Derry City Stag Do Guide

There’s no doubt about it, Derry sure knows how to have a good time and a stag do in Derry city will be perfect! Derry has it’s very own snake, the ‘Foyle River’ which makes its way through the city. If you didn’t already know Derry is in fact the second largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth largest in all of Ireland! It borders with county Donegal in the Republic of Ireland. There is a wide range of popular bars, pubs, cafes and entertainment venues for a stag do in Derry city to choose from.

What a stag do in Derry city will find:

  • Activity centres - Campsie Karting or The Jungle NI
  • Shopping centres
  • Watersports
  • Derry nightclubs and disco bars
  • Restaurants
  • Derry hotels
  • Theatre
  • Swimming pool
  • Cinema

On a more historic note and yet in keeping with ‘walls’ did you know that Derry is in fact Ireland’s only walled city? These walls have been known to keep stag groups together!

For those guys that want to get loose and run wild why not get in on the action at one of Derry’s activity centres? Whether you decide to choose sailing, shooting, paintballing derry, archery or quad biking, there’s no better location than Derry! For the adrenaline junkie try your hand at Ireland’s first Tree Top High Wire Adventure course, which is sure to get the nerves going within even the most hardcore guy. This course features over 40 elements and includes zip lines, scramble nets, tunnels and Tarzan swings! For a completely random activity why not enjoy the thrill of hovercrafting? Glide along a purpose built grass and water track facing the most challenging of bends and tricky hairpins at speeds of up to 40mph! Now there’s an idea!

For something a little more relaxing and yet never the less challenging, how about a round of golf at the the City of Derry, Foyle International or Faughan Valley golf courses. If your handicap is up to it there is also the choice of the famous Ballyliffin or Royal Portrush Golf Club. Another potential activity is a afternoon of fishing for Salmon and trout on the River Foyle. Those into cycling should follow the Foyle Valley Cycle Route, a secluded path that runs from Derry to the small stag do towns of Lifford, County Down and Strabane, County Tyrone.

Whether you're a ‘Grab and Go’, ‘Pound Conscious’ or ‘Precision’ type of shopping guy, you sure will be tempted to do a spot of shopping whilst partying in the city of Derry. All the best-known menswear brands from Topman to Replay can be found in the buzzing city centre, gigantic Foyleside or nearby Richmond Shopping Centre! After a jam packed day of activities, sightseeing and pints, you sure will have worked up one hell of an appetite. If so it’s time to refuel in one of Derry’s many restaurants. Whether you’re after contemporary cuisine, a oriental experience or good old fashioned pub grub, you’ll find it in Derry! On high recommendation is the seafood which is caught locally and acclaimed to be some of Ireland’s very best!

Whatever type of stag weekend you are after from the budget to luxury, a stag do in Derry city has got it all. Stags can choose from one of the three or four star Derry city hotels, value bed and breakfasts, modern self-catering apartments or budget hostels.

Derry City Nightlife

Get your fancy dress on for Derry city nightlife, and hit the city centre for a stag night of partying, games and cracking laughs! Being host to Ireland’s largest Halloween carnival means that the people of Derry are familiar with fancy dress outfits. Regardless if you decide to dress up or not, you can expect a stag night full of exciting entertainment options. Derry sure is big into music. Choose from an Irish music session in a old world stag bar, enjoy the sounds of cooler than cool jazz, attend a live concert at the Millennium Forum, or hit the floors of one of Derry’s nightclubs to bust a groove! Waterloo Street and the Strand Road are at the centre of Derry City nightlife and should certainly not be missed by visiting stag do.

Derry City Attractions

The vibrant city of Derry / Londonderry has a whole host of reasons for stags to roll out of their beds! Expect a wide range of local attractions, a calendar of action packed events and a host of unique heritage trials to explore. A must see for anyone visiting is the political landmarks that give insight into Derry’s darker side (note the word ‘past’). The wall bearing the slogan ‘You are now entering Free Derry’ is world famous, as are the other murals that shout their political message from the walls in the Bogside, The Fountain and Waterside areas. Then there’s the Museum of Free Derry which tells the story of the troubles and Bloody Sunday. Throughout the city is a wealth of other museums, galleries and theatres. It’s true to say that touring around Derry sure is a multi-layered experience taking in not only the historic past but the vibrant present. Old and new certainly seat side by side!

You should all stroll along the famous city walls and enjoy the views of the city landscape and Foyle bridges. Those that want to experience the city at their own pace should take the MP3 tour. Then there’s the River Cruise and Taxi Tour which provide a totally different perspective of the city. With Derry being the Gateway to the Northwest of Ireland, stag parties can also visit the nearby Giants Causeway, stunning Sperrin Mountains and Donegal’s Inishowen Peninsula. For a truly random sight seeing adventure take one of the World’s Great Railway Journeys.

Derry City Facts

• 63% of the city’s population is under the age of thirty-nine.

• Ireland’s largest street carnival the “Foyle Halloween Carnival” takes place every year in Derry City, attracting over 40,000 party goers!

• The City of Derry was once an island in the river Foyle.

• With well over 40 stores, Derry’s Foyleside Shopping Centre is Northern Ireland’s largest shopping centre.

• Amelia Earhart landed here on her historic solo flight across the Atlantic in 1932.