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The 3 Best Irish Towns For Hen Parties In 2023

Ireland is home to some of the best luxury, adventure or laid back destinations for all kinds of hen party trips. Check out our top 3 picks to see which would suit your hen party best.

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Ireland is home to some of the best luxury, adventure or laid back destinations for all kinds of hen party trips. Check out our top 3 picks of the best Irish towns for hen parties, to see which would suit your hen party best.

1. Kilkenny

Kilkenny is top of the list of best Irish towns for hen parties. It is a great destination to flock to for a Hen Party and has even been dubbed Ireland’ย€ย™s best and most popular Hen Party destination.

Some of the great Hen Party activities to compliment your specially customised hen party package include – cocktail classes, dance classes, a nude painting class, a treasure hunt, afternoon tea, pamper evening, Smithwicks tour, paintballing, white water rafting, and that’ย€ย™s just a few in a great long list of options on offer. There is so much to do in Kilkenny from exploring the medieval city and taking in the sights to shopping in its boutiques and charming craft shops.

After a day’ย€ย™s activities, Kilkenny has the perfect evening venues from VIP cocktail bars to a variety of trendy nightclubs to get your Hen Party really revved up and last until the small hours.

2. Carlingford

If adventure is your thing, Carlingford is the place for you and in our top 3 best Irish towns for hen parties. Carlingford is practically the town that stags and hens built, a small village in northern Louth that lies at the foot of a mountain and at the side of a lake.

It is what adventure enthusiast’ย€ย™s dreams are made of and it has a range of Hen Party activities to rival the larger Hen Party demographics like Dublin and Cork. Choose from archery, zorbing, cocktail classes, pole dancing classes, windsurfing, sailing, golfing, water trampolining, cycle the greenway or even try the Birdbox challenge ‘ย€ย“ it’ย€ย™s the recipe for some smashing photos!

For fine dining in the evening, Carlingford boasts a wide range of highly rated gourmet and seafood restaurants. There’ย€ย™s nothing like lobster and oysters to go with prosecco if your envisioned Hen Party celebrations are on the lavish side. Afterwards, The Foxy Hen can sort out the Hen Party with a luxury hen-house or B&B that overlooks Carlingford Lough.

3. Westport

Known for its spectacular scenery and located on the Wild Atlantic Way, is Westport, no.3 on our top picks for best Irish towns for hen parties. A gem on west coast of Ireland and a perfect spot to plan your Hen Party.

This town is buzzing with life and filled with both day and night time activities to suit all types of hen party groups. Choose from outdoor adventure pursuits such as surfing, golf, bubble ball, paintball, ringo ride and a giant swing on Killary Fjord, or a mucky turf challenge to really get the blood flowing. If you prefer a more pampered style of hen party then afternoon tea, a glamour photoshoot or cocktail making lesson might be more up your alley. Westport offers a warm welcome to visitors from all over the world and the hospitality in the multitude of accommodations on offer is second to none.

Once you have washed off the mud and have your glad rags on then it’ย€ย™s time to hit the town with a VIP nightclub pass, mysterious pub crawl, recruit a stripogram to entertain the bride to be or embark on a murder mystery dinner. The options are endless in this fantastic and ever so popular Connemara party town.

How It Works With The Foxy Hen

When you’ve found a package in your favourite destination, submit your booking request through the website for free with no deposit, create your account and we’ll check availability for the items you chose.

Once everything is confirmed, email the link to all the girls coming on the trip. They can opt out of any activities they don’t want to take part in to give everyone flexibility and everyone can make their payments online so you are not left handling all the money. They can even pay in instalments!

It’ย€ย™s so straightforward and simple! Booking with The Foxy Hen is perfect for a stress free hen party and will definitely put your girls in the good books with the bride!

If you have any questions, check out ourร‚ย FAQs, chat with us online or call us on +353 (0) 1 562 0759.

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