Why Choose Dublin for Your Hen Party?
If you want to celebrate in Ireland, there’s nothing better than the hen party ideas in Dublin. The capital of the Republic of Ireland has a vast choice of activities to suit any type of budding bride! Your Dublin weekend can effortlessly be a combo of the rich history of Ireland and hilarious experiences all in one. There’s options for classy daytime experiences and traditional night out activities. Effortlessly create the perfect weekend with the finest accommodation too.
Dublin is not only the capital of the Republic of Ireland, it’s also brimming with traditional Irish pubs such as Grogan’s, Kehoes Pub and Toners Pub. Not to forget the stunning attractions around the city, ranging from the relaxing National Botanic Gardens all the way to Dublinia. If you’re wanting a weekend in Dublin, be prepared for an unbelievable variety of themed dance experiences and over 600 pubs to celebrate the last blowout in. Although this city has been transformed over the years there’s no doubt everywhere you go you will find innovative bars like Dice Bar and restaurants such as 777 and Boxty House along with some lively nightlife in top areas like Temple Bar District, Harcourt Street & St. Kevin’s District.
As well as all the nightlife, you can find some of the most popular activities (from across the UK) right in the heart of Dublin. Dublin itself is a city that attracts thousands of visitors each year, and with 1.5 million people who live there. It’s not hard to see why everyone thinks this Irish city is so great. And there is so much to do here, from exploring Dublin castle to checking out Ireland's oldest pub (The Brazen Head). You will have so much to do in this city.
Whilst having a walk around, why not visit some of the amazing talking statues dotted around the city? There’s heaps of interesting museums for you and the girls to pop into, from geological exhibits at the National Museum of Ireland Natural History all the way to The National Leprechaun Museum where you can discover Celtic culture.
- Country: Ireland
- Language: English & Gaelic
- Currency: Euros
- Cost of a pint: €7-9
- Airport: Dublin Airport
- Flight duration: 1-2 hours
Top 10 Hen Do Activities in Dublin
When it comes to the variety of activities in Dublin, the choice can be overwhelming. Because the capital is such a popular place to celebrate it can be difficult to find your favourite without drowning! To help, we’ve collected our data to reveal the top ten experiences – see them all below.
Unleash your creative side during your party as you and the girls watch a model disrobe and pose in a variety of positions as you attempt to sketch them on to paper!
Add adventure into your celebrations as you and the girls split into teams and battle it out across a variety of challenges and trivia all ran from a smartphone device.
Get the girls busting out their best moves during your weekend as you learn a fully choreographed dance routine from a teacher with a theme of your choice.
Put your chef’s hat on and head to an Italian restaurant as you and the girls toss dough, pour sauce and add deliciously fresh Italian toppings on to your personal pizzas!
He did put a ring on it, so now it’s time to celebrate by learning hit moves and gestures from Beyoncé’s career along to some of her best music.
No celebration is complete without some traditional Irish dancing where the girls will bust out moves to Irish music taught to them by a professional dance instructor.
Battle it out against the girls to your favourite songs as you split into teams and learn a choreographed routine to perform in the ultimate battle as you lip sync along into microphones.
Make your party one to remember with tons of hunky male strippers that will get your hearts racing whilst your sip on tasty glasses of bubbly!
Throw it back to the 80’s with the girls as you dress up in neon colours and learn a fun choreographed routine to songs such as Fame and Girls Just Wanna Have Fun!
If the bride to be is a fan of Grease, then she’ll love being part of the pink ladies crew whilst she learns cracking dance moves to songs from the film.
Hopefully these activities have given you a bit of inspiration. If not, there’s plenty of other ideas to choose from in our complete list of experiences above too.
Places to Eat in Dublin?
Dublin is known for its food and has become a vibrant city of food over the last decade, it has been a must-stop on any proper European trip for this reason. If you’re looking for some restaurant inspiration for a cheeky pitstop on the Dublin hen do, then a popular hotspot in the city is a Mexican restaurant called 777 but if you’re after more of an Irish based restaurant then Boxty House is a good one to experience.
Be sure to try the Barmbrack this is what the city is famous for, which is a bread that contains sultanas and raisins. And of course, all of this can be washed down with a pint of the famously made Guinness, apparently it tastes better in Ireland. Another great place for some food is the Elephant & Castle Temple Bar. An American restaurant that can provide you with all your American-style comfort food.
For your classic Irish dishes you may want to head to Quays. A ‘down to earth dining room’ tht can provide you with chowder, stew and boxty cake for example. If you are heading to Dublin during the Spring/Summer months make sure you stop off at Cloud Nine. An ice cream parlour that has an unbeatable supply of ice creams, waffles and more!
Where to Shop in Dublin?
Most of your time in Dublin will probably be spent on the Temple Bar side of the River Liffey. But if you make your way over the iconic Ha’penny Bridge and head straight up Liffey Street you will find shopping paradise. Here you will find Jervis Shopping Centre and Ilac Shopping Centre. Two huge shopping centres in the centre of Dublin that house all of your main high street brands.
In all the streets around these shopping centres you will be able to find a variety of other high street brands and unique vintage stores where you will be able to find one off pieces. So whether you are after a full shopping spree in between your activities or just a quick window shop you will have plenty to keep you busy around Dublin.
Guide to Dublin Nightlife for Hen Parties
Lets' be honest, a big part of 99.9% of weekend's is drinking, and a Dublin hen do doesn't disappoint! Dublin has a mind boggling number of bars in fact there is over 600 licensed boozers so you’ll be spoilt for choice on where to go for a drink. Dublin has one of the youngest populations with 50% of the population averaging around 25 years old - meaning loads of good nightlife spots!
Temple Bar District
This district is probably one of the most popular areas of Dublin, the Temple Bar District is where all of the biggest and the best drinking spots in the city. The main thing everyone knows about the Temple Bar District is of course the iconic and extremely famous Temple Bar. Have you even been to Dublin if you haven’t had a drink in Temple Bar?
The Temple Bar story goes way back to 1840 and has become a well-loved bar where you can enjoy some food, a drink with friends and enjoying some traditional Irish music from local singers and bands! The atmosphere here is incredible and definitely worth the visit if you are around this area.
Another place that has a variety of live music events and club nights is The Workman’s Club. This multi-floor venue is on the edge of the Temple Bar district and can provide you with a variety of different gigs, and events that are definitely worth looking into during your time in the Temple Bar District.
And finally if you and the girls want to dance to all the best 90s songs that everyone knows and loves head to Pop City. A 90s themed nightclub that can have you and the girls dancing the night away and partying like your back in the 1990s!
Harcourt Street & St. Kevin’s District
If you head just further down from the Temple Bar District you will eventually find Harcourt Street & St. Kevin’s District. Here there are an abundance of incredible bars, pubs, clubs and eateries that are perfect for your night out celebrations. if you and the girls want somewhere where you can enjoy a cocktail or two and have some fun then you’re in the right place.
First up, right in the corner of Harcourt Street is Dtwo Bar. Here you will find an award winning all-weather beer garden and an incredible selection of cocktails, wine, gin, whisky and more! This bustling bar has an incredible atmosphere and venue to match where you and the girls can enjoy the start of your night. Or head over to Odeon Dublin just down the road.
Odeon Dublin is an extremely classy bar where you can enjoy cocktails created by their own skilled mixologists. They are known for their amazing drinks and the atmosphere it has. Every Friday and Saturday they have some of the top DJ’s which is what makes it one of the best party venues around.
And for your nightclub try out the incredibly famous Copper Face Jacks. It’s known all around by all the locals and its visitors for being the one of the best nightclub hotspots in the whole country. This incredible venue is open 7 nights a week and can provide you with a unique and memorable night.
What Are the Reasons to Visit Dublin?
Everyone knows that the Irish are some of the friendliest people around. They’re known for their charm and craic which you will be able to see all around Dublin.
How Close It Is!
You can jet off to the Irish capital in just over an hour and a half! Meaning a weekend in Dublin is more than enough time to enjoy all that the city has to offer.
Dublin has some impressive history throughout the city with its iconic landmarks like the castle for example.
Guinness is brewed in Dublin and a trip here isn’t complete without tasting where it’s made or heading to the Guinness Storehouse.
Incredible Hen Party Activities
There are so many amazing activities waiting for you to enjoy. Whether you want to dance the day away or explore the city with a treasure hunt.
Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Dublin Hen Party
No matter what plans you have during your weekend it’s important that you get the most out of your celebration. After all Dublin is a huge capital and there is so much to see and do here so when you have a free afternoon or a couple of hours make sure you fill it with all the wonderful things to do in Dublin. First off is the iconic Guinness Storehouse, the birthplace of Guinness and a great place to go to learn all about how its brewed and the history behind the highly loved Irish drink.
Another iconic place in Dublin that is basically one of the city’s landmarks is Temple Bar. This bar is an extremely famous bar that everyone who visits Dublin has to stop by in and have a drink. There are usually live bands and performers throughout the week to keep its visitors entertained. Speaking of iconic, Dublin Castle is an extremely impressive landmark that has some amazing history behind it. If you have time take one of their guided tours around the castle grounds.
For some free time on a sunny day head over to Phoenix Park, an enormous green area that is the largest enclosed public park in a capital city in the whole of Europe, impressive right? There is a variety of different areas of the park that you and the girls can explore too!
How to Get Around Dublin?
Dublin is a huge city which means public transport is a great thing to use if you aren’t hiring a car or don’t want to walk. Dublin Bus is a huge network full of hundreds of bus stops around the city running from the city centre to the outskirts of Dublin. Remember though, unless you have a Leap Card you have to pay for the bus with exact change you can’t use a card or notes.
If you are having a day staying in the city centre, you will be able to walk around with no problem at all! Dublin centre is extremely easy to walk around and you can easily get from Temple Bar to Guinness Storehouse with less than a 20-minute walk.
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