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As a family of seven girls, we have often looked for events that would suit for birthdays, cousins get togethers, girls nights out etc. And of course we have been thoroughly enjoying the glamour and dated charm of Downton Abbey, and other period dramas.

When Clonard House came on the market in the midst of a property crash and we could almost afford what we might never have dreamed of, we put our heads together to come up with the type of event we would love to attend.We are the sort of girls who like a good laugh, a little luxury and delicious food. Add in beautiful old clothes, parlour games, and a variety of things vintage in splendid surroundings and Victorian Escapade was born.

While we would all like to think our ancestors were gentry, the majority might just have worked downstairs. Victorian Escapade gives everyone a chance to experience the happenings of both Upstairs and Downstairs.

WHAT OUR VISITORS SAY

I cannot get over how well everything went and the fun we had. I am still laughing about things that happened during our visit. The feedback from everyone in the group was fantastic and each and every one of us is planning a return trip.
I live in Northern Ireland and I have been singing your praises to everyone I meet since my return. A huge thank you to all the staff who treated us royally and the entertainment they provided, they were all marvellous. I left without leaving a tip but as I plan on returning in the new year, I will make it up to them then!
Mary Devlin, September 27, 2017
I just wanted to drop a note to say how thankful and grateful I am for one of the funniest and memorable hen parties I have ever had last Saturday with you all for Marie Noonan hen party .. We got there on Saturday afternoon and we were greeted by the most sincere and genuine of people … We knew we were in for good fun from the start .. r host was amazing , he was nothing short of funny and just good craic, we laughed from start to finish !! We as the bridesmaids Kathy, fiona and Margaret and the bride Marie and not to mention her hens want to say thank you all so so so much for making it such a fun day .. We honestly couldn’t praise you all enough there … The craic was brilliant , the staff made us feel so so welcome , nothing was a problem we asked for !! The food was outstanding . I honestly can say we were blown away by how fantastic you all were … We have highly recommended you to anyone planning a hen !!! Keep up the hard work , the laughs and the craic. Ye are truly amazing ..
Kathy Butler, March 4, 2017
Thank you so much to all the staff at Clonard House. They made my hen party so memorable yesterday! Our faces were sore from laughing as we made some great memories as servants and ladies. Everyone was so welcoming and accommodating, and our afternoon tea was delicious! Can’t recommend this venue highly enough!
Claire O'Dowd, February 25, 2017
My bridesmaids organised my hen party here last month. I had no idea where I was going or what our activity was going to be. I, along with my 18 comrades, had an absolute ball from the moment we stepped through the door. Our butler for the evening was fantastic & created such a fun & relaxed evening for us all. Everyone working there was so friendly & made us feel like real VIPs. I could not recommend this place enough & I would love to return some day!!
Martina McKenna, 14 December 2017
Was at my hen here on Saturday can honestly say it was the most enjoyable experience. From start to end the staff were faultless. Its great hen activity for young and old. Our group aged from 22-68 (mothers) everyone enjoyed it and are still talking about how much fun it was. I could not recommend it more from start to finish. We had a Vegan in the group and they fully accommodated her with no issues. Book it for a hen party you won’t be disappointed!!!
Ruth Hoey, 6 October 2017
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