Stag Dos Abroad: Dublin

Summer is the season of weddings, and that means a good old booze up with the lads in celebration of the stag. It can sometimes be difficult settling on a destination for the groom’s stag do. As per tradition, it can often lie in the hands of the best man to organise the stag’s last night of freedom which can sometimes be a daunting task. Trying to find a city that will be memorable as well as kind to the wallet can sometimes be easier said than done, but city breaks don’t have to cost the Earth.


Organise a stag party to Dublin, the capital of the Republic of Ireland. Fly from Gatwick to make use of some excellent deals. If you’re coming from further afield than London, you can easily get low prices on Gatwick hotels with Travelodge that will help to relieve any unnecessary stress. It can be hard work organising a load of lads, so eliminating any last minute panics by making sure they’re all in the same place on the morning of the flight can do a lot of good.

Organise the stag do before you arrive in Ireland so that an itinerary is already in place and paid for. This opens up many doors to activities that need to be booked in advance and also reduces the chance of days being wasted due to incurable hangovers from the night before. Make use of the days with some exciting activities that you wouldn’t ordinarily get the chance to do.

Daytime activities are often overlooked in this amazing city in favour of the top quality bars and clubs that it has to offer. The city’s horseracing is amongst the best in the world and is a perfect day out with the lads. Have a little flutter on the gee-gees; you never know, the odds may be in your favour and you could walk away better than you started. There are over half a dozen of racecourses all within reach of this majestic city, meaning the horses are an accessible option that will give the lads a great day out.

If you fancy a little bit of light competition, paintballing is always a fun activity to get the adrenaline pumping. Or, for the slightly more realistic, a game of airsoft with Red Barn would go down well. Ambush your opponents with replica firearms and BB pellets – it’s more authentic than paintballing and is a great game for both novices and frequent skirmishers.

For the thrill seekers, how about a spot of white water ribbing? Meet at the Dublin city moorings, where you will be briefed before climbing aboard the T2 inflatable rib. The opening of the throttle will catapult you into speeds of up to 50mph along the Dublin coastline.

One of the best cities in the world for a stag do and only across the water. Plenty of beer, an abundance of pubs and numerous daytime activities – what more could the stag want for a weekend he’ll never forget?

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