Hen Party Down

County Down is the most urban county in the north of Ireland. Down is a beautiful and exciting county with a coastline. Its landscape studded with picturesque towns and villages certainly sets it apart from all other locations. County Down and in particular Newry city have become famous for their shopping experiences, and this has proved popular with hen parties.

What a hen party in Down will find:
  • The coast
  • Large towns: Newry, Newcastle, Bangor, Banbridge, Newtownards, etc.

Down Hen Party Accommodation

Those food loving girls will be able to choose from a host of restaurants and grill bars each offering their own variety of cuisine. A Down hen party have many accommodation options available from B&Bs, guesthouses, self-catering chalets to caravan parks. Those in search of a classy Down hen party experience will be delighted to learn there is a range of hotels and luxury spas.

The popular hen party location, Newcastle is where the Slieve Donard really does ‘sweep down to the sea’, and offers a hen party in Down the chance to feel the sand between their toes! While nearby Bryansford and Tollymore allow the hen party to try fun outdoor hen party activities in Down. There is canoeing, abseiling, pony-trekking, hill walking and even Ireland’s only mountainboarding facility. The county is also littered with world famous golf courses including Royal County Down and the stunning links course of Ardglass.

You girls will particularly enjoy the largest town on the northeast coast, Bangor with its stylish Marina berthing nearly 600 crafts, and some say it’s Ireland's answer to Cannes Marina on the French Riviera. County Down is within easy reach of both Belfast and Dublin, so no matter where you are travelling from you will get there easily.

Hen Night Down

There is an abundance of County Down nightlife for a hen party to enjoy throughout Down's length and breadth no matter what size, taste or theme you are planning for the perfect Down hen night. From fantastic bars, nightclubs, shows, music gigs and festivals you are certain to find it in County Down.

Down Hen Party Ideas

Strangford Lough and the dozens of islands provide countless things for your Down hen party to do while taking in the breathtaking scenery on offer. You may wish to enjoy fresh oysters with a pint of Guinness at any number of County Down’s harbour villages including Portaferry or Dundrum. Don’t forget about the Hillsborough Oyster Festival every September!

Perhaps walking, hiking or rock climbing is your thing, if so a visit to the Mourne Mountains is a must! For the crazy Down hen party get on board the jet skis or banana boats available in Warrenpoint, County Down.

Down Facts

Nearly half a million people live in County Down.

County Down is the resting place of Ireland’s most famous resident, St Patrick, your Down hen party may take comfort in the fact that a man some see as the patron saint of partying rests here.

County Down is home to many famous stars: TV presenter Christine Bleakley, comedian Patrick Kielty and golfing super star Rory McIlory. Who knows you may even bump into one or two celebrities on your visit to County Down!