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More and more brides-to-be are asking for a Lahinch hen party, and for good reason! This gorgeous coastal gem is one of Ireland’s oldest resort towns, so it a well-established town with plenty of amenities, friendly locals and unbeatable natural surroundings. The local pubs are packed with live music every weekend and are eager to welcome the classy hen party groups that the town attracts.
One of the main reasons why Lahinch attracts so many visitors is the ideal climate for surfing. Lahinch has become synonymous with Surfing over the last 20 years. Its location in Liscannor Bay on the Atlantic Ocean coast makes the conditions perfect for surfing and, as a result, attracts keen wave seekers from all over the world.
Lahinch’s golden beach is a hive of activity all year round and has been awarded Blue Flag status. There is also a lovely long promenade for those who are not into watersports and prefer a more relaxing time on the beach or land-based activities.
One of the biggest wonders of the World – The Cliffs of Moher, are situated a 15-minute drive from Lahinch and are one of Ireland’s most favourite visitor experiences. Safe, paved pathways run along the top with platforms allowing visitors to view the incredible, rugged cliffs in all their glory. The exhibition at the Cliffs of Moher Visitor Centre provides a wealth of fascinating information about the cliffs and the surrounding area. It’s a must-go place if you are planning to go to Lahinch for your hen weekend.
A short 15-minute drive north of Lahinch, will take you to the village of Doolin and the opportunity of taking the Doolin Ferry to the Aran Islands. For a Lahinch hen party with something a little bit different, this is highly recommended. A same-day round trip can take your hen do to any of the three islands; Inis Mor, Inis Oirr or Inis Meain. Almost all of the natives speak Irish and a visit to the islands will allow your hen group to experience the Aran Islands famed heritage, culture and arresting landscapes.
How to get to Lahinch
Lahinch is located in County Clare, on Ireland’s west coast. The Limerick to Galway intercity train route travels through County Clare, with a stop in the county town, Ennis. From Ennis a number of regional bus routes operate to many towns and villages throughout County Clare, including Lahinch. Shannon Airport is located a 20 minute drive from Ennis.
We know this may not be super close for your ladies to get to but, trust us, a Lahinch hen party is well worth the effort!
From Dublin – 260km
By car: Take the M4 motorway from Dublin, followed by the M6 motorway. At junction 18, follow the M18 Motorway southbound exiting at junction 14 Ennis. Then follow the R458 and N85 and N67 into Lahinch. A journey time of approximately 3 hours.
By train: There is no train station in Lahinch. The Dublin to Limerick train service departs from Dublin Heuston Station with a regular daily service operating. From Limerick, you can take a connecting train to Ennis and onwards by bus to Lahinch. Check out Irish Rail for more information.
By bus: Dublin Coach is a private bus operator who operates a return service Route 300 between Dublin and Killarney stopping off at Ennis. Check out Dublin Coach for more information.
From Cork – 165km
By car: Take the N20 National Route from Cork to Limerick, then follow the N18 / M18 towards Ennis, followed by the N85 and N67 into Lahinch. A journey time of approximately 2 hours 20 minutes.
By train: Take the Cork to Dublin train service from Cork Kent station to Dublin Heuston Station changing at Limerick Junction station for the Dublin to Limerick train service. From Limerick, you can take a connecting train to Ennis and onwards by bus to Lahinch. Check out Irish Rail for more information.
By bus: Expressway Route 51 travels between Cork and Galway bus stations stopping off at Ennis. From Ennis, it is possible to take a local service to Lahinch. Check out Expressway and Bus Eireann for more information.
Galway – 90km
By car: Take the M6 Motorway from Galway City exiting at junction 18 and then follow the M18 Motorway southbound exiting at junction 14 Ennis. Then follow the R458 and N85 and N67 into Lahinch. A journey time of approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.
By train: Take the Galway to Limerick train service from Galway Ceannt station to Limerick Colbert Station stopping off at Ennis station and onwards by bus to Lahinch. Check out Irish Rail for more information.
By bus: Expressway Route 51 travels between Galway and Cork bus stations stopping off at Ennis. From Ennis, it is possible to take a local service to Lahinch. Check out Expressway and Bus Eireann for more information.
Belfast – 435km
By car: Take the M1 out of Belfast, towards Dublin. At Dublin, merge on to the M50, heading westbound for the M4 and M6 motorways. When travelling on the M6, at junction 18, follow the M18 Motorway southbound exiting at junction 14 Ennis. Then follow the R458 and N85 and N67 into Lahinch. A journey time of approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.
By train: The ‘Enterprise’ service operates regularly between Belfast Lanyon Place station and Dublin Connolly Station. Change at Connolly station and take the Luas to Heuston Station. From Heuston, the Dublin to Limerick train service departs daily. From Limerick, you can take a connecting train to Ennis and onwards by bus to Lahinch. Check out Irish Rail for more information.
By bus: There is no direct bus service between Belfast and Lahinch.
There are several lovely hotels in Lahinch that will suit any hen group needs and expectations. The Coast Hotel is one of them. This hen friendly 4-star hotel is located right in the centre of town and just a minute walk from the beach. You can choose between twin, triple and quad rooms and each room has tea/coffee-making facilities and a spacious bathroom. There is a restaurant and a bar at the hotel and there is also free WI-Fi and a free car park for hotel guests.
Only 30 minutes away from Lahinch, you can experience real farm life and prepare the bride for (an old fashioned) wife life. During the Farmyard Wife preparation course, your hen party will learn how to milk a cow and churn butter by hand (seasonal activity if available) and also bake brown farm bread! The whole farmyard experience takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes long.
This coastal Mecca is also heaven for surfers, so why not take surfing classes during your Lahinch hen party? You’ll be given a quick rundown of basic surfing techniques before jumping on the surfing board, and a professional instructor will be with you all the time, one instructor for every 6 girls.
Treasure Hunt and CSI: Save the Groom are some of the most popular hen activities and guarantee great fun on your hen weekend in Lahinch. Both activities can be personalized and include a bottle of bubbly for a winning team.
Lahinch is a typical resort town with a great selection of pubs and bars and there are even 2 nightclubs that welcome locals and visitors on weekends. Please contact us today and we will help you to plan nighttime activities for your Lahinch hen party.
Hen Parties won’t be disappointed when it comes to food options in Lahinch. This town has many fantastic places to eat with great varieties. The golfing and surfing communities love to work up a hunger during the day and Lahinchs cafes, restaurants and gastro-pubs know how to satisfy that hunger. Our expert hen party planners are on-hand to make the booking and management of your Lahinch hen party as easy as possible.
If you are planning to stay in the Coast Hotel, you should consider having dinner at their hotel restaurant. You could choose between a 3-course meal or 2-course meal and glass of wine. They can also cater for any special dietary requirements.
Lahinch is a stunning hen party town with many great ways of spending quality time with your ladies before the big day. Beautiful views, ocean breeze and the small size of Lahinch ensure that all the pubs and restaurants are conveniently located together, meaning it’s easy for your hen party to get from one place to the next. Lahinch is the perfect hen destination ‘ you’ll feel like you’re on holidays and you’ll get to spoil the bride-to-be!