You may want to begin your hen party with a relaxed and indulgent afternoon tea at one of the cities iconic hotels, or really spoil yourselves with a spa and pamper treatment. This is a great way to kick things off in style and to spend some quality time with the girls and feel chilled out and ready for the rest of your hen do activities.
Go wild in the outdoors and have a great time white water rafting or bring out your competitive streak with a go karting experience to really get the adrenalin pumping. If you and your hens are Dirty Dancing fans, then get together for a great giggle and a lesson with a professional choreographer who will teach you all the moves from the film. If you fancy trying something a little cheekier, then a pole dancing lesson with a professional instructor is a great way to learn some sexy moves along with a whole dance routine, that you may even want to show off later on the dance floor.
When it’s time to make plans for the evening, try your luck at the casino before heading to a comedy club to guarantee a night full of laughs. Fill your night with sparkle and glamour at a spectacular cabaret show and be entertained by a variety of performers. If you want to put your dancing shoes on, then you can get all dressed up and dance the night away at one of Dublin’s top nightclubs.
Dublin airport is 15 km from the city centre, a journey that typically takes around 20 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Flights from England to Dublin take between 1 and 1.5 hours. The main airlines for this route are Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways and you can fly here from all major UK airports.
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We all love the idea of afternoon tea at the moment, it s a real girlie hang out for the afternoon. If you want to go all posh on it, then head to the Merrion Hotel, Westin, or Gresham and do it in plush surroundings. Alternatively head to Queen of Tarts beside Temple Bar or if you want a complete alternative head to The Fumbally, the coolest hangout cafe in Dub at the moment!
So predictable, but so good!! All the hotels do this, but with a high price tag – head to the likes of The Havana on George’s Street for good Tapas and Cocktails, or lots of the bars do early bird specials on cocktails. The buzz at the moment is a pop up cocktail speakeasy called The Blind Pig – there is a secret entrance, a password to get in, brill cocktails and atmosphere! Super cool and hire-able for a private gig!
Grafton Street is super cool on a Sat afternoon for a browse and to catch the buskers at work and BT (Brown Thomas) or BT2 is worth a look. If you are here make sure to stroll through Stephen’s Green Park and feed the ducks! Down on the other side of the river is Henry Street which has all the top high street names and a really great store called Arnotts which carries all the brand names and is great to browse.
If you’re in Ireland why not try something Irish – Irish Ceilí Dancing is just about the best laugh you will have, it’s really brilliant fun and will get all the girls laughing and involved. There is a great package where you learn to dance at a place called “The Church” (yes, for real) and afterwards can have a cocktail and some grub at their cool bar!!
Sometimes the girls will want a bit of culture and a great way to see the town and all the main hop spots is to take the bus – there are a couple of open top tours which are good, we always recommend taking one that has a live commentary – far better. The Viking Splash is also a laugh, you get to round Dublin in this amphibious vehicle with Viking hats on, shouting at everyone and the vehicle then enters the water for a splash!!