So you’re looking for three unique “Stag Do’s” in Ireland…
The first question I ask myself is why there are just three unique “Stag Do’s” in Ireland?
Every single “groom to be” will consider his Stag- Do to be unique, whether it’s having afternoon tea in the Shelbourne Hotel on Stephens Green, Having a Spa in Bally-me-arse-town, Naval gazing in Navan or bog snorkeling in Kerry. It’s all about attitude and people. All that said, the day will fall flat on its face if there are not a few “funny guys” in the group. As I say, attitude is key to a successful day out.
Kinsale and our reasons why:
Kinsale is, as we all know, on the south coast of Ireland. It is also the start of the Wild Atlantic Way on the southern end but more importantly it’s in County Cork, The Rebel County, and the largest county in Ireland, Boy!
Kinsale has been proclaimed “The Gourmet capital of Ireland” so a Stag-Do will be spoilt for choice when it comes to food and wine or Chips and Porter. Dino’s fish and chipper on the quay eat in or take out, is a favourite with the casual tourists. Eat out means munching from a paper bag while on the hoof. Plenty of salt and vinegar, yum, yum, burp, pardon;
The list of eateries is as long as Gordon Ramsey’s arm, Jimmy Edward’s, Fishy Fishy, the blue haven, The Trident and Actons.
On the other side of the bay on Scilly are the man Friday, the Spaniard and the Bullman in Summercove.
Activity wise it’s better to focus on the water sports, after all, that’s what Kinsale is all about, apart from the beautiful narrow streets, pubs and amazing history.
Why not try your Stag-Do’s hand at sailing and get a trip on a 45 ft yacht from Sovereign Sailing at the trident hotel marina or take a harbour cruise from the Kinsale yacht marina.
For those that want to work up a sweat, Atlantic off shore Adventures organise Kayaking on the Bandon River.
Carlow and our reasons why:
A friend is from Carlow and she refers to it as the forgotten county. Not so, Mary;
Carlow as a town is terrific and as a place of interest has lots to offer. For instance, where would your typical Stag-do be most at home? Yup, in a brewery; Carlow brewing company also known as O’Hara brewing company is one of the largest brewing companies in Ireland. Carlow has a long tradition of malt and hop production. During the tour, the Stags will get an opportunity of meeting the brewing team and discover Ireland’s wonderful craft beer tradition. The tour includes taste and compare. The taste part is usually the king. Hic, hic;
Flow River adventures for the stags that want to flex their muscles and get an adrenaline buzz. This company runs Canoes for every level, including water rapids and river safari’s They welcome Stags and who knows you may come across some water hens while on the river.
Walsh Whiskey distilleries at the Royal Oak is a world Class Independent Distillery; See the passion and dedication that goes into making every drop of the three types of whiskey being made there. See, touch and taste is their motto and we will drink to that.
For the more active why not play a round of golf. Chose the Boris golf club or Bunclody golf and fishing club on the banks of the river Slaney;
Belfast and our reasons why:
The home of shipbuilding on this Island and the birth place of the infamous Titanic;
If for no other reason but to visit the Titanic Centre in east Belfast, the Stag-Do will have hit the jackpot. The iconic city centre, the city hall, the Europa hotel, the pubs, the restaurants and the peace; Take a hop-on, hop-off bus tour before your Stag-Do group settles down to enjoy the rich hospitality of Northern Ireland in Belfast.
We could go on and on but that might just dilute our appreciation for the three unique Stag-Do’s in Ireland.
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