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Cork Stag Do Guide

Located in the most South Westerly part of Ireland, County Cork is the largest county in Ireland. The City contributes a lot to their population, as the 200,000 inhabitants and even more tourists making it a hub of activity! As well as the City, the towns of Ballincollig and Carrigaline are points of interest that offer plenty for stag weekends.

Many famous faces have came from County Cork, such as TV funny man Graham Norton, actor Cillian Murphy and ex Man United player and renowned hard man Roy Keane. Aside from celebs, Cork is famous for Blarney Castle which houses the Blarney Stone. Tourists will kiss the stone in order to attain ‘the gift of the gab’, meaning that they will be eloquently spoken!

Enough of the trivia for now however, as the Cork Stag Do guide will take a look at all the points of interest known throughout the county.

Cork Stag Do Activities


A great way to spend an afternoon in Cork is to head to the town of Cobh, where you’ll find Escapade Cobh. These are fun and captivating escape rooms, with a range of different themes and rooms to choose from. From “Escape from Spike Island” to “Late night bank heist” to “Sherlock Holmes”, you can choose the game that interests you most. Discover clues and solve puzzles as a team in order to escape the room!

For golf fans, the coastal Berehaven Golf Club should definitely be on the to-do list! This 9-hole course in the south of Cork has 3 holes played across the water, with breathtaking views to take in as you make your way around.

Make use of the coast off of Cork on your weekend by heading to Swell Surf School for some surfing lessons! Board and wet suit hire is on hand so that you and the lads can get suited and booted before hitting the waves. These 2 hr lessons will give you a foundation to build on, learning all the fundamentals to get you up on the board. As well as surfing, coasteering is also available, as you and the lads will traverse the rocky outcroppings in order to make your way along the coastline.

Cork Stag Night Ideas


There’s no better way to immerse yourself in local culture than by heading to Sin é for a pint or three in the evening. Renowned for its famous traditional music gigs which take place every evening this classic and beloved pub has been entertaining locals and tourists since its opening in 1889. Decorated with stained-glass windows, this pub is the perfect spot in Cork for great conversation in rustic surroundings!

Another option for a stag night well spent is to go to Rearden’s, a cavernous bar and live music venue,that is great for watching live sports during the day with sandwiches, pies and a pint. At night, it becomes a terrific live music venue, attracting an array of local musicians which perform every weekend where entry is free.

Yet another bar to consider if you weren’t sold on the first two is The Roundy Bar. This bar serves Craft beers, cider and snacks in the daytime to enjoy, with eclectic live gigs and comedy 5 nights a week. Staying open till late on the weekends, this venue is great for live comedy and music performances.

Lastly, The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega is an ornate, high-ceilinged nightspot that has both a pan-global restaurant and a high-energy nightclub. This means that you can easily send a evening and night here, as they have a range of dining menus for anytime of day—with this trendy club staying open until 2:30am on Friday and Saturday.

Cork Stag Do Accommodation


The first option to consider when staying in County Cork is The River Lee, a contemporary glass-fronted hotel set on the banks of the River of the same name. The modern rooms on offer feature bathrooms with heated floors, free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and tea and coffeemaking facilities. On top of all this, its reasonably priced, meaning you can have a luxurious stay without having to break the bank.

If you're travelling to County Cork from abroad, the Cork Airport Hotel is a great option. Located across the street from Cork Airport, this casual hotel has a modern vibe with straightforward rooms. The hotel is very highly regarded, as the rooms offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, seating areas, and tea and coffeemaking facilities—all amenities usually available with much more expensive hotels.

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With great activity options, comfortable accommodation and top-drawer nightlife, Cork has all the makings of a stag do to remember!