#FancyTrends: An Irish Hen Party

By: Carol

#FancyTrends: An Irish Hen Party

Don’t fancy travelling for the Hen Party? You don’t need to ladies! Check out this weeks #FancyTrends: An Irish Hen Party and discover just how much fun you can have on our Emerald Isle!

So the hen party planning has begun and you are deciding where to go right? Ideally you would love to be sitting pool side with the hens in Marbella while you sip on a cocktail. However, this dream usually stays a dream… But don’t fret ladies! You can have just as fun (if not more) on our little island. Keep reading to find out how!

Why Ireland?

Ireland is a fantastic location for a hen party ladies. It’s a great location for anything really, but particularly a celebration! Ireland may not have the best weather but it sure is beautiful. Whether you head to Killarney, Carrick On Shannon or Cork, there is so much beautiful scenery to enjoy. With stunning locations like the Dingle Peninsula, the Killarney National Park and the Aran Islands, you are spoiled for choice.


We have incredible culture on this little island. With our own language, traditional music and of course St Patricks Day, we are a proud island that always provides a bit of craic! You are sure to stumble across many bars with a fabulous trad band playing inside, a friendly crowd and a cold pint to enjoy. You cannot get any better than that!


The food is simply the best in Ireland. Because of our location we provide the highest quality seafood, meats and dairy. Over the last few years, the food scene in Ireland is expanding and thriving. You can find any type of cuisine that takes your fancy. From traditional pub grub, French food to Italian and more, you and the girls can tuck into something truly delicious before continuing the festivities elsewhere. Perfect!


The people are sound! You will not come across a friendlier bunch than the Irish ladies. No matter where you go in Ireland, you will come across a friendly face that will have no problem giving you directions, recommendations for what to do or just to have a chat by the bar. This is fantastic when it comes to hen parties!

Hen Party Must Haves

Locations and activities

There are so many locations to choose from in Ireland. Some of the most popular locations for hen parties include;

As you might be aware already, Carrick On Shannon is a very popular location for hen parties. And it is easy to see why! Carrick On Shannon is only two hours from Dublin and two and a half hours from Belfast. In this stunning town you and the hens will enjoy some amazing restaurants, charming bars, beautiful scenery and interesting history. Not only this but TheFancyHen.ie have some fantastic packages that will make your celebration even better! If the bride-to-be is the more creative type, why not consider Fascinator Making or an Up-Cycle Class. If you are looking for something a little more exciting, CSI Save The Groom is a hilarious activity that all the hens will adore. For something truly special, enjoy a Party Boat Cruise with music, drinks and tons of fun. How fabulous!?

Killarney is a no-brainer when it comes to hen parties. It is so well known for it’s beauty, sophistication and, of course, its nightlife. Enjoy your beautiful surroundings before the festivities begin or the morning after to clear your head. Visit the Killarney National Park, Torc Waterfall or the stunning Lakes of Killarney. The nightlife is always buzzing and you are bound to run into a few other hens and stags for even more fun. If you are looking for a bit of trad music, you have found the right place. Sit back and relax or get up and have a jig with the ladies. You know you want to! TheFancyHen.ie have some fantastic packages to choose from too. Chill out with a trip to a luxurious Spa, some classy Afternoon Tea or have tons of fun with an energetic Dance Class. The choice is yours.

Galway has always been a hit with hen parties. Not to mention when Ed Sheeran made a appearance! If the bride-to-be is a “Galway Girl”, TheFancyHen.ie can make sure she has an amazing weekend. Some of our fantastic packages include a Gin Tea Party, Glamping, Karaoke and lots more! No matter what the bride-to-be and the group are looking for, Galway has something for everyone. This vibrant city is packed full with the best restaurants, charming bars, exciting nightclubs and luxurious accommodation.

Without a doubt, Dublin is a fantastic location for a hen party. Whether you are looking for something laid back or something exciting, you will find it in Dublin. Being the capital city, Dublin is easily accessible by car, train or bus. In the city you will find it so easy to get around with the Luas, taxis and even by foot. As a lot of the hotels we work with are located in the city, you and the hens can have less time travelling and more time celebrating. Perfect! When it comes to activities, TheFancyHen.ie offer it all. From Cocktail Making to Wine Tasting to Paintball and more, you have so much to choose from.

To hear more about these fantastic hen party packages in Ireland, drop us a line on +353 51 393 000 or email info@thefancyhen.ie today. If there is something you like and don’t see here, contact TheFancyHen.ie team and we will be happy to help!



If you are planning a classy hen party we are here to help. Get in touch and we will build you a fabulous hen party.


What Others Say

Thanks we had a great weekend. Activity was great fun along and food was lovely in the restaurant.

- Helen O’Keeffe, Galway Hen Party

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