Dublin Hen Do

Experience the craic as you party hard on your hen do in Dublin, a city known for its banging nightlife, buzzing live music scene and fascinating history!
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Dublin Hen Parties

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.

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?

Hen Party Activities in Dublin

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. If you’re a group of dancefloor divas, you’ll also have a blast at our Single Ladies Dance Class, celebrating all things Beyoncé. You can even try Pole Dancing a go if you’re feeling adventurous!

Embrace some of that Irish cheekiness with some hen party Life Drawing in Dublin! You’ll be in hysterics as a nude male model de-robes before your eyes. With absolutely nothing left to the imagination, it’s now your turn to draw everything you see (yes, everything!) on the paper in front of you under the watchful eye of a professional art teacher.

We all love a bit of sightseeing but what makes it even more enjoyable? Food, of course! Tuck into delicate sandwiches, delicious cakes and scones (everyone’s fave!) as you see all the famous landmarks on this Afternoon Tea Bus.

Dublin was founded by Vikings in the 9th century so why not relive this bit of history in a really fun way with our Viking Splash Tour? This amphibious vehicle will take you round all the awesome city sights, giving you an overview of their history with entertaining commentary. Once you’ve explored the city sights, you’ll splash into the Grand Canal Basin to see the waterside sights.

Want to warm up and dry off somewhere really relaxing? Head on a Spa Day with the girls and relax to the max in the luxury swimming pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. You’ll also get your choice of treatment, from massages to facials, for 30 indulgent minutes. Sounds heavenly, right?

Reviews for Dublin hen activities

Bubble Football

Quality activity this and a cracking venue the bar does great food and the best pint of Guinness we had the whole trip.

Stephen Smith
Single Ladies Dance Class

Absolutely loved the activities, as did the rest of the hens!! Jen was the best instructor ever!

Courtney Taylor
Nude Life Drawing with a Male Model

The facilities were OK was just slightly dark and dingy in the room where we had to complete the drawing. The staff was very friendly and made it a fun event

Kelly Chamberlain
Irish Dance Party

The people who ran it were great, hilarious sense of humour.

Amy Wilson

Did you know?

  • Dublin has a younger population than any other European city with around 50% of people being 25 or under.
  • Dublin was originally called Dubh Linn which meant Black Pool.
  • Guinness Storehouse’s Gravity Bar is the highest bar in the city at 46m off the ground. As you can imagine, the views from here are incredible.
  • There are less calories in a pint of Guinness (198) than a pint of orange juice (222), not that calories count on a hen weekend in Dublin!
  • Dubliners have hilarious nicknames for their famous statues. Will you encounter the Tart with the Cart, the Floozy in the Jacuzzi or the Hags with the Bags?
  • Dublin’s O’Connell Bridge that crosses the River Liffey is one of the only bridges in Europe to be as wide as it is long.
  • As Dublin is a UNESCO City of Literature, it’s no surprise that it’s spawned four Nobel prize winners as well as famous Trinity College graduates including poet and playwright Oscar Wilde and Dracula author Bram Stoker.
  • The Brazen Head on Bridge Street is the oldest pub in Ireland, dating back to 1198.
  • If you’re a fan of Dublin rockers U2, you’ve got to visit Windmill Lane Studios where you’ll find the U2 wall that’s covered in graffiti from fans from all over the world.
  • Some remains of St Valentine are kept at Whitefriar Street Carmelite Church along with a shrine to the patron saint of love.
  • Dublin born playwright and activist, George Bernard Shaw was the first person in history to win an Oscar and a Nobel Prize. He received both for Pygmalion.
  • One of Ireland’s greatest mysteries is the disappeared of the Irish Crown Jewels. They were stolen from Dublin Castle in 1907 and never found.
  • Random fact time; the biggest cake ever baked here was made to celebrate the 1988 city millennium. It weighed a whopping 13.5 stone! Don’t know if you girls could eat it all but it’d be fun trying, right?
  • Ireland’s won the Eurovision Song Contest more times than any other country, seven in total. There most recent winner was Dublin-born Eimear Anna Quinn in 1996.
  • Dublin Bay held the world's first recorded open yacht race in 1663.

Dublin in numbers

  • Dublin spans 44 square miles, offering loads to explore during your Dublin hen party.
  • This Irish city is massively popular with hen and stag groups. It’s estimated that at least 600 groups are celebrating their pre-nuptial parties in Dublin every weekend.
  • While it’s been long rumoured that there are 666 pubs in the city, there’s actually more than 1,000.
  • It’s estimated that Dubliners drink almost 10,000 pints an hour from Friday night to Sunday morning. Reckon you could keep up on your Dublin hen night?
  • St James's Gate brewery brews a whopping three million pints of Guinness every day!
  • Guinness is the world’s best-selling stout with 10 million glasses sold every day in 150 countries.
  • Phoenix Park spans 1,750 acres and one of the biggest walled parks in Europe.
  • Dublin Zoo opened in 1831, making it the third oldest zoo in the world. The famous roaring lion that stars in the opening of early MGM films was born here in 1919.
  • Despite their name, the Dublin Mountains are technically too small to be officially classed as mountains. The Sugarloaf is the highest at 423.5m.
  • The Spire of Dublin is a 390ft tall, stainless steel monument on O’Connell Street. It’s often hilariously referred to by locals as the Stiletto in the Ghetto and the Stiffy by the Liffey!

Local Celebs

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.

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.

Tickle your taste buds with a delicious three-course meal at the Temple Bar Hotel in Dublin. 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?

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!

A great way to sample all the highlights of Dublin’s nightlife is with our Unlimited Weekend Pub Crawl . You’ll visit at least five pubs and get a free shot in each.

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?

Hen party Cocktail Making in Dublin has got to be one of our most popular activities! What’s a trip to Dublin 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!

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 trad and folk artists with performances and workshops.

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.

Get into the mood for some spookiness with a hen do in Dublin in October not just with Halloween by with 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.

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.

Fancy a Hen Party in Dublin?

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!

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