No need to put a cork in your stag do celebrations
Cork is cool. It has a wealth of bars, restaurants and daytime events, a commendable portfolio of epic Georgian architecture, a thriving student population and top quality craic on every street corner. Modern-day Cork is a strong, vibrant economy of cosmopolitan influences and earthy tradition. The kind of place which locals feel justifiably proud of, and to which visitors rush to fall in love with. If you’re looking for somewhere accessible and charming, the River Lee is breathless in anticipation of your stag weekend in Cork.
The balance between fun, landmarks and unrivalled hospitality is struck with a sure hand and minimum fuss, from each antique shop window to the corner booth in every boozer. Lap clubs, nightclubs, shops and restaurants show a modern pulling power that compliments the city’s proud heritage. If you're going to put a Cork in it, make your first port of call Last Night of Freedom…
Cork is my favourite place in Ireland. I've been on golfing stag dos there, as well as just boozing. It's so traditional and friendly.
Cork city is a stirring cocktail of bustling activity and good-humoured celebration - an immensely likeable mix of friendly folk, unignorable history and plentiful vibrant pubs. Built on the River Lee, Cork houses many shopping, restaurant and tourist attractions that, together with the increasing number of daytime events, and myriad of wonderful boozers - afford any mustard-keen visitor excellent choice and quality of experience.
With Murphy's brewed locally, there's no need to feel bitter about your choices of what to drink, whilst Beamish and Guinness make up the trio of most likely options (though the breadth and quality of Irish whiskies on offer is excellent, too).
So, in the eventuality of a Cork stag weekend making its way onto your shortlist of possibilities, we commend the splendid structural beauty of both its buildings and its women, the jovial, unpretentious atmosphere in its night-time venues, and the agreeable quality in many of its hotels, restaurants, shops and cafes.