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Hen Party Planning

How to Plan Your Glamping Hen Party

Hen party planning can be a tricky business! So, we try to make it a little easier for you, by sending out our ‘Henformation Pack’ when you book – with full details of our facilities, accommodation layout, and a list of tried & trusted suppliers for activities, caterers, music, and more.

Here’s a breakdown of how most hen party groups spend their weekend at Glamping Under The Stars…

Friday: Check in (After 4pm)

Head bridesmaids arrive first to set up & decorate the Glamp House with photos/signs/bunting. Also a good time to get the drinks chilling in the fridge!

Everyone arrives!

Drinks happen and everyone settles in.

Dinner is often a relaxed, self-catered BBQ affair. Or, if you don’t want to cook, book a restaurant, (McEvoy’s, Lily’s Bar, and Kelly’s Steakhouse are popular choices), or order a takeaway (pizza/chinese/thai) delivered directly to the glampsite.

Enjoy a chilled night with a lot of laughs & chat, a few more drinks, a few silly games, and perhaps some singing around the campfire.

You might even hire our ‘guy with a guitar’ to play a few tunes for the evening.


Breakfast: Leisurely breakfast (self-catered) in the Glamp House, (cereal or a fry – whatever you prefer), followed by more chat. Some healthy hens go exploring, (in the forest behind the glampsite, at The Rock of Dunamase, the Slieve Bloom Mountains, or the ‘Boardwalk over the Bog’ in Abbeyleix), but most are happy just to chill out for the morning.

Lunch: Self-cater or go to one of the quirky cafes in Abbeyleix (Gallic Kitchen at Bramleys, or McEvoys gastropub). Others pop into The Pantry in Portlaoise or visit Emo Court Parklands & get lunch in the tearooms there.

Afternoon: Time for a fun activity!

Fun means different things to different hens. We can put you in touch with a wide range of local suppliers, so you’re sure to find something that’s right up your street, whether it’s challenging, crafty, decadent, or just plain crazy! (See Hen Party Activities for some suggestions).

Get Ready: Get yourselves gorgeous with showers in our hotel-style bathrooms, or book a beautician to do your make up. Glitter optional!

Night Out: Whether you want a quiet meal & a few drinks, or a big night out, we can recommend places to eat, drink & celebrate. For a lovely meal and a few drinks, we recommend Abbeyleix or Durrow, or, for a big night out with food, drinks & dancing, it has to be Portlaoise Main Street. We can also help you find friendly local bus companies & taxi drivers


Check out is 10am. We hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Call Kyra to discuss your requirements and book Glamping Under The Stars for your hen party.

or (086) 0651 485


Hen Parties Activities

Sculpture/Art Class

Artistic, creative and a bit of a giggle

Flower Crown Making

Create something beautiful to wear to the wedding

Afternoon Tea Party

Relax and enjoy on site, or book a lovely local treat

Guy with a guitar

Enjoy some chilled choons at the campfire

Adventure Course & Zipline

Artistic, creative and a bit of a giggle

Line Dance Lesson

Line up for some serious craic!

For adult group bookings or non-family bookings, please contact us directly at


(086) 0651 485

For adult group bookings or non-family bookings, please contact us directly at

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