Portlaoise Hen Party Guide

Have a hen party in Portlaoise as it is a hen party location that’s the perfect for a vacation. This midlands town in county Laois has an excellent bus and a rail service routed directly to it, and it is less than an hours drive from Dublin. It’s bursting with a wide variety of hotels, B&Bs, restaurants, cafes and shops as well as lots of hilarious endeavours for you to pick from.

What a Hen Party in Portlaoise will find:
  • Nightclubs
  • Hotels
  • Spas
  • Cinema
  • Horse riding
  • Bowling
  • Bars and disco bars
  • Activity centres
  • Water sports
There is a variety of hen party accommodation in Portlaoise to suit everyone. In and around the town, take your pick from plenty of B&Bs and guest houses. You can also have your choice from lavish four and five star hotels, two of which also have top of the range health spas where you can all wind down and soak in a deliciously warm and relaxing environment.

To kick start the hen party activities in Portlaoise, why not load up your guns and go paintballing in Stradbally, just a few kilometres from Portlaoise town. There’s excellent hen party packages available with lunches provided at a discounted rate. Or maybe your girls would enjoy getting behind the wheel of a four wheel drive jeep and race up and around the Slieve Bloom Mountains. It’s sure to raise those adrenaline levels!

You could also head to a local canoeing and kayaking adventure centre and enjoy an adventurous day with splashes. Mountain biking trails and hill walks are perfect for those that enjoy more land based endeavours.

For a Portaoise hen party activity with a difference, why not take the girls to a nearby horse stud in Coolrain to experience being transported around the Laois countryside in a horse drawn caravan? It’s the perfect opportunity to separate yourselves from modern life and just admire the beauty of the country’s rural scenes.

You could also park up on the shores of a fishing lake and drop a line for a few hours, or park up at one of Portlaoise's traditional country pubs, many of which provide nightly Irish music sessions. Make it a hen party in Portlaoise no one will forget.

Hen Night Portlaoise

During your hen night in Portlapose enjoy plenty of cosmopolitan menus from Irish to exotic Europeans and Eastern style cuisines. From the causal meal to the very finest elegant dining, you are sure to find something to savour.

After the evening meal take your pick, from traditional old style music pubs or modern wine and cocktail bars, and these are dotted across the Portlaoise and the surrounding area. Or perhaps enjoy a laughter filled evening at an upstairs comedy club on the main street of the town.

There’s an excellent music venue in one of Portlaoise’s town hotels which have hosted famous acts like BellX1, Fun Lovin’ criminals, Damien Dempsey, Sharon Shannon and many more. This venue also offers excellent hen party packages if you would like a private party with top class music and cocktail bars. This town also has a few nightclubs with great DJ’s, music and dancing to host your celebrations until the early hours. It’s official girls, a hen night in Portlaoise will bring entertainment and great craic!

Hen Party Ideas Postlaoise

Experience the delights that the beautiful town of Portlaosie has to offer with our hen party ideas in Portlaoise. It’s full of designer boutiques, retail units, cafes and often plays host to colourful craft and food fairs. There’s a shopping centre in the nearby town of Rathdowney for the shopaholics. Or maybe a few fun filled hours of go karting to encourage a bit of light hearted competition among your chicks will be up your street? It’s only 5mins drive from Portlaoise town and offers great deals on group bookings.

For a bit of low intensity fun, get the ball rolling at a local bowling centre or head to the town’s cinema to enjoy a new movie with your fellow hens. What was originally the jail of Portlaoise town is now a beautifully restored cultural arts centre where you could browse around and perhaps catch a local play or exhibition.

Portlaoise Facts

The Slieve Bloom Mountains in County Laois are the oldest mountain range in Europe and are estimated to have been over 12,000 feet high!

Winston Churchill used to spend his summer holidays in Emo Court, a stately home in Portarlington, Co. Laois.