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Why is Ireland good for a Stag Do?

Ireland is famous for its beautiful scenery, rich history and vast amount of cultural and historical attractions. It’s also well-known for its musical culture, being the home of Guinness, and for being a location that offers great craic! All of these things combined with the huge range of stag activities and incredible nightlife on offer ensure that Ireland is a fantastic choice for your stag weekend. Here’s a summary of why Ireland is such a great stag do destination.

What’s the culture like in Ireland?

If you and the lads are a cultural group, or if you simply have a few hours spare in between your stag do activities, then you’ll be glad to know that Ireland is brimming with plenty of things to see and do. Dublin, the capital of Ireland, is a vibrant city full of culture, great nightlife and plenty of tourist attractions. If you’ve had a heavy night out on the town, then you might want to take a trip to St Stephen’s Green or Phoenix Park and clear those cobwebs. Or, you could decide to pay a visit to the famous Guinness Storehouse or stroll around the Temple Bar area and dip in and out of some great bars, pubs and live music venues. There’s plenty of options for every type of stag group! If you’re eager to find out a little more about a stag weekend in Ireland, we’ve written some information about the nightlife, food and festivals available.

What’s the nightlife like in Ireland?

The Irish are famous for knowing how to party! So, if you’re keen on finding a stag do location that offers fantastic nightlife, then look no further than Dublin. Whether you’re searching for vibrant, traditional pubs with live music, quirky bars, or epic nightclubs, the lively capital city of Ireland caters for every stag group!

How much is a pint of beer in Ireland?

Unsurprisingly, Guinness is an extremely popular tipple of choice in Ireland. So, if you and the lads are planning on taking a trip to Ireland, ensure that you grab a pint of Guinness at least once. Even if you’re not usually a fan, sipping on a pint of Guinness is almost essential when visiting its home. You might even find that you like it! The Irish swear that it tastes different when poured in Ireland. If you’re really not a beer drinker, or you simply fancy something sweeter yet still quintessentially Irish, then try a pint of Bulmers Original Irish Cider (also known as Magners). If neither of these take your fancy, you’ll find that there are plenty of drinks available.
Depending on what part of Ireland you visit, the price of a pint of beer may vary. If you’re visiting Dublin, you’ll find that the price of a pint is around €5.80. However, this price may increase or decrease depending on the venue and the area. The cost of pint in Dublin may be slightly pricier than other locations. However, you’ll find that the atmosphere, huge range of things to do and incredible nightlife certainly make up for this and make the trip more than worth it.

What’s the food like in Ireland?

Traditional Irish food is hearty and flavoursome which is great for those of you who are keen on lining your stomachs before a heavy night out. Irish Stew and Bacon and Cabbage are two of the most popular, traditional dishes in Ireland. If you’ve got a busy day ahead, jampacked with exciting stag do activities, then fill yourselves up with an epic full Irish breakfast. A full Irish breakfast usually includes some, if not all, of the following: eggs, bacon rashers, pork sausages, baked beans, mushrooms, grilled tomato, white pudding, black pudding and brown soda bread. Other popular Irish dishes include Irish Soda Bread and Boxty (a traditional Irish potato pancake). 

What’s the weather in Ireland?

The climate in Ireland is usually mild with a lack of temperature extremes. January and February are considered to be the coldest months of the year with temperatures dropping to around 5°C. July and August are usually the warmest months of the year with the average temperature often ranging between 16 - 20°C. Apart from short showers of rain, you’ll find that the summer months are the driest of the year. This makes the summer the perfect season to visit Ireland!

When are the festivals on in Ireland that are suitable for a stag do?

If you and the lads love a festival, then you’ll be pleased to know that Ireland is home to some great festivals. Here are a few festivals in Ireland that you might like to attend on your stag do in 2020…

  • St Patricks Festival Ireland 2020 (13th March – 17th March)
  • Forbidden Fruit Festival 2020 (30th May – 31st May)
  • Longitude Festival 2020 (3rd July – 5th July)
  • The Big Grill Festival 2020 (13th August – 16th August)
  • The Wine and Cheese Festival 2020 (13th – 16th August)
  • Dublin Fringe Festival 2020 (7th September – 22nd September)
  • Whisky Live Dublin 2020 (22nd November)

Useful Phrases in Irish

  • Yes = tá
  • Please = le do thoil
  • Thank you = go raibh maith agat
  • Good Morning = maidin mhaith
  • Good Afternoon = tráthnóna maith
  • Good Evening = tráthnóna maith
  • Hello = Dia dhuit
  • How are you = Conas tá tú
  • Fine thanks and you = go breá, go raibh maith agat, agus tú féin
  • Nice to meet you = deas bualadh leat

Popular Cities in Ireland for a stag do

Dublin

If you’re planning on visiting Ireland on your upcoming stag weekend, then Dublin is an excellent choice of location. This capital city is brimming with cultural and historical attractions, incredible stag activities and excellent nightlife. Here’s a few suggestions on how to spend your stag weekend in Dublin.

What can you do in Dublin?

If you have a few hours spare in between your stag do activities, or if you simply need a few ideas on how to spend your weekend in Dublin, then here are eight great ideas…

  1. Guinness Storehouse
  2. Temple Bar
  3. Dublin Castle
  4. Jameson Distillery
  5. Kilmainham Gaol
  6. Grafton Street
  7. St Patrick’s Cathedral
  8. Take a City Tour

Popular Stag do activities in Dublin

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