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.

Hen Party Cruise Party Pack

Let us introduce to the Girls Only Hen Cruise Party Pack organised by Carrick Self Catering. Brides-to-be and their nearest and dearest can enjoy a memorable hen do experience cruising down the River Shannon and wining and dining at their leisure.

This unmissable hen do offer includes a night’s self-catering accommodation in houses and apartments in Carrick-on-Shannon’s town centre. The hens are welcomed with a complimentary drink of their choice not far from their accommodation. Finger food and a mouth-watering mojito cocktail can be enjoyed at Murtagh’s Bar, available only on a Friday evening between 8.30pm and 10.30pm.

A bus then takes the party to the riverside where they board a boat and enjoy a one-hour moon river cruise with a full bar and disco on board. The partygoers then get treated to a three-course meal and a glass of wine in a participating restaurant of their choice, followed by VIP entrance into a nightclub where they’ll be welcomed with a glass of bubbly.

This fabulous Girls Only Hen Cruise Party Pack costs €100 per person per night or €140 per person per night for guests staying for two nights. Furthermore, when the group staying for two nights is over 20, the hen goes free.

Stag Party Cruise Package

If the girls of that much fun, so too can the boys. Again, for stags looking for an incredibly entertaining, memorable and alternative stag do, they should look no further than the Carrick-on-Shannon Stag Party Cruise Package.

This fantastic deal includes two nights self-catering accommodation in four-star houses in the town centre. Like the ladies, the men can enjoy a complimentary drink of their choice on arrival, followed by finger food and a mojito cocktail in Murtagh’s Bar, between 8 – 10 on a Friday night only.

The lads then board the Hour Moon River Cruise on the moonlit Shannon, then head for one of Shannon-on-Carrick’s friendly pubs for pub grub with a pint or bottle of beer. The stags still standing have entrance into a reserved area of a nightclub, with a shot on arrival.

This incredible Carrick-on-Shannon Stag Party Cruise Package costs just €95 per person for one night and €135 per person for two nights. The stag himself goes free with groups of over 20 staying for two nights. We can’t say fairer than that!

Alternative Stag and Hen Dos in Carrick-on-Shannon

Of course, cruising down the river Shannon isn’t the only way to spend your hen or stag party in Carrick-Pn-Shannon and the surrounding area. For brides and grooms looking for a more alternative hen or stag do, the area serves all tastes and aspirations.

For those looking for a more mentally and physically challenging hen or stag do, would have a memorable experience at Borda Bog in Lough Key. Presenting a series of curious puzzles and challenges, Borda Bog offers the ultimate team experience for hen and stag parties and is just a short walk from Carrick-on-Shannon. For more fabulous alternative stag and alternative hen activities, check out our two blog posts.

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