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11 Reasons To Pick StagParty.ie

11 Reasons To Pick StagParty.ie There are 100's of reasons to pick StagParty.ie to organise your stag party. Besides the fact we're a great bunch of lads, our experience in organising stag parties comes through personal experience. That means knowing where to go, what to do and where to party. It also comes from knowing where not to go too. So with that in mind here are 11 Reasons To Pick StagParty.ie 1. We'll Save You Money Booking your stag party through StagParty.ie will save you money, which instead can be used for the first round in the pub. How are we able to do this you ask? Well besides our suppliers taking pleasure in scaring the be-jaysus out of us on adrenaline pumping activities, we've negotiated fantastic discounts so that they can show their passion for their company. This is how we feel when we save you money! 2. Only The Best Will Do We know only the best will do for your stag party. That's why we only work with the best suppliers, activity centres and organise only the best accommodation for you to recover from a night on the sauce. Basically if we wouldn't do the activity or stay in the accommodation we don't expect you to. 3. We're Stag Party Planning Guru's When we say we got this! We mean it. We've organised loads of stag parties and have heard every special request under the sun. We've organised parties for all sizes of groups, that were into loads of different stuff and helped to ensure they had a truly great night or weekend away. 4. Destination Kings Wherever you want to have your stag party across Ireland we have you covered. Also if you feel like hoping across the pond or further a field and introduce people to the Irish culture and craic. We can sort that to! 5. Customer Service Like No Other We've filled our customer support agents full of coffee and now they're bursting full of energy. They'll be more than happy to guide you through the process and respond to any amount of emails you send. They want you to make sure you have a good time. 6. Our Parties Love Us Being typically Irish we do find it hard to take praise, but we believe our testimonials speak for themselves at how much the lads enjoyed themselves. We put the same effort into each and every stag party to make it a fantastic send off for the bachelor and hearing about their antics always brings a smile to our face. I promised myself I wouldn't get emotional. 7. If We Plan It, The Lads Will Come. We know that not all stag parties are the same. So if a package doesn't suit you or you want a custom one, just get onto us and we'll be like 'no bother' lads. Planning stag parties is what we do best. You'll be partying in no time. 8. Pranks, Games and Ideas Another great service we have is providing you with all the information you'll need to pull off a great stag party prank, pick the best stag party costume and also some of the best drinking games to play on your stag party weekend. All we ask if you do get the stag for a beauty you share it with us. 9. We've Tested All The Activities C'mon we're not going to lie here. It's a perk of the job and industry we are in and If your boss asks you to go paintballing, karting or even jump off a cliff while coasteering, you do what your told. In all seriousness we've tried all the activities and can answer any question you might have on any activity. This is also helps us build a package to suit your needs and that of the rest of the stag party group. 10. Easy Payment Options We know it can be difficult to organise everyone for the stag party, who's going and who's not going and there will always be a maybe. One thing that won't be difficult is the payment. We'll make sure it's as smooth as possible and that you'll be heading off on your stag party safe in the knowledge everything has been paid for. Don't worry we won't be like Jerry Maguire shouting down the phone. 11. We're A Great Bunch Of Lads We love Stag parties and if we could go on more we would. We care about your stag weekend being the best it can be regardless of the budget and we'll work with you right up to the weekend to make sure it's a success. Also we love a good Father Ted quote like anyone.

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5 Reasons to choose Cork for your Stag

5 Reasons to choose Cork for your Stag So you volunteered to be the stag organiser and it's nearly time for the big weekend. The only problem is that you don't have anywhere booked and still haven't decided on a location. So we are here to help you make that decision a little easier. So if you are contemplating Cork as the stag destination then listen up because at StagParty.ie we have the top 5 reasons to choose Cork. 1. Ballyhass Lakes This is a great opportunity for any stag party goers who get a thrill from adventure. Enjoy a wide range of activities from kayaking, abseiling, archery, rock climbing, wakeboarding and loads more! It will be a day to remember with memories to last a life time... some stories will probably even make the best man speech! So watch out! 2. Paintballing One of the most popular stag activities is paintballing. This is the perfect opportunity for stag groups to engage in urban warfare! Run through combat zones in your camouflage gear and feel like a real life super hero with the lads! Did I mention making up team names is half the fun? and who doesn't want an excuse to pelt paintballs off their mates! So do you think you have what it takes to successfully bring your team through challenges and lead them to victory? 3. Quad Biking Enjoy a day with the lads through some of the trickiest and dirtiest grounds. So get the stag group, grab a quad and rip through the woodlands with these beasts! sure what could be more manly than driving a powerful and forceful machine through a rugged terrain? Yep. Nothing! 4. Distillery Tour The best thing about this tour is that you don't even have to be a big drinker to enjoy this experience. You will get to see the process involved in making the beer and the ingredients that go into them. At the end of the tour you will enjoy a tasting of different beers. It's the perfect way to start the night! Sure what more could you ask for! 5. Fireman Experience Ever wondered what it would be like to be a fireman? well fear not because now is your chance! You will get to experience what it is like to be a fireman by fulfilling their duties such as learning how to put out fires and rescue people. While these protocols are taken seriously it will still be a very enjoyable stag activity. The fireman training team will make sure that your stag is full of fun! All the fire officers are fully trained so you can rest assured that you will be in safe hands. You will also get the chance to wear the full fireman gear and the breathing apparatus (perfect photo opportunity!). There is a nice bit of variety with these activities so there is definitely something in Cork that will suit every stag party occasion! If you are looking to choose Cork as a Stag Party location then email info@stagparty.ie

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5 reasons you need to have your Stag in Kilkenny

5 reasons you need to have your Stag in Kilkenny Our 5 reasons you need to have your Stag in Kilkenny are super convincing! Hit up the Marble city to celebrate in style. 1. Kilkenny loves Stag parties Everybody loves to be loved. Kilkenny embraces that culture more than any other town or city in Europe. It is one on the most popular destinations for Stags on our stagparty.ie list. It’s not that it’s just a beautiful spot with loads of historical buildings and quaint narrow streets, it’s about the people. They are great, are entertaining and have great wisdom and a marvellous sense of humour. Think of the laughter and economic festival that takes place in Kilkenny every year with some of the top economic commentators and comedians; “Kilconomics” 2. Loads of Hen Parties Like the stags, this city is also a favourite with the Hens on their last hurrah before the big day. Let’s face it, there are only two people committed in these two groups, the groom to be on one side and the bride to be on the other. So, as they say in Kilkenny, “on your bike lads and make hay when the sun shines!” Many a romance blossomed as the result of a chance meeting in the Marble City. (We are of course assuming that there’s no one a home with a rolling pin waiting for you behind the kitchen door!) 3. The Pubs Kilkenny is known as the Marble City and so maybe there were so many stone masons working there down through the centuries that each one got a pub of his own. Every second door way seems to lead into another watering hole. There’s little chance of getting bored with the surroundings as your stags can just drift off to the pub next door.  Each establishment does its utmost to hold on to their clients so the standards and enticements are high. Don’t lose count of your drinks and don’t keep going till your back teeth are submerged as you could end up going home with the wrong Stag Party. (Remember the ball and chain and that rolling pin!) Actually, this activity is affectionately referred to as 'Pub Hopping'. 4. Activities Modern Ireland prides itself with providing its people with a wide range of sports and activities. You can see how seriously we as a population take it. Not one overweight person on this green Isle. Anyway, Kilkenny and the surrounding area offers plenty of choices for stags. There are obstacle courses, paint balling, which is very popular. Kayaking on the river and clay shooting and archery are also very popular. Let’s look at clay pigeon shooting as an alternative to the more widely booked ones. Now is the chance to be a real cowboy with a shotgun hanging on a folded arm? The instructors will set up the moving target, position you properly, show you how to fire the weapon and when you shout “pull” they will release the clay disc that shoots from the trap while you try and blast it out of existence. It will take several attempts to get the hand/eye coordination just right and accurate but when it happens there’s a great buzz. Of course, the great beauty of clay pigeon shooting is nothing gets killed and no one gets hurt. 5. Accommodation Because Kilkenny is such a popular destination for stags, it is in the best interests of the local business community to put a huge effort into maintaining very high standards. That applies more than anything to the hotels and B&B’s. The range is perfect. In conclusion, it is fair to say that it’s an easy decision to make, to go there, as you consider the 5 reasons you need to have your stag in Kilkenny.    

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5 Ways To Kill It At Karting

5 Ways To Kill It At Karting So lads you've decided on Karting as your stag party activity. The whatsapp messages and you've already been slating each other over your driving abilities. You've screaming from the rooftop that you'll be taking the spoils when you hit the karting track. So if your competitive side is in over drive and you want to ensure you are victorious on the stag party weekend here are 5 Ways To Kill It At Karting! 1. All About The Posture This may bring up bad memories from your time in school but 'Sit Up Straight' when you get into you Kart. By having a better posture means you'll have better turning control. Also sitting up straight with your arms slightly bent will enable you to apply pressure when turning the steering wheel. This will all help you from spinning out. This isn't Mario kart, if you spin you will more than certainly lose. 2. Know The Course No need to go full on cool runnings and memorising each turn in the tub but do know the course you're about to drive. So when you get to the karting centre have a look at the track. Find the best line through each corner and turn. Also have a look at where you will need to brake or simply take your foot off the accelerator before powering on. 3. Not All About Speed A lot of tracks will decide on winners by their fastest lap times. Depends on the size of the stag party group. So if this is the case be smart about where you position yourself. It might be the wise call to hang back and leave a bit of space between you and the driver in front. This way you'll have more open track and no one to slow you down in corners. Or, you might decide to battle it out with another fast driver. If that's the case slip in behind him and use the clean air. The strike when the time is right. 4. Learn How To Turn This may sound very straight forward but knowing when to brake or to just let a bit off the accelerator will help massively in the turns. Hug the inside line. Break or ease off before the corner. Then accelerate fully as you exit. Allow the kart to drift to the outside line. This will shave seconds off your lap times and get one you step closer to a podium finish. 5. Overtake Like A Pro If you find yourself, and you will, behind someone here's how to pass them like a pro. You'll need to generate more speed into the next turn than he does. Minimal braking here as possible lads, then accelerate past him at the apex. Keep the foot down as you exit the turn before cutting his line off completely. You're in the clear on the way to victory. So there you have it lads, 5 Ways To Kill It At Karting! The only left for you to do is ensure your winners speech is spot on. Sure the speech has to be worthy of a great stag party activity and stag party weekend. If you're interested in Karting as your stag party activity contact us today. For a full list of activities make sure to check out our activities page and for more information.

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5 Ways to Stay in the Paintball Game Longer

5 Ways to Stay in the Paintball Game Longer Paintballing is a fantastic game for a stag party activity. It's great craic and allows for team bonding. However, you must be in it to win it! So here are a few tips that will help you to lead your team to victory and become the paintballing champions of the world! 1. Make a Plan If you are serious about winning then a plan is a necessity. This will allow you to prepare for paintballs that are coming your way or a team member that may need your help. Having a plan in place will ensure that you know the right decision to make in a certain situation. This can be anything from different manoeuvres required to dodge a flurry of paintballs to controlling how much ammo you use so you don't run out too quickly. There's no point using all your paintballs on one guy as you will run out and find yourself in a sticky situation! 2. Be Aware.. Be Very Aware! Keep a close eye on the opposition at all times! This means knowing where they are and how much ammo they have... or lack of! Suss out the weaker opponents and attack! You must be fast and think quickly at all times. 3. Support Always look out for each other. If you see that another team member is in a spot of difficulty then come to their rescue. This is why making a plan can come in handy so that you can prepare for these types of situations which are more than likely to occur. 4. Aim The aim of the gun is very important. There is no point firing without first making sure that you have the target on point. This way you don't waste ammo unnecessarily. Remember: Aim before you fire! 5. Communicate This is key. Without communication you will more than likely lose the paintball game. Making hand gestures to other team members is a great way to communicate since you will not be able to speak as this will give your location away. A hand gesture could be useful to tell a team member to come over to you or to tell them to stop or go back. You can also point in a certain direction to show your team mates the location of someone that is on the opposing team. ...and remember there's no I in TEAM! Stick together to achieve a successful outcome. With these skills in place you will be way ahead of your opponents and be sure to win! If you are looking to book paintball for your stag party, contact us here at info@stagparty.ie

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5-A-Side Soccer as a Stag Activity

5-A-Side Soccer as a Stag Activity Planning a Stag Party? The activity you pick for your Stag can really set the mood for the rest of your Stag Night. So it's good to take some time and find the best fit for you and your mates. Of course there's the favourites that will always go down well, like Paintball and Karting. But if your group don't know each other that well, something with a bit more interaction can work a lot better. Don't worry though, this doesn't mean all talk and no fun, a great choice to still get your adrenaline kicks from, is 5-a-side soccer as a stag activity, or football if we must. This is great for exercise and a bit of competition to get you ready for those beers and whiskey tastings later in the Stag Party and can be a great icebreaker to keep the conversation and jovial rivalry going for the rest of the night, from bar to nightclub to hotel to the trip home. With pitches available nationwide, especially near all the top Stag Party destinations, this activity is really accessible and you can find it included in some fantastic packages on Stagparty.ie, offering great deals on Stag Accessories and all you'll need for a brilliant Stag Party!

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6 Things You Learn About Yourself On A Stag Weekend

Everyone is of the impression that the stag weekend is all about the groom and what he gets out of it. Rest assured as I'm here to tell you the 6 things you learn about yourself on a stag weekend. 1. That You Are Ambidextrous. At some point or another you will take part in a drinking game either in your accommodation or in the pub. One of the rules in the drinking game will probably involve drinking with your opposite hand. Failure to do so will lead to a forfeit which you'll probably want to avoid. As the night drags on you realise that you've been successfully drinking with your opposite hand under the heavy influence of alcohol. It's dawned on you, you're ambidextrous! [caption id="attachment_1310" align="alignleft" width="225"] ambidextrous_drinking[/caption] 2. That You Can Be A Functioning Alcoholic. Drinking on a stag weekend will usually start as soon as you can get out of work. You'll spend the entire weekend filling yourself up to the gills with beer, shots and liqour. Chances are you'll wake up the following morning, still drunk from the night before and crack open another can to continue on the celebrations. It's at this point when you realise that you are able to cook, shower, organise the lads, take part in the stag party activities and a variety of other tasks while drunk. The idea pops into your head that you could be a functioning alcoholic. However, Monday eventually arrives and bursts that bubble.   3. Your Sense Of Smell Vanishes. Let's be honest, when you're drinking on a stag weekend you lose a lot of things. Money, clothes, dignity and strangely your sense of smell. It's true, your sense of smell vanishes like a fart in the wind. Think about it, after a big night out, your better half will say, 'you smell of drink!' and you will be totally oblivious to it and that's even after a shower. So think about it, a group of lads away on a stag weekend, all drinking, and all probably smelling and not any notice given to it. The only thing you'll smell is the spray of lynx before you hit the town and the splash of aftershave you put on to make sure you smell good for the ladies. [caption id="attachment_1311" align="alignleft" width="300"] Sense of Smell[/caption] 4. Sleep Deprivation Has No Effect On You. This is one thing everyone one on a stag will learn about themselves, is that they need very little sleep to spend a day drinking, an afternoon karting or paintballing, and a night partying before getting back to your accommodation to continue drinking the stock pile you brought with you, or be the reason the porter who looks after the residents bar can send his kids to college in your attempt to empty the bar. [caption id="attachment_1312" align="alignleft" width="259"] Sleepy Or Drunk[/caption] 5. You Will Be Convinced That Monday Doesn't Exist. As soon as that first beer touches your lips on the Friday, you will automatically eliminate Monday from your mind, and your main focus for the next 72 hours will be to get the stag, yourself and your mates drunk and have a great weekend. When asked about Monday and going back to work you will respond with 'I don't know what you're talking about, I'm getting another pint'. [caption id="attachment_1313" align="alignleft" width="272"] Mondays Don't Exist[/caption] 6. Food Is Not For Enjoyment, It's For Soakage. Usually when you go away on a normal weekend, you dine out and enjoy fine dining for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You go out of your way to tantilise your taste buds. This however is a stag weekend, so food serves only one purpose, soakage. It's there to diminish the effects of all that alcohol. [caption id="attachment_1314" align="alignleft" width="300"] Bit Of Soakage[/caption] People always say you continue to learn throughout your life and a stag weekend is no different.

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7 Types Of Lads You’ll Meet At Karting

7 Types Of Lads You'll Meet At Karting We've all been there! You go Karting for the craic with the lads for some stag fun but once everyone gets onto the track it's a whole different story! Here are a few of the characters you've more than likely bumped into! 1. The Sly Mover He's the quietly confident but friendly guy that nobody ever suspects. Little does everyone else know, he has a game plan! You're doing laps and think you have it in the bag, only to find that this guy swoops in out of nowhere and passes you out just like that - It's always the quiet ones! 2. The Macho Man He's a man on a mission. He comes in to destroy the rest of the lads at karting and does just that! He's the type that goes around saying things like 'there's no prize for 2nd place' or 'winners never quit and quitters never win' (yawn). He probably has his winners speech rolled up in his pocket ready to brag to the rest of the lads when he's standing on the podium in 1st place. Go karting is his way of showing that he is and forever will be better than all his friends. 3. The Motivator We all need some encouragement and motivation in life. This guy knows exactly what to say to you to make sure that you've got your head in the game before you enter the karting track. He only wants the best for you and is a great team player. He's all for the team building and camaraderie and that's exactly what a stag party needs! We salute you! 4. The Newbie This guy turns up to the karting track full of adrenaline and ready for a new challenge. He's listened to the motivator before entering the track and he is pumped for the challenge. He knows that to win it he needs silky smooth steering. He's no sooner on the karting track and he gets outlapped 25 times in the first 10 minutes of the game! God loves a trier right? 5. The Quitter He cannot stand the fact that everyone else is far better than him (even the newbie - yikes!). He excelled at paintballing and thought that he had karting in the bag. He carries on with the game for a while and tries to make out that it is not bothering him that he is being out lapped. He leaves the track feeling like a deflated balloon. I guess he'll have to wait until the next stag party to find out if he will be taking home the alpha male title! 6. The Poser This guy is all about his appearance and is only concerned with his reflection and how he looks in the karting gear. It doesn't come as much of a shock that he brought his own helmet just to be a little different and stand out from the rest of the lads. Pity his go karting skills are lacking. You just know that he's the type that will bring a selfie stick! 7. The Expert He may be your best mate outside of the track but once the gear goes on, the helmet is in place and he is sitting in his kart he becomes your worst enemy! He has done his homework and knows all the tips and tricks to get the fastest time. Defeat does not come in to his vocabulary. He is aggressive and ruthless when it comes to passing out the slower karters. He's not afraid to use his bumper and will do what it takes to make sure that he passes you out. He's also been known to hop out of the seat on the tighter turns to increase the engine speed! This guy knows his stuff! It might seem a little drastic but when every second counts you gotta do what you gotta do! If you are looking to book karting as one of your stag party activity then email info@stagparty.ie

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8 Types Of Lads On A Stag

No matter who you are, where your from or where you're going on your stag you will usually have these 8 type of lads on your stag party! 1. The Guy Who Gets Out Once A Year. This guy will fall into 2 categories. One he either has a wife and kids and spends most of free time doing odd jobs around the house and minding the kids and will probably be able to recite peppa pig on que. Or his new girlfriend has him on lockdown and is a bigger ball and chain than the stag's fiance. Either way he's got 2 days to go absolutely bat-shit crazy! There will be plenty of stories involving this lad. via GIPHY 2. The Lightweight. This guy can handle as much alcohol as a malnourished mouse. Will be found slumped over the table or chair around 10 pm unless he's already made a move for a taxi. 3. Strip Club Guy. This guys sole purpose will be to get the stag party to a strip club even if the nearest one is 67 km away! via GIPHY 4. Shots Guy. This lad will convince everyone that shots are a great idea. He will also be the cause of the worst hangover in your life! via GIPHY 5. The Creepy Drunk. You all have one in your group. Wait til the beer loosens his hips and makes his eyes wander. via GIPHY 6. The Fighter. He'll be the one who gets kicked out of the club and try to convince you he was right. He's never right. 7. The Disappearing Guy. Now you see him, now you don't! At certain point of the night he'll decide to disappear, you'll spend 30 mins caring before going 'he's a grown man' before he'll reappear for last call. 8. Sensible Guy. Never seems to get drunk, never loses the hotel key, address, his phone or his trousers. We are all thankful of this guy because he's the one who will inevitably get your ass home. He'll be the first on your list for a pint the next day.

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8 Wild Winter Stag Party Activities

8 Wild Winter Stag Party Activities Winter has finally arrived lads. And with it has come the inevitable cold weather and people across the country saying "It's Baltic"! This cold weather shouldn't deter you from any stag party shenanigans because we've put together the 8 Wild Winter Stag Party Activities. 1. Bar Crawl Beauties First up is the Bar Crawl Beauties. Located indoors for the most part the only time you'll have to experience those arctic gales will be on route to the next pub. Don't worry lads, you'll kept warm on arrival with some hearty beers, drinking games, shots and of course the Bar crawl beauty herself. If the shots of whiskey don't make you hot under the collar, she most certainly will. 2. Beer and Curry Class It's vitally important to stay hydrated and fueled on a big stag party night during winter. So why not avail of a Beer and Curry class. You'll learn how to make a ridiculously hot curry that will keep you warm all through Christmas but also what beer to pair it with. Not only will this keep you warm on your stag party pub crawl but it will also ensure you have a bit of soakage for all the shots we have lined up for you. 3. Distillery Tour Another indoor stag party activity that will be a sanctuary from the cold weather and a heaven for all those lads that love a strong drink. Learn how your favourite whiskeys are made, it's history and of course enjoy a few samples. These samples will warm your insides while on route to your first stop on the stag party night. We do however suggest drinking it instead of this... 4. Bowling If you fancy being a little more active that simply lifting a glass to your mouth then give bowling a crack. You'll be nice and warm indoors, flaking balls down an alley and there will be a bar too for liquid refreshments. Or to make your game a little more interesting. All you need to do is know what celebration you'll do when you get a strike. 5. Sports Matches One brilliant thing about the Winter is the serious amount of sport on TV. The Christmas fixtures in both football and rugby always delight. Then throw on top of that the Darts in Alexandra Palace, NFL and the fact you've a bit of extra time to indulge in all the sporting action. So if you're sports mad then make it your stag party activity and we'll sort you a warm spot in a pub with finger food, shots and as much sport as you can handle. So much sport, it's what makes Christmas magical! 6. Pour Your Own Pint A stag party isn't really complete with out a pint. It's that brilliant moment when you've been gasping all week for a pint with the lads. Is there anything worse though when someone pours you a shit pint? Don't leave it to chance lads. We offer Pour Your Own Pint as a stag activity. So you can make sure that every pint you have, is exactly the way you like it! 7. Whiskey Tasting It's Hot Toddy season lads. Let's just take a moment to appreciate how good they are...for medicinal purposes of course. Winter in Ireland is always cold and wet so enjoying a Whiskey tasting on the stag party weekend will be sure to warm the body up. You'll get to try a variety of Whiskeys on the tasting. You'll be sure to find one that you love or a whiskey you've never heard of take you by surprise. Always brilliant criac on the stag party! 8. Skiing and Snowboarding For all those who will brave the icy weather, there really isn't any better winter stag activity than Skiing or Snowboarding. Hit the slopes, get the adrenaline rush you're looking for and make it safely back to the chalet for some beers. Anyone that has being skiing will admit to it being one of the best trips they've had and what a way to spend your stag party than a few days on the slopes. Just make sure to stay concentrated as you come down the slope. So there you have it lads, 8 Wild Winter Stag Party Activities for you to consider this winter season. With everyone in a festive frame of mind on every night out over the next few weeks, it will be a memorable one. Enjoy! Finally, if you're interested in any of these 8 wild winter stag party activities as your stag party activity. Contact us on info@stagparty.ie for more details.

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A Real Life Stag Story About A Boy Named Higgs

Since I've started writing for Stagparty.ie I've received some fan emails about some ideas for articles to write, how they can relate with the 8 types of lads on a stag, and how they gained so much from 6 things you learn about yourself on a stag weekend. But recently I received an email from a guy who was just on what he described as the worst stag party ever. I asked if I could share his story with all stagparty.ie readers. He agreed but asked not to have his real name used for obvious reasons. We don't want anyone getting in trouble. So for the purpose of this story we'll call our guy 'Higgs'. Our man Higgs describes himself as an outgoing type of guy, enjoys being included in speeches, highly active and enjoys a few drinks. So when he was asked to go along to a friends stag party, he thought to himself. A weekend away with a bunch of lads, great activites surely and plenty of drink to forget about going back to work on Monday. Brilliant! First thing Higgs did was book a half day on the Friday and the following Monday off to really go all out on this stag weekend. Higgs explained how excited he was about this stag party weekend as he's also engaged and looking at what he'll do for his own stag party. He saw it as opportunity to see what he'd like or dislike on his own stag. Little did he know that he was in for his worst weekend away in his life. The location of the stag was kept secret until the week of the stag, the best man thought it would add to the excitement. When the location was revealed, Higgs explained how he felt deflated after finding out it was his home town..."Rob...I felt deflated!". Higgs said that he always had great bouncebackability and thought to himself I'll just make the best of situation as I can. Arriving in the location on the Friday to meet all the guys in one of the local pubs seemed like a promising start. Everyone to meet here he thought with lads coming from all over the country, few drinks then into town for the night. Solid start makes sense. The best man arrived, with a bag in hand. Higgs described how he couldn't hide his giddiness as he thought the bag contained some humiliating and embarrassing outfit or mankini that the stag would have to wear around his home town and in his own local. As the best man opened the bag, Higgs sat at the edge of his seat, only for the best man to take out some banners and bunting with 'stag party' written on them. Higgs, slightly infuriated, asked what's that for to which the best man replied 'Sure we're having the stag party here for the night'!! Higgs lost it, this is the grooms stag party, and we are having it in his shagging local, where he comes most weekends and will continue to do. Could you not have at least organised something in town he said. The best man explained that he had left it last minute and decided the to plan it all himself. Higgs said he should have left then and there but he's a good friend and stayed for the groom but was worried that this weekend may not live up to expectation he had hoped. When the groom arrived, all the lads welcomed him with open arms. Open drunk arms as he had showed up late. As all lads do, when he arrived, they were offering him drinks left, right and centre. Higgs said he was shouting at him what he wanted as he was on rounds. What the groom responded with, Higgs could only describe it as aural diarrhea. The stag explained that he wasn't drinking for the weekend. Higgs said he died a little inside as the stag explained that he always does a dry November. Higgs had a couple of more pints, and walked home to his parents as soon as the bar closed. It was 12.30...12.30 he thought and I'm in bed and it's a stag weekend. When Higgs woke up Saturday morning, fresher than expected, he had a renewed enthusiasm about what this stag party weekend might bring. There was mini bus hired and it was to bring the party to a few activities during the day. All the lads met at the stags house to get the bus. The bride-to-be was there, which Higgs thought , and is dead right, should be no where near the stag party. The lads boarded the bus, a few with cans, but Higgs had a hip flask of whiskey in case of emergency. Something told him he might need it. He didn't have to wait to long. Before everyone could leave the stag's uncle boarded the bus. The stag's Uncle is priest and felt compelled to make sure everyone was blessed before going out on a day of stag party activities. Higgs after being blessed, whipped out the hip flask and down the whiskey and insisted that a stop at an offy will be essential. The bus took them to their first activity. All the lads thought it could be paintball, karting or a beer tasting. Instead it was to local junior B football team's away game, in a crappy country GAA club with no facilities other than a green pre fab and a white bar fence around the pitch to lean against. Higgs said he fought back the tears as he didn't get to the offy yet. As soon as the 6 point a piece thriller had ended Higgs rushed back on the bus and it was straight to the offy. Then onto the next activity which was a bit of food they were told. Higgs found himself back outside the stags house... the only upside if you'd call it was the local chipper had provided the food. After all was eaten, a few beers went down the hatch and it was off to town. There was no table booked in a pub, it was just hope to find a pub that wasn't rammed full on a Saturday night. Best of luck on that crusade he thought. Eventually, the party found a place to drink and for Higgs to drown his sorrows. He had gone to the local for quiet night before, gone to a shit game, after being blessed by a very handsy priest and now was in a pub packed to the rafters and the stag wasn't even drinking. Then out of no where, Higgs described how he was in disbelief..."I was in disbelief"...The stag's mother showed up!! The stag's mother was on the stag party. A party that is meant to be a night of debauchery and drinking and his Mam was on the party. Higgs then doubled what he was drinking. When Higgs decided to make his way to the club, he was met with a bouncer that didn't want anything to do with him and refused him entry into the club. The bouncer said he hated Leeds united and that anyone that looks like Ian Harte ain't getting into this club. Higgs at this stage was a broken man, he didn't even put up a fight, he just grabbed a munch and made his way home. As he lay in bed, he contemplated how poor a stag party this truly was. He thought his own will be better and that this night can't get any worse. He spoke to soon as the mixture of drink and the dodgy late night takeaway meant that poor auld Higgs would be spending his night by the toilet bowl and wake up a significantly lighter individual. When Higgs arose Sunday morning, he was overcome with anger! He was going to salvage his weekend, by any means. He dragged out all the lads to start the day with super Sunday on  TV. Higgs said he was drinking with the sole ambition to get drunk and to try and wipe the memory of the last 2 days from his mind. He was determined to go to a strip club and also get the stag a stripper..."I wanted to go to a strip club" he wrote in his email. Higgs got everyone to the local strip club. Let's just say it's no spearmint rhino and the girls have seen better days. He thought this weekend was taking a turn in the right direction. There was finally a bit of banter being had when Higgs decided to drunkenly compete with a stripper to prove he was as both agile and talented as the lovely lady herself. Higgs did mention his sporting prowess with being a puc fada champion and keen cyclist. Unfortunately his performance concluded with a very clumsy handstand, where he accidentally kicked the stripper in the head and knocked her clean out. He hadn't hit something that hard since the puc fada championship. She was fine, and there were no serious consequences. The next thing Higgs remembers is waking up, hungover and his wallet missing. The wallet was probably with his dignity, gone! He boarded the bus back to the big smoke, a broken man both physically and emotionally. He vowed that no one should ever have to go on a stag weekend like that.  That's why he decided to share his story and make sure no other person goes through that. His advice is not to let a dope of a best man organise a stag party but to let the like of StagParty.ie ensure great activities, games, locations and clubs.

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A scale of the most painful places to get hit by a paintball

A scale of the most painful places to get hit by a paintball Paintballing is great craic and an activity that we all enjoy on stag parties but it's important to note that getting hit with a paintball isn't always the most pleasant experience. We asked some of our paintball goers if it hurt and mainly the answer was 'no, just a bit of a sting'... but just like a tattoo or a piercing, there are some places that hurt a little more than others. We have narrowed down the top 5 most painful areas to get hit with a paintball so that you can be extra prepared when it comes to dodging the paintballs. 5. The Neck Number 5 on our list is the neck. This is a sensitive area of the body. It is also quite near the face which can make it really obvious for someone to see a bruise, which also has the added disadvantage of looking like a hickey! Tip: Try to find a mask that has full head and neck protection to avoid bruising if you get hit in this area. 4. The Inside of your Leg Getting hit on the inner thigh is usually a result of kneeling down on one knee with the other foot still on the ground. This is one of the more sensitive parts of the leg. Tip: Try to avoid kneeling, or if you are going to kneel then make sure to kneel on both legs so that way if you get hit it will be on the outer part of the leg which isn't as sensitive. 3. The Back of the Head This isn't one of the worst places to get hit but it can leave players feeling a little disorientated afterwards for a few seconds. Safety goggles and a mask are provided so there is no need to worry about getting your eyes or nose hit as well. Tip: Use the helmets provided to protect the back of your head.  A lot of people tend to disregard this step but trust me you will thank us later! 2. The Groin Number 2 on our list is.. ahem.. the groin (see how polite we are!). Not the best place for the lads, especially if you have friends that like to be mischievous with their paintball gun aim! Tip: Be a better paintball dodger and you won't get hit... I'm just kidding! Invest in a cup and you can't go wrong! 1. The Hand Number 1 on our list is... the hand! From everyone that we have asked the hand topped the pole in the most painful places to get hit. Probably due to the fact that you constantly have your hands and fingers exposed because they need to be placed around the gun. Tip: Wear gloves for protection. You can buy specialised paintballing gloves or you can bring a pair of your own. This will ensure that you have as much shielding from the balls as you need. Bonus Tip: Wear boots that have a good grip on the heel. This will come in handy when you are dodging opponents! and whatever you do don't be like this guy! And there you have it! The top 5 worst places to get hit with a flurry of paintballs. At least now you are aware of these ares and have a few tips to bring along with you as well. Whether you choose to share them or not with your fellow stag mates is entirely up to you! If you are looking to book paintballing for your stag then contact us here at info@stagparty.ie

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