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Dublin needs no introduction. Its nightlife is second to none, plus its daytime activities will keep all the hens in the party spirits. Arrange your Dublin hen do with GoHen and avoid all the stress and hassle of the hen planning process!
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Enjoy a memorable weekend you'll all be talking about for years to come!
Dublin Hen Reviews
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Fantastic value for money, great service and the events we booked were fantastic. Dublin was such a friendly and warm place to visit.
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😍 Lauren Loughlin
Fab weekend in Dublin! Highly recommend the party bike, haven't laughed so much in a long time! Would definitely book via Groupia again as it was so easy to book and have everything in one place!
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Dublin was grand! Great value for money, staff were kind and helpful throughout with any questions!
😍 Chantal Penney
Wow! What a memorable hen weekend! Everything surpassed our expectations including accommodation, activities, location, transport and staff. The communication from when the booking was made to when we landed back home was fantastic. Every question I had was answered. The girls all loved it! The activities booked were all interactive, full of laughter and each one really got the bride to be involved! Thank you so much for making us a trip of a lifetime! Dublin was a blast!
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I used GoHen to book my hen do for 31 girls in Dublin! It was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Everything was organised brilliantly and it took all the stress off us. I cannot recommend this enough!!
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8 Trending Dublin Hen Do Ideas
- Amphibious Viking Tour - Because you're hens who just like to be different!
- Cocktail Mixing - Shake it up, baby, and party with classic cocktails. Cheers!
- Life Drawing - A hunky naked male model to stare at and draw? Yes, please!
- Ghost Bus Tour - A hilarious and spooky journey through darkest Dublin.
- Escape Room - A heart-stopping, terrifying race against the clock.
- Pampering Day - The perfect pre-wedding detox ahead of the big day.
- Afternoon Tea - Enjoy decadent delights in Dublin's finest tea rooms.
- Party Bike - The funniest way to tour the world's friendliest city.
A Guide To Your Dublin Hen Weekend
Where to Drink in Dublin
Yeah, we could go on about Guinness, but there's much more to Dublin than just this delicious national drink that we think you need to know about!
Temple Bar - the shining beacon of the city that attracts more hens than we can keep track of year after year. It's always big and very fast-paced. On weekends the cobbled streets completely pack out for a completely unique atmosphere that is impossible to recreate anywhere else!
North of the river it's a little more upmarket if your group are more of the speakeasy, chilled kind of hens, or in need of a big catch up after the day's escapades. And, as with any party capital, don't miss out on the goldmine of bars in the outskirts. It's hipster heaven out there!
Sights & Sounds
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.
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 DJs play the best dance, chart and R'n'B.
Shopping in Dublin
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.
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.
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 whilst you enjoy our Guinness Tour.
Without a 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 a 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.
Quickfire Dublin Hen Do FAQs
Is Dublin Good for Partying?
Dublin is famed for its pub culture, its traditional Irish music and – you guessed it – its Guinness. Temple Bar is the hub of all the party atmosphere and is famous worldwide for its pubs, bars and bouncing nightclubs. You've never really partied until you've partied in Dublin.
Where to Go for a Hen Night in Dublin?
The moment one pub door closes, another opens! Yes, there are plenty of buzzing bars, pubs and clubs for you to explore in Dublin that are perfect for a hen night. Be sure to book your Dublin hen night with GoHen to secure your place at the best clubs, on the best bar crawls, and at the best shows in town.
Is Dublin Safe for Women?
Dublin is considered a safe city for female travellers, but, like any city, be sure to stick together, watch out for each other's drinks, and keep your bags and purses in sight. According to the UK gov website, most people who go to Ireland will experience no difficulties during their visit, but do check out the Dublin safety info on their website for the latest advice.
Is Dublin an Expensive Night Out?
It certainly is not the cheapest, but you'll definitely get your money's worth with its world-famous party scene. Yes, if partying is high up on your hen party list, Dublin is a very (very!) good option!
How Much is a Pint in Dublin?
A pint of Guinness in the heart of Dublin can cost upwards of €6, however, you will be able to find value the further away from Temple Bar you go. Equally, try and take advantage of happy hours and 2-4-1 drinks where possible. Ireland has a 23% VAT rate on alcohol which ranks it 6th in the EU, but the nights out are certainly worth the price.
How Many Pubs Does Dublin Have?
Dublin is home to nearly 800 pubs. Eight. Hundred. Pubs. So, it's safe to say you won't be short of places to party on your big weekend away.
How Long is a Flight from the UK to Dublin?
You can fly from most UK airports to Dublin in about an hour. Just enough time to enjoy a glass of wine before you have to fold your tray tables up again and prepare for landing.
How Many Nights Should I Stay in Dublin for a Hen Do?
According to our statistics, most hen parties in Dublin stay for 3 nights. That gives you plenty of time to see the sights, take on a load of activities, and enjoy a few nights in Temple Bar. Perfect!
48 Hours to Party in Dublin
Dublin is synonymous with fab times, good vibes and incredible hen do adventures, making it the perfect place to head for the bride's big weekend away. You've chosen wisely, time to show this vibrant party city you're up to the task. Ladies, prepare to party!
You've touched down in the Emerald Isle and you're ready and raring to get going! Time to fly through the airport and head to your accommodation to ditch your bags. There's no time to waste faffing about, you've got some serious celebrating to do!
This is how you sightsee in the party town of Dublin. Forget boring rundown churches and fusty old museums, the Guinness Brewery Tour is the place to head to get a true taste of the city! You and the girls head off around the brewery and end up in the Gravity Bar at the top which boasts unrivalled views of the city!
Right, now you've seen the sights, it's time to take Temple Bar by storm! You head back to your accommodation to get glammed up before you bounce out for the bride's first night out! To save a load of hassle you and the girls booked up some delicious Hen Do Dining before you went to save time traipsing around trying to find somewhere to cater for a large group of you.
Whilst there are plenty of pubs in and around Temple Bar, getting big groups of hens in can sometimes be a pain. Well not with this awesome Pub Crawl it won't be! You and the girls meet your friendly guide and set off around some of the best party venues this fine city has to offer!
After your hilarious pub crawl, you and the girls are well and truly in the dancing mood! But the lines to the club's stupidly long. Luckily, you sorted Guestlist Nightclub Entry so you don't have to mess around with any of that. Just dance on past the big old queue and head on in.
The party is well and truly popping off! All the girls are on the dance floor throwing some outrageous shapes. Is the bride doing the sprinkler? How very '80s! You better call it a night soon, though, otherwise there may be a couple of sore heads in the morning!
The alarm on your phone has definitely gotten louder... definitely nothing to do with all those cocktails the previous night... 100% the phone! The sun also seems a lot brighter than it normally is, hmm, maybe you do have the slight remnants of a hangover! Nothing a coffee and a hearty breakfast won't fix though! Time to start your latest day of hen adventures.
You tried the traditional Irish beverages, now it's time to try some traditional Irish sporting activities! Yes, you couldn't come to Ireland and not throw some competitive action into the mix. You and the girls go toe-to-toe as you compete over numerous Gaelic Games. May the best hen win!
Tradition dictates that, as it's the bride's big send-off, you just let her win and take the glory so everyone goes home happy. Well to hell with tradition, it's not your fault you're a better hurling, handball and Gaelic football player. OK, maybe the victory dance wasn't absolutely necessary, but you couldn't help it. Oh well, lunchtime. Time to refuel before your afternoon activities.
After working up a sweat this morning, it's time to relax and recline in true hen style. You and the girls head to this fantastic 5* spa resort for three whole hours of peace, tranquillity and a couple of massages thrown in for good measure!
Any wedding worries the bride had will have been well and truly exfoliated away after that fabulous spa session. Now your energy levels are back at their optimum levels, it's time to get ready for your second night out!
Yes, your main gal is about to kiss goodbye to the single life once and for all, and what better way to go out than by giving her one last look at what she'll be missing as she strolls off for a lifetime of marital bliss. You and the girls take your seats and prepare to be wowed as these muscley man hunks take to the stage and do their thing!
The strip show was the gift that kept on giving, not only did you watch these insanely hot dancers strip down to their birthday suits, but the package also included guestlist nightclub entry so you could keep the party in full swing! Time to see the night out in style!
Well, sadly, it's all over! You came, you saw, you conquered, and though you're going back with a couple of sore heads, you're also going back with a load of memories which will last a lifetime. Goodbye, Dublin, you've been fabulous!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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
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.
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 a hen party night out in Dublin will be a lively one. 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 Dublin hen activities to keep you busy during the days too! You could try our Dublin photo challenge game for a bit of sightseeing fun!
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 hen do activities in Dublin, so you've got a great selection of ways to enjoy the city around 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 your Dublin hen do accomodation early 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.