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Hen Party Ideas - Carrick-on-Shannon

Posted on: Thursday, November 21, 2019

Carrick-on-Shannon: Hen Party Ideas


As requested from our guests, our team here at have compiled all the ideas you will need to help organise your Carrick on Shannon hen party & Carrick on Shannon hen party package.

In the county of Leitrim; Carrick-on-Shannon is the smallest main county town in Ireland, situated on a crossing point of the River Shannon. However this doesn’t stop this thriving town being ‘Ireland’s capital for Hen & Stag do’s’.

If you are tasked with organising a Hen Weekend & you know the 'hen' deserves a weekend to remember, you will be making the right choice with Carrick-on-Shannon as your destination. We can also provide you with the best accommodation for your group as we are conveniently located close to the bars, restaurants & nightlife in the town.

As the organiser – we know this is no easy duty! With everyone’s different tastes & budgets to take into account, you need the ideal location alongside the perfect hen party accommodation & the rest of the weekend is bound to be a success. Read on & choose your favourite options:



Our top 5 Carrick-on-Shannon hen activities:


Moon River Cruise

 This Cruise perfectly combines relaxation with craic. This is a great opportunity to see the beautiful River Shannon from a completely different perspective. The staff, or crew as they should be called, are excellent, friendly and above all entertaining. You can have a drink on board and enjoy some music while taking in the amazing surroundings. The Moon River Cruise caters to large groups. - Voted: #1 of 4 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Carrick-on-Shannon

"Hen party”

‘We went on a booze cruise as part of a hens weekend. It was thoroughly enjoyable and I'd love to go again. The DJ was great and all the staff were very professional and courteous’



Located in the stunning Lough Key Forest Park, Zipit provide adventure trails in the treetops! Zipit is perfect for the adventurous and those that love a bit of adrenaline flowing through their veins. This is ideal for large groups. Review

'After lunch we went to Zip It (Zip wire activity centre in the forest). It was brilliant. The staff were great. Very helpful. I would really recommend Zip It. It was a fantastic day out with the family. Would recommend booking in advance as it gets booked up with groups'

Tullyboy Farm

Tullyboy Farm offer a hen party package, brilliantly entitled “Culchie Craic”. Hen party groups are invited to release their inner culchie and have some real fun. Matt is a fantastic, funny and energetic host and the day is fun for those who do want to participate in the tasks and for those who like to watch. Activities include meeting old Ned in one of the farm beds, milking a cow and catching a piglet. You will also transform the bride to be from a city girl into the perfect Farmer’s wife. This is a great alternative to the cocktail making classes, get out in the elements do something unusual and get to know everyone in the group and have a laugh. It is a brave choice but a great choice. Review
“Best Hen Weekend Ever”
This was an amazing experience from start to finish - The entire thing is family run which just helped the experience 

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Get out in some stunning scenery and shoot something with a big gun! What could be better? Clay Pigeon Shooting is ideal for team building or group bonding as it is different exciting and competitive. The Lough Bo Shooting Centre is located 30 minutes away from the Carrick-on-Shannon town centre in picturesque Drumnacool. For the indoor experience you can try the Carrick Indoor Shooting and Archery Company, which is in the slightly closer Leitrim Village. Review:

“Such good fun”

We went there to settle a competition, ended up going back for 3 days straight. They are fantastic people and a great venue. Loved every second of it.



Draw a Nude

Drawing or painting a male nude is certainly something every girl must do at least once in their lives. Each participant gets to take home the ultimate party gift - their very own masterpiece. They will come to your location to make it easy for you, just book in advance! With different poses, games & prizes this will have you all giggling for the 90 minutes. Check out


‘The class turned out to be the perfect afternoon activity for all. He directed the class brilliantly, keeping the atmosphere light and ensuring we were all having a great time while at the same time helping us produce some great work’




Dining Options:

Carrick-on-Shannon is a relatively small town but because it has so many visitors there are a huge range of excellent restaurants. The Oarsmen is a real gem with food and service in keeping with a Michelin star restaurant. For authentic Italian Cuisine try Divino’s or if Indian food is more to your liking try the Shamrat. For the cool café experience try Kaff’eile located in the heart of Carrick-on-Shannon, this is a real hot spot, with fantastic food and better service.


Click here to read our list of top restaurants in Carrick 


Bars & Clubs:

There are so many bars in Carrick-on-Shannon it would be impossible to name all of them, but it is hard not to mention Dunne’s Bar, it is hardly surprising that it has won awards for its Beer Garden making it perfect for a warm summer’s day.

If you are more into the club scene both Club360 and the Basement Nightclub are fantastic spots for a dance & a chat. Both clubs are more than happy to cater for stags and hens so it is well worth calling in advance to reserve some space for your group.


Click here to read our list of top pubs & clubs in Carrick




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