Dublin Stag Do

An iconic drinking and activity-packed stag do destination, Dublin offers daytime activities from bubble football and go-karting, to authentic Gaelic games. When the drinking starts, your Dublin stag do weekend takes you on a Guinness tour, straight to endless bars and clubs.

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1. Need a place to stay in Dublin? No thanks

3 Star Hotel

This is one stylish hostel with the look, feel and facilities of a boutique hotel. It offers immaculate and attractive accommodation with beautifully designed social areas, dorms and private rooms. Have a drink in the bar beneath unique Jameson bottle chandeliers amid fabulous art pieces, chill in the 24 hour lounge on leather sofas or check out the cinema room.

The high quality bunk beds come with crisp clean duvets (you do have to pay extra for towels). All beds have their own power sockets and reading lamps and you get a free private locker to store your stuff. The cafe serves a freshly made breakfast until 12pm, perfect after a big night.

You have the support of a 24 hour reception, and can store your luggage for a small fee on your last day. There is even a travel shop on site so you can easily book your city tours and tickets, or you can take advantage of the free daily walking tour to get your bearings. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.

The location is also fantastic. You're a 10 minute stroll away from the main centre, or can take Dublin's light railway, the Luas, from a stop just 2 minutes away. The Jameson distillery is just across the road.

This is the perfect choice if you want to stay somewhere smart but don't want a five star price tag.

What's included?
  • Super soft pillows and duvet
  • Bespoke bunk beds with privacy boards
  • Full length mirrors
  • Power sockets (EU adapter only)
  • Convenient lock-up storage
  • Freshly cooked breakfast served until 12pm
  • Towels not Included 5 euros at Reception
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:
Dublin airport: 20 to 25 minute drive (12 km)
City centre: 10 to 15 minute walk (1 km)
Nearest public transport: Luas (light railway) 2 minute walk (160 m)

Room types
  • Triple Room - Bed & Breakfast
  • Quad room - Bed & Breakfast
3 Star Hotel

The Dublin Phoenix Park hotel is just a short hop from Dublin airport, and then just a short taxi ride (15 minutes) to the famous pubs and vibrant City nightlife of Dublin. This group-friendly hotel is comfortable and good value, plus a great location.

What's included?
  • Double and sofa bed
  • Showers in all rooms
  • TV with Freeview
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WiFi* - 30 minutes FREE or £3 for 24 hours
  • Hand, hair & body wash
Transfer times

15 minutes car journey to Dublin City Centre

Room types
  • Double Room - Room Only
  • Triple Room - Room Only
3 Star Hotel

Our Dublin City Centre hotel is situated just a stone's throw from the city's bustling Cultural Quarter - full of galleries, pubs, restaurants and theatres. Grafton Street, the city's retail heart, is also just 1.6 miles from the hotel. If you're thinking of heading into the infamous Temple Bar it's just a short taxi ride away. This hotel offers great value for your Stag or Hen weekend in Dublin.

What's included?
  • Double Bed
  • Sofa Bed
  • Showers in all rooms
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • WiFi* - 30 minutes FREE or £3 for 24 hours
  • TV with Freeview
Transfer times

Close to the cultural quarter
15 minutes to Temple Bar (taxi)

Room types
  • Double Room - Room Only
  • Triple Room - Room Only
4 Star Hotel

The North Star Hotel is an excellent 4* option in the centre of Dublin. Boasting a fantastic location, it is just minutes from the Connolly train station, Dart metro and Luas tram lines, giving you full and easy access to all tourist attractions.

Recently renovated, the Georgian building is complemented by modern fixtures and furnishings. You'll find a touch of luxury throughout the 160 guest rooms, all decorated to a high standard, with comfy beds and en suite bathrooms.

There's a gym and Scandinavian sauna available to guests, a real treat after a day exploring the city. There's also the on-site Mcettigans Cookhouse & Bar, a great place to stop for a bite to eat or a few pre-drinks before heading into Dublin for that all important night on the town.

This is our top rated hotel in Dublin and our most popular option for groups looking for a special getaway.

What's included?
  • Flat screen TV
  • Safe
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron
  • Free WiFi
  • Full length mirror
  • En suite bathrooms with complimentary toiletries
  • Gym & Sauna
Transfer times

Dublin Airport (12 km) 25 minute drive
Temple Bar (1.7 km) 20 minute walk
Grafton Street (1.4 km) 18 minute walk

Room types
  • Twin Room - Bed & Breakfast
4 Star Apartment

It's easy to see why the Saint Augustine Street Apartments have been rated #1 on TripAdvisor for speciality lodging in Dublin. From the minute you arrive, there is a real home from home feeling. The staff on the 24 hour reception offer a friendly and warm welcome. The apartments are located in the heart of the city, just a short walk from the popular Temple Bar area, the perfect base for the weekend.

The spacious units offer everything you need for a comfortable stay, including fully equipped kitchens, comfy sofas and large bathrooms. Many of the apartments have balconies overlooking the courtyard or city, the perfect place to relax before heading out to explore.

And if you're looking for a traditional Irish experience, Dublin's oldest pub, The Brazen Head is just around the corner. Dating back to 1198, this is a real piece of history and the perfect place for Guinness or two!

This is the ideal option for groups looking for a central location, great value and it's our favourite option for an unforgettable stay in Dublin.

What's included?
  • 24 hour reception
  • Fully equipped kitchen/kitchenette
  • Heating
  • Air conditioning
  • Bed linen
  • Flat screen television
  • Free WiFi
Transfer times

Approximate times:
Dublin Airport (12.5 km) 30 minute drive
Temple Bar (800 m) 10 minute walk
Grafton Street (1.5 km) 17 minute walk

Room types
  • Apartment - Self Catering

2. Things To Do In Dublin No thanks

Afternoon Tea

Treat yourself and the gang to a quintessential English afternoon tea and some quality time together. With finger sandwiches, freshly baked scones and cakes, clotted cream and strawberry jam, there's everything you'd expect and it's all beautifully presented.

Smother a scone with lashings of butter and enjoy a pot of tea as you tuck into this delightful Afternoon Tea experience.

What's included?
  • Finger sandwiches
  • Freshly baked scones and cakes
  • Selection of teas
  • A glass of prosecco
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Bubble Football

If you've got a ball and group of people out for fun, someone is bound to suggest a game of football. But if you're here in Dublin we'd like to suggest that you try bubble football, the football with a difference that has had Europe in a frenzy. But be warned - once you're in that plastic inflatable bubble you'll be a changed person. You'll charge around bashing and barging everyone else and have laughs galore as they bounce off you into the air or end up rolling around on the ground. Of course, sooner or later they'll get you too and then who'll be laughing? All of you of course, because laughter is bubble football's middle name.

What's included?
  • One Hour Zorb Football
  • All Equipment
  • Venue Hire
  • Referee
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:

Dublin City Centre - 25 to 30 minute drive

Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Test your skill and accuracy on this state of the art clay pigeon shooting range. Set in the beautiful Irish countryside, our expert instructors will show you what's needed for the perfect shot before you head off to practise your new skill.

Clay discs are loaded into one of five traps and fired at different angles, hopefully smashing into hundreds of pieces as your shot hits its target. This is a great activity for both novices and experts and a fun filled way to spend the afternoon.

What's included?
  • 30 bird shots per person
  • All equipment
  • Expert instructor
Transfer times

34 km from Dublin city centre

Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Cocktail Making Class

This is one of our most popular activities, after all, everyone loves a great cocktail! But having the knack to mix them is another thing. Our expert mixologist will teach you the secret to making your favourite drinks, so whether you're partial to a margarita or more of a long island ice tea fan, you'll be mixing it to perfection after this.

By the end of the class you'll have some great drinks ideas for your next bash, and you'll be a little tipsy too! A great, boozy way to spend an afternoon in this fantastic city.

What's included?
  • 90 minute cocktail workshop
  • Professional mixologist
  • 2 cocktails per person
  • Glass of Prosecco per person
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

15:00 (not guaranteed)

Escape Rooms

A fun, unique and engaging live escape challenge for teams of 2 to 6 people. We don’t want to give too much away but the object of the game is to
work together as a team to solve puzzles and escape from a mysterious room/rooms within 60 minutes. Only one third of participants manage to escape within the given time!

Use logic and lateral thinking to tackle the tasks at hand with the help of obscure and interesting objects to regain freedom.

What's included?
  • 60 minutes to escape your room
  • Challenging puzzles and games
Transfer times

8 Minutes Walk from Templebar District

Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Guinness Tour

Come and explore Ireland’s top visitor attraction, providing an unforgettable welcome and a magical journey deep into the heart of the world famous Guinness brand and company.

Guinness Storehouse is located in the heart of the Guinness Brewery at St James’s Gate, Dublin. Housed in an old fermentation plant, now the seven-storey visitor experience tells the story of Ireland’s iconic drink and brings to life the heritage of Guinness from early days to growth as a global brand, known all around the world.

The experience starts standing at the bottom of the world’s largest pint glass, which rises through the building. It’s a dramatic story that begins over 250 years ago and ends in Gravity bar where visitors will receive a complimentary pint of Guinness whilst relaxing and enjoying spectacular views over Dublin.

This is an absolute must for all Guinness fans.

What's included?
  • Fast Track admission to seven storey visitor experience
  • Self-Guided tour
  • Complimentary pint of Guinness, Hop House 13 or Pure Brew
Duration

1.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Jameson Distillery Tour with Tutored Whiskey Tasting

Few things go together better than whiskey and a good story. The Bow St. Experience brings the stories of Jamesons rich heritage and on-going innovations to life in an immersive, 45-minute tasting tour of the home of Ireland’s best-selling Irish whiskey.

Beginning on our mezzanine floor, the Bow St Experience offers different stages that focus on the highest quality ingredients, triple-distillation process, and constant innovation that has resulted in an exceptionally smooth whiskey that is celebrated and enjoyed all around the globe.

The story will of course have a happy ending as all guests receive a comparative whiskey tasting and a celebratory toast to Jameson Barrelmen everywhere.

What's included?
  • Fully guided tour
  • 45 minutes in duration
  • Includes a comparative whiskey tasting
  • Drink in JJ’s Bar
Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Kayak Trip

Explore the beautiful River Liffey from a new perspective on this fantastic kayak trip. You'll start the trip from just beside the Jeanie Johnston's tall ship, between the Samuel Beckett bridge and the Sean O'Casey bridge. It is a leisurely paddle towards the heart of the city, which will take you under famous bridges and past well know landmarks.

The route is approximately 4 km and is suitable for beginners to advanced paddlers. The kayaks are sit on and impossible to tip over (unless you're trying to!) and there will be a safety boat and instructors with you along the way.

This is a great way to see Dublin and have fun with your mates at the same time. An adventure not be missed!

What's included?
  • 2 hour experience (roughly 90 mins on kayak)
  • All equipment and buoyancy aids
  • Local guide and safety boat
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Old School Sports Day

Remember the good ol' days of tough competition on the school playing field? The wind whistling as you scored that impressive goal off the goal post and ran around the pitch screaming at the top of your lungs. Well, now you can relive the glory of those school sports days you remember with such fondness.

Shake off that sports kit and start practicing those lunges, because this old school sports day experience is not for the shy at heart. FYI - the yellow and blue jersey's smell exactly the same as they did back in primary school. Trust us. But that's all part of the experience. You'll love perfecting your space hopper technique, developing your skipping and sack race skills and fighting to defend the honour of your 'house'.

Go back in time to when you were kids with this fun activity that is sure to make your sides split with laughter.

What's included?
  • Bibs and headbands
  • Co-ordinator
  • Venue Hire
  • Forfeit sheet to take away
  • Prizes for the winning team
  • Sports day equipment
Transfer times

Approximate transfer times:

Dublin City Centre - 25 to 30 minute drive

Duration

1.00 hours

Minimum group size

10 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Outdoor Go Karting Session

Petrol heads and thrill seekers take note Dublin boasts Ireland's largest kart track and it's ready for you to accept the challenge of seeing who can produce the fastest time. With our package you get to take your place in the driver's seat for an adrenalin-fuelled drive.

First, though, you'll have a safety briefing and then be fitted out with all the gear you need. Then it's pedal to the metal and, who knows, those Formula One drivers might find that there's a new kid on the block. Karting is great fun, no matter what your standard, and is a super way to spend time with your mates.

What's included?
  • Sign in
  • Video safety briefing
  • Head back to reception to fit on safety race wear (suits, helmets, balaclava & gloves etc).
  • Head to track for marshal instruction (track side)
  • Drivers seated in karts and karts adjusted to fit driver
  • 30 Minutes Drive each
  • Drivers return to the club house where they receive a printout of their times and finishing positions
Duration

0.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

14:00 (not guaranteed)

Paintball with 300 Balls

A classic group game guaranteed to get everyone's adrenaline pumping. This action-packed activity is set to invigorate you into a frenzy of combat that all members of your group will love. Set in the stunning Dublin countryside, this premier paintball zone will not disappoint.

The experience comes complete with all the gear required, plus a supply of 300 paint balls to get the games started. Once you're kitted up, you'll divide yourselves into opposing teams before preparing to battle it out.

What's included?
  • 300 paintballs
  • Outdoor paintball arena
Transfer times

30 minute drive from the centre of Dublin (temple bar area)

Duration

3.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

12:00 (not guaranteed)

Pedi Bus with Bar Visits

Try a pub tour with a difference. On the pedi bike you grab a few drinks whilst sightseeing at the same time! Known around Europe and America as a Party Bike, the Pedibus is a fantastic experience for up to 16 people. Easy to cycle, this is a great way to enjoy the Irish craic as a group, starting in the lively Temple Bar area.

The bike has U shaped seating so that everyone is facing each other. There is a sound system on board into which you can plug your phone to play your own music mix to keep the party going. The large roof provides some rain cover, and there are free ponchos for when it's a bit soggy out. The bike has ample storage on board for your stuff and you'll have an experienced driver to take you around the city safely.

Whilst there's no alcohol on board the bus whilst you're driving, you'll be able to take in up to 4 pubs along the way with access to some great drinks promotions. You even get a concession for nightclub entry.

Don't just sit in the pub all day - get out and about, get noticed, and have great fun with your mates all around Dublin.

What's included?
  • Food and drink promotions
  • Visit to 4 bars
  • Opportunity to play your own tunes on the sound system
  • Free ponchos on rainy days
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

15:00 (not guaranteed)

Spa Day with Treatment

Sit back and relax with your closest friends for a pamper morning or afternoon at this lovely Spa. You'll feel completely spoiled as you enter a world of absolute relaxation and calm.

Each person in your group will be able to choose a 30 minute treatment and you'll also be able to enjoy the super relaxing Jacuzzi with your friends, or take a dip in the luxurious pool followed by a session in the sauna and steam room.

This is an indulgent treat for your body and mind and the perfect way to soothe all those achy muscles from a weekend of excess!

What's included?
  • Full use of luxury swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna & steam room
  • One 30 minute treatment per person (options: back, neck & shoulder massage, cleansing facial, foot & leg massage or Indian head massage)
Transfer times

Located 10 minute drive from city centre

Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

10:00 (not guaranteed)

3. Food for thought, or to sober you up! No thanks

2 Course Evening Meal and Party Night

Enjoy a typical Irish or International meal at this fantastic lively bar in the heart of Dublin City Centre. You wont go disappointed. All the dishes are of a high standard and this is an excellent choice for groups looking for great food and atmosphere.

The venue often has live traditional music and party music too, making this a must for those looking for an authentic experience and a top night out.

What's included?
  • Table Reservation
  • 2 Course Meal
  • Irish Entertainment
Duration

2.00 hours

Minimum group size

4 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

BBQ and Nightclub Entry

For a relaxing start to the night, head over to D2 Bar and Nightclub in central Dublin. A popular hangout for locals and visitors alike, the heated beer garden is the perfect place for a delicious BBQ with friends. They serve up all the classics and the atmosphere is perfect for a few pre-drinks.

And to make this the ultimate night out, one of Dublins best nightclubs just happens to be downstairs and your name is on the guest list! You'll be partying into the early hours to old school classics and current chart toppers.

This is a perfect combo for an unforgettable night out in Dublin and one not to be missed!

What's included?
  • BBQ incl burgers, hot dogs and salads
  • Nightclub entry
Duration

5.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

20:00 (not guaranteed)

4. What about some Dublin Nightlife? No thanks

Night At The Dogs

If you're looking for something a bit different, then head over to Shelbourne Park Greyhound Stadium for a night at the dogs. A popular choice for stags and hens, this is an exhilarating activity packed with excitement, and maybe even a winning flutter or two!

Our package has all bases covered, including track entry and a tasty meal to keep those hunger pangs away. You can watch the races from the lively bar, whilst enjoying a bit of friendly competition on who's dog comes in first.

A night at the greyhound track is a great experience to include if you're in Dublin. Set yourselves up for a night remember and join us for the racing and as much tension and excitement as you can handle.

What's included?
  • Admission
  • Free bet
  • Classic quarter pounder burger & chips (or deal of the month main course option)
Duration

3.50 hours

Minimum group size

6 people

Usual time

19:00 (not guaranteed)

Nightclub Entry

For an unforgettable night out, head over to D2 Bar and Nightclub in central Dublin. A popular hangout for locals and visitors alike, this is one of Dublins best nightclubs and your name is on the guest list, we'll even make sure you've got a reserved seating area to chill out! You'll be dancing and partying into the early hours to old school classics and current chart toppers.

This is a perfect choice for an unforgettable night out in Dublin and one not to be missed!

What's included?
  • Nightclub entry
  • Reserved seating area
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

22:00 (not guaranteed)

Nightclub Entry with Reserved VIP Seating

One of Dublin's leading nightclubs, Krystle is the place to be for your big night out and this package is the perfect addition to your weekend plans in Dublin. We will arrange entry and a VIP reserved seating area for you and the gang, so all you need to worry about is looking glam and enjoying your night.

The bar is open from 11pm so head over there to enjoy the friendly Irish Party atmosphere and dance into the early hours of the morning.

What's included?
  • Nightclub entry
  • Reserved VIP area
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

5 people

Usual time

23:00 (not guaranteed)

Private Bar Crawl & Nightclub Entry

If you are planning a bar crawl in a city like Dublin, it's a good idea to get professional advice and our experts know exactly where to go to have the most fun.

Our guide will take you on a fun filled bar crawl of the city. During the tour you'll discover some of the city's favourite drinking holes - where tourists and locals love to hang out! There's free shots on offer with some drinks purchases and you'll all get exclusive drinks offers along the way too. End your bar crawl at a nightclub, where you can dance the night away - perhaps with a touch of traditional Irish dancing?! Maybe not...

This is a highly recommended way of spending a night in this incredible city.

What's included?
  • Expert guide
  • Free shot with some drinks purchases
  • Exclusive drinks offers
  • 3 - 5 different pubs/bars
  • Nightclub entry
Duration

4.00 hours

Minimum group size

8 people

Usual time

19:30 (not guaranteed)

About Dublin

'In Dublin’s Fair City, where the girls are so pretty' there won’t be a single disappointed stag. Just like the traditional song says Dublin is teeming with lovely ladies, a wonderful atmosphere and plenty of local 'craic' to ensure you can never get enough of the capital of the Emerald Isle. Dublin welcomes every visitor with open arms - it’s like everyone everywhere wants to show you an awesome time, particularly when you're celebrating a stag do weekend! The city has been building its reputation as a party capital for over a millennium now, so it’s bound to have everything you and the lads need to kick off your stag party in style.

Before tucking into the beverages this city is famous for, you’ll want to give clay pigeon shooting a try or even some Grand Prix quality go karting. Both are incredible activities that offer brilliant (good clean) fun for the whole group. Once your blood is pumping from an afternoon of competition, pack in a few exclusive tours including the St. James’ Gate Brewery, where Dublin’s most famous export, Guinness is brewed (obviously you’ll need to sample a pint or two or three). From here you could fuel the party further with a trip to The Old Jameson Distillery which is certain to kick things up another notch.

As the sun sets your group will be in a jolly spirit, so take them to a local comedy club for plenty of Irish laughs. Comedy not quite your ‘thang’? There’s always time to roll the dice at a casino or head down the dogs for a bet or two. Or if you’re all about a cracking party, then the Temple Bar is the place for you. With an exclusive pre-club bar, you’re in for a great start to your big stag party night out. And not to mention, after-hours entertainment in Dublin is unparalleled. Treat your mates to the time of their lives in one of Dublin’s finest lap dance clubs - ensuring your unforgettable stag do is rounded off in true Irish style.

Getting to Dublin

Dublin airport is 15 km from the city centre, a journey that typically takes around 20 to 45 minutes depending on the traffic. Flights from England to Dublin are short, taking between 1 and 1.5 hours (still time for one G&T, mind). The main airlines for this route are Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways and you can fly here from all major UK airports.

Main flight options:

  • Gatwick - Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways

  • Stansted - Ryanair

  • Luton - Ryanair

  • Manchester - Ryanair, Aer Lingus and British Airways

Stag Do Dublin Availability

Dublin is available to book in the following months:

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
We've arranged over 300,000 Hen and Stag parties
We offer over 50 destinations and 100 activity ideas
We can book 15+ rooms to keep hen do’s & stag do’s together

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