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From being the birthplace of Ireland’s most famous liquor to hosting over 750 pubs, stag dos in Dublin really are craic (epic in the local lingo).

The city’s location on Ireland’s east coast means it couldn’t be easier to reach, while its reputation as one of the best party spots in Europe makes it a no brainer for your mate’s final send off. Guinness tours, whiskey tasting sessions and unbelievable bar crawls around the world-famous Temple Bar are what’s in store for stags hoping to hit up Dublin for a few days of drinking and debauchery.

It’s not just about the boozing, though. The capital of the Emerald Isle is also a hotspot for those keen to uncover bloody history, watch rowdy sports or get involved in insanely fun activities which you can only do in Dublin.

From messy weekends to exhilarating adventures, get in touch with us to see how we can help you plan an unforgettable Dublin stag do.

Neighbourhoods not to be missed

Temple Bar

Dublin’s famed drinking district, Temple Bar, is nestled along the historic riverside and has been home to some of the city’s best boozers for decades. The buzzing area is also Dublin’s cultural heart thanks to its theatres, cool independent shops and incredible Saturday food market.

Camden Quarter

If you’re hoping to mingle with the locals, put this neighbourhood on your radar. Also known as the Village Quarter, its lively streets - major ones include Camden, Wexford and Harcourt - are lined with great authentic pubs where you can grab a pint of the black stuff. There’s also plenty of places to sober up afterwards, from quirky cafes to bustling bistros.

Merrion Square

Merrion Square is not only Dublin’s museum hub, but also one of its most attractive areas thanks to its grand Georgian buildings. Take a stroll around the park to spot the lounging Oscar Wilde statue before heading to nearby Baggot Road for a snifter of fine Irish whiskey.

Smithfield

Dublin’s former main market square, Smithfield remains a prime place for dining in the city especially towards the river). It’s also where you’ll find two major landmarks - the Jameson Distillery and the Skyview Tower. Burn off the excess booze by climbing the latter’s 16 flights of stairs for uninterrupted views of the city.

 

Stag accommodation in Dublin

 

While you probably won’t do a whole lot of sleeping in this pulsing party city, you’ll still be glad to know that it’s home to some ace accommodation options. Those on a budget stag party in Dublin will find a handful of great chain hostels with comfy dorms and great onsite bars ideal for socialising with other like-minded guests.

Rather have your own space? We’ll secure the perfect apartment rental in Dublin for your stag do shenanigans. If you’re looking to splash out, there’s also plenty of fantastic four- and five- star options - think plush king size beds, decadent breakfast spreads and extras like saunas, spa treatments and swimming pools.

Below are just a small selection of hotels, hostels and rentals we can nab your group if you chose a Dublin stag do.

  

 

Here’s a slice of what's on offer to give you an idea:

The bar with a pool table at Generator hostel in Dublin

Generator Dublin

You can’t get closer to the Jameson Distillery than the Generator Hostel next door. Besides from it banging location, it’s also got a range of stylish shared and private rooms, plus an onsite bar which stays open ‘til late.

Murals painted on the outside of the Times Hostel in Dublin

Times Hostel Camden Place

Located in the heart of the Village Quarter, the clean and colourful Times Hostel Camden Place puts you within easy walking distance of Temple Bar and Camden Street. Creative types among you should check out the onsite gallery which hosts work from a different artist each month.

The exterior of the Temple Bar Hotel

Temple Bar Hotel

Stay right in the heart of the action at this hotel which offers a range of lush ensuite rooms right on the doorstep of some of Dublin’s best bars and pubs. Spend the evening down Grafton Street and then stumble back along the cobblestones to the Temple Bar Hotel for a great night’s sleep and a full Irish breakfast at its stylish restaurant, Toast.

An indoor swimming pool at the Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

Clayton Hotel Cardiff Lane

This four-star option is a little closer to the river and boasts brilliant extras like a health club with a 27-metre swimming pool and sauna. It’s the ideal place to bed down if you’ve got tickets to see something at the nearby 3 Arena, plus its slick Vertigo Bar is a great starting point for a night out.

A hotel room at The Dean in Dublin

The Dean

Keen to spoil the stags? The Dean’s rooms are all uniquely styled to look like luxe man caves, while its central position means its surrounded by all the top bars and clubs. This makes it a safe bet for Dublin stag dos where the celebrations continue well into the early hours.

The bar and restaurant area at The Merrion Hotel

The Merrion Hotel

Few hotels in Dublin are classier than the award-winning Merrion. Found halfway between Merrion Square and hectic Grafton Street, its suites boast Italian marble bathrooms and amazing cityscape views. Swim off your hangover in the hotel’s infinity pool or dine on fancy French food at Michelin-starred Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud.

A bed and living area in a studio apartment

Staycity Aparthotels Chancery Lane Dublin

Take your pick of 50 trendily decorated apartments situated seconds from Dublin’s top attractions. The studios combine hotel standard luxury with handy kitchenettes, while two-bed options feature separate cosy living areas ideal for stags hoping to self-cater.

The kitchen and living area in a Dublin 1 Apartment

Dublin 1 Apartments

Keep the lads under one roof by renting out a couple of spacious Dublin 1 Apartments. They’re centrally located (two minutes from Temple Bar) and can sleep up to five people in stylish double rooms. Have the option of whipping up your own meals in fully kitted out kitchens or dining at one of the ace restaurants in nearby Smithfield.

 

There’s plenty more where this came from so use these as a guide when you chat to your travel planner.

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How do I get the group to Dublin?

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Getting the stags to Dublin is a breeze thanks to direct daily flights from most major UK airports. The journey tends to take just over an hour, giving you just enough time to sneak in a cheeky pint before the real fun begins.

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One of the biggest problems with planning any group trip is coordinating transport. Unlike other travel companies though, we’ll handle it by booking the best and cheapest flights possible for your chosen dates. No need to chase up your mates for cash or shell out a fortune for last-minute tickets.

The best of Dublin

 

 

Stag activities in Dublin

 

From competitive challenges and boozy brewery tours to quintessentially Irish activities, here’s a few Dublin stag do ideas to get you started.

 

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Dublin bar crawl

Hop from pub to pub or sip (or down) your way through the city’s top whiskey during a Dublin bar crawl.

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Paintball

Split up into teams and head outdoors for a few hours of competitive paintballing. Losing team buys a round.

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Bubble football

Add a hilarious edge to your typical footie match by dressing up in inflatable costumes and waddling your way round the pitch.

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Beer tasting

Pale ale or stout? Whatever your poison, gulp down plenty during a beer tasting session at a local Dublin brewery.

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Go karting

Test your motoring skills and race your mates around an indoor or outdoor go karting track.

Three people walking in front of the gates at the Guiness brewery in Dublin

Guinness tour

Take a guided tour around the original Guinness factory to see how the tangy dark Irish stout is created.

The entrance to the Jameson distillery in Dublin

Jameson Whiskey tour

Fans of Irish whiskey won’t want to miss out on this Dublin experience which’ll see you touring and tasting the world-famous Jameson distillery.

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Dog races

See if you’ve got the luck of the Irish by placing bets at Shelbourne Park, Dublin’s premium greyhound race track.

The Aviva Stadium in Dublin at night

Aviva Stadium tour

Explore Dublin’s famous stadium and discover the stories behind some of Ireland’s most epic sports matches.

A full stadium at a rugby match

See a Six Nations match

Nab tickets to watch a Six Nations match and cheer from the stands at Dublin’s iconic Aviva Stadium.

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Watch some Gaelic sports

Watch from the sidelines or get involved with some traditional Gaelic sports, from hurling and handball to Gaelic football.

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Climb the Moher cliffs

Stags keen to soak up Ireland’s jaw-dropping outdoor scenery? Book a day tour to the mighty Moher Cliffs on the country's rugged west coast.

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Kilkenny, Glendalough or the Wicklow Mountains

Take a hike up the stunning Wicklow Mountains, through the green Glendalough valley or around the medieval streets of Kilkenny.

Cakes on a market stall at Temple Bar Market

Explore the Temple Bar markets

Taste mouth-watering seasonal bites, browse for books or shop for clothes at cool independent stores found at Temple Bar’s three weekend markets.

A field full of dears and stags

Spend the day at Phoenix Park

Head to Phoenix Park - the largest public park in Europe - where you can book a Segway tour, spot wild deer in the woodlands or hire bikes to tackle miles of scenic trails.

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Tour Dublin Castle

Explore the city’s huge castle complex to see its two remaining medieval towers and tour the majestic staterooms which were once lived in by the Lord of Ireland.

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Watch a live gig around Merrion Square

Listen to the best live music in Dublin, from Irish jigs at O’Donoghue’s to performances from up-and-coming talent at the Sugar Club.

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