When people consider getting married the first thought that occurs to most people are the bachelor, or ‘stag’ parties. These are times when the groom is taken out by his friends to have a guys-only kind of party, aside from occasional female entertainment. However the bachelorette party, or ‘hen’ party, is still a very real thing that can be enjoyed by the bride and her friends. It doesn’t have to be as risqué as the image it invokes implies; male entertainment is entirely optional. However most places have a lot of support for hen parties, and one place that is quite notorious for them is Dublin, Ireland, and to make it easier here are five of the best places in Dublin for a hen party.
Temple Bar, Dublin is an area in the central part of the city that has maintained a sort of medieval feel to it, however it is also renowned for its popular and busy nightlife. It’s full of clubs and bars, perfect for the hen party that wants to get out, get wild, or just have a few drinks depending on preference. A lot of the bars in the area even have hen party specials just to help make the whole ordeal much more affordable.
The Phoenix Park
The Phoenix Park is a huge attraction in Dublin, one of their most famous parks. It’s an enclosed area found inside an eleven kilometer long wall, meaning there is a lot of room to have a picnic or an outdoor get-together while enjoying the scenery. While it’s an urban park there are few areas of Ireland that aren’t lush and green when the natural order is present, so it’s remarkably scenic and perfect for pictures and videos. And, if the party is lucky, they might even see some of the herd of deer that run around the park itself.
If you want a bit of a show without the unconventional entertainment, scheduling a visit to the Gaiety Theatre is a must. Not only is it a cultural landmark that will immerse the party in Dublin’s history without having to leave their seats, but it still houses theatrical, musical and operatic performances that are sure to be appreciated by the more artsy individuals.
Down in the Docklands there’s a unique situation that’s perfect to host a party. While the area itself is in development, that won’t matter while the party enjoys the feeling of water beneath their feet and a fine meal in front of them at one of the restaurants located on boats, a true novelty that can be exciting and relaxing at the same time.
Even in the party capital of Europe a quiet moment isn’t hard to find, and going shopping down on Henry Street with the party is a great way to either wind up to a great night, or settle down afterward. It’s a wonderful place to get souvenirs, memorabilia or even pick up some new clothing to wear out, depending on when it is the party visits the area.