About Us

Handcrafted Hens is the work of a group of creative Clonakilty women who are only too happy to share their skills to make your hen party a fun and interesting experience for all your ladies and the all important bride. Here’s a little more about us…


Lisa Tonge is our resident flower crown and knicker-lady as well as the tutor for the masquerade mask party. This crafty lady has another (slightly differently focused) craft business, ‘Little Green Dot’ making handmade toys and crafted baby gifts www.littlegreendot.ie. Lisa really enjoys creating a relaxed, fun party where people can have a good time and also learn something new and interesting. Whether its knock-out knickers, boho flower crowns or party masks, it will be a craft party to enjoy and remember!



Allison Roberts is Clonakilty’s own ethical chocolatier and the proud owner of Clonakilty Chocolate www.clonakiltychocolate.com. Her choco-parties are fast becoming a firm favourite in the area and a good time is definitely guaranteed. When in doubt, just add chocolate!




Ellie La Trobe-Bateman – Yoga Teacher and Creative Human Being 

Born in England, brought up in Wales, worked in London, Cardiff, Madagascar, Germany, India, Papua New Guinea, USA, & Burkina Faso; studied in Biological Science and Environmental Change at Oxford Uni; trained in Yoga in India; married to an Irishman; a student of esoteric wisdom and astrology; now finding herself in Clonakilty, Ellie is here to inspire, connect, and laugh with you in all of our perfect imperfections and the craziness that Life brings us.  She is light hearted and non-dogmatic / dictator-like (you know what I mean).



Ellen McGaley and the Molly’s Gang. 

Ellen is one of the most welcoming and fun hosts you will ever meet, both in Handcrafted Hens and in ‘real life’ . Your experience at Molly’s Cafe & Wine Bar,  where Ellen is manager, is always relaxing and a positive part or your day. Our sessions that are hosted by this fun lady  are always a hit!