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Get the #BrideSquad together & experience the craic!

If you want a weekend that will have you in fits of laughter then a Dublin hen do really delivers.
And let's talk about hunky Irishmen with gorgeous accents for a minute...

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8 Trending Dublin Hen Do Ideas

  1. Amphibious Viking Tour - Because you're hens who just like to be different!
  2. Cocktail Mixing - Shake it up baby and party with classic cocktails. Cheers!
  3. Life Drawing - A hunky naked male model to stare at and draw? Yes please!
  4. Ghost Bus Tour - A hilarious and spooky journey through darkest Dublin.
  5. Escape Room - A heart stopping, terrifying race against the clock.
  6. Pampering Day - The perfect pre-wedding detox ahead of the big day.
  7. Afternoon Tea - Enjoy decadent delights in Dublin's finest tea rooms.
  8. Party Bike - The funniest way to tour the world's friendliest city.

A Guide To Your Dublin Hen Weekend

Star Bars

37 Dawson Street - Uber trendy and most wonderfully quirky, this theatrical venue really will add a touch of class to your big weekend. Don't leave Dublin without enjoying one of the hottest venue's in town.

Buskers Bar - No, this isn't a pub where mimes and jugglers come to talk business but one of the city's most exciting venues where they mix style with fun service and fabulous cocktails, then serve the whole lot over ice cool tunes.

Best Bites

Rustic Stone - Taking some of Ireland's finest ingredients and giving them a totally contemporary twist, this is the perfect place to start off any special occasion with a touch of class, yet a home spun feel.

Glassboat - Drop those diets and get yourselves along to this figure busting patisserie. Fantastic sarnies, cakes and fancies that are well worth lifting any pre-wedding calorie embargo for.

Sights & Sounds

Sights
Dublin Zoo, imagine all those gorgeous, cute little animals with Irish accents, ok maybe not but this is still a wonderful world renowned zoo. For hens feeling a little fragile the stunning Iveagh Gardens is the perfect place to walk through.

Sounds
Dublin's hottest bar and club, Alchemy has some of the fattest sounds and adds a touch of glamour to any big night out. A state-of-the-art sound system and superb DJ's play the best dance, chart and R'n'B.

In the Diary

March - St Patrick's Day. The beating heart of what is possibly the world's largest pub crawl!
May - Dockland Summer Festival. Extreme watersports, DJs and live bands bring crowds to the waterfront.
June - Taste of Dublin. Top TV chefs and local flavours and produce are on the menu.
July - Longitude. This is Ireland's largest music festival with massive headline acts.
July - Comedy Festival. Some of Ireland and the Uk's biggest names and funniest faces stop by for a laugh.

Top of the Shops

The 3rd Policeman - A fantastic style emporium where everything old is new again. Vintage clothes, retro design and quirky antiques at fantastic prices.
Dirty Fabulous - This is a must for visiting vintage fans and bridal parties. Not just a selection of great vintage clothes but vintage bridal wear and extras.
Grafton Street - The main hub of Dublin's shop life where you'll find the big high street stores as well as a few tucked away gems.

Girls About Town - Getting around Dublin...

Getting around Dublin is a doddle with great transport, buses, DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transport... a.k.a. "trains") and trams. The cheapest way to hop on and off the transport network is with a Leap Card.
But if you're feeling energetic or want to take your hangovers for some fresh air you'll find Dublin Public Bikes dotted all round the city.

Hen Days

In Dublin it really is all about "the craic". Finding the best times and having the most laughs and fun-loving hen parties really are spoilt for choice. From energetic Dance Classes to thrilling High Ropes and Cocktail Mixing. You can Dirty Dance, have a Day at the Races, Afternoon Tea or just sit back and enjoy a pint of the Black Stuff.

Hen Nights

Without doubt Dublin is one of the finest party cities in the world. In fact a night in Dublin should feature on any self-respecting bucket list. To make your hen night easier at GoHen we'll help line up the best tickets in town with pre-paid entry to the hottest Nightclubs, Comedy Clubs and Restaurants. Or if you want t proper Irish knees up we can point you in the direction of the best Pubs, a Guided Pub Crawl or even a local Ceilidh night.

It is without any doubt, one of the greatest party cities in the world. Packed full of life, music, art, laughter and don't even get us started on the subject of men with Irish accents (yum!). But now the bride-to-be has found her man, it's time to get out to Dublin and give her a weekend to remember so here's our rundown of everything you need to know about one of our favourite cities.

Nightlife
Temple Bar

It's the most famous address in the city, the cultural and musical heart of a nation that loves to have a great night out. You'll find plenty of live music, you'll also find plenty of tourist prices so while Temple bar is great to see, it can be harder on the budget.

Location; City centre, south of the river, running parallel, largely pedestrianised.

Grafton Street

By day it's a shopper's paradise, but once the bargain hunters have cleared out the way there are some great bars to be found. Welcoming, (there's no such thing as an unfriendly Irish bar) and nicely upmarket, it's a nice spot to grab a cocktail.

Location; City centre, further south from Temple Bar, close to St Stephen's Green.

Wexford Street

Close to St Stephen's Green, Wexford Street is lined with more bars than you can shake a hen's handbag at. You'll find pubs of every variety, however you wish to wet your whistle. And yes, it's a hen weekend so it is cocktails o'clock.

Location; Southern part of the city centre and easily accessible by foot if you're staying in the city centre.

North of the River

Yes, the way it's often termed does make it sound a long way away. But it's not, it's just a hop, skip and B*Witched flashback across the bridge. Here you'll find a more traditional version of the city and Ireland. This for many is the real Dublin. However, with one of the youngest populations in Europe many would argue that the real Dublin is now south of the river, drinking cocktails working for Google.

Location; North of the river (natch). Can be accessed easily via footbridges without feeling like you're venturing too far.

Baggot Street

Staring on Baggot Street you'll find one of the longest continuous stretches of pubs, bars and clubs in Ireland, possibly Europe! This is a city that has over 600 watering holes and some superb restaurants. Drinks here tend to be slightly cheaper.

Location; South of the River, not far from St Stephen's Green and close to Wexford and Grafton Streets.

Shopaholics
Grafton Street

When it's not wearing party pants, Grafton Street is the place to go to get your party pants and is the city's main shopping street. It was once considered the 5th most expensive shopping street in the world. You will see a few high street names you'll recognise.

George Street Arcade

A short walk from Grafton Street, the historic shopping arcade is now home to a great selection of independent stores, some specialising in vintage and retro clothing. Quirky and a little bit different.

Westbury Mall

If you're thinking of going upmarket and have a few pennies to spare the Westbury Mall has some lovely boutiques and jewellers. You'll also find delicious sweet treats and savouries if you're ready for a breather.

Jervis Shopping Mall

A large, modern mall in keeping with those you'll find back home. You'll see some familiar brand names as well as many not so familiar ones. Food, fashion, books gifts, music and more all under one roof.

Henry Street

North of the river, this shopping street is awash with so many shopping opportunities. It's also home to Arnott's department store.

Clery's & Arnott's

Two veritable institutions that are as interwoven into the Irish firmament as Guinness and ceilis. Clery's sits within a grand façade built in 1922, although the company actually started in 1853. Arnotts reaches back even further, starting out in 1843, today it is a sleek and funky home to many contemporary designs.

Hotels

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See our full selection of hotels and accommodation here.

Restaurants

While the city's 'cup doth runneth over', its plate is pretty darn full too! Dublin has an amazing array of great diners, cafes' artisan eateries and high end, Michelin starred restaurants. Whatever your tastes there is something for you here.

But don't leave it to chance and NEVER leave it until the night ("I know it's a busy Saturday but have you got a table for 23 free?"). Let GoHen do the hard bit for you so you can focus on having a good time. We'll arrange;

  • GoHen recommended venues
  • A reserved table
  • Pre-ordered dishes
  • Less waiting time
  • Pre-paid dining
Transport

The Dublin Area Rapid Transport system (DART) provides a great network of trains which along with the buses and trams means no area of the city is inaccessible. The cheapest way to take advantage is with a prepaid LEAP Card which you can buy before you travel.

If you're feeling a bit more active you can grab a Dublin Bike which you'll find dotted all over the city.

Reasons to Visit Dublin for your hen do
  1. 1. Eclectic mix of great markets, from Flea Markets to Designer Markets
  2. 2. Striking surroundings, including Howth and the Wicklow Mountains
  3. 3. Fabulous ladies horse racing days
  4. 4. Trinity College's Old Library - striking and rich in history
  5. 5. Irish bars and pubs, with their fantastic, friendly atmosphere
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It's time for a hen party in Dublin!

Top of the morning to you, ladies, and if it's craic you're after, then you needn't look any further than Dublin, one of Europe's - and indeed the world's - finest cities. As a renowned party city it's is a veritable haven of hospitality, so set sail for the Emerald Isle and a magical Dublin hen do!

What's so good about a Dublin hen party?

What isn't good about it? With so much to see and do in this striking city, you and the girls are spoilt for choice of ways to spend the hen weekend in Dublin. Ireland's largest city is hugely popular with tourists due to the huge number of top attractions and sights around the city. Its status as the capital city and long history means there's plenty of culture to soak in too! Dublin's said to have the youngest population in all of Europe, so it's a prime location for a celebration, with plenty of party goers around! There are also over 666 licensed pubs and bars in the city for drinking and general revelry at night, as well as over 30 fantastic activities to keep you busy during the days too!

What to do in Dublin?

Plenty! There's a reason Dublin attracts so many tourists, and we've tracked down the best fun-filled activities in the city for hens to try and enjoy! We've got nearly 50 different activities and nightlife options going on around the city, so you've got a great selection of ways to enjoy the city available to you. The horse racing in Dublin is amongst the best in Europe, and you can keep it speedy with greyhound racing - or race round the tracks yourselves with go karting. The key to a great Dublin hen party is balance, so why not try something energetic or outdoors in the morning like a dance class, then a spa treatment or pampering session in the afternoon to recover, before heading out for a meal and a show in the evening? And top off the night by hitting the town - the locals are incredibly friendly, and it's not unusual to hop on the bar and have a sing along with everyone in the pub, experiencing real Irish Craic.

When's the best time for a Dublin hen do?

There isn't a bad time for hen weekends in Dublin, its lively and action packed all year round - no matter what time you go you can be sure of a fantastic, eventful hen party. The New Year begins with the Temple Bar TradFest. Temple Bar is one of Dublin's top hotspots at night, and in January it celebrates all that's best of Irish culture with plenty of music and drinking in this award winning celebration! Spring brings in one of Ireland's most famous festivals - St Patrick's Day is the perfect opportunity to get out and paint the town red... or, uh, green! Hotels and hostels are booked out at this time, so book with GoHen to ensure you don't miss out on the festivities. Events and festivals then run all through the summer months, with the calendar highlights being the Fringe Festival and Oktoberfest. Through winter you can head to cosy, charismatic pubs and bars, enjoying the great atmosphere as well as the Dublin Christmas Market at the Square Shopping Centre.

Dublin shopping areas & recommendations

Dublin's an excellent shopping destination, so don't forget to factor in some time for picking up a few souvenirs and trinkets to remind you of your time with the girls in Ireland. No matter what part of the city you head to, you'll find a great range of shops and retail outlets. As one of the Europe's most fashionable cities the clothes shops and designer boutiques are endless - head to the central shopping district which runs from O'Connell Street to Grafton Street for one of the best shopping areas in Ireland. A quick stroll through Jervis Shopping Centre or the Powerscourt Centre, then wander the lanes of Temple Bar for unique shops and boutiques before stopping off at Castle Market for stalls and small shops.

To get all the girls there

The easiest way to get in from England is to fly in; there's an airport a few miles north of the city centre. There are various bus transfers from the airport to the city, which are very frequent, sometimes as often as every 15 minutes during peak times. From a few ports in mainland UK (Liverpool and in Wales) it's possible to get a ferry to Dublin. For travelling across Ireland, Dublin has two main railway stations that run rail services connecting to most major cities and destinations across the country.

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