Having a hen weekend in Killarney? Lucky you! Few places can be as well suited to getting together with your best girls as this Kerry town. Whether you are into the great outdoors, retail therapy, glamming up for a night on the town, or a bit of all three, you are in the right place. Once you have booked your holiday home in Killarney’s Holiday Village, what you do next is up to you, but here are some great ideas from Killarney hen party veterans:
Hens on Tour
Your accommodation is sorted, so next on the agenda for your hen weekend in Killarney should be your transport. Hire a bus for the occasion, and you can forget about hassle for the weekend. Many operators have specialty hen and stag services, so they will decorate the bus for you, supply drinks and/or a fridge, and pick you and drop you off whenever and wherever you want. Not sure where you want to go? Some will organize mystery tours to add to the excitement.
Get Out There
Enjoy the stunning surroundings of Killarney National Park and bond with your fellow hens on a hike or cycle. Rent a bike or simply cross the road, and you are just minutes from 26,000 acres of lush parkland, lakes, rivers, and forests. If you’d like to climb a mountain but don’t want anything too taxing, Torc Mountain is a very accessible peak that you can walk up in an hour or two.
Activities for All
Include an element of surprise in your hen weekend in Killarney, and tell your fellow hens to bring a pair of runners and a tracksuit. Then book something like a hen party dance class to get the party going. Don’t worry if you have two left feet: The emphasis here is on having fun and breaking the ice, so everyone is revved up for a great weekend.
For the ultimate in glamour and indulgence, hire a beautician and a hairstylist to come to Killarney’s Holiday Village and create a gorgeous look for you and your hen party. The bride can be the model for a makeup masterclass, and then, when everyone is looking fabulous, you are just minutes from Killarney town and its buzzing nightlife.
Girls’ Night Out
From champagne and fine dining to cocktails and dancing, Killarney was made for a girls’ night out to remember. Head to the Lane Bar for elegant cocktails and dance the night away in the Grand Hotel. In between, you have a superb choice of restaurants for your special dinner. Many will provide you with a private room for your party. Enquire about having the bride’s favourite dessert included as a special treat.