Dublin is full of gorgeous Irish men, exciting activities and great craic. So much so in fact, it sees thousands of hen parties annually descend upon its lively cobbled streets. With everything from wild and whacky Alice in Wonderland themed afternoon teas, to the honed and toned guys of the Pleasure Ladies Show, Dublin is the city to please. Sarah of Last Night of Freedom rounds up Dublin’s top hen party activities for a truly memorable weekend…
The Morgan Bar – Mad Hatter’s Afternoon Tea
Dive head-first down the rabbit hole into the wonderfully whacky world of the Mad Hatter and his friends. Full of ridiculous riddles, mysteries and delicious nibbles, the The Morgan Bar will transport you and your hens to a different world. There’s dainty sandwiches, delectable scones and devilish cakes, all to the magical backdrop of Lewis Carroll’s masterpiece.
Guinness Factory Tour and Connoisseur Experience
When visiting Dublin you simply cannot miss Ireland’s number one tourist attraction, the Guinness Storehouse. The building itself is designed in the shape of a huge pint glass, so huge it could hold 14.3 million pints. Your journey will take you through the brewing and fermenting processes, advertising through the ages, a Connoisseur tasting experience, and end in the ‘head’ of the pint glass, The Gravity Bar, for a well-deserved drink.
Pleasure Ladies Show
No hen party is worth its salt without gorgeous naked men. Fact. The Pleasure Ladies Show in Dublin is exactly what your hen party needs. These Greek Gods have rippling muscles and sexy dance moves, keeping you and the girls thoroughly entertained. There’s even a hilarious drag queen compare to rouse you and the crowd up into a frenzy. Oh, and there’s also bubbly on arrival and a hot and cold buffet – could this night get any better?
Irish Dance Party
There’s more to a Dublin hen party than getting legless in the Temple Bar (although that’s essential too). Embrace local culture as you immerse yourselves in a traditional Irish dance party. It’s a fantastic way to learn all about your host city and perfect a few dance moves you can use later on in the night. It’s a win-win.
You’ll learn three dances from professional choreographers, some of which have even starred in Riverdance itself. Prepare for a lively evening of Irish songs, instruments, dancing, comedy, and even a splash of history thrown in for good measures.
CSI – Save the Groom
Become fully-fledged members of CSI, as you and the girls intensely investigate the groom’s kidnapping. Dun dun dunnn. This is one of the most popular hen party activities in Ireland’s capital, and is done in a hilarious tongue-in-cheek manner. With the help of a Garda inspector, you and the girls will become detectives for the day and follow the trail of clues to rescue the kidnapped groom. As an added bonus, the winning team gets a bottle of Prosecco. Result.
Guest Post by Sarah Main of Last Night of Freedom