Galway is one of the best kept secrets when it comes to a stag do. With everything from lively bars to an insane setting for some outdoor sports, this historical Irish city is the perfect mix of everything you could need to celebrate your last weekend as a free man. Eyre Square has an abundance of traditional pubs where your pre-drinks can be done in style, and the clubs are huge and full of friendly locals and tourists alike. The city might be small, but their night life is huge; after all, the Irish aren’t famous for their drinking for nothing.
Galway is a truly beautiful historical city, with plenty of culture and heritage, and provides a stunning backdrop for what is sure to be a weekend of mayhem and debauchery. With a huge variety of incredible outdoor sports to keep you and the lads out of mischief during the day, you can make the most of this picturesque backdrop while you try your hand at some adrenaline fuelled spots like outdoor karting endurance racing or a heated game of laser tag. Nothing is out of the question on a Galway stag do, so prepare to have one of the wildest weekends of your life – we guarantee your mates will be talking about this one for years to come.
Trying to keep up with the locals is definitely going to be the hardest part of this weekend, so why not get yourselves a cheeky head start with a night at the dogs including food platters. Place a couple of bets and get your night started with a Guinness or three before you head out into the bars and see what the Irish nightlife has to offer you. Once you’re out and about, you can’t miss out on Coyotes bar with guestlist entry and reserved area – you and the lads can spend the night like VIPs with your own private area, drinking and partying the night away before making your way home in the early hours. No stag night is complete without a female stripper, and Galway’s girls are no joke, so whether you’re planning a surprise for the stag, or you’re wanting to book one as a treat for the rest of the lads, no one is going home disappointed.
Nothing can ruin the day after quite like a savage hangover, and we know that the amount of shots you’ve drank the night before are going to make doing anything the next day feel impossible. That’s why we recommend our stags get out and enjoy some outdoor activities to get rid of those lingering bad heads. Nothing will clear up a hangover like some Gaelic Games, where you and the lads team up and participate in some of Ireland’s classic sports; hurling, Gaelic football and handball. If you think you need to ease into some fresh air a little more carefully, why not try out kayaking – being out on the water is guaranteed to make you forget that hangover in no time. For something that requires a little bit of skill and precision, give archery or clay pigeon shooting with 30 clays a try. Both classic gent’s sports, these require some serious skill, and you’re guaranteed to end up getting competitive over who has the best aim.
If you’re the kind of stags who don’t take themselves too seriously, get yourselves onto the pitch and give bubble football a go. Falling all over the place while strapped into a huge inflatable ball will make even the most skilled player struggle, and it’s hysterical watching everyone try to keep their balance. Once you’ve got the hilarity out of the way, outdoor paintballing with 600 balls is the perfect way to keep the competition and team spirit going. If you love competition and want to prove that you’re the best driver there, indoor karting grand prix is the way to go. Nothing beats the bragging rights of edging out all the other drivers to come out on top.