Hen-Dos In Kildare With A Difference

From getting dolled up at the races to getting down and dirty in the Kildare countryside, there’s something for every bride to create a one-of-a-kind, memorable hen-do!

Are you recently engaged and looking for ideas with a difference for your hen? Are you the chief bridesmaid in charge of rallying the troops for an unforgettable bachelorette party? Whether you’re looking for a wild weekend, a chilled out “zen-do”, or something in between, Kildare is the perfect place to head to for your next girls’ night away.

We have so much to offer here in Kildare to cater to every bride and her chicks. From
getting dolled up at the races to getting down and dirty in the Kildare countryside, there’s something for everyone to create a one-of-a-kind, memorable hen-do!

For The Outdoorsy Gals

 

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Celebrate your last few days as a single lady with a bang! Put a unique twist on your hen event and take the girls to Abbeyfield Farm where you can take part in clay pigeon shooting, air rifle shooting and archery.

Set in the heart of stunning Irish countryside, you’ll enjoy plenty of fresh air and beautiful scenery as you enjoy some friendly rivalry to see which hen is the best shot!

Abbeyfield offer a range of different activities suitable for hen parties, with experienced staff on hand to help handle the equipment.

Hen parties are welcome all year round, so if you’d like to know more about how to celebrate at Abbeyfield Farm, just call Daragh on 045 913 979 to discuss your needs. For more information, click here.

Chilling Out With A Zen-Do

 

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Zen-dos are all the rage in 2019, with many brides turning from the traditional wild nights in search of calmer celebrations leading up to the big day. Kildare is the perfect destination to unwind from the stress of wedding planning.

Our hotels are set in the rustic countryside of Kildare, with spa packages to cater for brides, hen parties and bridal showers.

Carton House Hotel offer a range of different overnight spa packages, ranging from €260 per person, including a three-course dinner, buffet breakfast and a one-hour treatment.

Cliff at Lyons is also a great option for unwinding with close friends. Their ‘Stretch & Spa’ package has the perfect blend of rest, activity, pampering and delicious food to allow you to rebalance and leave you feeling happy and revitalised. Stay overnight in the tranquil setting of Cliff at Lyons and practice yoga in the garden before enjoying a pamper session in the spa.

Killashee Hotel offers a fabulous ‘New Day’ spa package that lets you and your hens customise your day by choosing your own treatments suited to you. Enjoy a range of different spa options with complimentary use of the Relaxation Suite, where you and the girls can curl up and relax while enjoying refreshments on the house.

Race Day with the Ladies

 

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Kildare isn’t called the Thoroughbred County for no reason! Best known for its love of horses and the racetrack, Kildare is the ideal venue to bring the ladies for a day of glam fashion and bottomless bubbly.

The Curragh Racecourse caters to hen parties with exclusive hen ‘Race and Stay’ packages. From party to posh, the Curragh cater for groups big and small, and take care of everything, including hotel accommodation, race day tickets, transport, breakfast and more.

The 1 night Race & Stay packages start from only €119 per guest. Reserve now with a €200 refundable deposit. Confirm guest numbers and pay the balance up to 31 days before arrival!

For upcoming Ladies Day dates, visit here.

Some Retail Therapy

 

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Whether the gang is choosing to party the night away, or simply relaxing to the max all weekend, everyone could always do with a little bit of retail therapy!

Kildare Village provides the ultimate girls’ day out where the bride and her hens can shop til they drop in all the luxury boutiques and stores across the mall. Whether you’re looking for a last-minute outfit for the upcoming wedding or simply want to treat yourself, Kildare Village is a luxury shopping experience like no other.

Kildare Village also offers special shopping vouchers for those travelling from Dublin. For just €85, shoppers can get a €50 spending voucher, return tickets on a luxury coach service from Dublin city, a two-course lunch, and 10% discount off all purchases made on the day! For more information, click here. 

Take To The Waters With Your Bridal Party

 

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Looking for the ultimate hen-do with a difference? Why not take to the waters and discover the canals and barges of Kildare. Retreat to nature and charter your very own private boat down the river. Cruise in style with your bridal party and add a touch of class with afternoon tea and a glass of prosecco.

Bargetrip.ie offers intimate cruises of up to 12 people for a unforgettable afternoon tea dining experience. The barge is warm and comfortable with a wood burning stove, gentle music in the background and outdoor decks if you want to venture outside. Cruises departs from, and returns to Sallins in Co. Kildare.

Alternatively, cruise down the canals with Athy Boat Tours, with cruises ranging from one to five hours. Sit back and relax as you cruise along the canals, passing all stunning scenery and wildlife. Picnic baskets can be included on your request as well as Champagne and Strawberries on arrival. For more information visit www.athyboattours.ie.

Choose one of these events for a fun day out, or combine a variety to plan the most epic weekend your hens will have ever seen! Share this with your bridal party and let the planing commence!

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