Carlingford has long been regarded as the Capital of hen parties and stag dos. But why is this and why does Carlingford continue to attract hen and stag parties from around Ireland and the UK? Check out the 5 A’s of stags and hens in Carlingford!
The town of Carlingford is big enough to have everything you need for a hen weekend or stag weekend. But it is also small enough to feel special and quaint. Its medieval architecture looks amazing complete with town gate, castle, mint & townhouses. However it also means that the town centre is very small. This means all facilities are within a few minutes walk of each other. The town centre is packed full of bars and restaurants with a convivial atmosphere and plenty of craic! Favourite bar hot spots include PJ O’Hares, Ma Bakers and Taafes, whilst restaurants of choice include The Bay Tree, Kingfisher and Wildwood Café.
Carlingford is half way between Dublin and Belfast, just 1 hour from both. Set amidst beautiful countryside, rolling mountains and beautiful Carlingford Lough the scenery is breath-taking but you don’t have to drive all day to get there! Whilst set in unspoilt countryside Carlingford is also close to Newry and Dundalk towns for those looking a little bit more urban action. Of course, there is also the Carlingford Ferry for those wanting an even more scenic journey from the North. This makes it the perfect location also for stag and hen parties from Northern Ireland.
Carlingford is undoubtedly the Capital of Adventure in Ireland, with amazing natural facilities on land and water. It has the biggest activity centre in the country – Carlingford Adventure and the biggest Adventure Park in Ireland – Skypark! Hen and stag parties love the range of adventures provided locally. There really is something for everyone, whatever your ability or fitness level. The favourites for hen party activities are Crystal Maze challenge course, Ziptopia and kayaking, whilst the favourite stag party activities are laser combat, Skypark aerial adventure, archery combat and Stand Up Paddleboarding. Other popular options include rock climbing, footgolf and archery.
In addition to the local Gastro treats and Adventure Centre there are also numerous other local attractions for the hen dos and stag parties, both natural and man-made! Natural attractions include the harbour , Slieve Foye mountain & local Cooley beaches. Others include the Carlingford Greenway for walking and cycling and the historic buildings including King Johns Castle. There are also local boutiques, Leprechaun hunts and lots of local festivals and events. If you are looking for hen party ideas or stag party ideas there are tonnes to choose from in the Carlingford region.
If you are looking for Carlingford stag accommodation or hen party accommodation then you have lots of options. Carlingford has everything from five-star luxury villas like Starboard House, to four-star holiday homes with Carlingford Holiday Homes, hotels and basic Hostel style private rooms. This means all budgets and tastes are catered for. So, if you want to blow the hen budget and live in luxury for the weekend, or go basic and keep your stag do money for adventures Carlingford has them all and most are within easy walking distance of the town centre.
So there you have it – Carlingford has it all for stag parties and hen parties, whether you are booking a classy hen, a boozy stag, something inbetween or even an American style bachelorette party. Carlingford is the perfect area and has the right accommodation, activities, adventures and attractions. These will make your hen or stag party a truly memorable one! So what are you waiting for – get booking and create your perfect hen weekend or stag weekend in Carlingford! Carlingford Adventure is a one stop shop advisor for all visitors to Carlingford including hen and stag parties. Therefore if you need any advice, recommendations or information about Carlingford just give us a call 0429373100.