Cork City Stag Do Guide

Contributing just under half of the total inhabitants in the largest county in Ireland, Cork City is an impressive hub of activity. There’s a wealth of things to do in the city, from catching a Gaelic or hurling match at the impressive county grounds to taking a guided tour of the old City Gaol or the local brewery.

Most notably, the city has an amazing nightlife scene, with a number of rustic pubs packed with Irish charm competing for your business. Nightclubs are also outstanding here, so whether your after a night of traditional music or a DJ playlist, you can get it in the city. Lastly, this exciting city has compelling accommodation options, some of which are located in idyllic location such as the the banks of the River Lee, or close to the airport if your travelling from abroad.

What all that said, lets begin the Cork City Stag Do guide to see all the high points of a buzzing city!

Cork City Stag Do Activities


A great way to spend a day in the city is to travel to Páirc Uí Chaoimh, a modern stadium home to Cork GAA. Seating 45,000, the stadium is rocking when the county’s Gaelic and Hurling teams take to the field to compete in the All-Ireland Football and Hurling Championships every year. So if you’re planning a summer stag do in Cork City, a visit to here is a must.

Another way to get immersed in the culture of the Rebel county is to go to Cork City Gaol, a former prison—now museum. See the harrowing conditions that prisoners lived in up until a hundred years ago, as you will given a guided tour either day or night—depending on how petrified you wish to be! During the tour, you will not only see the cells, but also the warden’s quarters and the prevailing grounds.

If museums aren’t your thing, how about heading to a local brewer for a beer tasting and tour? At Franciscan Well Brewery from 6:30pm on week days, you and your mates can get a guided tour of the brewery’s beating heart. Try a number of different craft beers, including the NO.1 selling craft beer in Ireland, Rebel Red!

Cork City Stag Night Ideas


A night out in Cork City wouldn’t be complete without a visit to Sin é. Famous for their famous live traditional music, this beloved pub has been entertaining locals and tourists for well over a century. Decorated with stained-glass windows, this rustic pub is the perfect spot for a few pints and traditional Irish music.

A cavernous bar in the city which also host live music is Rearden’s, a spot great for watching live sports with sandwiches, pies and a pint during the day. At night, its a terrific venue for live music, as the pub brings in an array of local musicians which perform every weekend.

Another bar to consider is The Roundy Bar, as they serve Craft beers, cider and snacks in the daytime to enjoy. Staying open till late on the weekends, this venue is great for live comedy and music performances.

Last but not least on this list is The Old Town Whiskey Bar, an ornate and high-ceilinged nightspot that has both a pan-global restaurant and a high-energy nightclub. You can enjoy an evening of fine dining to line the stomach in the most tasteful way, before enjoying the nightclub that stays open until 2:30am on Friday and Saturday.

Cork City Stag Do Accommodation


An option to consider when staying in the city is The River Lee, a glass-fronted hotel set on the banks of the River which is the hotel’s namesake. All modern rooms offer bathrooms with underfloor heating, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and tea and coffeemaking facilities. Here, you can have a luxurious weekend stay at a reasonable price.

Perhaps, if you’re travelling to Cork City from overseas, the Cork Airport Hotel is a great choice. Located just across the street, this casual hotel has straightforward rooms imbued with a modern vibe. The hotel is very highly regarded, as the amenities on offer make for impressive reading. With free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities—you have everything you could possibly want. It will also make the return trip stress free as you don’t have very far to walk.

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With a truly stellar nightlife, exciting activities and terrific accommodation, you can get it all on a stag do in Cork City.