One of last year’s highlights had to be my cousin’s hen weekend, glamping at Teapot Lane. This idyllic hideaway it tucked away in the countryside of County Sligo and has a magical choice of glamping options, including yurts of various sizes, a tree house, a caravan and stunning vintage style country cottage.
A group of 20 of us girls took a road trip from County Down to County Sligo and the craic was great! My cousin’s bridesmaids did a fantastic job planning the whole weekend! If I was to hazard a guess, I believe they arranged one of the ‘Hen Packages’ available to book Teapot Lane’s website.
We arrived late on a Friday evening to a table full of gourmet BBQ treats, cooked to perfection by a local chef. We had minty marinated lamb, slow-cooked fall-off-the-bone BBQ ribs, homemade beef and lamb burgers, cajun-spiced chicken skewers, salmon, vegetable pasta bake and a selection of homemade salads. The food was unreal and we enjoyed our food in their indoor-outdoor communal dining area, which is lined with picnic tables and decorated with bunting.
A DJ kept us entertained while we snuggled up in a crocheted blankets beside a log-burning campfire toasting marshmallows and drinking procecco…basically THE DREAM!
The remainder of the weekend was self-catered by the lovely bridesmaids, as there is a communal kitchen with everything you need to enjoy home cooked meals.
We also went for a surfing lesson at Bundoran with Bundoran Surf Co. I was a little nervous to say the least at the prospect of surfing, as I have the worst balance and coordination, but it was great craic and the guys teaching us were good fun and had us all in fits of giggles.
On the Saturday night we got dolled up to hit the town of Sligo. We went to a stunning restaurant called Eala Bhán for dinner, the food was gorgeous. We then went on to The Blind Tiger for yummy cocktails and The Garavogue Bar for dancing.
If you are looking for a glamping getaway in Ireland, whether it be for a girly catch-up, a celebration, team building or just to get away from it all, I would highly recommend Teapot Lane, I can’t wait to go back!