With the biggest day of your life just around the corner, are you wondering where to head for your hen or stag party? Wonder no more…Galway is the place to hold your hen or stag! In fact, it’s one of the top hen and stag destinations in Ireland. Galway city offers a terrific nightlife with great pubs, nightclubs and gourmet restaurants, while during the day there’s loads of historical and cultural things to do and see. Alternatively you can head into the rugged hills of Connemara and try your hand at adventure sports. Does this sound like what you’re after? Read on for more…
Galway city pubs and clubs…
Galway city has no shortage of pubs and clubs, from ultra stylish wine bars to traditional Irish pubs with ‘snugs’. Many have live music, especially at the weekends, and as far as eating out in Galway is concerned, you’ll be spoilt for choice in Galway!
What to do during the day:
The Old Galway City Tour…
This one-hour tour on a double decker vintage bus is a must for all visitors to Galway. You can learn about the city’s exciting past, cultured history and all things Irish. You’ll be ferried at a leisurely pace through the streets and all tour buses have a professional guide. The main places you’ll see on the tour are Eyre Square, the Spanish Arch, majestic Galway Cathedral, University College Galway, the seaside resort of Salthill overlooking Galway Bay, Claddagh Village and Wolfe Tone Bridge. The company also caters for group tours, however it’s advisable to contact them in advance.
Find out more about The Old Galway City Tour.
Pallas Karting in Loughrea for action packed adventure…
Located just one hour from Galway city is the town of Loughrea and home of Pallas Karting, Europe’s largest karting centre. Here you can get a feel for the thrill of real motor racing on its brand new kart circuit. All racing equipment including race suits, helmets and gloves are provided, along with rain gear if needed. You will receive a proper briefing before your exhilarating drive around the tracks, and staff are always on hand should you require any assistance.
Find out more about Pallas Karting.
Killary Adventure Company…
Located in the heart of Connemara, in the stunning Leenane area, is Killary Harbour, Ireland’s only fjord. Based here is the Killarney Adventure Company who specialise in organising action packed weekends. Whether it’s high-octane bungee jumping, walking tours, rock climbing, laser combat games or kayaking, Killary Adventure Company has something for everyone! Groups of up to 150 are catered for at the centre…although your hen or stag party will hardly be that large. The centre is located on the N59, just 3 miles from Leenane Village on the Clifden Road.
Find out more about Killary Adventure Company.
Delphi Mountain Resort…
Also in the Leenane area of Connemara is Delphi Mountain Resort. This resort is a unique place where you can escape, unwind and totally relax! It’s set within 400 acres of some of Connemara’s most breathtaking countryside, surrounded by the majestic Twelve Bens and close to some of the finest surfing beaches in Ireland.
The centre can be best described as an environmentally friendly masterpiece, with natural stone and wood used to create the accommodation and all of the water used is from the local mountain springs! Mountain climbing, walking, kayaking and all other adventure sports are catered for here, along with wonderfully therapeutic spa treatments.
Find out more about the Delphi Mountain Resort.
Galway Greyhound Stadium…
For a great night out with a difference, why not try a night at Galway City Greyhound Stadium? Great fun and entertainment is guaranteed and it’s a very popular choice for hen and stag parties. Racing takes place every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, with a fully licensed restaurant, bar and live music.
Find out more about Galway Greyhound Racing.
Spa treatment weekends in Galway…
There are a number of Galway hotels with spas offering a wide range of pampering and rejuvenating treatments. This might be just what you need in the run up to your wedding.
What’s on offer? Detox treatments, hair and make up, body and facial enhancements, hydrotherapy treatments and much more. Spa hotels in Galway include:
The Radisson SAS Hotel Galway, the 4 star Courtyard by Marriott Hotel, the 3 star Shannon Oaks Hotel & Country Club, the 4 star Galway Bay Hotel in Salthill, the Courtyard by Marriott at Headford Point, the luxurious 5 star g hotel, the 4 star Abbeyglen Castle Hotel in Clifden, the 4 star Ardilaun Hotel on the outskirts of the city centre and the 3 star Galway Harbour Hotel.
Have a look at our Galway Hotels for a Spa Break article.
Need somewhere to stay?
Please be aware that not all Galway hotels welcome hen and stag parties. Avoid unnecessary time wasting and hassle and check out our list of Galway hotels that accept hens and stags.
The 2 star Anno Santo Hotel in Salthill, the 4 star Lough Inagh Lodge Hotel in Recess, the Travelodge Galway Central, the Arches Hotel Galway in Claregalway, Holiday Hotel Galway, the Clayton at Ballybrit Hotel, handy if you’re in town for the Galway races and the 3 star Mannin Bay Hotel in the heart of Connemara.
Why not contact us and let us find and book your hen/stag accommodation for you! Visit our Hen Party & Stag Party Booking Page now and email us your details!