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Stag Parties in Ireland v Abroad

Trying to organise a stag party to remember is tough on its own, but have you considered whether to go abroad? Spending your last weekend as an unmarried man is an occasion that demands to be celebrated. However, do you play it safe by staying in Ireland or take a risk by going abroad? Keep on reading to find out.

Staying in Ireland

There are endless opportunities available in Ireland and is known for having some of the best stag locations in Europe. If you fancy a city break stag, choices include Dublin, Galway, Cork, Limerick, Kilkenny and Waterford. Quieter area’s include Carlingford, Westport and Carrick-on-Shannon. When it comes to organising activities in Ireland, choices include paintball, bubble football, clay pigeon shooting, kayaking, old school sports day, whiskey tasting and cycling tours.

Going Abroad

However, bringing the stag abroad allows for more of a holiday feel alongside the excitement of the stag celebrations. Locations such as Prague, Salou, Albufeira, Marbella and Liverpool to choose from. It adds an extra element to the trip where daytime activities can include sightseeing, exploring the local cuisine and immersing yourself in a new culture. A Bratislava stag do with their amazing beer price is certainly appealing too and the price of beer in Prague isn't expensive either. We do offer amazing stag do ideas abroad and even some class Budapest stag do activities.

The Pros and Cons of Ireland

While Ireland is a beautiful country for many reasons – vast green countryside, friendliness, food and beverage industry and sightseeing, to name but a few, sometimes it’s nice to experience something new and broader our horizons. While Ireland boasts many opportunities, locations and activities for organising a stag party, the unpredictable nature of the weather can put a damper on outdoor activities.

Choosing the Most Suitable Location

Staying in Ireland for your stag party might be a good option if you will be celebrating with a large party. Large groups tend to not know each other as well as smaller groups. Larger groups work best with more an activity focused weekend. If you and your stag party are smaller in numbers, then going abroad might just be the choice for you. Trips abroad are best for more intimate groups interested in similar activities. While it may need a bit more focus on planning and will most likely be a more expensive affair, organising a stag party abroad is a chance for an experience to remember.

The Stress of Minding the Stag Party

Organising a stag party and trying to keep everyone happy can prove to be difficult. Staying in Ireland means the latecomers can arrive freely when the train or bus has left without them! It gives people an option to commit to one night instead of two. There is no room for this if you choose to go abroad. There is more commitment needed with an abroad stag party.

The Overall Experience

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter if you have your stag in Dublin, Prague, Galway or Liverpool. It’s what you make of it! Enjoy your final few nights being a free man with some of your closest friends! Have the craic with fun filled activities in Ireland or soak in the culture of a new city abroad. See our locations tab to discover the different stag locations we offer in our packages.

By Eddie Stag Party Tips