Not all Hen Parties of course want to be chasing over the rough terrain and sweating like ponies and have every stitch of clothing welded to their bodies with perspiration, Some will come with a more leisurely agenda.
These girls are well catered for as they can indulge in some serious retail therapy within the City itself. There are some great bars and restaurants and a nice selection of Hotels, bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering apartments to choose from.
For the more active Hen Parties, interested in burning off the calories the options are wide ranging, Angling at the river Whitewater, Golfing at Clover Hill, Horse riding at the Oakwood riding centre or Jet-skiing or mountain biking out at Warrenpoint.
Alternative options are Hill climbing, cycling and walking tours and in case the weather is wet, there are leisure centres providing indoor facilities.
If sight seeing is what your group fancy then take a step back in time at an ancient castle and get to know more about the father of three literary giants.
Annalong Cornmill built in 1830 and Bagenal’s Castle built in the 16th century along with the adjoining 19th century warehouse.
The Bronte Homeland interpretive centre, the farm where Patrick, father of the Bronte sisters was born and reared.
A visit to Ti Chulainn Cultural activity centre is also worth while.
Back to the reality world, shopaholics can rummage through shops full of designer gear and elegant threads and for gifts for the mother in law, some nice ceramics.
Newry boasts a 100 year old market with stalls full of colourful crafts and bric-a-brac. The Quays and Buttercrane shopping centres have fabulous department stores plus plenty of Boutiques shopping to keep a Hen Party busy.
Newry is less than an Hours drive from Dublin and is a great shopping destination for people south of the border.
Dundalk and Drogheda are just down the road and Belfast is just a stones throw north of Newry.