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Our Guide to Hen Party Ideas and Activities in Galway

10 Jul 2023
Galway Hen Party Packages - Activities, Accomodation, Food, Pubs and Clubs

While weddings are all about bringing two halves together as one, a hen party is all about bringing another kind of love together - friendship. The hen party is one night (or several) where you bring your nearest and dearest together for a spectacular celebration of love, laughter and adventure!

But where do you start your hen party adventure? For those living in the beautiful harbour city of Galway or those who want to go on a hen party getaway right on the coast, we have a list of hen party ideas and activities in Galway that will blow you away.

Get ready for a detailed list outlining the best hen party ideas and activities in Galway!

Galway as a Hen Party Destination

Galway rests on the River Corrib between Lough Corrib and Galway Bay, a beautiful backdrop for a hen party adventure. Galway boasts a fantastic heritage and culture, with diverse festivals each year that every bridal party will enjoy!

With close to 500 pubs across Galway, and approximately 120 festivals and events each year, Galway is a hub of adventure waiting to be explored. Regardless of the interests of the bridal party, Galway has something to offer everyone! You are guaranteed to have a great night with a range of restaurants, bars, hotels, attractions, clubs and more!

Whether you are planning a hen party for foodies, nature lovers or people who love a party, we have the answer below.

Galway Adventure and Outdoor Activities

Galway Glamping Getaway

The first hen party activity in Galway on our list is a glamping getaway!

If the bride loves getting close to nature, but some of the hen party is more of a hotel kind of crowd, a glamping Galway hen party could be the answer. Glamping combines the luxury feel of a hotel with all the wonders that nature has to offer.

Glamping typically includes facilities and comfortable accommodations, elevating traditional camping into a more luxurious experience.

Chat around a campfire while you talk about the past and what the future might bring.

Galway River Cruise

All aboard for the best hen party experience on the Corrib Princess. Enjoy a relaxed atmosphere on board the luxurious Corrib Princess as you sail from Woodquay in the heart of Galway City along the famous Steamers Line.

Take in the sights as you unwind on a boat, surrounded by friends. This hen party package is an ideal way to relax after months of planning for the wedding! The bride and bridal party can rest, relax and reminisce as the sights of Galway pass the cruise.

Pedal Power Galway

You can take the pub on the go with this hen party idea!

Hop onto Galways's newest form of transportation as you pedal power your way around Galway, all while spending time with your friends, seeing the sights and making memories.

This hen party idea is perfect for 8 - 28 people, making it ideal for those with a large group of friends. Blue tooth speakers are on board, so you can take the music with you and listen to your favourite tunes as you cycle around the beautiful city of Galway.

See the sights, enjoy food and drink promotions and play your own tunes on the sound system for a memorable hen party.

Asylroom in Galway

If outdoor activities aren't the bride's idea of a good time but you still want a fun activity, we have an alternative option, ideal for any hen party that loves a mystery.

Asylroom is an escape room in Galway and is an immersive experience where the hen party is locked in a themed room. You then have to solve a mystery to get out - and there are only 60 minutes to solve the mystery. This hen party idea is an excellent way to prompt laughter and can kick-start your night.

The only question left to ask is, will you be able to solve the mystery?

Galway Food & Drink Activities

Galway Food Tours

Every foodie bridal party deserves a culinary experience that will be the talk of the friend group for years! Galway Food Tours will take you on a culinary walking tour of Galway to taste the wonders of this wonderful harbour city while seeing the sights and making memories with your friends.

From oysters to cheese, and Sushi to Doughnuts, not all at the same time, of course, you will encounter a culinary experience to remember.

10 different venues are on this Galway food tour, allowing you to experience different cuisines and tastes.

Galway Hen Party Pub Crawl

If the bridal party wants to have the opportunity to explore new places, make new friends and see more of what Galway has to offer, then a hen party pub crawl would be perfect.

This incredible package includes visits to 4 pubs with live music and DJs, a free shot in every pub and free entry into Galway's HOTTEST nightclub, plus added benefits sprinkled onto.

The package is made even better by the fact that it is free for the hen of the night.

Galway Beauty & Wellness Activities

Spa Packages at the Pillo Hotel in Galway

If you are searching for a luxurious hen party, look no further than the spa packages available at the Pillo Hotel in Galway.

Different packages are available to suit you, from a hotel stay with cocktails, canapes and Swedish back massages, to a two-night stay with spa treatments and thermal suite time slots.

You will feel pampered and ready for the big day after a night at this elegant hotel and spa. Plus, you can unwind after months of wedding prep and planning to ensure you are rested for the big day.

Hen Party Photoshoot

Surrounded by friends in a beautiful city, you want to remember those moments for a lifetime, and what better way than with a professional photoshoot?

Yann Studios Photography in Galway City will ensure your hen party succeeds with an experience that prompts laughter, fun and memories.

The team at Yann Studies will share tips on how to work the camera and capture the most natural photographs as you all chat and make the most of this experience.

You will have a moment in time that you can treasure forever.

And that’s not all…

Galway has so much to offer that the activities list isn't over yet! Additional hen party activities in Galway include dance classes, murder mystery nights, escape rooms, ring-making classes, archery, paintball, disco, karting and more!

Galway has so much to offer! Aside from its picturesque landscapes and medieval heritage, it has so many weird and wonderful little things hidden all over the city, and our team can help you uncover those secret spaces.

Our team at Henparty.i.e can give you a full breakdown of all our wonderful hen packages and create a suitable package for your bridal party! Whether you want wild and new or calm and collected, we can guide you towards the hen party that suits the entire bridal party.

The Best Galway Pubs & Bars for your Hen Party

Galway has everything you could want for the bride, including a long list of top-class bars! Whether you are searching for a wild one with a selection of cocktails, or a cosy, quiet pub where you can all catch up, you will find the perfect place in Galway.

Forster Court Hotel and Hyde Bar Galway

If outdoor activities aren’t quite your cup of tea, a boutique-style hotel in the heart of Galway City could be the answer.

The Forster Court Hotel and Hyde Bar is a stylish hotel just minutes from Eyre Square.

You will feel like royalty surrounded by the newly refurbished decor, featuring muted tones and stylish features, with a choice of room sizes.

The fun doesn't stop there, as the newly opened award-winning Hyde Bar and Gin Parlour combines a menu bursting with local flavours and killer cocktails. There is a drink for every member of the hen party.


Coyotes is a popular hen party destination, not just because it has a VIP lounge! Coyotes have special hen party packages, which can include cocktail making masterclasses, dance classes and even Karaoke!


If you want more history around you while you drink, you can try Taaffes, one of Galway's best-known and oldest bars. Taaffes has operated as a pub for over 150 years, and the building itself dates back even further! If your hen party is looking for Traditional Irish music with a range of people around you, then look no further than Taaffes.

Tigh Nora

Galway has the answer for the bridal party that loves gin! With over 200 different gins and tonics, Tigh Nora is the place to be for any hen party.

The highlight of this popular Galway bar is the gin masterclass. The entire hen party will go through a fun and interactive gin and tonic experience. You will all learn about different types of gin, what tonics to pair with your drinks and the best garnishes to add.

Don't worry; for the hens that aren't the biggest gin fans, Tigh Nora also serves wine, bubbly, spirits, draught beer and more.

Where to stay in Galway for a Hen Party?

7 Cross Street in Galway

If you are searching for elegance, a night of luxury and class, then 7 Cross Street in Galway is calling your name.

You and the bridal party can kick back and live like queens in this townhouse! This hen party retreat will be a weekend to remember, as it is located in the heart of the city, which means you will have access to the nightlife, pubs, restaurants, spa treats, culture and more.

7 Cross Street is the ideal hen party accommodation for the bride that loves trendy and luxurious boutique townhouses.

How can we help plan your Galway hen party?

Henparty.i.e can help minimise the stress of planning a memorable hen party in Galway! We know how to have fun when it comes to hen parties, so we offer different hen party packages to ensure every bride has a hen party to remember.

We offer Galway hen party packages that fit every budget, interest and group size. We can organise everything, including accommodation, food, and activities and direct you towards pubs and clubs in Galway.

Let us use our extensive contacts list to ensure you have a remarkable, enjoyable and exciting hen party. Please email us for more information and a full breakdown of all our incredible Galway hen party packages. If you prefer to talk through our available options, you can phone us on 051 390990.

Contact us today to start planning a hen party in Galway to remember! Let's start the party today.

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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