Minimoons are the perfect romantic escape for newlyweds before they take a longer or more traditional honeymoon. Whether you’re looking for a spa break, a scenic escape or a trip off the beaten track, our wedding expert Grainne from Atlantic Vows unveils her favourite Irish destinations for newlyweds to unwind, relax and reminisce over the memories from their special day.


Finn Lough Luxury Hideaway

This hidden hideaway on the shores of Finn Lough boasts the unique accommodation option of the Bubble Domes. These quirky offerings allow you to sleep under the stars without having to sacrifice any of your home comforts with 180 degree transparent walls and lots of luxurious extras including a roll top bath overlooking the forest.

Armada Hotel, Spanish Point

Wake up to the sound of the ocean and spectacular views from the Seascape Suites in the Armada Hotel in Spanish Point County Clare. Providing the perfect backdrop for your minimoon, you can immerse yourself in their speciality seaweed bath, lie back and enjoy the Sunset.

Pure Camping, Co. Clare

If you are looking for something a little off grid why not check out Pure Camping in Querrin, County Clare. Offering cosy camping or glamping options, you can awaken to the sound of peaceful woodland life. While there, you can also take a short trip to Loop Head for walks on the Kilkee Cliffs, visit the lighthouse or go dolphin watching in Carrigaholt.

Farnham Estate, Co. Cavan

Set on a beautiful 1,300 acre country estate on the outskirts of Cavan Town, Farnham Estate is one of Ireland’s most popular Spa & Golf destinations with a superb reputation for being a genuine ‘retreat to nature’. At Farnham Estate you will find yourself in an environment void of frenzy yet full of life. An original Irish country house, Farnham Estate blends the best of the outdoors with a world-class spa – a dreamy mini-moon hotspot in Cavan.

Harvey’s Point, Co. Donegal

Hidden in the hills of Donegal, Harvey’s Point is a unique, award winning hotel featuring the very best in accommodation, fine dining cuisine and traditional Irish hospitality. With breathtaking scenery, golden beaches, rugged islands and a beautiful array of wildlife, rugged coastline and enchanting lure of Donegal is a great location for your minimoon.

Gráinne Mc Gibney is a Wedding Coordinator & a Family Celebrant specialising in Wedding & Elopement Ceremonies with her business Atlantic Vows. Her passion for Weddings is infectious and her signature attention to detail and structured and organised approach leads to incredible memories for her couples. With her wealth of experience from planning over 600 Weddings over the past 11 years, she is delighted to share her top tips and advice with the GALWAYnow audience.