Why choose Sligo as a Hen Party destination?
Sligo is literally bursting with history, culture, scenery and activities all bundled into a neat urban package of no more than 20,000 residents. Sligo is renowned for being a great spot to hold a party and is an incredibly popular hen and stag destination. One of the most appealing factors about Sligo is that it’s set in an idyllic, remote location, yet it remains highly accessible with regular bus and train transfers that take no more than two hours from Dublin.
Sligo is surrounded by many famous landmarks like Ben Bulben and Carrowmore, Knocknarea Mountain and Glencar Waterfall. You don’t need to take our word for it, Sligo has arisen in a range of popular culture, from literature and the famous poetry of Yeats to modern and more recently developed films like Calvary.
By foot, you can journey the magical woodland areas surrounding Sligo like Holywell. If you do decide to travel to Sligo by car, you can again be touched by mysticism at The Glenliff Horseshoe Drive on the hen party where your car will mysteriously roll itself up hill.
Sligo is an amazing destination for a hen party orientated spa break when you can enjoy pamper packages and thermal rooms with locally sourced products from the sea. Sligo is also known for its awe-inspiring beaches like Strandhill.
You can enjoy said coastline either by foot or through some of the water sport activities on offer with The Foxy Hen. Water sports include paddleboarding and surfing for both novices and experts. Experienced surfers have travelled from around the globe to tackle Sligo’s wicked waves.
Other outdoor hen party activities in Sligo include – karting, paintball, horse riding, bubble football and quad biking among others.
When you’re done with the great outdoors, you can warm up by taking shelter in some of the great shops and boutiques in Sligo. Sligo has many cute thrift stores and vintage shops. You’re bound to pick up some stellar bargains and novelty items to commemorate the hen party with.
Sligo is one of the more frequented hen hotspots in Ireland and of course, this means that there are lots of activities and classes to cater to restless hens. Miscellaneous activities that The Foxy Hen caters to for the hen party include- make-up classes, CSI: Save the Groom, Ann Summers Parties, cocktail classes, dance lessons, afternoon tea and more.
The variety of accommodation in Sligo is incredibly tempting. You are spoilt for choice with lodgings that range from quaint and traditional, country guest houses, to lively hen party friendly apartments and hostels to an extravagant 4-star hotel with a spa in tow.
Despite being a smaller destination, Sligo has a nightlife to rival some of the larger cities in Ireland – a combination which makes it hen party heaven.
Sligo is known for both bustling modern clubs and traditional snugs that cater to trad and folk music. They have also been known to host the ever-lively Fleadh Ceoil over the past few years. A ceile type bachelorette will have any animated dancers at the hen party doing jigs all night. We’ll kit you out with everything you need for the night time festivities, right down to the shots and the finger food.
Before you make up your mind, you can always view our other premier destinations, from Kilkenny to Killarney. If Sligo tickles your fancy, however, go forth and book, Sligo is eagerly awaiting your arrival. You can browse our great itinerary options above, pick’n’mix your hen do favs and book straight away with no deposit.
Once you tailor the hen party guest list, invites will automatically be sent to all the hens who can pay their own way when they are ready. What are you waiting for? ‘There are no strangers in Sligo, only friends you haven’t met yet’.