Cork is often forgotten about when you think of Ireland, but don’t let this fool you – Cork is one of the best places to party over there. Full of happy-go-lucky charm, light hearted spirit and plenty of booze to keep the bars and clubs bouncing every night, this is truly one of the best places to head for your stag do. Cork prides itself on not taking itself too seriously, so this weekend is going to be full of banter, fun and more than one Guinness (because when in Ireland, do as the Irish do).
Cork has an incredible range of activities for you and the lads to sink your teeth into while you’re out there, with a tonne of outdoor adventures, team sports, and plenty of excuses to add some healthy competition into the mix. There’s also plenty of totally unique experiences to keep everyone in your group happy, whether you’re here for the weekend to vanish in a blur of shots and late nights, or you’re looking for something a little more chilled out to enjoy your last weekend as a free man, there’s guaranteed to be plenty for you. We’re going to make sure this weekend is everything you want before you tie the knot, so gather up all your top lads and get yourselves ready for the weekend of a lifetime.
When you’re out in Ireland, you’ve got to truly experience everything the Irish have to offer – plenty of Guinness, dancing until dawn, and the Gaelic Games. You and the boys will team up to compete in three of Ireland’s most famous sports; handball, Gaelic football and hurling. These three sports will definitely separate the men from the boys as you go head to head out in the muddy Irish countryside. Keep the rough, ready, and definitely dirty theme going by getting out quad biking. Blasting through mud across rural tracks will blow away the cobwebs – and any lingering hangovers – making this the perfect activity for you and the lads.
Fancy a bit of adrenaline but don’t feel like getting too dirty? Outdoor karting is the perfect lads’ sport; racing each other around the track to see who comes out on top is always going to be a winner no matter what type of group you’re bringing. Once you’ve had the wind in your hair and your heart rate has successfully risen, it’s always worth having a try of laser clays, the perfect twist on a classic sport. A more high-tech version of clay pigeon shooting, this is a guaranteed winner with everyone from your 18-year-old cousin to your father-in-law, making it the perfect crowd pleaser for a mixed stag weekend.
Set on the coast of Ireland, one of Cork’s best assets is its surfing – making it easy for you and the boys to see how you measure up against the surf and see if you can catch a few waves – this will definitely be one to brag about when you get home. Nothing gets a lads’ weekend going quite like a game of outdoor paintball with 300 balls. A battle until the very end, see who has the most nerve and stamina – and the best aim – to make it to the last man standing. The ideal way to get everyone having fun, working as a team and getting a little bit of a competitive edge into your weekend. Once you’re sufficiently exhausted from all the running around, nothing helps you to unwind better than a trip to the comedy club. Enjoy more than a few laughs and relax before you kick off the rest of what is sure to be a wild night with the Havana Browns guestlist entry and reserved area. Skip the queue and party in your own private area as you drink and dance the night away. No stag do is complete without a visit from one of Cork’s best female strippers, and with the city full of beauties, you know she’s going to be a corker (pun intended). If all this partying and running around outdoors sounds exhausting and you’re looking for something a little more low key this weekend, the incredible jail break is one of our favourite activities. Cork’s own version of an escape room, where you and the lads have to use your brains and wit to escape from jail before you run out of time.