Tuesday 29 January 2013

Dublin as a Hen Party Destination - 6 Top Tips

This is a sponsored post but it's given me some brilliant inspiration for my hen do!

Without question, Dublin is one of the most popular destinations for hen parties and it’s not difficult to see why. From the famously warm welcome of its people to its fantastic nightlife, you’re almost guaranteed to have a great time as you experience the 'craic' first hand. If you’re thinking of having your own party there, our 6 top tips should help things go even more swimmingly!

1) Consider taking the ferry instead of the plane

When making their travel preparations, a lot of people won’t even consider anything other than flights. However, don’t rule the good old-fashioned ferry immediately. It’s not even that old fashioned any more, as the fast ferry can get you over the Irish Sea in a little over three hours. As well as being cheaper, it’s arguably a more pleasant experience, as you can move freely around the boat, and facilities such as cinemas and bars are available, so you can get the party going before you’ve even reached Ireland! It’s unlikely that you’ll be sad to miss all the airport security checks and there’s no limit on how much luggage you can take. Finally, if you have a designated driver, it saves the hassle and expense of renting a car. 

2) Ladies Day at the races can be great fun

In all likelihood, neither yourself nor anyone else in your party is an ardent horseracing fan. Even so, Ladies Day at the races is fantastic fun, even if you don’t fancy a flutter. The emphasis is on looking great and having fun, plus there is usually a prize on offer for the best dressed lady!

3) Rent a party bus

You want your hen party to be memorable, so why not do something unique that you’ll really remember, such as renting a party bus? A tour of the city is usually included as part of the rental package, and after that, your driver will be happy to chauffeur you to the nightspots of your choice. Alternatively, you can have your own private party on the bus itself! 

4) Plan your night out in advance

So, you’re all dressed up and looking great, but where are you going to go for a drink and dance? Save yourself the hassle and disappointment of ending up in an unsuitable or just plain rubbish venue by doing a bit of research in advance. Dublin has a great night life scene, so with a bit of preparation, you’ll be able to find something that’s perfect for your party. 

5) Consider adding a bit of adrenaline 

It might not be for everyone, but having a go at an exciting sport or activity can really spice up your hen party. There’s no shortage of options in and around Dublin, with everything from go karting to whitewater rafting available. A lot of the activities can be tailored to your party’s skill level and adrenaline threshold, so be sure to discuss your requirements with the organiser in advance.

6) Experience a bit of Gaelic culture

You’re in Ireland, after all, so it’s a great idea (and great fun!) to take in a bit of the unique Gaelic culture whilst you’re there. If you’re a sporty lot, there are companies offering introductory sessions in Gaelic games such as hurling and Gaelic football. If that’s not to your taste, then why not take an Irish dancing lesson? You’ll take some Riverdance skills home with you as well as some great memories!

About This Article: This article has been provided by Absolute Party Buses, a Dublin based party bus provider that specialises in stag nights, hen nights and wedding party transfers. Visit www.absolutepartybuses.ie for more information.
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