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Thinking of celebrating the bride’s last weekend of freedom in the capital of the Emerald Isle? Great choice, ladies! This wild and wonderful city is massively popular with visitors year upon year.
What to Expect During a Hen Party in Dublin
A Dublin hen do is all about experiencing the craic! The nightlife is nothing short of spectacular from traditional boozers to the all-out party vibes that spill onto the streets around Temple Bar on the southern bank of the River Liffey. You’ll have the night of your life in the Irish capital and be giggling about the hilarious shenanigans for ages after.
So much more than just a party destination, Dublin boasts a fascinating history and has long been a hub of culture, music, poetry and literature. To top all that off, you’re also going to be surrounded by a sea of Irishmen sporting that gorgeous accent that makes all of us go weak at the knees!
From Dublin Zoo to the Guinness Storehouse, there’s so much to see. But how about kick starting your celebrations in Ireland’s capital city with a fun group activity, sure to break the ice and get everyone smiling straight away?
Outdoor Hen Do Activities in Dublin
It’s pretty likely that you’ll spend a lot of time during your hen party in Dublin in one of the many awesome bars but make sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery outdoors too. There’s no better way to shake off a hangover or bond with your group than trying out an outdoor activity. How about climbing into zorbs for hilarious games with Bubble Mayhen or taking part in your very own School Sports Day, complete with sack, Space Hopper and bean bag on the head races?
Hen parties are all about celebrating the bride-to-be and creating unforgettable memories with her besties. And what better way to enjoy quality time together in Dublin than with one of our offered cocktail masterclasses? These classes not only allow the bride and her squad to learn new skills and techniques, but also provide a fun and interactive experience that's perfect for bonding.
During your masterclass, a professional mixologist will lead the session and show you how to mix up a variety of impressive concoctions! Look forward to some detailed drink demonstrations, where your host will talk you through the steps and share their top tips along the way. Afterwards, it'll be your turn! You'll then have a go at crafting your own cocktails and putting into practice what you've just learned. Get ready to mix, muddle, shake and pour your way to perfection, before sitting back and enjoying your creations.
Dive right into the Emerald Isle spirit with the Irish Dance Party on your hen do in Dublin! This interactive extravaganza combines dance classes, performances, live music and fun stories about Irish culture. Lasting two-hours, you can expect to join in all the shenanigans with a big crowd and non-stop party atmosphere. This activity is perfect for a Dublin hen party and will give you and the rest of the girls an authentic taste of a traditional Irish experience.
Dublin is known for its charming tea rooms and afternoon tea experiences that offer a delightful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. It's a quintessential hen party activity, and if you're visiting for the weekend, we'd highly recommend getting yourselves booked in for one of these delicious experiences. After all, is there really anything better than a selection of delicate finger sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, followed by an array of sweet treats? We think not! We've got some great afternoon tea options available in Dublin, including one at a top 4 star hotel in the city, or one on a vintage bus, which will also take you on a tour of the city. Which experience will you choose?
If you’re a group of dancefloor divas, you’ll have a total blast at our Single Ladies Dance Class, celebrating all things Beyoncé. A professional dance teacher will show you how to move like Queen B herself, teaching you a choreographed routine to one of her greatest hits. Whether you’re a bunch of Single Ladies (or not!), you’ll be Crazy in Love with one of these Beyonce themed dance classes, so what are you waiting for? Get in your Formation and prepare to have the time of your life in Dublin!
Take some time out from the busy hen party in Dublin and get set to really unwind with the girls - you can’t party all the time after all! With a trip to one of our offered Dublin spa venues, you and the rest of the hens will be able to relax to the max in pure luxury, as you make the most of the top spa facilities on offer. Look forward to a leisurely dip in the swimming pool, bliss out in the jacuzzi and get sweaty in the steam room and sauna. Some spa experiences will even come with a heavenly treatment too, so you’ll be able to completely melt away on that comfy couch!
Head back to those glory years and take on school sports day once again with this brilliant activity in Dublin! You and the girls will get stuck in with a series of fun, retro games and races that we all used to love, including the egg and spoon race, three-legged race or how about the one where you balance a bean bag on your head? Your group will be split into teams and will be given colourful bibs and headbands to wear, before competing against each other in these brilliantly bonkers games. It’s going to be fantastic fun and will make for some great memories, but we can’t promise that it won’t unleash your competitive sides!
A hen party is a time to let loose and have some laughs with your besties and if you’re looking for an activity that’s guaranteed to keep the good times going, then we’d recommend a session of Karaoke! It’s the perfect choice for a group of hens celebrating in Dublin, and here, you’ll be able to choose from a huge catalogue of songs and belt your heart out! Whether you fancy performing a solo, duet or passing the mic with the group, we know you’ll all have the best time! What’s great about one of these karaoke sessions is that you and your group will enjoy your very own private booth for the experience, so you won’t have the fear of performing amongst strangers and big crowds!
Keep the hen party fun going strong into the early hours with a trip to one of Dublin’s best nightclubs! We’ve got plenty of choices on offer in this top city, with a venue that will suit every group's music tastes. From swanky rooftop bars with a BBQ and nightclub entry afterwards, to boujee VIP areas with your choice of beer or prosecco, it doesn’t get any better than this! A nightclub is a brilliant way to top off an already amazing night - are you ready to keep the drinks going and throw some serious shapes on that dance floor? You betcha!
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Life model was amazing , however Madigians was completely unaware of our booking, the hens were stuck outside in the rain for 15 minutes before we could get someone’s attention to be able to get in. Called three times to find out what was going on & then we were blocked. Our lovely model was not told the right time & was great but turned up 30 minutes after the slotted time which we commended him on but the Co-ordination of this was an absolute disaster, we where late for our next activity & it really impacted the days activities. We nearly lost the next booking because of it. Very disappointed & considering the expense we’re requesting a partial refund. We’d advise you to add additional checks to confirm bookings as it’s very stressful and ruins the experience. Please get back in touch asap, my email: Veronica.email@example.com , Thanks Veronica
Fancy a bit of celeb spotting on your hen do in Dublin? Many famous faces were born in Dublin from Hollywood heartthrob Colin Farrell and to boyband Boyzone, presenter Graham Norton to indie-pop band The Script, iconic rock band U2 to singer Sinead O’Connor. Who hasn’t played Nothing Compares 2 U after a break up?
No hen do in Dublin is complete without enjoying a good old gossip over some good food! Whether you want to end the evening with a chilled-out meal or line those stomachs before hitting the town, a slap-up dinner ticks all the boxes.
Activities for Foodie Hen Parties in Dublin
Whether you want a Michelin-starred, sophisticated restaurant, to eat seafood that’s freshly hauled from Dublin Bay, delicious international cuisine, traditionally Irish pub grub or just a cheap and cheerful takeaway, you’ll find it in the city centre.
Bottomless Brunch - Bottomless brunch is a quintessential Dublin hen do activity, getting the booze flowing for a fun day drinking session that includes a slap-up meal. You’ll get your pick of brunch dish from the set menu and will wash everything down with totally unlimited alcohol or soft drinks.
Afternoon Tea - Enjoy a sophisticated daytime treat where you’ll tuck into feather-light finger sandwiches with a range of fillings, a selection of cakes and scones with clotted cream and jam. Afternoon tea gives you all a chance to slow down the pace and catch up with the girls.
Dublin Restaurants - Your taste buds are going to be thoroughly treated during your Dublin hen party with more restaurants than you can shake a stick at. Whether you want cheap eats at the end of your big night out or a sumptuous fine dining experience, you’re to find it in the city centre.
Buskers Bar at Temple Bar Hotel - Tickle your taste buds with a delicious three-course meal at Buskers Bar at the Temple Bar Hotel. You’ll pick three awesome courses from their fab set menu, packed with traditional Irish dishes with a bang on trend twist.
There’s even something to please the veggies and desserts range from chocolate chip cheesecake to banoffee pie? Drooling yet?
Cleaver East - This sophisticated restaurant is located in the heart of Temple Bar and gives visitors a playful menu with delicious and locally sourced Irish ingredients with infusions from East Asia. Think meat cuts and grilled seafood with a creative flair. They even serve up a mouth-watering bottomless brunch with dishes ranging from a full Irish breakfast to chicken dumplings with soy and chilli dipping sauce.
The legendary nightlife in Dublin is diverse and dynamic, promising a last night of freedom you’ll never forget! From microbreweries to swanky cocktail bars, from rockin’ music venues to traditional Irish pubs, there’s a pub, bar or club for everyone here, no matter what your taste or budget. If you’re looking for hen party ideas in Dublin, we reckon partying at a pub, bar or nightclub will be pretty high up on your priority list.
There’s never a dull moment in the Temple Bar area. We reckon it gives visitors one of the best bar crawls in the world! Your feet barely have time to touch the cobbled pavement between pubs. The party atmosphere spills on to the streets as you mingle with likeminded revellers and enjoy loads of laughs.
As well as top notch drinks, you’ll also be treated to loads of live music from traditional Irish folk to the latest chart hits. Everywhere’s open until the wee hours so get ready for an epic all nighter!
Bar Crawl - A great way to sample all the highlights of Dublin’s nightlife is with one of our bar crawls. You’ll visit at least five pubs and get a free shot in each. What better to discover your favourite bar? And trust us, you’ll be spoilt for choice.
You’ll also be given wristbands which will give you access to loads of other fab discounts and special offers. You can use them all weekend, create your own pub crawl, save money and skip queues. What’s not to love?
Cocktail Making - Cocktail making has got to be one of our most popular activities for hen parties in Dublin! What’s a trip to this party city without a few drinks? Make everything feel even more special by combining this with learning a fun new skill! Head to the Temple Bar Hotel to learn all the tricks of the trade whilst getting your hands on a shot and two cocktails each! The friendly bartender will show you exactly how to mix and muddle as you get competitive with your friends over whose drink looks and tastes the best!
Once you’re all cocktailed out, why not sit down to a tasty two-course meal with either a starter and a main or a main and dessert to line your bellies before you party the rest of the night away? You can tuck into a tempting set menu with traditionally Irish dishes and other European faves. You’re spoilt for choice on a hen night in Dublin!
The Temple Bar - 47-48 Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 N725
Cool and quintessentially Irish, this mega famous bar is in the heart of Temple Bar and offers a warm welcome, a range of delicious drinks and pub grub. Not to mention that it’s won Traditional Irish Music Pub of the Year for more than 10 years. It’s probably the most iconic bar in town, and if it’s a traditional Dublin pub you’re after, this one is hard to beat.
Bad Bobs - 35-37 Essex Street East, Temple Bar, Dublin, D02 Y891
Right in the heart of Temple Bar, you’ll find party hotspot Bad Bobs, the perfect place for an epic night out. With five floors, a night here can be whatever you want; you can throw your best shapes on the dancefloor, chill out on the roof terrace or sip on cocktails in a quiet corner. The choice is yours.
There’s never a bad time of year to go on a hen do in Dublin! Whether you’re a party animal or a culture vulture, there’s always something going on in the Irish capital.
TradFest takes place in January, showcasing the cream of the crop of Irish and international traditional and folk artists with performances, concerts, sessions and workshops. Did we mention that lots of the events were free?
St Patrick’s Day
St Patrick’s Day turns into a whole weekend of partying as more than 100,000 descend on the city to enjoy the epic St Patrick’s Day Festival in March. This celebration of Irish history and culture features dazzling parades, performances from top musicians and dancers, arts and crafts activities and a food and drink fair. The city looks gorgeous as the streets, buildings and public spaces are illuminated by green lights.
Music fans should head to Marlay Park in July for Longitude Festival. Here you can watch of the world’s best hip-hop, R&B and dance acts perform for your entertainment. July also hosts the annual Vodaphone Comedy Festival where more than 100 stand-up comedians from Ireland and all over the globe come to the stage to make everyone LOL.
Dublin Fringe Festival
The city comes alive during these two weeks in September with live performances, music, dramatic arts shows and exciting new ideas. You never know what you might discover at Dublin Fringe Festival.
Bram Stoker Festival
Get into the mood for some spookiness with a hen do in Dublin in October not just with Halloween but with the Bram Stoker Festival, dedicated to the Dubliner and Dracula creator with three fun days of fancy dress parades, walks, talks, plays, screenings and live music. Let’s hear your best Dracula laugh!
Getting to Your Dublin Hen Do
Getting to Dublin is easy and can be done at a value for money price. The easiest way to get there from England is to fly…unless you’re really good at swimming! The flight from London to Dublin is around an hour and 20 minutes or just over an hour from Birmingham, Manchester and Glasgow airports.
There are loads of direct flights and airlines that’ll take you to your Dublin hen party. You can even travel to the Emerald Isle by ferry. It takes between 8 and 9 hours to sail across from Liverpool. And did we mention that it takes just under 2 hours to drive from Belfast to Dublin.
Getting Around During Your Dublin Hen Do
With so much rich, local culture, you’ve got to get out and explore on foot on your hen do in Dublin during the day or night. This is a great way to find some hidden gems and to encounter the famously friendly locals.
Alternatively, you can easily jump on the tram system, called Luas, which has two routes. The city is also served well by buses and, if you fancy a cycle, you can take advantage of the city’s self-service bike rental system.
This awesome hen party playground is so much fun, you’ll never want to leave! Take a look through the activities we offer now. From sporting activities to partying, we’ve got something to put a smile on every hen’s face. Plus, if you’re the one who arranges something they all love for your Dublin hen weekend, you get to take all credit!