Vintage Hen Parties

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Downton Abbey Hen Parties

Are you ready to take a step back in time and experience the pleasures of bygone times in the company of the Clonard House Team for the most hilarious Vintage Hen Party you could imagine.

On arrival, your butler will assist you to don some appropriate attire to make a household chores, perhaps prepare a dessert, have a chamber pot race, set the table and light the fire.  All of your chores will be performed under the watchful eye of the butler, who will keep you entertained and facilitate a less than work like environment where laughter is the main result.

The dressing room is one of the favourites at Clonard House where both the Lords and Ladies will emerge bedecked in their finery.  The dressing room is one of the nosiest and fun filled rooms in the house as you step into your new gentrified role.

We have costumes for everyone, both servants & gentry as well as their children– and the dressing up alone is quite an event with laughter aplenty and we do have a wide range of costumes in all shapes and sizes!

Before dinner or afternoon tea our newly costumed gentry will adjourn to the Drawing Room for a selection of parlour games, a traditional dance and of course of few photos for the society pages, which we assure you will bring more than a tear to your eye (tears of laughter of course.)

We finish with afternoon tea in the dining room—where you have the honour of being the guests at a rather grand party.

Clonard House Vintage Hen Parties are suitable for people of all ages, will bridge the age gap and everyone will leave with memories they are unlikely to forget.

It is with great joy that we welcome you to a very grand celebration – afternoon tea will be served approximately two hours after you arrive at Clonard House. There are treats aplenty including the obligatory delicate finger sandwiches. We have numerous gluten-free options. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.

There are treats aplenty including the obligatory delicate finger sandwiches. We have numerous gluten-free options. Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements.


Home-made brown soda bread with a selection of toppings

  • smoked salmon, apple with a twist of kiwifruit,
  • Clonard House chutney, cheddar and pickles

Fresh finger sandwiches 

  • cucumber and paprika cream cheese,
  • traditional ham,
  • free range egg and spring onion


  • Homemade Profiteroles with chocolate
  • Meringues treats
  • Traditional shortbread
  • Freshly cut strawberries dipped in milk chocolate
  • Delicious apple and lemon cake made by the servants from the agency!

Our dinner event is a real gastronomic treat – When you are still downstairs dressed as servants we serve canapés so your experience is not marred by hunger pangs!



  • Homemade root vegetable broth with a selection of fresh breads

A selection of crackers

  • Brussels paté with red pepper flakes
  • A combination of Wensleydale cheeses with chutney and spring onion
  • Pesto rosso with red grapes

Once the gentry have dressed for the occasion, dinner is served in the dining room.

Main Course

For the main course we have so far offered the following – all to very positive reviews. We would ask you to pick two of these that you can have as a choice on the night.

  • Old-fashioned pepperpot beef with champ potatoes
  • Roast supreme of chicken, herb stuffing wrapped in bacon with red wine jus served with roast vegetables and baby new potatoes
  • Cassoulet of pork cooked in cream and cider with roast apple
  • Poached salmon with lemon and dill butter sauce on a bed of roast root vegetables and baby new potatoes
  • Vegetarian Option –  Melody of Mediterranean vegetables, pesto and feta cheese tart served with champ and new potatoes


For dessert we serve the apple and lemon cake which was made earlier by the servants from the agency! It is quite delicious with custard and caramel sauce, fresh fruit coulis and vanilla ice-cream.

All of our main courses can be cooked with gluten free ingredients. Please let us know if you have any other dietary requirements.

Before your event we will ask you to choose two of the main courses above and to let us know how many vegetarians will attend so everyone is catered for on the night.

You are very welcome to bring along your own selection of beverages and we do not charge corkage fees.

The Afternoon Tea Event is almost 3 hours long and costs €50 per person which includes the Afternoon Tea.

The Evening Dinner Event is at least 4 hours long and costs €75 per person which includes a delicious 3 course dinner.

There is a minimum group size of 10 people, or a minimum charge of €500 for Afternoon Tea (or €750 for the Evening Dinner Event) if there are less than 10. Less than 10 are welcome to attend but the minimum charge will still apply.

We can offer once place free if there are more than 20 attendees on the day.

You can check availability and start time options below and proceed with a booking (which requires €200 online card deposit) on the calendar below. Approximate numbers attending are all that are required for booking, more definite numbers can be confirmed the week before your visit. You will only be charged for the actual number attending (once there are more than 10 minimum) on the day minus your deposit. The deposit is fully refundable once you cancel more than 1 month before your booking date.

If you would like any other information, please fill out the brief form below or refer to our FAQ’s.

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Please note, you do not need to complete a booking to check availability

Green Days indicate availability, Click the day to see available times. In general we are open Fridays and Saturdays, if you would like to book a different day, please call us on 046 9434 135.

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