carlow, convenient from Dublin for a hen party
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Carlow is a great town for a hen party. It is very convenient from Dublin, it has a good choice of restaurants, pubs and clubs and offers a wide range of accommodation

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Carlow is a very popular location for a hen party. To help you plan your hen party in Carlow, we’ve compiled a useful list of places to stay, where to eat and the pubs and clubs that we recommend your hens should visit.


There are a number of excellent restaurants in Carlow which accommodate hen parties. Some of our top picks include:

Liberty Tree Restaurant, part of The Talbot Hotel, offers fine wining and dining and great views of the town. Their set menus are reasonable, straying off a set menu could work out expensive for a hen party though. Tel: (059) 915 3000

Italian Connection, as the name suggests, serve an array of Italian cuisine including pizzas. It can get very busy and packed as they attract primarily group bookings but the food is quite tasty. Tel: (059) 914 0942

Weeping Thaiger, Thai Food, Service can be a little slow from time to time but very reasonable in price. Tel: (059)9137000

Brooks Café Bistro, Perfect for lunch or an evening meal, serves a café bar with paninis, wraps and the like during the day before turning into a trendy bar and restaurant in the evening. Situated in the Dinn Ri hotel. Food quality can be a little hit and miss sometimes but is generally good. Tel: (059) 9133111


Ewings Bar is a traditional Irish pub in Carlow which offers a great cocktail menu. It is probably not a pub that you’ll spend all night in but worth visiting for a drink or two.

The Med Bar is very popular with hen parties. It has a lively atmosphere and always has some form of music whether it be a live band or a DJ.

Tully’s Bar offers live music and chart hit playing DJ’s. Mainly attract a fairly crowd.

Scraggs Alley is very spacious with 11 different areas in the place. It has an impressive smoking area and beer garden. Music provided by live bands and later in the night, a DJ. It can get very crowded.

Teach Dolmain is great for live traditional music if that’s what your hens are into.


The Foundry Nightclub is part of the Dinn Ri hotel and is very hen party friendly. Contact them in advance to arrange a VIP area and some bubbly or complimentary passes.



Ewings Bar offer B&B accommodation for hen parties in Carlow. It is quite basic but has a very central location and is not expensive.

Coolanowle Country House: A farmhouse, organic B&B with superb rooms, self catering accommodation, a "Barn" for your dance class, and meals made from fresh meat and vegetables from the farm. Coolanowle House has won many awards and is an excellent choice for a very special hen party! Tel: +353 (0)59 862 5176


The Dinn Ri Hotel is most popular for hen parties, Extremely central location and has a bar, restaurant and nightclub all within its premises. Tel: (059) 9133111

The Talbot Hotel offers luxury four start accommodation including on-site hair and beauty rooms. You’ll probably need to take a cab into some of the bars we have mentioned though as it is a little bit out of town. Tel: (059) 915 3000