a little more about Galway stag weekends
Galway, AKA ‘The city of the tribes’, is a thriving cultural city on the west coast of Ireland. It’s known for its great beaches, winding promenades and buzzing cosmopolitan city centre, as well as having a great range of activities, bars and clubs. Essentially it’s a first rate place to celebrate a stag do.
In terms of stag activities, Galway offers a superb range. Start Saturday morning with some paintballing to get the adrenaline pumping, before attempting to be top of the podium with go karting. To set the pace for an unforgettable stag night, begin with horse or greyhound racing, before getting the boys over to a top lap dancing club and finishing the evening with guestlist nightclubbing. For something a bit more relaxing on the Sunday try a round of golf or blow the hangover away with ringos - rubber rings pulled along by a speedboat at tremendous speeds!
The city is known in part for hosting great festivals each year, the most popular being the Galway Arts Festival, alongside a calendar full of horse races and numerous other events. There’s live music pumping out of the pubs every weekend and the city is alive with activities. If you’re looking to add some sightseeing into the stag do itinerary the Galway City Museum or National Aquarium are great places to start, Ashford Castle provides great views, and there’s the longest place name is in Galway close by - a village called Muckanaghederdauhaulia.
Galway is a stunning area to visit, full of great beaches, fun-packed activities and a buzzing nightlife, it’s great for making your weekend the ultimate stag do.
The best weather in Galway is during the summer months when the temperature reaches around 20 degrees. In winter it can plummet down to nearer 0.
September in the city sees the famous Oyster Festival open its doors - find great food, great Guinness and great music in a huge marquee on the banks of the Claren River and Galway Bay. September sees the Americana Festival come to Galway which involves gigs and a great festival atmosphere. In October there’s the Galway Comedy Festival, a major event in the comedy circuit and Halloween’s celebrated with a Galway Aboo Halloween Festival. November sees various music festivals and the opening of the Galway Christmas Market and January sees the Galway Midwinter Festival return to the Theatre.
In March there’s the big St. Patricks Festivaland then in April there’s the Galway Food Festival, an excellent time to get some hearty grub. If you’re a seafood fan you’ll be happy that in May there’s the Connemara Mussel Festival and the Burren Slow Food Festival as well as various marathons (if you’re feeling up for it). In July there’s the big Galway Fringe Festival and in August the music continues for the Roundstone Summer Festival.
If you liked the sound of that, then see our Galway packages for more ideas & itineraries!