Wedding parties looking for the perfect destination for their stag weekend may wish to consider the St Patrick's Festival.
Taking place annually in Dublin, the event is one of Ireland's largest celebrations, with an array of frivolities on offer.
With music, street theatre, dance, exhibitions and film, there is sure to be something that appeals to all stag party tastes.
Some 1.5 million people attend every year, which could provide a great atmosphere for the groom-to-be to celebrate his forthcoming wedding.
A highlight of the festival is the parade. Lasting for three hours, the revellers march through the capital's city centre and features bands from Ireland and all over the world.
For a traditional Irish knees up why not opt for the Celi Mor ceilidh?
This year saw performances from Sean Keane and the Irish Scattering with their time-honoured music and dance, as well as Kila, one of the country's most innovative and exciting bands, according to the festival website.