I've seen these mentioned several times in guidebooks and on this site. I've even read about some bars that post signs forbidding hen and stag parties.
I get that hen parties are women and stag parties are guys. But are they big groups of married women and married men? Single women and single men? Is there a minimum number that qualifies your group as a hen or stag party? I'm just curious as to why they're not appreciated in some places or why they're mentioned so often.
My friend and I are going to Ireland this summer. We're both 31 year-old single women, but I'm hoping that doesn't qualify us as a hen party! :)