The history of Valentine's Day is far from clear and is surrounded by various fanciful legends.
The day started as the ancient Roman festival of Lupercalia, a fertility celebration commemorated annually on February 15. Pope Gelasius I recast this pagan festival as a Christian feast day circa 496, declaring February 14 to be St. Valentine's Day.
It was not until the 14th century that this Christian feast day became definitively associated with love.
Whatever your thoughts Valentine's is now fully associated with romance and it is the ideal day to show your love for your partner.
Many an argument has started as a result of a Valentine's Day been forgotten or not marked by one of the relationship partners.
We have put together a range of options with something to please everybody.
Why not book a table in Marina's Grill overlooking Lough Atalia where the atmosphere will be romantic with our special music, soft lighting and a view of Lough Atalia. Enjoy a mimosa on arrival and special sharing items on the menu. After dinner relax with one of our special cocktails in the Atrium Bar & Lounge and enjoy the delightful music of Maurice the legendary Piano Man. On the night of the 14th of February why not extend the romance and avail of our special overnight rate of €60 per person sharing Bed & Breakfast. (Advance booking essential) If your Valentine is more of a spa person why not check our spirit one spa who have created a very special Romance Package
They will enjoy a 25 minute Hot Stone Back Neck and Shoulder Massage along with the Thermal Suite and its choice of heated loungers, sabia med beach and tropical showers. They will also experience our outdoor hot tub overlooking Lough Atalia rounded off with a delicious Mocktail and chocolates.
This package is available to book by calling our spirit one spa or you can purchase as a voucher for your loved one.
We look forward to helping you and your loved one celebrate the wonderful day that is St Valentines.