Killarney Hen Party Guide

With thatched roofs on houses and lakelands in the surrounding areas, Killarney is without doubt one of the most scenics towns in Ireland. As well as being one of the most picturesque, it’s also one of the most vibrant towns of the island. This bustling tourist destination has plenty of opportunities open to hen groups, with world class hospitality, fun activities, and a lively nightlife!

From hiking up hills to taking a cruise across the lakes, your girls will thank their lucky stars that you went ahead an booked a weekend in Kerry! Don’t believe us? Continue reading the Killarney Hen Party Guide and you’ll soon realise that we mean what we say.

Killarney Hen Party Activities


For a 5* experience in the heart of Killarney, the Irish Whiskey Experience is the ticket. Here, you and the girls can take fun whiskey and cocktail masterclasses, learning the history behind the whiskey here and conducting a tasting in order to notice the subtle differences between blends. After finishing the class, fine dining is available in the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder. This restaurant serves a range of delicious meals and holds an impressive collection of alcohol. What’s more, it stays open until just before 10, so you can get your hen night started respectably early at the Irish Whiskey Experience!

One great way to get active on your weekend in Killarney is to pull on those hiking boots and take the challenge of Carrauntuohil—Ireland’s highest summit! Standing at 3,414 feet, this mountain is a worthy adversary to overcome, growing your relationships with your friends and giving you an irreplaceable sense of accomplishment.

However, If the prospect of climbing a mountain fills you with terror, there are a number of relaxing alternatives to ease your worries. The Lakes of Killarney Cruises take groups on a leisurely tour on the Lakes of Killarney to see the stunning landscapes and old castles which were primarily accessed by boat. This will be followed by a traditional jaunting car (horse and cart) tour through Killarney National Park, where you and the girls will get a guided tour of the other points of interest. This premier sight seeing tour is a relaxing and interesting way to spend an afternoon.

Another interesting alternative for a fun afternoon is to go to Killarney Falconry, where you and the girls will get the chance to handle a bird of prey! Get a hands on experience with hawks and owls, flying the birds under instruction from the skilled falconers.

Killarney Hen Night Ideas


For those in search of an authentic experience when having a hen night in Killarney, the Tatler Jack is a good suggestion. This traditional Irish pub serves great bar food and drink in the heart of Killarney town.

One of Killarney’s top entertainment venues is certainly McSorely’s. McSorleys is a bar and nightclub that stays open until late, with a fantastic Beer Garden to enjoy. Likewise, the Killarney Grand claims to be the top nightlife spot in town, as this pub hosts Irish music in the front bar, and a nightclub open 7 nights a week! For those in search of a venue that never rests, The Grand Killarney is one to consider.

Killarney Hen Party Accommodation


An excellent place for town centre accommodation is Scott’s Hotel Killarney, a 4* hotel with stylish guestrooms, an in-house bar at Scott’s Bar and dining at The Courtyard Restaurant. Stay in luxury, with a fine meal in the evening for the complete experience. That’s not all, as due to its location, Scott’s Hotel is just around the corner from all the top nightlife spots, so you’ll not have to travel far back after the night out.

A worthy alternative to this option is Hotel Killarney, a 3* stylish and relaxing hotel that offers terrific B&B options. The rooms on offer are comfortable and spacious, with a B&B stay coupled with an evening of fine dining at the in-house Lannigan’s Restaurant. After the fine dining, there is a lounge bar that hosts live entertainment and is a relaxing place for a glass of wine with the girls.

Image Credits: Irish Whiskey Experience | Killarney.ie | Scott's Hotel

A stay in one of the most picturesque places in Ireland will not disappoint—as the range of activities and nightlife options available will leave you with no time to spare!