Dundalk Stag Do Guide

Dundalk located in the north east of Southern Ireland, is the county town of Louth. As the town overlooks Dundalk Bay, you can take the advantage of the water by engaging in a number of watersports that are available here and in the nearby Carlingford Lough. When in the town, you can bounce around at trampoline parks, go on a whiskey tour or catch a football match during your stay.

What’s more, the town is only 50 minutes from Dublin airport, as well as also being less than an hour’s drive to Belfast. Due to the convenience of it’s location, you can couple a stay in Dundalk in fantastic accommodation with nightlife from the Island of Ireland’s two vibrant capitals.

However, there are great nightlife options that you can avail of without having to travel anywhere! Dundalk is home to Ireland’s only all weather horse and greyhound racing track, meaning you can book a day at the races all year round! As well as this, the town is home to the best pub for craft beer in the north east, and alongside live music every weekend in a number of nightlife venues—a weekend in Dundalk will impress you and your mates.

That’s not all, as Dundalk has so much more to offer. Don’t believe us? Read on and you’ll see!

Dundalk Stag Do Activities


For football fans, you can catch a weekend game at the town’s local team, Dundalk FC. As previous winners of the League of Ireland Premier Division and being Ireland’s European trailblazers, you and the lads can watch a good standard of football before getting some pints in after the game at Oriel Park.

If you’re looking for outdoor pursuits on your weekend, head 25 mins up the road to the nearby town of Carlingford, to Carlingford Adventure Centre. With over 20 land & water based activities beside Carlingford Lough, including sailing, wind surfing, and powerboating!

Alternatively, you can get active on your stag without having to leave the town, or get wet! In Dundalk town, you can enjoy an hour of bouncing at Air Bound Trampoline Park Dundalk. With hundreds of square metres of interlocking trampolines covering the floor space and going up the walls, you and your mates can lark about and play dodgeball games to have a fun workout.

If you’d prefer to hit the hard stuff early, head to Cooley Whiskey Visitor Centre. These highly recommended tours are held just a 100m from the Cooley distillery, entailing a hands on explanation of the whiskey making process. What’s more, there’ll be a coopering demonstration on how its made, plus a chance for you and the lads to sample the 4 main Cooley whiskeys!

Dundalk Stag Do Nightlife


As a suggestion for a fantastic night in Dundalk, why not head for a day at the races? As Ireland’s only all weather and floodlit horse and greyhound racing venue, Dundalk Stadium is an option of a terrific stag night on any given weekend! What’s more, there are fine dining options available during the night, such as the fine dining experience in Champions’ Restaurant, as well as full service carvery if you’d prefer to save your money for the racing. Lastly, Dundalk Stadium boasts several full-service bars, meaning you’ll never be stuck trying to get a pint. So get suited and booted like the Peaky Blinders and head for a night at the races.

Alternatively, a charming and traditional pub that is the place to be for beer in Dundalk is The Bartender. The Bartender is the leading craft beer pub in the north east! With near a hundred bottled beers and 24 from the draught, you’ll surely find your poison of choice here, As well as this, there is live music in an excellent beer garden that has a warm and friendly atmosphere—a great venue for enjoying a pint beside a roaring fire.

If you’d prefer to settle in to a cosy Irish pub in search of great craic, the Spirit Store is a good bet. This two-floor venue is a hotbed for conversation and quality live entertainment. The permanent live venue on the first floor is a beloved small venue, hosting live gigs and comedy acts every weekend. Downstairs, the pub is a great place to enjoy a chat with great beer.

For the top nightlife venue in Dundalk to celebrate the occasion the right way, head to Brubakers. This bar and nightclub has 5 Bars spread across 2 Floors with a large smoking area. The drink is cheap and its easy to get serves—a winning combo for sure! With live music and DJs every weekend, this late night disco bar is worth a visit.

Dundalk Stag Do Accommodation


When staying in Dundalk, a top option to consider is Crowne Plaza Dundalk, a luxury 4 star hotel which is located just off the M1. With comfortable guestrooms, a class rooftop restaurant and the fourteen below bar, staying at Crowne Plaza with offer you and your friends much more than a place to stay! As well as this, the hotel works in association with Dundalk Stadium, meaning you get a great deal on a night at the races when combined with an overnight’s stay!

For B&B accommodation options Lismar Guest House is one of the best. This Edwardian house has spacious rooms on offer, as well as fully serviced apartments if you’d prefer to stay in them. Either of these options ensure a great experience at a cheaper price than hotels.

The last option to consider Fairlawn’s Bed & Breakfast, a modern B&B offering comfortable guestrooms that are perfectly suited for group bookings. They also have a breakfast menu to choose from in the morning, serving as the perfect medicine for a hangover after your stag night!

Image Credits: Dundalk Democrat | Crowne Plaza Dundalk

Dundalk has loads to offer you on your stag weekend, with a mecca for craft beer and craic, exciting activities and great accommodation to hammer the point home.