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Down Stag Do Guide

County Down is certainly a happening party location, so a stag do Down will love it! It includes Newry and the Mourne Region and it is in fact the most urban area in the north of Ireland. County Down is close to the cities of Lisburn and Belfast. Renowned for its unique culture, atmosphere and cracking activities, a stag do in Down will love this location.

A stag do in Down can opt to base the stag night in Newry city centre, a bustling town like Banbridge or a quaint village such as Ardglass. The selection of Down stag do activities is endless with Bryansford and Tollymore providing a host of exhilarating possibilities. Choose from archery to paintballing, indoor go karting to zip lines or laser clay pigeon shooting to rock climbing!

The water enthusiast can decide upon a leisurely stag do activity like sailing around Strangford Lough or something more high speed such as jet skiing in Warrenpoint. Divers can enjoy the fascinating marine underworld of the nearby loughs and bays while those in search of a thrill can take up powerboating! Regardless if your stag do in Down mainly consists of divers, sailors, golfers, anglers or sportspersons, County Down sure has something for every type of stag do

The seaside resort of Bangor is the largest town on the northeast coast of Ireland and boasts a stylish Marina perfect for pimped stags wanting to dock their cruiser. The busy stag resort of Newcastle, where the Slieve Donard really does ‘sweep down to the sea’ is a good location for stags that want to discover the magic of the famous Mourne Mountains. Not forgetting the added bonus that Northern Ireland’s championship, Royal County Down Golf Course is on it’s door step. When it comes to golfing, County Down is top class with many courses having a practise area, tempting bars to enjoy a tipple and restaurants to refuel.

There certainly is some of Ireland’s most exciting landscapes and coastlines in County Down, providing the perfect opportunity to throw on a pair of hiking boots and wander in the footsteps of St. Patrick. If the stag do in Down aren’t in the mood for hiking how about an hour or two in Newry city exploring the cobbled streets, lively bars and trendy clothing stores.

It is of course advised that no stag attempts to party on an empty stomach, particularly if they aim to be the last stag standing! Luckily County Down will not let you down here. Whether you yearn to grab a quick bite with pints in a country pub or go all out with a feast in one of County Down’s gourmet restaurants, you are certain to find a haunt that will satisfy your hunger in preparation for partying. Not only is it important to keep the energy levels up but you will off course need a place to crash after all that partying. Stag do accommodation in Down have many of options from luxury four and five star spa hotels to cosy B&Bs, friendly guesthouses to self-catering lodges and value caravan parks.

Stag Night Down

When it comes to the stag night in Down you will certainly not be disappointed with the options available in County Down! The traditional stag will usually opt to start the night in some of the friendly bars located in popular towns such as Banbridge and Bangor or random villages such as Castlewellan and Portaferry. The gambling stag should opt to start the night just over the border in County Louth at Dundalk Stadium enjoying beers and bets on the fast and furious greyhounds!

Wherever you decide to start the stag night in Down you will be glad to learn that the overwhelming majority of County Down publicans are well up for assisting in the drinking games. As the night progresses why not up the game and head to a nearby nightclub for cocktails and shots. Newry city is home to some of Northern Ireland’s best nightclubs with the finest of club interiors, biggest club tunes and not forgetting beautiful ladies! Two of the more well known nightclubs even have there own VIP areas with hostesses ready and waiting to attend to your every thirst wish! If that wasn’t enough you can raise the game even higher in the cities casino!

Down Stag Do Ideas

There are a number of stag do ideas. How does pints of Guinness and fresh oysters sound? Well if it sounds right up your street then County Down’s harbour villages of Dundrum and Portaferry should take your fancy! For a stag do in Down that happen to be planning their stag weekend for the month of September there is a oyster festival in Hillsborough which always proves to be popular.

No visit to County Down would be complete without a visit to the Mourne Mountains offering the adventurous stag do in Down the chance to do serious hiking. One of the most astonishing and unknown views to capture is from Tyrella Beach where the Mountains of Mourne look as if they are tumbling into the sea. Another must see opportunity is from the sand dunes of Dundrum Bay which are among the highest in Europe.


Down Facts

• The patron saint of Ireland, St. Patrick was lay to rest in County Down. Stag parties seeking a random stag do over Saint Patricks weekend won’t find a more authentic party destination than County Down to celebrate.

• Funny man Patrick Kielty and golfing legend Rory McIIory are both from County Down as is the beautiful television presenter Christine Bleakley.