Top 10 Best Hen Party Locations in Ireland
Planning a hen party? Don’t fancy a pub crawl of your usual local haunts? We hear ya! Luckily, here in Ireland we are more than spoiled for choice when it comes to great destinations for hen weekends. Our little island is famed for its light-hearted, craic-centric approach to pretty much everything, so it’s no surprise that we have so many fun places to throw a hen do. Compiled below is a handy list of the top 10 best hen party locations in Ireland. What are you waiting for? Read on and get planning, ladies!
A hugely popular hen-and-stag-party destination in Ireland, Carrick-on-Shannon is an excellent choice for any hen looking to celebrate her last night of freedom in an unforgettable fashion. Relax on a boat cruise along the Shannon, play some bubble soccer with your gal pals, take a naked-man life-drawing class… the options are endless and there’s something to suit every hen. Carrick hasn’t become such a popular destination for no reason; the town boasts a great selection of pubs, clubs and bars to party in with your ladies, and the spirited atmosphere of the the town is the reason it claimed no.1 on our list of the best hen party locations in Ireland. A full list of Henit packages for Carrick-on-Shannon is available here.
Known as the Cultural Heart of Ireland, Galway is a perfect hen party destination for any group looking for an authentic, Irish hen do. Attend a trad session, fill up on a selection of the city’s fresh seafood and take a drive around the beautiful hills of Connemara during your stay. In the evening, you can look forward to having a brilliant night as Galway’s renowned night-life scene is vibrant, diverse and full of craic. Enjoy some trad music if that’s what you’re looking for, or partake in some late-night bopping in one of Galway’s top nightclubs. A full list of Henit packages for Galway is available here.
Kilkenny is a medieval city located in Ireland’s sunny south-east. The city prides itself as a historical hub, with lots of interesting, fun activities to do during your hen weekend. Kilkenny is probably the best hen party location in Ireland for any history-buff hens in search of an excellent weekend. Walk around the Medieval Mile and drink in the rich history of Kilkenny as you explore the city. Plan activities such as the new and popular game of Footgolf. Partake in some naked man life-drawing or learn some new moves in a dance class to give you and your girlies a good giggle before heading to the pub later on that evening to celebrate. Kilkenny has a lively, engaging night-life with plenty of locations for your party to sip on some cocktails and have a fantastic time. A full list of Henit packages to Kilkenny is available here.
Mullingar is a town located in County Westmeath, in the heart of the Midlands. It’s quickly climbing through the ranks of best hen party locations in Ireland, and with good reason. Located an hour outside of Dublin, the town is famous for its many musical residents. Mullingar has produced quite a few household names such as Joe Dolan, Niall Horan, and Bressie. If you’re looking for a craic-filled hen weekend, then Mullingar is the hen-party destination for you! Take on dinner and drinks at the Greyhound Track, mix it up with a cocktail class or play a round of bubble soccer to make the most of your time here. In the evening, Mullingar has a massive list of pubs to choose from, as well as late bars and nightclubs, so there’s no excuse not to have a good night. A full list of Henit packages available here.
Sligo is a town on the west coast, known for its popularity amongst tourists. The birthplace of W.B. Yeats, Sligo is alive with vibrant culture and beautiful views. Its night-life is also notorious, earning it the label of a “party town” and making it perfect for any hens looking to let loose and enjoy a night on the gargle! Due to its reputation for wildness and partying, Sligo makes the Top 5 cut on this list of best hen party locations in Ireland. Go on a treasure hunt, take a dance class or throw a saucy Ann Summers party for your group to make the most of your Sligo getaway. A full list of Henit packages for Sligo is available here.
A coastal town in County Louth, Carlingford is quickly climbing up the list of popular hen party destinations in Ireland. The location is steeped in history, dating all the way back to the Norman invasion. There is literally no end to the interesting things to see and do here. When you’ve finished sightseeing try your arm at archery, take part in a fancy afternoon tea party or have the craic at a cupcake baking class; whatever activities you choose, make sure you work up a thirst for the evening! A full list of Henit packages for Carlingford is available here.
Located smack-bang in the centre of Ireland, Athlone town is a popular destination for hen parties. It’s primarily a student town and this is reflected in its general vibe and night-life; youthful, lively and up-for-anything! Take a river cruise along the Shannon and sip on some cocktails with your crew before hitting up one of Athlone’s best clubs or bars to dance away your last night of freedom. A full list of Henit packages for Athlone is available here.
Sitting pretty in the south of Ireland, Cork is a fantastic destination for any prospective hen party. Cork City Centre sits surrounded by the River Lee, making it an island, providing an excellent area for water-sports activities. An exciting prospect for a daring and adventurous hen party! If you don’t fancy splashing about on your hen weekend, then you can choose to take a cocktail-making class or take in a show at a comedy club. By night, Cork comes alive, with plenty of excellent pubs, clubs and bars to take your pick from; wherever you choose, you won’t be disappointed. A full list of Henit packages for Cork is available here.
Limerick City is the capital of Ireland’s Mid-Western region. The area has a colourful medieval history, having been conquered by the Vikings in the 9th century, so plenty to see and do for the history-buff-hen! If history doesn’t factor in your hen party plans, why not try some white-water kayaking, naked-man drawing, or a salsa-dance class? Whatever you and your ladies settle on, make sure you’re not too tired to take on a pub crawl at the end of the day! Limerick City has a wonderful range of venues to pick from when it comes to the session, so get your glad rags on girls! Henit.ie Limerick directory available here.
We couldn’t make a list of the best hen party locations in Ireland without mentioning the fair city of Dublin! The nation’s capital, Dublin is naturally a hugely popular destination for hen parties. Spend your afternoon shopping on Grafton Street, or have a go at paint-balling or go-karting if you’re looking for a hen party with a difference! Famed for its night-life, Dublin is bursting with top-quality pubs, clubs and bars. Partake in a tipple in Temple Bar, or choose somewhere a little less traditional if you’d like. The choice is yours and the possibilities are endless. Sláinte! A full list of Henit packages for Dublin available here.