Elevation Bar

The first of it’s kind in the North West, Elevation Bar prides itself with its chic interiors, buzzing atmosphere, and top DJ’s.

Open late nights every Friday and Saturday, Elevation Bar is the top pick of guests over 25’s.  It can be booked for a private party and guests can choose from several set menus that were carefully selected  to suit both taste and budget.  For groups of more than 20 persons, Elevation Bar can be exclusive to your group without the extra room hire cost.

To take the hassle out of arranging your Party, Elevatio Bar can arrange the center pieces/bouquets, custom cakes and other confectionary, and your choice of music.

For further details and for bookings, please contact Elevation Bar directly using the form below.

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Murtagh’s Bar

The unique layout of Murtagh’s Bar makes it an exciting venue for all music tastes and age groups.  With it’s beautiful interiors, the best live bands, and top DJ’s from Ireland and abroad, Murtagh’s Bar is sure to delight your senses and this is why guests come back week after week.

Food is served on Fridays from 4PM to 9PM, on Saturdays from 12NN to 9PM and on Sundays from 10AM to 5PM.  Finger food and snacks can be arranged on request for groups.   All groups are welcome and their management will be more than delighted to create a menu to suit your specific needs.

Whether enjoying a meal or grooving to the beat, Murtagh’s Bar guarantees that you the utmost comfort that you deserve.  They also have a chic upstairs bar with an electrifying atmosphere that is  perfect for over 25’s.

For further info and for reservations, please contact Murtagh’s Bar directly using the form below.

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Basement Nightclub

Basement Club is Carrick on Shannon’s hottest music venue. This uber chic club has a plush VIP area and a cocktail bar that is sure to wake up your senses. It hosts only the very best of local and national live bands and club anthem DJs.

Resident DJ Richie’s contemporary dance beats coupled with the funky colour-changing floor are more than enough to make you get up and groove.

If your group fancies a private celebration, The Vault Bar in the Basement Club is perfect for you. The Vault Bar hosts its own cocktail bar and private DJ which makes it popular for special occasions. Private parties can be exclusive up until the bar is due to open; however, the groups may still get a private area arranged in the Strictly Over 18’s club.

For bookings and for further info, please contact Basement Nightclub directly using the form below.

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A Unique Hen Party Dedicated to Her Mother

Nowadays, most hen parties are all about having a wild night out with one’s closest friends doing outrageous antics. Though that seems to be the way most women celebrate their last night of freedom, twenty nine year old Angela Lennox will doing something special in memory of her mother for her hen do.

On May 5, 2013, she will be running five kilometers for the Race for Life at Saltwell Park in Gateshead. This event is a fund raising program hosted by Cancer Research UK.

What Made Her Do It

Angela lost her mother to cervical cancer in 2007. Her mother was just 63 that time. For sure, if her mom managed to get past cancer, she’d be totally hands on helping out with the wedding preparations herself. Naturally, Angela, now twenty years of age, would’ve wanted her mother to be with her on her big day.

So, to honor her mother, she will be running for her hen party together with her closest friends to help raise funds for cancer research. All of them will be wearing shirts that say “for the mother of the bride” at the back. Her friends are the ones in charge with their outfit for the race and that part will be a surprise for Angela.

Currently, the bride-to-be is training really training for the big event. She has been running and cycling outdoors to make sure she is in shape for the race. Her closest friends fully support her even if they plan to walk it.

Cancer in the North East

According to statistics, approximately two people are diagnosed with cancer in the North East every hour. Though some survive, some, like Angela’s mother, fail to do so. The race is more than just a fund raising event in the sense that it is a race to celebrate life, but at the same time, it is a race to remember those who were lost to due to the disease.

The race is an annual event and last year, 8,700 women joined the Race for Life in Tyneside. Together, they managed to raise £397,000. This year, organizers aim to have 8,900 women participating in the event. Hopefully, they get to raise more funds than last year.

The event manager truly appreciates Angela and her hens’ efforts to encourage other women to join this year’s race. It truly is a unique way to spend her last moments of freedom, but it’s a good tribute to her mother and for a noble cause at the same time.

Some stags might get some inspiration to do something similar for their stag do as well. After all, hen and stag parties do not necessarily have to involve drunken nights on the town. At times, something like this can make the party even more memorable for those that get the chance to be part of it.

Strip Sligo

If you want a naughty hen party, then you’ve come to the right place.  Strip sligo provides professional male stripper, topless waiter, and kissogram service to Athlone, Carrick on Shannon, Galway, and Sligo.

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Dance Class at Dance Divas

Dance Divas Dance Studio is just a few minutes’ walk from all the city centre hotels.  It is also just a stone’s throw away from Quay Street where excellent the superb restaurants and main shopping district are located.

The studio is brightly-light, private, mirrored dance studio in Dominick Street, right in the centre of Galway City and is just a walking distance from all city-centre hotels, restaurants, and pubs.

Dance Divas offers specialised themed dance classes for hen parties in Galway City, Westport, Limerick, and throughout Ireland.  The classes cater for all ages, group sizes, and fitness levels so no one will be left out.

The dance class for hen parties usually take place on weekends (Friday through Sunday).  The Friday evening dance class is very popular with the groups as it is the perfect way to “break the ice” and get to know each other.  You may hire a Dance Diva instructor to come to your hotel on a Friday evening to jump start your hen weekend!

Saturday dance classes are also very popular with the hen groups and these dance classes usually take place in Dance Divas’ Dance Studio.  There are several time slots to choose from so your group’s schedule and requirements can be met.

Groups are welcome to bring bubbly or beer into the studio.  You may also book a dance party in your hotel, house, or any venue of your choice.

Dance Divas offers a 20% discount on Dance Packages booked for Fridays or Sundays (except Bank Holiday Sundays).

For further details and for bookings, please contact Dance Divas using the form below.

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River Cruise at Corrib Princess

Enjoy a cruise with a relaxing atmosphere on board the Corrib Princess. This luxurious beauty takes passengers along the majestic River Corrib and onto the lake. Visitors will have unsurpassed views of castles, historical sites, and other natural amenities.

The Corrib Princess is a purposed-built leisure cruiser, which complies fully with all the Department of the Marine regulations and is licensed to carry 157 passengers and offers the following:

  • Day and evening cruising from April to November
  • Informative live commentary in all major European languages
  • Comfortable fully heated weatherproof saloon
  • Sun/observation deck
  • Full-catering facilities
  • Fully-stocked bar

Their professional and fully-trained staff are always available to take the hassle out of any preparations for your event and to leave you free to totally enjoy the ‘Princess’ cruise experience.

For further details and for bookings, please directly contact Corrib Princess using the form below.

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Cocktail Classes at Cocktail Classes Ireland


Let the girls enjoy a great event on both sides of the bar with a fun, informative cocktail masterclass.  With everyone in the group getting their hands dirty, this class is sure to be a top-quality experience for the entire group.  The bartenders will teach you what mix of ingredients will create the perfect cocktai and will also give you an insight into the history of cocktail making.  Learn to mix, shake, and stir like a pro!

The class wil begin with everyone getting a Cosmopolitan to break the ice.  Your group will be divided into 2 teams and the bartender will teach you how to make some of the most popular cocktails.  There will also be a cocktail mixing competition where the bride to be will choose the winning team.  Of course, you get to drink your own concoctions.  A drink or two will definitely jump start your evening right.

The class may be hosted either in your home or Cocktail Class Ireland can arrange a private central venue.  They offer packages including a class for 3 to 5 cocktails where everyone in the group will get to make and drink delicious drinks under the supervision of a mixologist.

For further info and for bookings, please contact Cocktail Classes Ireland directly using the form below.

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Pole Dance Class at Polercise

What better way to start your evening than with an ultimate fun and girly pole dance class!

During your pole dancing class, you’ll learn all kinds of pole dancing tricks and poses and the dance moves that link them together.  You’ll start off with a rousing warm-up to get your joints moving and then progress to the pole.  Your teacher will guide you through various pole moves and before you know it you’ll be spinning and dancing to your hearts content!

The dance class lasts for about an hour and a half and includes:

  • Wine reception and nibbles
  • Either party games along with pole (pole tricks, pole routine, demo form instructor) or chair routine along with pole (You must inform at time of booking which you prefer)

To add more fun to the party, you may also have a male exotic dancer as an extra for an additional fee of only £70.

Classes are done on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings.  Other requests or times will depend on the availability of the studio.

If you have any inquiries or would like to book a party do not hesitate to contact Polercise using the form below.
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Burlesque Dance Class at Polercise

Learn to shimmy and shake like Neo-Burlesque Dita Von Tease and classic Gypsy Rose Lee! You’ll begin your Burlesque Lesson by learning the poses and postures of the most glamorous of Burlesque Femme Fatales! You’ll then be introduced to some classic Burlesque striptease, chair work, and the use of props. By the end of the Burlesque Class you will be performing a Burlesque routine using all the different skills you’ve learnt during your class.

No nudity will be involved and the classes are suitable for all women.

The dance classes can be scheduled either on a Friday, a Saturday, or on a Sunday evening.  Other requests or times will depend on the availability of the studio.

Classes will last an hour and a half and will include:

  • A wine reception with nibbles
  • Lessons on how to do burlesque poses and moves
  • Glove peeling dance routine or basic chair dance techniques

For those who want to add more fun to the dance class, you may ask for an additional male exotic dancer who can be ordered for an additional £70.

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