Killarney Stag Do Guide

Renowned as one of the most scenics towns in Ireland, Killarney is one of the country’s finest stag locations. Whilst the thatched roofs on houses and stunning lakelands are certainly some of the most picturesque on the island, it is the vibrancy of Killarney that has groups travelling in droves.

Killarney offers a wealth of unique ways to spend an afternoon, from tasting authentic Irish whiskey to climbing Ireland’s tallest mountain. As well as this, this bustling town has a lively nightlife to will keep the lads entertained into the early hours, with great accommodation to return to right around the corner.

Check out the Killarney Stag Do Guide and see why this town and Kerry is one of Ireland’s top tourist destinations.

Killarney Stag Do Activities


A massive attraction to the area for stag party goers has to be the Irish Whiskey Experience. Located slap bang in the middle of Killarney, you and the lads can get a 5* experience sampling only the finest whiskeys during a whiskey masterclass. Learn the history behind the whiskey brewed here and become attune to the subtleties in taste between the different blends. After finishing the class, you can enjoy an exquisite meal fine in the Celtic Whiskey Bar & Larder. This restaurant serves a range of delicious meals and stays open until just before 10, making it a place to stay the entire day. What’s more, the bar lays claim to a staggering collection of over 1000 whiskeys, as well as international craft beers and spirits to tempt you to stay until closing.

If your mates are itching to take on a group challenge during the stag weekend, there is no greater challenge in Killarney than a hike up the 3,414 ft summit of Carrauntuohil. As the highest mountain in Ireland, it stands as a worth challenge to your group. Take to the summit of the mountain for team building and a great sense of achievement, making the pints you taste later in the day taste all the sweeter.

Another team bonding activity that priorities fun over the challenge is paintballing. At Predator Paintball, you and your mates will break off into teams and engage in a bout of healthy competition in order to assert dominance over the lesser faction. Its all fun and games though, with various games and stipulations added to keep things incredibly exciting. Some challenges will require strategic planning, further stating why its a great team building exercise.

If none of these activities have piqued your interest, how about something truly unique. The Killarney Falconry offers you the chance to have an experience like no other—handling birds of prey. As per the instructions of skilled falconers, you will get the opportunity to handle and fly hawks and owls, getting up close and personal with some of nature’s most deadly killing machines. Face your fears and enjoy the exhilaration of controlling a terrifyingly beautiful bird.

Killarney Stag Night Ideas


After finishing your activity for the day, the evening will progress into the stag night. A great way to usher it in is to head to a traditional Irish pub for an authentic experience. The Tatler Jack is one such establishment, as this pub is a hub for craic in the heart of Killarney town, serving great bar food and drink whilst being stepped in GAA history.

If it’s a bar and nightclub you’re after, McSorely’s is one of Killarney’s top entertainment venues. Staying open until late, this bar and nightclub has a Beer Garden perfect for enjoying a pint.

Another bar and nightclub to consider is the Killarney Grand, which also claims to be the top nightlife spot in town. This large pub hosts both Irish music in the front bar and DJ playlists in the nightclub 7 nights a week! Choose The Grand Killarney for a bar that never sleeps.

Killarney Stag Do Accommodation


When staying in town, few accommodation options can rival Scott’s Hotel, a 4* hotel found in the town centre. The hotel not only boasts stylish guestrooms, but also the in-house Scott’s Bar, one of the top bars in town. When you see people flocking to Scott’s Bar when they aren’t staying the night, you know its a worthy option for a stag night. That’s not all however, as the hotel also offers fine dining at The Courtyard Restaurant. You can get the full experience when staying here, as well as being walking distance from all the top nightlife venues in town.

Alternatively, a great and affordable option to consider is Hotel Killarney, a 3* stylish hotel that offers top-notch B&B options. The rooms on offer are quite spacious, coupling a B&B stay with an evening and morning of fine dining at the in-house Lannigan’s Restaurant. An evening of fine dining here will have the stomach well lined for a night out, whereas the breakfast served in the morning will give you great fuel for the day.

Image Credits: Irish Whiskey Experience | Trip Advisor | Hotel Killarney

After considering all Killarney has to offer in the way of activities, nightlife and accommodation—booking a weekend to one of the most scenic towns in Ireland seems a no brainer!