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Turn your hen into the ultimate house party by renting out a gorgeous gaff for the weekend! Getting the bride tribe together in a big house creates a lovely chilled vibe and gives the bride plenty of time to chat to everyone. It also ensures all the guests mix with each other. Whether you want to live out your downtown abbey fantasies in a country house or opt for an ultra-luxe sleepover – these 7 gorgeous hen party houses in ireland will give you a fun, classy and stylish hen party to remember.
Tranquility cottage in Carlingford is a big spacious house boasting fab views and a stylish interior. There’s room for up to 18 people with lovely big bedrooms and plenty of bathrooms and ensuites, (very important for getting ready!). As past guests of this hen party venue, we enjoyed cocktails in the living area, a hilarious game of Mr and Mrs on the big screen and danced to some throwback tunes on the in house jukebox. We had the house to ourselves but we had dinner delivered and served – leaving more time for the bridesmaids to organise games and some photo nostalgia. The house itself is between Carlingford and Omeath but it comes with it’s own personalised bus if you fancy hitting the nightlife in Carlingford Village (a hen party hotspot!). There are also lots of daytime activity options in the area, particularly if your bride is outdoorsy or likes watersports. However you could also just light the fire, pop the prosecco and crank up the jukebox. Definitely up there for gorgeous hen party houses in Ireland!
Roundwood House is a beautiful Georgian stately home in Mountrath in the Midlands, complete with walled gardens that you can rent exclusively for a luxe private hen party. Think walks in the nearby mountains and cosy bottles of wine by the fire. Some of the activities on offer include foraging and a cookery demo which results in things like wild garlic pesto (delish!), a cycle through the mountains, or for the crafty bride, a fascinator making workshop. If your bride is a foodie, she’ll love the menu on offer here, which is all about fresh and local produce and you can work with the venue to customise it. There’s also the promise of fresh homemade scones on arrival! Given the surroundings, it would be a perfect opportunity to dress for dinner and have a glam evening wear or Great Gatsby themed hen party weekend.
About an hour away from Dublin, Loughcrew House is outside Oldcastle, Co. Meath. This large country House is available for exclusive self catering rental and can sleep up to 17 people. In the summer, the cobbled courtyard is the perfect place to enjoy some al fresco G&T’s, and in the winter, chill out with wine and hen games in the drawing room. There is an adventure centre nearby which has lots of activities available, including ziplining, zorbing and an obstacle course among others. So after you get down and dirty (literally) on the adventure trail you can retire your quarters for the evening and enjoy the quirky charm of the building or get your driver to whisk you off to a nearby nightspot.
Another Georgian Mansion for a luxury weekend of bridal bliss is Inch House in Tipperary, which sleeps up to 16. They can fully or partially cater your weekend and have a range of in house hen activity options on offer, from wine and cheese tasting to a live band – which would certainly be the ultimate house party in our books! The house is a short drive from Thurles railway station, and a great central location if you have hens coming from Cork, Limerick, Galway or Dublin. There is an in-house library bar that the bridesmaids can stock with the bride’s favourite tipple or have a little cocktail making competition. There is also a four poster bed available so the bride can avail of the full princess experience in advance of the big day.
Blanchville House is a fab option for all the Country House feels but only five minutes away from the bright lights of Kilkenny City. There’s room for 12 people in the main house but additional cottages on the grounds to accommodate bigger girl gangs. The interior is stylish and grand but also cosy and there is even a ballroom in the building. Start your evening with some drinks one of the reception room, then dine in style in the dining room, before heading into the city for a night on the tiles. There’s no shortage of nightspots in Kilkenny, from the Left Bank, Paris Texas to the ever reliable Langtons . So whether you want to dress up and hit your own ballroom or a busier dancefloor, it’s all covered with a stay in this glamorous gaff.
About an hour from Dublin, Clone House in Aughrim County Wicklow is a beautifully restored manor house that has a history stretching back to 1650! A very fitting venue for reminiscing over more recent history and photobooks with your bride-to-be! The house holds up to 26 hens and has old style fireplaces in the bedrooms. They also promise to provide a lavish breakfast, which will be very welcome for the morning after. Based near the Wicklow mountains, there’s plenty of outdoor options available for activities, organised hikes or horse-riding. But if you fancied more of a zen hen, there’s an in-house sauna and options to organise a yoga class which would be ideal for pre wedding de-stressing.
7. Luxquisite Houses, Killarney
Luxquisite properties in Killarney offer a collection of classy and very stylish abodes. These are 5 star properties so you’ll definitely want to be keeping those prosecco bubbles in your class rather than on the ceiling. They have a number of options available: Belmont sleeps 13 and Charleston sleeps 15. Both are close to town and have gorgeous kitchens, living areas and gardens. The Nook and the Haven are both apartments sleeping 7 in 4 bedrooms. Finally, there is Rockport, a luxurious town house sleeping 11. They all come mod cons and a smart TVs so you can hook up your Mr and Mrs Quiz and play your hen party games.