Carlow Stag Do Guide

Carlow is one of the smallest counties in Ireland in both population and area. The Irish translation of county Carlow is Contae Cearthalach which means "Four Lakes”. This is surprising as there are no lakes of note in County Carlow. Also well known country singer Derek Ryan is from this county.


Enjoy some Carlow stag do activities nearby such as quad biking, go karting and paintballing.

For stags looking to get active and have a laugh, travelling to the nearby county of Killarney will lead you to Kilkenny Activity Centre. Here, you and your mates can play a smashing game of bubble soccer, putting on the inflatable balls and bashing into each other during a five-a-side. Theres also foot darts and body bowling here, which outlines how these fun and interactive games will prove to be great ice breakers and team builders.

For those looking for an extreme challenge, “Hell’s Kitchen” is the daunting mission assault course found here, an ultimate test of mind and might! Travail over swampland tracks and open country to beat your friends to the prize, keeping a close eye on the water cannons that are trying to knock you off course!


County Carlow has many restaurants and bars where enjoy great food and drink but also has a great nightclub that is the nightlife hub of the whole county. We refer of course to The Foundry Nightclub, dubbed “one of the better nightclubs outside of Dublin.” The club is open every Friday and Saturday, offering groups a premier Irish nightlife experience.

If your group would prefer a more intimate yet lively venue for the stag night, Scraggs Alley is a safe bet. Scraggs Alley provides live music and fun that caters particularly to groups, boasting a fun-filled atmosphere for the last 26 years.


County Carlow has plenty to offer stag weekends as even though it is a small county there are plenty of luxurious 4 star hotels and some stylish 3 star hotels meaning your lads will have plenty of choice.

The Dinn Ri Hotel is a 3 star option, held in high regard due to its advantageous location. It is situated in the heart of Carlow town, with an award winning Dinn Ri bar that serves delicious food and great beer. As well as this, there’s a rooftop terrace perfect for an auspicious group get-together, plus the rooms themselves that are also great for groups.

The four star option for a stay in Carlow is the Talbot Hotel. They have a number of great groups rooms available, each modernly decorated. The hotel also has fine dining experiences at the Liberty Tee restaurant for a formal affair, or the Corries Bar & Bistro for a more laid back event. Whatever stag do your looking for, the Talbot Hotel can provide!

Check out some of these fantastic hotels, nightclubs and activity centres for a memorable stag do in Carlow!