The Ultimate Dublin Hen Do Guide 2018

Top o’ the morning to ya. The Fair City of Dublin isn’t dubbed a ‘hen do haven’ for nothing. With a unique nightlife scene, live music everywhere you go and smouldering Irish men to its name, it’s no surprise why hordes of hen parties descend upon the city every year. Here’s to painting the town green…

Dublin - The Self-Acclaimed Hen Do Haven

Yes, the pretty cobbled streets of Temple Bar and picturesque views of the River Liffey are a solid selfie backdrop, but we all know the real reason you have your hen party in Dublin is because it's one of the loudest, busiest and booziest cities in the whole world. If the homeland of Guinness and whiskey isn’t enough to sway you to Dublin, the wealth of gorgeous men with sexy Irish accents and the pots of gold at the end of the rainbows certainly will…

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Temple Bar

When you think of Dublin, you probably think of Temple Bar. The all-encompassing maze of cobbled streets and traditional Irish boozers are a draw for tourists from all across the world. Watering holes are crammed full of merry (read: drunk) people 24/7, singing along to toe-tapping live Irish music all day long. Expect to pay heightened prices for the privilege, but you’ll never forget a night in Temple Bar.

Like the sound of the quaint and iconic Temple Bar? Find out more about its traditional pubs and bars here.

The exterior of Copper Face Jacks, Dublin, at night

Wexford / Harcourt / Camden Street

Unlike the tourist filled Temple Bar, the Wexford, Harcourt and Camden Street intersection is geared more towards locals and visiting music fans. Packed with more of an alternative hipster crowd (don’t forget to pack your vintage check shirts and thick framed glasses), this area is home to some of the coolest bars and music venues, including Whealan’s – which has seen the likes of Bloc Party, Arctic Monkeys and Ed Sheeran perform.

If you're a music (and booze) lover, check out the top 10 hen friendly bars and pubs in the Wexford / Harcourt / Camden Street area.

A bridge over the River Liffey, lit up at night

North of the Liffey

The southern banks of the River Liffey are home to Temple Bar, but if you’re privy to what’s beyond the famous river, you’re in for a special treat. This area, apart from being perfectly picturesque, is where you’ll see the real city – with locals celebrating every day of the week. The boozer-lined pavements stretch from O’Connell Street, to Jervis and the adjacent Capel Street.

Take a trip north of the Liffey to see what all the fuss is about, and make sure to check out these top 10 bars in the area.

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Baggot Street to George Street

Bigger than Temple Bar and a whole lot more upmarket, Baggot Street to George Street and the wonderful stretch between is one of the most popular ‘strips’ in Dublin. If snazzy cocktail bars and fine dining is your thing, we can guarantee we’ll find you here. Apart from the plethora of bars, pubs and clubs, this is also the city’s finest shopping district, should you fancy a spot of retail therapy between cocktails. Living the dream…

Check out the top 10 bars on the Baggot Street to George Street strip here.

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Top 10 Hen Friendly Dublin Bars & Clubs 2018

With four main - and extremely different - nightlife areas to its name, Dublin after dark has something to suit all tastes. Whether you've come for the live music, the range of drinks or just the good old craic, you're sure to get it in Dublin. Here are the top 10 hen-friendly bars in the entire city.

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Lillie's Bordello

1-2 Adam Court, Grafton Street, D02 RP20

http://lilliesbordello.ie/

The interiors of Lillie's Bordello

Lillie is the sort of girl you want on your hen do. She’s glamorous, fun and seriously exclusive. Her boudoir on Grafton Street is widely regarded as one of the most premium nightclubs in the city, a real Footballer’s Wives style haunt, with deep red hues, booths, grand chandeliers and dark wood bookcases. The venue has four bars and boasts Ireland’s only micro-distillery, Lillie’s Laboratory – where every single distillation is unique and fresh. Lillie’s cocktails are out of this world (you can even make your own in a Lillie’s Bordello cocktail class), with the likes of as Ketel Cup Ice Tea and French Sour, alongside house cocktails – including the likes of the Choc-Tini, Blue Ivy (not Beyoncé’s kid) and the lethal Zombie on offer. They even sell the infamous Green Fairy (absinth) – well, in honour of St. Paddy, it would be rude not to, wouldn’t it?


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Dtwo

60 Harcourt Street, Saint Kevin's, D02 P902

https://twitter.com/dtwonightclub?lang=en

The beer garden in Dtwo, packed full of people in Dublin

You don’t get much louder, prouder or bolder than Dtwo. Actually located within the Harcourt Hotel, this two-floor nightclub is a hen and stag party institution. If you’re staying in this lively hotel, you’ll be here every night and if not, you’ll definitely make the trip to Harcourt Street to see what all the fuss is about. There’s an all-weather terrace with a 500 capacity and even a backyard BBQ, where you can get yourself a burger at 2am. There are three bars and the club is open until 3am on Fridays and Saturdays – those Irish folk sure know how to party.


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The Odeon Bar & Grill

Old Railway Station , 57 Harcourt Street, Dublin 2

http://odeon.ie/

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Ditch the 3D glasses and salted popcorn, this is like no Odeon you’ve ever known. Also located on Harcourt Street, Odeon Bar is nestled within the Grade I listed, former Harcourt Street Railway – yes, it really is as grand as it sounds. With high ceilings, plush interiors and a huge, central bar, Odeon is an excellent warm up act for Dtwo, which is just metres down the road. You can even take part in one of Odeon Bar’s cocktail workshop, where a professional mixologist will teach you how to mix, shake and twist your very own concoctions, with a side of vintage glamorous to match your host venue.


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Harry's On the Green

2 Kings Street South, D02 FW59

https://www.harrysonthegreen.ie/

Image of a bar tender making cocktails in different shaped glasses pouring a cocktail through a sieve

Cocktail lovers, listen up. Set slap-bang in the middle of the city’s most popular shopping thoroughfare, Harry’s on the Green is an award-winning cocktail bar which offers a slice of New York City, in the heart of Dublin. This cosy cocktail joint has elaborate bars and discreet lounges, perfect for the tastes of all groups and the talented mixologists run cocktail workshops throughout the day and evening.


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The Temple Bar

Dollard House, 2 - 5 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

https://www.thetemplebarpub.com/

The exterior of Dublin's Temple Bar

Even if you’ve never been to Dublin, you’ll recognise the iconic corner building surrounded by cobbled streets and everything Irish, The Temple Bar. Not just an excellent spot for live music and soaking up the local culture, it’s a tourist attraction in its own right. There’s a huge and impressive drinks list, but be warned, prices in the Temple Bar nightlife area dramatically rise as the day wears on – which is something to bear in mind if you’re watching that hen party kitty. Temple Bar even has one of the busiest beer gardens in the whole city, where you can top up the tans while enjoying some infectious Irish craic.


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Bad Bobs

35-37 Essex Street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2

https://badbobs.ie/

The huge sky light in the bar area of Badbobs in Dublin's Temple Bar

Bob is the sort of guy your mother warned you about. He’s the party king of the Temple Bar, with five floors of crazy lighting, vintage paraphernalia and rowdy stag and hen groups having a good old Irish knees up to a backdrop of live music. Speaking of music, there’s live musicians and artists performing every night of the week and there’s even a lovely rooftop terrace where you can take the party al fresco and get some stunning hen party selfies. Badbobs is so good, that when we went over to Dublin, we couldn’t resist checking it out – here’s what we thought.


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The Chelsea Drugstore

25 South Great George's Street, Dublin 2

http://thechelseadrugstore.ie/

Image of people sitting around tables with drinks and brick walls with green concrete flooring

A drink or two in The Chelsea Drugstore is just what the doctor ordered. The building in which The Chelsea Drugstore is housed is well known for its long, illustrious past, and has been the site of much Dublin debauchery over the years. At the turn of the 1900s, the healing power of cocoa was discovered and sold for its medicinal uses, where nowadays, the bohemian haunt is used to prescribe a different form of medicine completely – booze. The massive range of creative, awe-inspiring cocktails will have you picking your jaws (and fellow hens) up off the floor ‘til 3am.


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Whelan's

25 Wexford St, Dublin 2

http://www.whelanslive.com/

A person playing guitar on a stage in Whelan's

Celebrating 25 years of live music in Dublin, Whelan’s is a must visit. Located on Wexford Street, this deceptively large venue is the real origins of music in the capital, having seen the likes of Ed Sheeran, Arctic Monkeys and Bloc Party showcase their stuff on the big stage. Due to its atmospheric vibe and unique intimacy, it’s even been the set of many films – you might remember it from P.S. I Love You when Hilary Swank visits Dublin and watches live music in a traditional bar. However, whilst live music is its bread and butter, the club also has a lot more to offer – including an impressive cocktail list and an enviable location on the Wexford, Harcourt and Camden Street strip.


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Gravity Bar

Guinness Storehouse, St James's Gate

https://www.guinness-storehouse.com/en/tickets

Image of people being served drinks around a rounded bar with guinness

You already know that you and your fellow hens can enjoy a tour around the iconic Guinness Factory on your hen weekend in Dublin, but did you know that the bar at the very top of the pint glass shaped building is considered to be one of the very best bars in Dublin. Making up the ‘head’ of the pint, the completely glass sided walls of the bar offer stunning views over Dublin – just grab your Guinness (don’t worry, they serve other drinks, too), six back and take in the scenery.


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The Liquor Rooms

6-8 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2

https://theliquorrooms.com/

Image of a suitcase with lavender fabric stitched inside full case with a small wooden box with red berrys around and a cocktail on top

When it comes to cocktails, you don’t get much fancier than The Liquor Rooms. Set beneath the Clarence Hotel, this award winning speakeasy/French-boudoir/underground bar boasts a clandestine vibe amongst its rabbit warren of stylish rooms. The extensive drinks menu (and by that we mean a whopping 28 pager) has creative cocktails such as Pistachio Moustachio, Fishwives Fancy, Quick Question and El Gringo Diablo. All coming in picture perfect drinking vessels, any drink in The Liquor Rooms will send your Instagram into overdrive.


Pubs, Clubs and Bar Crawls in Dublin

You'll have heard all about Dublin's nightlife before you even step foot off the plane - it's a tourist attraction in its own right. We've rounded up a few of the bar crawls you definitely need to check out on any trip to the Emerald Isle.

Top 10 Dublin Hen Party Activities

Dublin’s hen party activities are a cut above the rest, cementing its position in our top three hen do locations across the globe. With over 160 activities to choose from, including some of the very best cocktail workshops and the world renowned Guinness Factory Tour, Dublin is the city with it all.

Stacks of wooden barrels with information on relating to the production of Guinness1. Guinness Factory Tour

You can’t visit Dublin without a trip to the home of the liquid nectar, Guinness. It’s our most popular Dublin activity by far. You can even pull your own pint, and sip your very own beverage whilst taking in the panoramic views from the stunning Gravity Bar.

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A pedal-powered bus on a road with passengers2. Pedi Bus Tour

Work off all of last night’s booze with a pedal powered sight-seeing tour around Dublin city centre. You can even bring your own music to blast through the on-board audio system. Single Ladies on maximum volume, anyone?

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Writing reading 'CSO: SAVE THE GROOM: on a black background3. CSI - Save The Groom

Become a fully-fledged member of CSI, investigating your Groom-to-Be's kidnapping and saving the day by bringing him to safety in time for the big day. As an added incentive - in case saving him wasn't enough - the winning team gets a bottle of prosecco.

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Women dancing inside a party bus under blue and purple lights4. Party Bus - 1 Hour

The girls have landed, and Dublin needs to know about it. Make transfers that little bit more exciting with private hire of your very own mini bus. There’s a music system on board, and you can even bring your own drinks for added fuel.

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A tray of drinks being held by a man in a waistcoat5. Guided Bar Crawl

Don’t leave anything to chance on your hen night out, when you could have a local guide show you around the hottest hen party haunts in the whole of Dublin. Crawling through Temple Bar and other famous nightlife areas, you can’t fail to have a wicked night in Dublin.

A wooden panelled cocktail bar6. Copper Face Jacks - Guestlist Entry

Located on the legendary Harcourt Street, your Dublin hen party wouldn’t be worth its salt without a trip to the multi-level Copper Face Jacks nightclub. With a 22ft LED video wall and one of the best beer gardens in Dublin, it’s a hen party fail safe.

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A man playing the guitar and a woman Irish dancing on stage7. Irish Dance Party

Douse yourselves in the culture of Dublin, whilst getting more than a little bit merry along the way. With an Irish dance party, you’ll learn a few traditional Irish steps, to a backdrop of Irish classics like Galway Girl and Whiskey in the Jar. Michael Flatley, eat your heart out…

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Cocktail ingredients a bottle of spirits in an ice bucket and two glasses on a table, in a booth8. Lillie's Bordello - Premium Cocktail Mixology Workshop

Take to the coolest venue in Dublin for a cocktail workshop to remember. Nestled at the bottom of Grafton Street, it’s all red hues, rand chandeliers and premium drinks. It’s also a great place to celeb spot, so keep your eyes peeled…

A bar full of people9. Comedy Club with Food Platters & Drinks

As if your hen party wasn’t filled with enough girlie giggles, you can head to the comedy club for laugh a minute stand up acts. Having seen the likes of Michael McIntyre, Sarah Millican and Jimmy Carr grace its stage, this comedy club has set the bar pretty high. Check it out for yourselves.

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A group of naked men posing for the camera, holding white towels in front of their bodies10. Pleasure Boys Show - Reserved Seating & Buffet

A hen party without drop dead gorgeous men taking their clothes off, is really no hen party at all. These toned and honed Greek Gods make Magic Mike look like your prepubescent little brother. Prepare to pick your jaws up off the floor, ladies…

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Best Hen Party Hotels in Dublin

Between knocking back shots and stumbling from cocktail bar to cocktail bar, you’ll need a spot of respite. You’re only human. This is why we’ve rounded up the very best in Dublin accommodation, here you can disco nap before continuing the party.

The exterior of the Harcourt Hotel1. Harcourt Hotel
3 Star Rating

Set on bar-lined Harcourt Street

Synonymous with stag and hen groups, this hotel is loud and proud. With its own adjoining basement bar and beer garden, if you don’t want the party to end when you get back to your hotel, this is the place for you.

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A large guest room at the Belvedere Hotel with double and twin beds2. Belvedere Hotel
3 Star Rating

Close to Parnell Street’s legendary nightlife

Located north of the picturesque River Liffey, you’ll be based close to the wonderfully Irish nightlife hotspots of Parnell Street, as well as Capel and Jervis Street. This place even hosts huge, live Irish nights for a true experience of Dublin.

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A double bed in a bedroom, with a red runner and wooden headboard3. St Augustine Street Apartments
4 Star Rating

Just a short walk from Temple Bar

These apartments are the ultimate home from home right in the centre of town. Just minutes from Temple Bar, you can literally roll out of bed to experience the live music and great drink the area has to offer.

A large double bed in a Christchurch apartments guest room4. Christchurch Apartments
3 Star Rating

Eight minutes to the Temple Bar

Centrally located, the Christchurch apartments are a great place to sleep off your hangovers the morning after a big night out. Grafton Street’s famous shopping thoroughfare is also well within walking distance.

A bedroom with two twin beds at Millennium Walk Apartments5. Millennium Walk Apartments
4 Star Rating

Six minutes from Temple Bar

These sleek, trendy apartments are double the size of a normal hotel room, finished to a seriously high standard (only the best for your hen do). You’ve also got an on-site cafe for that much needed morning after caffeine hit.

Computers in the lobby at the Generator Hostel Dublin6. Generator Dublin
No Star Rating

Next door to Jameson Distillery

With Jameson Distillery next door, and Temple Bar just along the road, you’re in the best place here. This hostel is even furnished with old Jameson bottles, so you’ll be literally surrounded by alcohol on your hen weekend in Dublin (the best way to be).

The exterior of the Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel7. Barnacles Temple Bar Hostel
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Two doors down from Temple Bar pub

When you think of Dublin, you probably think of the iconic Temple Bar pub, so why not base your celebrations right in the heart of it? Located just two doors down from the pub itself, you’ll be able to roll out of bed and get your next drink.

A guest room at the Hilton Garden Inn Dublin with a double bed8. Hilton Garden Inn Dublin
4 Star Rating

Opposite the picturesque River Liffey

Sophisticated and peaceful, this Hilton is in a perfectly tranquil location just opposite the River Liffey. With 239 spacious rooms and a casual in-house bistro where you can get a Guinness pie, this swanky hotel has your name written all over it.

A bar and lounge area with foosball table at Avalon House Hostel9. Avalon House Hostel
No Star Rating

A short taxi ride from Guinness Storehouse

The bright and airy dorm rooms are the perfect place for a girlie catch up, before a wild night out in Dublin. There’s even an in-house cinema room and cool cafe, to ease those hangovers in style.

A double bed with a photograph hung above it10. Jurys Inn Christchurch
3 Star Rating

Opposite the 1,000 year old Christchurch Castle

Close to the legendary Temple Bar, you’ll have every sort of bar, pub and club imaginable, right on your doorstep. There’s even a stylish in-house bar where you can relax with a crisp glass of wine before heading out to experience the true vibe of Ireland.

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Tick the Cultural Box on Your Dublin Hen Party

If your knowledge is limited to pots of gold, leprechauns and St. Paddy's Day, it's probably time to brush up on your Dublin knowledge. Here's exactly how you can, with our top 10 ways to tick the cultural box in Dublin.

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Sweny’s Pharmacy

1 Lincoln Pl, Dublin 2, Ireland sweny.ie/site/

Sweny’s Pharmacy

Quoting classic literature is a failsafe way of sounding like you’re a highbrow lass who knows her stuff. But how about going one better and telling people you’ve actually visited a location in James Joyce’s Ulysses? Now that’s impressive, you culture vulture, you. The shop is maintained by volunteers, dedicated to preserving the shop as it was in Joyce’s time. It’s packed full of second-hand books and the lemon-scented soap from the book that made it famous. Basically, it’s the 1904 version of Lush… Plus, there are daily readings of Joyce’s work, period dress nights and a lunchtime Joycean Cabaret.

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Guinness Factory

St. James' Gate, Ushers, Dublin 8, Ireland Guinness Factory Tour

Guinness Factory

You can’t visit The Emerald Isle’s capital without a trip to the Guinness Factory – it’s basically a rite of passage. Even if you’re not a fan of the ‘black stuff’, the Guinness Factory tour will give you and the girls a fascinating insight into the brewing process (one to tell the Hubby-to-Be once you get home) and will lead you through the pint glass shaped building, to the Gravity Bar at the top (the head of the pint, if you will). If you’ve been paying attention, you’ll have seen this bar featured in our top 10 hen-friendly bars in Dublin and will know exactly why it’s so special; the 360 degree panoramic views of the city make this the most enviable drinking spot in Dublin.

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Grafton Street

Grafton Street, Dublin, Ireland

Grafton Street

If you’re a retail loving hen, the chances are that you’ll be visiting Grafton Street for the huge range of fashion, jewellery, boutique and high street shops. However, this particular well-trodden thoroughfare in Dublin dates back to 1708, where it began as an affluent residential street in which the original architecture can admired today. Absorbing the local culture and history whilst shopping for a new outfit? This is our kind of history lesson. This street is also a great place to celeb spot - Ed Sheeran famously ‘met her on Grafton Street’, after all.

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Temple Bar

Temple Bar, Dublin, Ireland

Temple Bar

Known for its iconic cobbled streets, big name pubs and 24/7 party vibe, the Temple Bar nightlife district’s reputation precedes it, and you won’t be disappointed. Apart from being a hub of live music and free flowing booze, the Temple Bar is widely regarded as the city’s cultural quarter. Anywhere that ticks the cultural box and serves drinks is a definite yes in our book.

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Vintage Cocktail Club

15 Crown Alley, Temple Bar, Dublin 2, Ireland vintagecocktailclub.com

Vintage Cocktail Club

Hidden behind a black iron door, VCC (for the select few in the know) is regarded as one of Dublin’s best kept secrets. The award-winning cocktail menu is where this place gains real notoriety; including drinks inspired from the early 1400s to 1600s (a history lesson whilst you’re at it), and all the way through to the roots of the Tiki craze. You’ll have to ring a doorbell to gain entry, but once you do, you’ll be transported to the vintage-age of speakeasies and glamorous movie starlets.

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Old Jameson Distillery

Old Jameson Distillery Jameson Distillery Tour

Old Jameson Distillery

Mixing drink with cultural tourist attraction (the Irish are good at this), The Old Jameson Distillery is definitely a must visit on any hen weekend in Dublin. Even if you’re not a fan of whiskey, the enchanting distillery is packed full of history, interactive exhibits and insights into producing the liquid nectar. It’s also got a huge bar where you can sample your favourite whiskeys – don’t worry, you can get other drinks, too.

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St Stephen's Green

St Stephen's Green, Dublin 2, Ireland

St Stephen's Green

Nestled in the heart of Dublin city centre, St. Stephen’s Green boasts nine hectares of plush green parkland, ideal for chilling out after a night on the cocktails. The pretty scenery is the perfect backdrop to a picnic or a classy hen party selfie. Plus, as you’ll be located just a stone’s throw away from many of the main central nightlife areas, once you’ve recharged your batteries, you can get right back on the wagon.

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Bagots Hutton

6 Ormond Quay Upper, North City, Dublin 7, Ireland www.bagotshutton.com

Bagots Hutton

Buckle up, as you’re in for a bumpy ride into the wonderful world of contemporary wine. Located on South Willian Street, the Da Vinci-esque, dark and cosy Bagots Hutton was originally opened in 1829, where business ran for 150 years until the family closed its doors in the 1980s - this building has serious amounts of history. Newly reopened, this part of the building’s history boasts 30+ old world wines all by the glass or bottle, professional wine tasting and a great munch during your lunchtime.

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Little Museum of Dublin

15 St Stephen's Green, Dublin, Ireland www.littlemuseum.ie

Little Museum of Dublin

Giving you an easily digestible rundown of Dublin history, right up until the 20th century, visiting the Little Museum of Dublin is a failsafe way of expanding your local knowledge quickly and easily, so you can at least pretend you’ve done something that’s not just boozing on your Dublin weekend. Similarly to St. Stephen’s Green, The Little Museum of Dublin is just seconds from many of the main nightlife areas – meaning you won’t have to travel far for your next cocktail. This is our kind of museum.

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Montpelier Hill

Montpelier Hill, Dublin 7

Montpelier Hill

This one’s only for the very bravest of hens. Montpelier Hill, home to The Hellfire Club, is Ireland’s scariest location. Fact. The ruins of the building which now stands upon the hill, was originally built in 1725, and used ancient burial stones as part of the building. Big mistake. This cursed building had its roof blown off in its easy days, which was regarded as the work of the Devil. Stories of wild behaviour, occult practices and demonic manifestations on Montpelier Hill became widespread, and this spot is said to be the home of the most paranormal activity in the city. Only travel here if you’re sure you’re brave enough, or you’ve had enough to drink…

Getting to Dublin

Getting Around Dublin

The Irish capital is home to some seriously iconic nightlife districts, as well as many well-known tourist hotspots. Luckily for you, most of them are within walking distance of each other.

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Walk

Even after a few cocktails, Dublin is seriously easy to walk around. The main touristic (and drinking) hub in the whole city is Temple Bar, which boasts shoulder-to-shoulder pubs and bars, all in one concentrated area. This is great news for you, as you won’t have to find taxis to flag down, or, heaven forbid, use public transport, between bars on your hen weekend. Once you (finally) move on from Temple Bar, it’s just a 10 minute stroll to the likes of Grafton Street and a straight 20 minute walk to the bouncing Harcourt Street. Having said this, ladies in heels, we definitely recommend getting transport between nightlife districts – your feet will thank you in the morning.

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Bus

If your feet really are killing you in those heels, you could always opt for the bus to get you from A to B in Dublin. The dominant bus company in the capital, Dublin Bus, operates 110 radial, cross-city and in peripheral areas, and almost 20 routes across Dublin and Greater Dublin. You can get yourselves a single for seriously reasonable – for example, it’ll only set you back €2 to travel from Grafton Street to Pearse Street, north of the Liffey. If you’re spending the whole weekend or longer in Dublin for your hen party, you could even purchase a Five Day Rambler, which will cost €31.50. This may seem like a large chunk out of the hen party kitty, but with this ticket, you’ll have unlimited travel on the bus, Airlink and Xpresso.

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Taxi

There are multiple taxi ranks peppered across the city, with one handy one just outside Dublin Airport’s arrivals terminal. You’ll also come across hundreds of taxis cruising through the streets, which you can flag down, as long as they have their lights on. Taxis are pretty reasonable in the centre, meaning that even from one end of the city to the other, your fare isn’t going to break the bank. If you’re looking to ‘taxi’ around the city in a unique manner (this is a huge celebration, after all), you could even treat yourselves to a tuk tuk ride around town.

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Tram

Dublin’s handy tram system, of LUAS, as it’s known, is a hugely popular form of transport in the city, with an average of 34 million passengers using it annually. The light-rail system has 54 stations spread over two lines, and a whopping 36.5 kilometres of track to its name. The Green Line covers the south of Dublin, with St Stephen’s Green located on this line, and the Red Line runs east to west, though the north side of the city, crossing the River Liffey on its travels. Tickets for LUAS can be purchased from side street vending machines, and will cost around €26 for a seven day and eight zone ticket.

Average Prices in Dublin

Dublin may be one of the pricier hen party destinations, but to make sure you're not getting totally ripped off, here are the average prices which you can expect to be forking out once you're there.

Average Price of a Tray of Shots

€8 (£9)Average Price of a Tray of Shots

Average Price of Nightclub Entry

€10 (£8.70)Average Price of Nightclub Entry

Average Price of a Cocktail

€5 (£5.60)Average Price of a Cocktail

Average Price of a Takeaway Pizza

€5 (£5.60)Average Price of a Takeaway Pizza

Dublin Weather

The summer months see people spilling out of beer gardens across the city, and, you’ll be pleased to know that Dublin is the driest place in Ireland. This glistening city reaches highs of 19°C in July and August, so make sure to pack those floaty summer dresses.

December 2018

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The very best man in your life (apart from your Hub-to-Be, of course) is arriving in a matter of days. Average temperatures are around 7°C, but you’ll be too full of mince pies and mulled wine to care.

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Random Dublin Facts

LNOF in Dublin

Dublin is constantly up there in our top hen party destinations, and it’s no surprise why. So, all in the name of research, we’ve thoroughly tested out each and every product that we offer… Why not take a look what we got up to during our travels to Dublin?

Dublin Hen Do Activities

Why not check out our huge range of Dublin hen party activities - including the famous pedi bus tour, the Guinness Factory tour and entry into some of the city’s top nightclubs?

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*We take pride in our work and all of the information in the guide was correct at the time of publication - 30/11/2017. Probably.

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