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So, it was over a week ago that we got in touch with all the fine eateries around these here parts to find out what they might have in store for Valentine’s Day.
Naturally, only half of the feckers have managed to get their act together over the last seven days.
So, for now, here’s what we know is going down for the town’s big love-out, with goodies galore for not only those annoying, happy loving couples but for those independent and iron-willed individuals who don’t actually need someone else to remind them that they’re wonderful.
And if you’re feeling lucky, SeaGreen have a Powerscourt Hotel Valentine’s break competition here, and Win A Kool House have an Ashford Lodge Hotel Valentine’s competition here.
We’ll be adding more and more options to our Valentine’s guide as the big day approaches. So, you know, don’t forget to come back, y’all!
If you’re thinking of going the classic Valentine route, young Andrew at Cottage Flowers in Killincarrig can put together a unique, tailor-made bouquet that will tell the one you love that, hey, you do actually care.
The cool thing is, a good bunch of flowers will last days and days. So, you only have to nod in their direction to remind your loved one that, yep, you do actually care.
Our shiny new theatre has something for everyone over the Valentine’s weekend, including some classic love songs on the night itself, courtesy of Flo McSweeney, Carmel McCreagh and Fiachra Trench. It’s amazing what two divas and a piano can get up to…
For movie lovers, the night before Valentine’s is the acclaimed new Irish documentary, The Lonely Battle Of Thomas Reid, charting one man’s battle to save his 100-year-old farm from a government buyout. We won’t reveal here what happens to the Leixlip One, but, suffice to say, people have been known to stand up and cheer whilst watching this remarkable film.
If it’s a laugh you’re after, Sharon Mannion – from Bridget & Eamon – finally brings her one-woman show, The Curse of The Button Accordion, to town on Friday 15th, charting her early growing pains, aided and abetted by perhaps the world’s most abused instrument.
On the Saturday, it’s the renowned jazz guitarist Hugh Buckley teaming up with the freshly-minted and highly-acclaimed Cello Ireland for a night of musical fireworks. For those who need a little spark for both the head and the heart.
Book your Valentine’s date at FourFront Games Escape Rooms and Share the Love with Samaritans Ireland! All this week, FourFront Games are donating 20% of there proceeds to the local Samaritans Ireland Arklow branch. Book your tight spot right about here.
As well as lots of new fashions to delight the woman in your life, we also have some wonderful gifts for the man of your dreams – including these beautiful designer socks, available in a gift box of six. Perfect for any socks maniacs out there…
For the big night at Brunels, it’s all about surprising that special someone with A Night To Remember. We start with a glass of Prosecco, then our Artisan Sharing plate, and then, along with your main course, there are gourmet chocolates and a bottle of wine. The perfect night for any couple, and just €70. You can book your table on 012878944.
Pints. And shandy for the ladies.
Ditto. Oh, and Mr. Loverman himself, Ger Doyle.
Ditto. And probably some kind of wacky cocktail.
Nah, we’re not open.
We’re going slightly retro crazy, with an ’80s night!
So, everyone, bring your leg warmers and shoulder pads! As well as a groovy ’80s soundtrack, we’ll have 2-for-1 ’80s cocktails, and even some ’80s-inspired dinner specials.
We’ll reveal more as the big day approaches…
We’ll be lighting all the candles and Nag Champa we can find, dimming the lights, and letting all that love just flow. And the best way to your loved one’s heart…?
Through their tummy, of course, and we have a yummy menu lined up, our special Valentine’s Night three-course menu also coming with a choice of three cocktails – Cosmopolitan, Porn Star Martini and Apple & Edlerflower Martini. For two lovebirds, the entire Valentine’s Night special is just €60. You can check out the full menu on Facebook here.
From this Friday 8th to Valentine’s Day, we will be doing a Coffee & Cupcake Deal with our vegan Red Velvet cupcake alongside any coffee for just €6.
We will also have the much loved Sally Seedie baked into a Giant Love Heart Sally Seedie and handmade truffles for sale in the shop.
A single rose for the ladies…
If you feel like treating your loved one to a cosy night in by the pizza, we got a great Valentine’s Epic Combo special for you – one large pizza and two regular sides for just €15.95! Call us on 012874244, or just swing by our Blacklion HQ.
You’re doing what, now…?
I’ll just go check with the old man…
For Valentines Day, we are doing the makings of a REALLY simple, but delicious, 3- or 4-course meal deal for those who didn’t book a table on time (or just forgot). A great opportunity to flip a blunder into an thoughtful, romantic evening at home.
We’ve put together a few varying options to suit different tastes, and have given a nice discount for the lot.
3-course meal includes: bottle of red or white wine, pasta main (choice of chorizo, tuna or veg), cheese board with Eleven Deli relish and crackers, and a box of Lindt chocolates. Just €50.
4-course meal includes: antipasti board and all the above, for just €65.
There is barely any cooking involved in this, so, it is totally suitable for a complete novice. Having said that, we’ll have some instructions for the pasta dish. Just in case.
The real way to your lover’s heart is through chocolate! We have a selection of luxury Belgian chocolates to choose from, sweet Valentine’s hampers, and the best kind of roses – one’s you don’t have to water.
Just eat ’em!
We’re on it. Big time. Three-course meal, welcome drink, award-winning food, in an award-winning restaurant. Boom! More info here.
Give us a minute…
Just all our usual yummy cakes, delicious lunches, stunning coffees and headspinning, heart-swooning wines.
We have a lovers’ special all through February – 20% off when you order online.
We’ve got Singles Mingle On Valentine’s Day, all happening in our Heritage Room. Join us for a fun romantic quiz night, with a free Prosecco or glass of beer upon arrival, and finger food served all night. Come on your own, or with another single pal!
Tickets are just €15, and you can book your spot by calling 0861549288 or 0868758744.
We’ll get back to you. Probably in early March.
We’ve got a very special Valentine’s Night planned, with a glass of Prosecco, a Teelings whiskey cocktail and a celebration Teelings chocolate keepsake upon arrival. We’ll have linen tablecloths, a set Valentine’s menu (with a shared dessert to finish) and Karl Ives making sure you dance the night away. All for €30 per head. You can call us on 012862996 to book your table.
Hey, have we ever replied to even one of your emails…?
Everything we make is infused with love. And, very often, chocolate. So, you know, Bear Paw should be your no.1 spot for Valentine’s Day.
We’re fully booked.
Get ta feck.
There’s no kissy-kissy here. Ever.
Ah, you can just feel the love. As we said, this is just the first draft. We’ll be adding more goodies in the lead-up to the big day.