Cork Hen Party Guide

County Cork is the largest and Ireland, boasts homely inland towns and a buzzing city, as well as a long stretch of coastline! Built on the River Lee, Cork provides the perfect backdrop for a memorable experience.

During your stay, there are a number of things to consider. Watersports are popular, with water-based activities available in the southern towns of Baltimore and Kinsale. There’s also escape rooms in the town of Cobh, meaning your weekend doesn’t necessarily have to be a wet one. The source of the excitement in the city however, is dominated by the wide range of nightlife venues, ranging from traditional pubs to greyhound racing parks.

Now that we have you intrigued, continue reading the Cork Hen Party Guide to why Cork is the ideal location to celebrate your hen party.

Cork Hen Party Activities


Begin the celebrations by taking full advantage of the Cork coastline by heading to Swell Surf School for some surfing lessons! These 2 hr lessons will give you a foundation to build on, learning all the fundamentals to get you going. As well as surfing, coasteering is also available, as you and your ladies can traverse the rocky coastline for an exhilarating adventure.

If you’d prefer to stay dry, a great way to spend an afternoon in Cork is to head to the town of Cobh, to Escapade Cobh. These fun and captivating escape rooms have a number of themed challenges, from “Escape from Spike Island” to “Late night bank heist” to “Sherlock Holmes”! You can choose the game that interests you most, working as a team in order to escape the room as quickly as possible. Discover clues and solve puzzles with this great team building exercise!

Cork Hen Night Ideas


If you want to immerse yourself in the culture of Cork on your hen night, there’s no better place to go than to Sin é. Founded in 1889, this classic and beloved pub is decorated with stunning stained-glass windows, and is renowned for its famous traditional music gigs which take place every evening. Pull up a seat, order and drink and enjoy the traditional Irish entertainment!

If its an alternative pub in Cork your after, An Brog is a worthy suggestion. This upbeat bar host energetic live music, as well as DJs who put on eclectic playlists. Attracting big crowds, the pub is pumping many nights a week, so you’ll inevitably enjoy a great atmosphere on your hen night.

For an all-encompassing nightlife venue, The Mardyke Entertainment Complex has a wealth of options that can keep you entertainment day and night. The centre has a tenpin bowling alley—which you and your girls can enjoy with a few cocktails. As the night progresses, you can hire a karaoke pod for a fun night channelling your inner popstar. There are 3 bars in-house, so you’ll never struggle to get served, as well as fine dining options including the Holy smoke BBQ restaurant.

Lastly, a night at the races is always a night well spent! Curraheen Greyhound Stadium is close to the city centre, and is the perfect opportunity for you and the girls to get dressed up. With races on Friday and Saturday nights, you will enjoy fine dining and drinks as the dogs rush past your table! What’s more, you will be greeted with a glass of prosecco on arrival, plus a group photo for the squad.

Cork Hen Party Accommodation


A must for luxury and relaxation whilst spending your hen party in Cork is the Hayfield Manor Hotel. This stylish and beautiful estate will have your hen party feeling replenished and at home with its relaxing atmosphere and grounds! Individually decorated rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. What’s more, there’s a relaxed Mediterranean bistro in house, as well as the hotel being a great spot for afternoon tea.

If your travelling to from abroad, the Cork Airport Hotel is a great and unfussy option. Located across the street from Cork Airport, this casual hotel has a modern vibe with casual decor. The hotel is very highly regarded, as the rooms offer all the amenities you could wish for, including free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities.

Image Credits: Deposit | Sin é | Hayfield Manor 

Hen parties in Cork are a sure thing so be sure to gather your ladies and head to the lively county!