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Portlaoise Stag Do Guide

To make planning a whole lot easier for you, the stag party planner, why not take your stag lads to the lively town of Portlaoise in county Laois where every amenity, style and budget of accommodation and entertainment is catered for in one place! It’s under an hour’s drive from Dublin and has outstanding bus and rail services on its doorstep, a highly accessible location that’s perfect for a great stag night or weekend away.

Portlaoise has a fantastic range of accommodation to suit every stag party budget.

For the stag lads that prefer B&Bs, guest houses or self catering accommodation, this town and the surrounding area has plenty to offer; many of which are rated three and four star status. For the uptown boys that enjoy a more luxurious setting, take your pick from a fine selection of three, four and even five star hotels! Three of these lavish venues have relaxing spas and treatment rooms where your boys can relax and recuperate after a stag day activity or two and get ready for the big stag night on the town! The five star hotel; situated beside the Slieve Bloom Mountains, offers live musical entertainment nightly and a choice of bars and fine restaurants to enjoy. It also has two tennis courts and a state of the art gym!

For a great stag day activity, load your guns boys and head to Stradbally for some hardcore paintballing with your fellow stag party goers. The centre here offers great stag party rates with great discounts on lunch if you come in large numbers! Or for a stag day endeavour with even more bite in it, why not get into the driver’s seat of a four wheel drive jeep and race around the Slieve Bloom Mountains to skyrocket your boys’ adrenaline levels!

For some less intense stag day fun, why not enjoy some canoeing or kayaking at an adventure centre just a few kilometres from Portlaoise town. Or perhaps a few rounds of golf with the boys in one of Laois’s excellent courses? For a chilled out stag activity that could become an excellent theme for the whole weekend, why not book your boys in for a horse drawn caravan weekend where you get to travel where you want? Perhaps a stop off at a countryside pub for some lunch and drinks, or a few hours fishing at the side of one of Laois’s many excellent angling lakes and rivers. Your stag party could be celebrated around a campsite fire enjoying a few drinks with your stag lads! It would, without a doubt, be an excellent and memorable stag break away for all your boys!

 

Stag Night Portlaoise

If your stag do men have worked up a hunger after the day’s endeavours, why not book yourselves at one of Portlaoise’s delicious hotels or restaurants where they offer a wide range of tantalising food; from Irish to Italian, Indian to Chinese, there’s every type of dining familiarity offered, from the very casual to the more formal stylish dining experience. After a satisfying meal, why not take your stags to a few welcoming Irish pubs for some tasty pints and perhaps a lively Irish music session? It’s a great way to get in the mood for a great stag party celebration! There’s also some quaint little wine bars in Portlaoise town for the classy stags that prefer the taste of a fine wine and quieter settings to talk with their fellow stags.

There’s a comedy club in the town centre with a live music bar downstairs to give your stag party celebrations a great laugh before the hardcore partying begins. In one of Portlaoise’s well known hotels, there’s a music venue that has had acts like Paddy Casey, Sharon Shannon, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and BellX1 perform in it! Your stag party can book this venue for a private celebration if you wanted to or share the great cocktail bars and excellent music with friendly strangers and get down and dirty with some stag party dancing! There are some other popular nightclubs in the town with top class DJs, cocktail bars, dance floors and great beer gardens. The stag town of Portlaoise has it all, so come on down boys!

 

Portlaoise Stag Do Ideas

After a tasty breakfast, a few hot beverages and perhaps a few headache tablets; let your boys roam free around the beautiful town of Portlaoise which has lots of interesting shop fronts, cafes, boutiques and of course shopping centres to look at and browse around. For the stag lads that enjoy a bit of retail therapy, there’s a shopping centre just a few kilometres from Portlaoise town in Rathdowney.

If your stags feel up to it, why not enjoy a few hours of fun at a go karting racing track just a few kilometres from Portlaoise town? Race your fellow stags around the laps and enjoy great package deals for stag parties, including a prizes for the fastest stag time! If there’s some stags among you that want to use even less energy in a stag activity, then perhaps knocking down a few pins as the local bowling complex or catching a movies in the town’s five screen cinema complex would keep you happy. This is the wonderful attractiveness of Portlaoise town as a stag party hotspot; it has something to keep even the fussiest of stags happy! So head here for a stag break away that your lads will treasure forever!
 

Portlaoise Facts

The famous Irish actor, Robert Sheehan, came from County Laois. He’s best known for his role in the comedy series Misfits and the world wide hit Love/Hate.

The first black politician to be elected as mayor in Ireland was Rotimi Adebari from Nigeria. He became mayor of Portlaise town.