When your girls plan your hen party, you’ll obviously want to share as many pics as possible! Thankfully, Ireland is very Instagram worthy.
Here are fifteen different Insta worthy locations for any type of hen, from busy nightlife to high tea!
An hour’s drive from Galway city is Pod Umna Village, set in the heart of Portumna town. Here, they offer an amazing Hen Party Package featuring cocktail making, travel to Galway city for a night of dancing, pampering, racing and more! Turn in each night in one of their Insta worthy, chic glamping pods and you’ve got yourself a great girly weekend with your Galway Girls!
Carlingford, Co Louth offers everything from peaceful, to adventurous to downright mischief. For those in the mood to keep it easy, there’s wine tasting, cooking demos and cocktail mixing and for those wanting to burn some energy, there’s an array of water sports alongside zorbing, laser tag and more. The more mischievous might enjoy the pole dancing, live nude painting and an Ann Summers demonstration. All the while taking in the scenic shots. Who knew there was so much was in one sleepy coastal town?
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Northern Ireland’s capital city thrives with culture, craic and class! Here you and the girls can enjoy dance classes before taking a walk down Cathedral Quarter, visit the world famous site of the Titanic before hitting the town in amazing clubs and bars like The Dirty Onion and Limelight! There’s also spa treatments to avail of or outdoor activities to enjoy too.
For a weekend filled with laughter, why not take part in the Dublin Treasure Hunt? It’s a fantastic way to see Ireland’s capital city as well as bonding with your girls! There’s Temple Bar, Guinness Factory, Dublin Castle, Trinity College and much more to see on this two hour activity. Perfect for them Insta shots too! Hens can then finish the night off with a pub crawl or laughing their socks off at a comedy club.
Powerscourt Resort and Spa
If a weekend on the town is far off your radar, there is always a spa retreat! Powerscourt Resort and Spa in Co. Wicklow boasts not only amazing views, but stunning architecture as well. You and the girls can enjoy luxury treatments, afternoon tea and, if you need to burn some energy, there are group activities on site.
For a more traditional trip, the Arran Island of Inis Oirr will bring an Irish lass back to her roots with pony rides, free running chickens and forts. In the evening there are many traditional pubs for a jig or two! Don’t worry, you and the girls won’t have to squat in an old hut for the night, there is the Aran Islands Hotel that offers a great hen party package! Make sure to spot a lighthouse or two.
Make the trip one to remember with jewellery making, pottery painting and other sentimental pieces handmade by your girls! Or, if that’s not up your street there is always the ‘Culchie Craic Hen‘ booze cruise for the inner country girls on the River Shannon or the Dragon Boat Experience. All the while, there’s plenty of opportunities to snap great pics!
Water loving brides will love the views from the Fermanagh lakelands and her troop will love snapping them even more! There’s an array of water sports activities and the county town of Enniskillen boasts gorgeous restaurants and bars. There’s a range of places to stay from the luxurious Lough Erne Resort to glamping at Finn Lough.
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Hot Air Balloon
Want an activity your bride-to-be will never forget? Well then how about a trip up a hot hair balloon! Hot Air Balloon Flights features a fantastic hen package that holds up to sixteen passengers. See Ireland in a way you never have before – it’s also great way to the ultimate selfie for Instagram!
The rugged landscape of the Burren is located near the Cliffs of Moher, Father Ted’s House and Connemarra National Park – all of which are totally Insta worthy! Adventure loving brides will love the cave tours, hill walks, kayaking and more. Hens will love the quaint little village of Doolin too! There’s also a really fun game called Finding Ted…
Following the adventure theme, Tralee, Co Kerry boasts beautiful scenes unique to Ireland. Much like Carlingford, this quiet town will surprise you with garter making, chocolate making and everything hens would want. Being by the seaside will definitely give great Insta opportunities!
Wild Atlantic Way Roadtrip
Starting at Malin Head, Ireland’s most northerly point, and following the world famous trail to the Haven Coast for southern spirit, and you have a road trip that will leave all your Instagram followers green with envy! There will be no shortage of pit stops and pubs for hen fun along the way.
Ballyknocken, Co. Wicklow
Ballyknocken House, Farm and Cookery School will be a great way to spend a weekend with the girls! The four star Victorian house will not only accommodate you for the weekend but also offer an expert cooking class for all ages. Their hen package also offers activities such as archery, off road driving, sheep herding and more. A laughter-filled weekend is guaranteed.
Clonard House, Mullingar
Really keeping with the Victorian theme is Clonard House, Mullingar. Hen parties don the dresses of servants on arrival and take part in ‘chores’ such a chamber pot races before transforming into the ladies of the manor for afternoon tea and other niceties. The only thing not the same is the ability to put it all on Instagram.
History loving brides will love exploring the oldest town in Ireland! Hen parties can tour the medieval castle dressed up as a witch or other medieval character. There’s also interests for sporty brides too, with the town being a hurling stronghold and rugby boat tours that teach the Haka.
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