays open late.

3. Spend the perfect night in with a romantic meal-for-two with Supervalu



If you’re looking to avoid splurging this Valentine’s Day, but still want to mark the occasion, Supervalu has you covered! They want their customers #TaketheNightOff and let their team of experts look after the cooking, with them focusing on nothing but bringing the romance. So why not celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a delicious and romantic meal from SuperValu’s Signature Tastes range. SuperValu’s romantic Signature Tastes meal includes a mouth-watering main course, two sumptuous side dishes, finger licking dessert and a bottle of wine all for just €15. This sounds like the dream night in to us!

4. Shred your ex in The Liquor Rooms 

Definitely one of the most original ideas we've heard!
Definitely one of the most original ideas we’ve heard!

The Liquor Rooms are fulfilling every scorned woman’s fantasy this Saturday night. The bar will be serving up delicious cocktails, as usual – but this for one night only, you can bring a photo of your ex to gain free admission. They’ll also have a swap shop, so you can tie yourself of old gifts from your ex. Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned…

5. Dirty Dancing at The Odeon

What a movie!
What a movie!

If all else fails, you can always count on Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey to put a smile on your face. The Odeon cinemas in in Coolock, Limerick, Newbridge, Point Village, Stillorgan and Waterford are showing Dirty Dancing next Tuesday – and whether you’re single or in a relationship, this is bound to please everyone. Tickets cost €5 and you can sing, laugh and cry along to one of the best films of all time this Valentine’s Day.


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