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Kilkenny for a Hen Party

3 Dec 2019

Kilkenny is a beautiful medieval town located in Ireland and it’s steeped in Irish history. Over the years Kilkenny has built up quite an impressive reputation as a hen and stag party destination and it’s a very popular location all year round for both hen parties and stag parties.

As well as that, Kilkenny is also roughly the midpoint between Cork, Dublin, Waterford, Galway, Limerick and Wexford. That alone makes it clear as to why Kilkenny is a hen party hotspot because it’s roughly the same distance if you’re travelling from any of the above cities and towns.

But you’re not here for that stuff! You’re here to find out exactly why Kilkenny is a hotspot for both hen parties and stag parties. So let’s get into it. Here’s Kilkenny for a Hen Party!

1. Ease of Access

As we mentioned above, Kilkenny is pretty much the midpoint of Ireland and this makes it so easy to travel to whether it’s by privately hired transport or public transport. Bus and train routes both make Kilkenny a very accessible spot and they both have pretty regular services.

2. Activities

Kilkenny has so many activities that are perfectly suited to all hen parties! On top of all of the usual activities like cocktail classes, dance classes, and paintballing, Kilkenny also has some activities that are specific to the area and are difficult to find in other areas such as a Medieval Tour and a game of The Cube.

3. Food & Drink

There are so many places to eat and drink in Kilkenny and its compact size means that every place is nice and close by. Line the tummies with some delicious food and then head on a short walk to a fab pub and hit the drinks with the girls. Live music is also a regular occurrence in Kilkenny so keep an eye out for that on your hen party.

4. Nightlife

When you’re getting a little tipsy and you feel like dancing, there are a few nightclubs in Kilkenny to choose from. Get ready to dance the night away and keep the fun and drinks coming til late!

5. Accommodation

Kilkenny is one of those places that’s a nice mix of country town with a little bit of the city feel. That means it brings some nice selection to the accommodation front. Fancy some glamping? Kilkenny has it. Fancy a nice hotel room? Kilkenny also has that. Whichever way you want to hit the hay, Kilkenny provides plenty of choice.

On top of all of this Kilkenny is a fab town that has a very welcoming feel and you’ll feel super relaxed from the moment you arrive with the hen party because the town is full of life with plenty of great characters to be found around the place.

If you think Kilkenny is the place for you then check out our Kilkenny Hen Party package and we can get a fantastic hen party planned for you and your ladies.

Kate Hyde
Kate Hyde
Kate, originally from Cork, founded in 2008 in her spare bedroom in Waterford. Since then, the company has grown to 6 websites in our group across 4 countries. Kate is an expert on hen party and stag party planning and organisation and is even the author of a book on the topic - “How to Hen Party - the Essential Guide” (Currach Press).
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