Stag do revellers 'should take note of exchange rates'

01 May 2009

People harbouring hopes of a raucous, booze-fuelled stag night this year have been urged to consider the impact of the exchange rate to prevent their celebrations from becoming a damp squib.

The value of the pound has plummeted against the euro and the dollar in recent months, leaving Brits who are determined to get away from the UK this summer facing the prospect of an expensive trip.

According to Sharon Griffiths, writing for the Northern Echo, those planning a stag night in one of Europe's major cities should therefore be aware of the costs involved - while flights to the traditional party city of Dublin might be cheap, drinks are not.

Indeed, the price of a pint in the Irish capital can work out at anything from £4 to £5.50, which could put a cap on the celebrations.

"At those prices it might make your stag do a fairly sober affair, which is probably not quite what you planned," Ms Griffiths wrote.

Prospective grooms intending to drink the bar dry on their final night of freedom might instead opt to stay closer to home, with cities such as Newcastle and Edinburgh potentially offering more booze for their bucks.ADNFCR-2122-ID-19150477-ADNFCR


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