Hens & Stags

Hen and Stag Adventure Weekends

What makes for a great AND memorable hen or stag weekend?

  • The craic?
  • Adventure?
  • Good food & entertainment?
  • A unique and memorable location?

We believe that this is exactly what makes for a great hen or stag party and we have it all in abundance and at affordable prices.

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The Island

Clare Island offers you a unique location for your hen or stag adventure. Every weekend, it see hundreds of people visit for the lively music, dancing and craic between the bars. Clare Island has a thriving community who enjoy the company of the visitors throughout the season and participate in the late night sessions.

Only 25 minutes past Westport town the harbour of Roonagh Pier services the island. The ferry ride is just 20 minutes with the O’Grady brothers on Clare Island Ferry Company. Go Explore Hostel will pick up your luggage from the pier. All you have to do is enjoy our stunningly beautiful island.

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Our experienced instructors will guide you through a choice of raft building, kayaking, beach challenge or hill walking. There’s an additional – unique – option of the “Clare Island Challenge Course” which is a 7km orienteering course with four team building activities scattered along the way. The adventure activities are hugely popular with hen parties and stag parties alike, as they always help to gel a diverse group of people who might know each other all that well.


Sailor’s Bar is fast becoming known for two things. A variety of fresh fish caught every morning by our staff & 22 day hung Co. Mayo 10 oz Sirloin Steaks. There are plenty more options on the offering including good vegetarian options however if you are a fresh fish and quality steak lover then you are in for an experience.

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There’s live music every weekend, and guests who sing or play instruments are always welcome to join in.  But that’s strictly optional – we find most of our hen and stag parties prefer to kick back, relax and enjoy the craic.  And we recommend that too – after all, that’s a recipe for the perfect hen or stag weekend.

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Package Rates 2020

  • One night package – Friday or Saturday – €142
  • One night package – Sunday to Thursday – €139
  • Friday & Saturday nights package (1 dinner) – €177

Please note: on bank holiday weekends, we only accept Saturday night bookings as part of a minimum two night stay – either Fri & Sat, or Sat & Sun. (All three nights are an option too.)

Your hen or stag package includes:

  • Return ferry from Roonagh Pier with Clare Island Ferry Company (O’Gradys)
  • Bed & Breakfast (full Irish) in Go Explore Hostel
  • 3 course set menu plus tea & coffee at Sailor’s Bar
  • Activity session

* Options include Kayaking, Orienteering, Raft-Building, Beach Games, Hiking.

Finding it difficult to choose? Upgrade to a full day activity for an additional €35 where your group will choose two of the above. This is for the real adventure junkies where we can take you on a journey of land & sea and have you back in the pub in time for dinner and drinks

Note – We promote Clare Island for hen and stag parties on the basis of the group partaking in adventure activity and then having dinner before enjoying the night’s entertainment. In this way all group members get the best out of the weekend and last the night. We do not accommodate groups who arrive on the island in an intoxicated state. Consideration is given to groups who do not wish to partake in adventure activity in certain circumstances. Please contact us to discuss if required.

Booking Terms and Conditions

Booking terms and conditions can be found below the Enquiry Form HERE