Keeping a group busy in Ireland
Ireland: a small, beautiful country with breathtaking landscapes, friendly people and boundless amounts of things to do. The people will welcome you warmly, the wildness of the lakelands will draw you in and the cosy log fires will heat your bones! If you’re going to the Land of the Postcard with a group then have a look at these tips for each of the main Irish areas.
Belfast enjoys all that Northern Ireland has to offer. The lively city is developing at huge speeds and there’s a sense of optimism everywhere you go. If you’re looking at keeping a group busy in the city then consider some of the great outdoor activities like 4×4 off-road driving, clay shooting or go karting. Alternatively there are plenty of opportunities for pampering and dancing the day and night away if you don’t fancy braving the outdoors for too long; this city has something for everyone.
The beautiful city of Cork has award winning bars and restaurants as well as great shops, clubs, galleries and museums. There are wonderful spa facilities, perfect if your group’s looking for some indulgence, as well as a huge selection of excellent bars to suit everyone. During the daytime you can all keep busy with some horse riding, paintball, quad biking and climbing, and then in the evening you can sample fine Irish hospitality with murder mystery nights, casinos, excellent restaurants and buzzing nightclubs.
If you’re in search of the craic then Dublin is an excellent place to head with friends; it’s a veritable haven of hospitality and fun. Greater Dublin has a population of 1.66 million so the city’s built to entertain, with the Guinness Brewery and Temple Bar as well as the excellent Punchestown Racecourse. Dublin’s only an hour flight away from London and does some excellent ladies horse racing days if you’re visiting the city with female friends. To keep your group busy pre-book some top activities like archery, high ropes and paintball.
The River Shannon provides a beautiful backdrop to Limerick’s rich supply of great restaurants, shops, galleries, pubs and clubs. Shannon airport is just 20 minutes away from the city and it’s easy to see why the city has experienced such a tourism boom over recent years. There’s something for everyone, with rugby spectating to be done, horses to be ridden and Bollywood dancing lessons to be tried out.
Although these are the main group activities to try in four of the great areas of Ireland, there are loads more things to do and you’re sure to have a great time in the welcoming country.
This is a guest written by Gen from hen party organisers GoHen. You can book your UK hen party at their website.