Hens & Stags Dublin

A favourite Hen and Stag activity with plenty of fun guaranteed on this rafting adventure.
Rafting is a very popular Stag or Hen group activity with guaranteed fun for all involved. You'll feel a world away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin's nearby city centre as you steer your way downriver, negotiating 4 fast-flowing weirs along the route, surrounded by wildlife and picture-perfect countryside. The trip time is approximately 2.5 hours on the water covering a distance of 8kms.

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Pizza@2xPizza's cooked onsite (optional)

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The Route

The Classic route takes you from Lucan Village to Palmerstown through the Strawberry Beds. This is one of the most popular sections of the river with outdoor enthusiasts. Along the way you will navigate 4 weirs and numerous rapids as you wind your way through the pristine Liffey Valley. The route is approximately 8km long.

What you'll see

There is an abundance of flora, fauna and local wildlife to be seen along the route. Herons, Kingfishers, Swans, dragonflies, Otters and all types of fish are regularly spotted from onboard our rafts. It’s not all wildlife however, the Liffey Valley is steeped in history. During your trip you will come across Shackleton’s Mills, The Hermitage Estate, Kings Hospital and the Silver Bridge.
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Expert river guides

Our raft guides are all IRF (International Raft Federation) qualified and have countless hours of experience working on the river. Between this and our passion for sharing our love of the river our guests are in safe hands.

The best of equipment

We use the very best of gear from Aqua Design and Palm Equipment to ensure complete comfort and safety for everybody who joins us on the water. Our Rafts are custom made with the River Liffey in mind. Stable, Sturdy and super comfy. Our Wetsuits, Cags, Buoyancy Aids and Helmets help to keep you safe and warm throughout the trip.

Chill at our riverside café

Our base at Mill Lane is a hidden gem. Standing on the banks of the river surrounded by green foliage and the sounds of rushing water it is hard to believe that we are only 7km from the heart of Dublin City. Enjoy an authentic stone baked Italian pizza cooked outside at the Mill Lane Café after your trip. Check out the pizza menu and to preorder please contact us.

Age restrictions

The minimum age for active participants is 12 years old. Active participants are considered to be those who are strong enough to help propel the raft down the river. Younger kids can take part in our trips as non-paddling participants. Please get in touch for further details.

What should I bring?

We have everything you need to get on the water in comfort and safety. All you need is swimwear for under your wetsuit, old runners you don’t mind getting wet and a towel to dry off afterwards. You are very welcome to wear your own wetsuit if you prefer.

What's included?

We provide all of the necessary equipment and have full changing facilities, hot showers and on-site parking at our base in Mill Lane.