Planning a hen do in Kilkenny city? Looking for some inspiration on where to stay, where to eat and the activities to take part in? In this post, we are going to run through some of our personal favourites and top picks for a hen weekend in Kilkenny city.
When it comes to accommodation, Kilkenny is not short on places to stay. From four-star hotels to hostels, there is something available to suit every individual’s needs.
Four Star Hotels
If you are looking for a luxurious getaway, a four-star hotel is the perfect fit. See below some of our top picks!
Three Star Hotels
Three-star hotels are also a great option if you’re looking for luxury but at a cheaper rate. See below our top hotel picks!
Guesthouse & B&B’s
A Guesthouse or B&B is a great option for those on a budget. In terms of guesthouse accommodation, we recommend Laragh House.
Hen Activities in Kilkenny
Deciding on the sort of activities to go for can prove to be difficult but no need to worry. Below we have listed some of the most popular activities amongst hen groups!
Afternoon Tea is the ultimate treat! An activity that has become quite popular in recent years. Gorgeous china, delicious cake, and a glass of prosecco or two, what’s not to like? Sit back, relax and enjoy some yummy sandwiches, desserts, tea or prosecco while chatting to all the ladies.
A Spa Day is a hen party ritual! Best suited to a bride that loves a bit of luxury! Prep yourself and the bridal group for the upcoming wedding with some spa treatments. Enjoy some champagne whilst you sit back, relax and enjoy the relaxing environment of a spa. We offer a wide range of spa treatments in our packages.
A Treasure Trail Activity is perfect for the bunch looking to do something less physical. An activity that includes the whole group, its great to get everyone mingling and talking to one another. Gather up the girls, follow a route and solve some clues. Plus, you will get to see some beautiful tourist attractions along the way.
Cocktail Classes are a hen party ritual! It’s a brilliant activity to get the whole group involved. Start the night off on a high before the heavy night of drinking. This activity allows the hens chat and mingle with one another. Learn how to create your favourite cocktail, you’ll be cocktail experts by the end of it.
For the more active hen group, Splatball is another popular activity. It’s very similar to paintball however there is no pain inflicted. Run around a ‘battlefield’ in camouflage gear shooting paintballs at one another! This activity will be one to remember. You’ll all be in the stitches at one another.
Cube Games is based on the famous tv show ‘The Cube’. Compete against your group to see who the master of the cube will be. Cube games can take part both indoors and outdoors. An activity great for team building and breaking the ice. Take part in the ‘Post it, Switch, Square Tower Move, Round Tower Build, and Ball Stack’ challenges. This activity relies heavily on communication skills and teamwork as well as an individual’s skillset.
Kilkenny city has some amazing restaurants to choose from. You won’t be stuck for choice. See below our recommendations.
- Matt the Millers, 1 John Street Lower, Collegepark, Kilkenny
- Langton’s, 67-69 John Street Lower, Kilkenny
- Kytlers Inn, St Kieran’s St, Gardens, Kilkenny
- Aroi Asian Street Food, Friary St, Gardens, Kilkenny
- Lemongrass, 4 John’s Bridge, Gardens, Kilkenny
We hope you found some inspiration from this & have a successful hen weekend in Kilkenny city! Alternatively, if you’re struggling planning the weekend, be sure to get in touch with Kilkenny Concierge for all your hen needs!