Lismore Castle is one of “the sweetest places to begin the rest of your life” according to CNN Go’s “Ten Sweetest Places for a Valentine’s Day Proposal”. The travel department of the Cable News Network argues that anyone planning to propose on 14th February must atone for their cliché by popping the question in spectacular fashion.
The stunning fairytale setting of Lismore, the hiking excursions in the Knockmealdowns, the Michelin-starred Cliff House Hotel and the salmon running by the Blackwater’s green banks are all mentioned on the checklist that earned the Castle its spot on the list.
The Castle is in some heady company- it appears alongside the Great Wall of China, the Maldives, Shiraz (“Iran’s love capital”) and the Hotel Excelsior, Dubrovnik where Richard Burton romanced Elizabeth Taylor.
And if Valentine’s Day has come and gone-fear not; after all tomorrow is another day!