It might be a charming and tranquil riverside town but for brides and grooms-to-be looking for a fun-packed destination for a memorable hen and stag do, Carrick-on-Shannon is a perfect choice.
With quality restaurants, bars such as Murtagh’s Bar on Main Street, live music venues and the town’s celebrated nightclubs, hen and stag parties are literally spoilt for choice. When it comes to arranging a ‘last night of freedom’ with their closest friends and families before they tie the knot, there’s nowhere in Ireland quite like Carrick.
Another alternative way to spend that iconic night with the closest of friends and family before the big day is to go on a cruise. Straddling the River Shannon, this friendly town of County Leitrim is the ideal destination for unforgettable stag and hen cruises. At Carrick Self Catering, we offer hen and stag cruises.
Celebrate Christmas & New Year’s in Carrick-on-Shannon
If you’re thinking about heading to the largest town in picturesque County Leitrim in the north of Ireland, take a look at what’s on in Carrick-on-Shannon this Christmas and New Year, where the locals certainly know how to throw a party.
Top 10 Alternative Hen Party Activities
For 21st century brides-to-be, the hen party is a much bigger part of the wedding experience than it was in the past. Increasingly, instead of an evening bar hopping in fancy dress, hens are looking at themed events or alternative activities for their hen do.
With so much choice out there, we thought we’d put together a top ten alternative hen party activities (click here to see our top ten alternative stag activities as well).
Top 10 Alternative Stag Party Activities
Of all the duties a best man is given, sorting out the stag party can be the most daunting. Trying to arrange something memorable that the groom and other stags will all enjoy and remember for years to come can be a huge challenge.
So we thought we’d put together a top ten of some of the more alternative stag party activities to get you thinking. Whether you are looking for a simple, single afternoon activity, or want to take advantage of a popular stag party weekend package, there’s plenty of information here to get you started.
Celebrating your Birthday in Carrick-on-Shannon
There’s nothing quite like having a weekend break away to celebrate your birthday. With plenty to do, great places to eat, drink and be merry, as well as a great choice of accommodation, the lively yet characterful county town of Carrick-on-Shannon is the perfect destination.
A Great Day Out: What to do in Lough Key?
The beautiful lake of Lough Key in Boyle County Roscommon, central Ireland, has long drawn people to its beguiling shores.
Lough Key’s name stems from Loch Cé. According to Irish folklore, Cé was the druid of the god Nuadu. Cé fled south after being wounded in the Second Battle of Mag Tuired. When he reached a stunning plain carpeted in flowers at Carn Corrslebe, the druid sat down to rest.
Top 10 Fun Things To Do in Carrick-on-Shannon
Carrick-on-Shannon — Cora Droma Ruisc in Irish, or “the weir of the marshy ridge” — is the largest town in the county of Leitrim. Located two hours from both Dublin and Belfast, its home to 5,000 people.
Its thriving population of restaurants, a host of good accommodations, and its great music and arts scene made the town a popular weekend destination, especially for those hosting stag and hen parties. In fact, this charming riverside town has grown to become one of the most popular inland resorts in Ireland.
If you’re planning a trip to Carrick-on-Shannon, here are our 10 recommendations for your itinerary…
The Ultimate Guide to Carrick-on-Shannon Nightlife (Top Bars & Clubs)
While the town is home to a myriad of restaurants, scenic tours and water activities that are perfectly suited to family breaks, Carrick-on-Shannon also offers an assortment of bars and clubs for those whose fun begins when the sun goes down.
How to Stay Safe on a Stag and Hen Weekend
A stag or hen weekend is definitely an event to look forward to. After all, it’s the groom or bride-to-be’s last hurrah as a single individual and it only makes sense to go all out. But more than enjoying yourself, you have to make sure that you stay safe too.
Don’t let an otherwise excellent night become tainted with hassles and losses that could spoil the evening’s memory. Below are just some of the ways you can stay safe while having fun at your stag or hen weekend!
The Essential Items for Any Stag Party
So you’ve been asked to be best man at a wedding. And, as excited as you are for being asked to play such an important role in the upcoming wedding of your best mate, it’s by no means an easy role to play.
Not only have you got to write a speech that strikes the right balance between being entertaining enough to get the crowd laughing, but not so entertaining you get thrown out of the ceremony. You’ve also got the most important part of the wedding to plan as well—the stag party.