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Dublin Hen Party Guide

Posted by Hay Brunsdon on October 30 2013.

Dublin Hen Party Guide

Dublin Hen Party Guide

If you are planning to visit Dublin on your hen weekend, you will not be disappointed! This fascinating city boasts a constant beat of live music, the popping up of many curious markets as well as multiple distilleries to visit. Here are our favourite activities to try out when visiting Ireland.

Dublin Hen Party Guide- Shopping

Dublin is excellent for those looking to while away the day browsing fabulous boutiques in the teeny side-streets snaking off from the famous Grafton Street. After checking out the great independent retailers be sure to head over to St Stephen’s Green shopping centre for high street bargains. A visit to Pennie’s is a must and we love popping into Shag (that stand for Shoes and Bags!)

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Dublin Hen Party Guide – Eating Out

Head to McDaid’s on Harry Street for a cosy luncheon of braised beef stew, or try the Irish classic of boiled ham, cabbage and potatoes, it’s also known to offer one of the best pints of Guinness in the city.

However, if you’re looking to explore the gorgeous old villages surrounding Dublin, venture out for a night at Johnnie Foxes. 30 minutes out of the city this curious gem is one of Ireland’s oldest pubs and is fantastic for fresh oysters as well as their famous ‘Mountain Chowder.’

Dublin Hen Party Guide – Nightlife

Dublin offers a fabulous array of tiny traditional pubs, to lively clubs playing the latest hits. We also have to mention Johnnie Foxes again. Head there for a Hooley; a raucous evening of traditional Irish music and dance – it may well end up being the highlight of your hen weekend.  I even spotted Colin Farrell during my last visit, which is reason enough for any Dublin hen party to swing by.

Dublin Hen Party Guide – Culture and Day Trips

A day out in Dublin is ideal for groups that really want to experience its amazing history (as well as the alcohol!) Enjoy the best of both world with a morning spent at Kilmainham Jail; one of the largest unoccupied gaols in Europe, a tour covers the most heroic and tragic events in Ireland’s emergence as a modern nation. Finish the afternoon with a mosey around the Guinness Factory or the Jameson’s whiskey distillery- both are well worth a visit.

Dublin Hen Party Guide – Entertainment

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Live music in Temple Bar is the perfect starting point for out-of-towners. This area is a network of gorgeous medieval narrow streets filled with a plethora of excellent bars. From Farrington’s to The Temple Bar itself you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to live music and dancing a la our favourite scene from PS. I Love You. We can’t promise Gerard Butler serenading you bur every bar brings in a lively pack of characters from lunchtime to 2am.

If you fancy a break from the crowds why not book one of our fabulous hen party dance lessons – based in your own private function room you can ensure the bride-to-be feels like a true VIP.

Dublin Hen Party Guide R&R

After a weekend of touring through Dublin’s beautiful cobblestone streetscapes we wouldn’t blame you to fancy a lazy Sunday afternoon trip to an award winning spa. Why not try The Spa at The Shelbourne for one of their signature indulgences? Your party will be greet with a chilled glass of Champagne before their expert therapists use warm massage stones to envelope the skin in a fine caviar mask. This luxurious treat is perfect for a bridal party looking to escape the stresses of wedding planning.

For further information to help you plan your Dublin hen party why not try the Visit Dublin website?

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