Welcome to Dublin
Where do we start, there is so much to do in Dublin, it's going to be hard to list it all here. So many brilliant pubs - all different ones - classy, student, old traditional, karoke to name but a few. Brilliant nightclubs of course and so many different places to eat, our capital really has it all to offer.
You are guaranteed to meet a henparty if you go to one of the superpubs or nightclubs - that has to be said, but you can go to smaller places. The only other thing about having a henparty in a city is that you can tend to 'lose' people later on in the night.
Dublin is a great hen location for those coming from abroad as it gives the Irish flavour with the cosmopolitan side of a major city
Dublin has been described as the party capital of Europe and with the vast choice of pubs, clubs & restaurants located around every street corner it hardly needs explaining
Temple Bar is the area of Dublin most people think of when they think of henparties in Dublin. Temple Bar is the party central with ‘hen friendly’ pubs, many offering special deals for henparties.
If walking and exploring if your game you can easily discover Dublin on foot. Walking maps are easily found in most newsagents in the city
Have a henparty picnic in many of Dublin's green spaces – Phoenix Park, Herbert Park, Iveagh Gardens or go down to Sandymount Strand. For those wanting to stay near the heart of Dublin have a champers or sparkling wine lunch in St Stephen's Green or Merrion Square both smack bang in the city centre.
If you want a bit of culture on top of the partying there are theatres all over Dublin to chose from, including the Gaiety, one of the most famous theatres in Ireland.
Shopping – well ladies what can we say. As Ireland's capital city it just doesn’t get any better and we don’t need to explain why – markets, shopping centres, high street shops, high end boutiques, vintage boutiques and more, and more and more. Dublin is ideal for the shopping henparty.
The central shopping area from Henry Street to O' Connell Street and across the river to Grafton Street.
Need a quiet moment, wander into Trinity College, sit down and people watch. It's very pretty with it's old buildings and it's cobblestones. Are you a nerd - have a look at the Book of Kells.
Want to feel the water under your feet - there's a restaurant on a canal barge or a restaurant on a boat by the Docklands.
There are fabulous food markets to visit with food from all around the world - we particularly like the Epicurean Food Hall just off Middle Abbey St where you can enjoy a choice of chinese,korean italian, greek, thai and other ethnic restaurants.
In terms of pubs and clubs the choice is mind blowing – need we say more.
There are some downsides to a Dublin Hen – having a henparty in a city that size isn’t everyones cup of tea – it's easy to get lost and suddenly you find it is 11.30 and you have only had one drink. A bit of planning goes a long way.
Because it's Ireland's capital, accommodation can often be expensive so you need to shop around if you are looking for bargains but these days there are deals to be had.
Check out our Directory of services for hotels, restaurants, activities and more.