Ireland is such a popular destination for stag parties due to a number of reasons. The emerald isle is full of historic landmarks, rich tradition, vibrant nightlife and thrilling activity centres that are perfect for keeping a group of lads entertained on a stag do! Whether you choose to go North and visit the lively city of Belfast, head South and take a trip around the Ring of Kerry, explore the East and live the high life in the capital city of Dublin or go West and have an adventure on the beautiful coastline, you are sure to have an amazing visit! Ireland is full to the brim of unique experiences that anyone planning a stag do in Ireland will not regret booking!
Ireland has quite a few cities that are very popular with Irish stag parties due to the unrivalled bar scene that these cities offer! In the North of the country you have Belfast which is the 2nd biggest city on the Emerald Isle. Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter is where you lads can find great grub during the day and a fantastic selection of bars and clubs at night. With many thrilling activity centres in the area and brilliant shopping centres such as Victoria Square and Castle Court, you guys are sure to be kept entertained throughout your Belfast stag do!
Alternatively why not take a trip dow the East coast to Dublin, the largest city in Ireland? This city is full of vibrancy and culture with a year round buzz than is so infectious it will have you coming back for more! If you are looking for traditional Irish bars in abundance then Dublin is the perfect location for your group with lots of great activities on offer such as The Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol to name but a few!
Known as the Harbour City, Galway is another popular stag do location in Ireland situated on the West coast. This cultured city is everything you would expect in Ireland with it’s cobbled streets, lively atmosphere and once again, too many bars to mention! The harbour city is also wordily renowned for the famous Galway Art Festival and Galway Racecourse which is perfect for the lads that want to get suited and booted for the day! Make the celebrations a day to remember at Salthill where you can take in the picturesque scenery or step aboard a boat and visit the famous Aran Island! With Galway, there is so much to do and see, you will feel as though your stay wasn't long enough!
It’s not just the cities in Ireland that provide top class options but the quirky towns that are packed full of nightlife and activities that can be just as good as those found in a city! Sligo Town is one of the most popular locations for a stag do in Ireland due to it’s fantastic nightlife. It boasts the lively HMV Soundgarden which is sure to provide a great night full of fun and dancing! Sligo town is also known as the "shopping capital of the North-West" which is ideal for the lads that love nothing more than browsing through the many different shops all day! Be also sure to try out one of the best restaurants about, from a traditional dish to oriental!
Kilkenny is another town that can provide your stag do with fantastic accommodation and nightlife. You lads can rest your head at the centrally located Kilford Arms Hotel after the big stag night out in some of the many Irish bars throughout this medieval town! Other towns that provide great entertainment for stag parties in Ireland include Carrick-on-Shannon, Carlingford and Athlone to name but a few! Visit any one of these cultured towns and you will get a real feel for what Ireland is all about!
Stag Do Activities
There is a wide range of stag do activities in Ireland that are set to impress the entire group! For any of you lads out there that have a great taste for whiskey, paying a visit to The Irish Whiskey Museum in Dublin should be top of your to do list!
Outdoors and Dirty in County Cavan will be the perfect place for any group of lads out there that are looking for a high-octane and thrilling experience. You will get the chance to drive hovercrafts and other high speed motors that will get the heart pumping and put you in the mood for that all important stag night out!
Ireland has many other venues that can offer a wide range of stag do activities from tree top adventures to singing and recording your own music video. One thing is for sure, you are going to be well entertained on your stag do in Ireland.
Stag Do Accommodation in Ireland
You men will have plenty of options as to where you can rest your head with the range of accommodation options on offer from the luxury five-star Culloden Estate and Spa to the budget friendly Kellys Inn.
There is many budget options throughout Ireland and we are sure many of you won’t regret splashing out that little bit extra for a weekend stay in the wonderful Lough Erne Resort in County Fermanagh where you will have access to one of the finest golf courses in the country, designed by golfing legend Sir Nick Faldo!
Perhaps your group would prefer something more private? If so, Carrick Plaza Suites in Carrick-on-Shannon could be the perfect accommodation for you! These comfortable and stylish self catering suites are perfect for large groups with their own kitchens, living areas and spacious bedrooms!
Whether you have a high or low budget for your stag weekend, Ireland has accommodation to suit any kind of stag do!
Ireland Stag Night Ideas
With such a thriving nightlife scene throughout the country, you will not be short of stag night ideas in Ireland! The capital city of Dublin is home to the Temple Bar area which is one of Europe’s top bar scenes offering a host of traditional Irish pubs where you can soak up the lively atmosphere while enjoying a pint of the finest Guinness around!
For something different a night at the dogs could be more up your street? Ireland has many dog racing tracks that provide great entertainment for those on a Irish stag weekend! Alternatively, there are various restaurants that are sure to mark the celebrations in style! Ireland offers a wide range of restaurant to suit all types of gents including Indian, Italian and Chinese to name but a few! Whatever you choose, you are sure to have a cracking time on your Irish stag night!
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