Hens & Stags 2020

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 a combination of all of the above is the perfect recipe for a great hen or stag party. And we have it all in abundance and at affordable prices.

And the icing on the cake? It’s our island setting which has to be experienced first hand to be appreciated. And when you visit once, you’ll want to return.

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 that enjoys the company of the visitors throughout the season, and local gladly 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.


Our hen and stag packages come with an outdoor activity built-in. We have a selection of land-based and water-based options to choose from. Some are also team-based, whereby the larger group is broken down into smaller teams of four to six people. This can be helpful in bonding a group of people who don’t all know each other well. A group who arrive as strangers with a friend in common, often leave as friends.


Sailors Bar is well know for its delicious food and great atmosphere. We are changing our menu for 2020 and will have it on line in the coming months. If you have any specific queries in the mean time then please just ask.


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.

Three Package Options

There are three package options, which come with different activity choices. For information on each activity, scroll further down. 

Option 1Option 2Option 3
  • Return ferry
  • Hostel Bed & Breakfast (full Irish)
  • Activity – choose between:
    • Pirate Queen Treasure Hunt
    • Hiking
    • Beach Games??
  • 1 x 3 course set menu dinner

One night: €119

Two nights: €127

  • Return ferry
  • 1 x Hostel Bed & Breakfast (full Irish)
  • Activity – choose between:
    • The Clare Island Challenge
    • Raft Building
    • Kayaking
    • Sea Cliffs Safari
  • 1 x 3 course set menu dinner

One night: €139

Two nights: €174

  • Return ferry
  • 1 x Hostel Bed & Breakfast (full Irish)
  • Activity: Sea Angling Safari
  • 1 x 3 course set menu dinner

One night: €149

Two nights: €187

Optional Extras:

  • Soup & Sandwich lunch + €10
  • Packed lunch to take on activity + €10
  • We can also organise for a set-menu, a single-course, or an a-la-carte meal for Friday evening arrivals. Please let us know what your needs are and we will quote accordingly.
Pirate Queen Treasure HuntHikingBeach Games
The group will be broken into teams and provided with maps and clues, and you will set off to explore the island in search of treasure. A Pirate Queen/King costume will be provided for the Hen/Stag, and there will be an awards ceremony after dinner.

Tailored to the group’s fitness level, with a local guide. Take in the stunning scenery and learn about the island’s history along the way.

For more information, including restrictions, please click here.

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Clare Island Challenge
KayakingRaft Building

A 7 km orienteering course through some of the most beautiful coastline in Ireland including three team based activities. This activity can help to bond a group of people who start out not knowing everyone else too well. The group will be split into small teams to race each other in completing the course, and an awards ceremony will take after dinner.

For more information, please click here

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The group is broken into teams of four to six people – build your raft and then line up to race the other teams around a 300 metre course. An awards ceremony will take place after dinner.

For more information, including restrictions, please click here.

Sea Cliffs SafariSea Angling Safari

Enjoy a Soup & Sandwich lunch in Sailor’s Bar before departing on a one and a half hour trip on board the Sea Sprinter to view the Clare Island Cliffs.

Minimum number 10. Maximum 35.

A full day fishing trip in Clew Bay, departing from and returning to Clare Island harbour. We have two boats with a capacity of ten people each, allowing us to take bookings of up to 20 people max for this activity.

Rods supplied. You should bring your own packed lunch, or we can provide one for you.