Dublin Stag Do Guide for 2019 

Currently planning your Dublin stag do and looking for some much-needed inspiration?  Check out our ultimate guide to the booziest stag do destination in Europe. 

The Emerald Isle, the Fair City, or perhaps Europe’s booziest capital – Dublin has been winning hearts since the 9th century.  The birthplace of Bono, Jameson, Guinness and the famous Temple Bar drinking district, is steeped in culture and famed for its might craic, making it the perfect stag do destination! 

Top Stag Friendly Destinations in Dublin 

With whiskey and Guinness flowing through the streets, Dublin regularly tops lists or the pubs, clubs and bars throughout Europe.  We’re sure you’ll agree that there isn’t a local or tourist that hasn’t found themselves swept up in the hedonistic atmosphere that Temple Bar is notorious for.  With a mix of traditional venues and massive crowds, you’re bound to have an unforgettable stag weekend here. 

Camden Street/Harcourt/Wexford 

All along Wexford Street you’re heading into an alternative nightlife scene, with bars like Whelan’s attracting the likes of Ed Sheeran.  If you opt to snake your way down to Harcourt Street, you’ll feel like you’re back in the vibrant Temple Bar atmosphere.  Offering a plethora of huge club venues, this area is lively, loud and also open ‘til late, making it an ideal spot for a stag party.  

From Baggot Street to George Street 

You’ll be happy to hear that the fantastic Dublin nightlife is not narrowed to one popular ‘strip’.  Instead, you’ll find friendly establishments and boozy venues to visit right across the city.  Baggot Street is home to one of the oldest pubs in Dublin, whereas George Street plays host to a glamorous A-list club.  You’ll also be in the thick of Dublin’s shopping district, where you can pick up some souvenirs and trinkets including a stereotypical leprechaun fridge magnet or bottles of Guinness. 

 North of Ha’penny Bridge 

If you head north of Ha’penny Bridge, you’ll find yourself in Philsboro, which is home to McGowans.  Established in 1860, this bar/restaurant/club offers an electric atmosphere, lively locals and stag and hen groups letting their hair down in the Rock & Roll area.  With music till late every night, live sports and entertainment, and a plethora of drink promotions to pick and choose from, you’ll easily find your tipple of choice here.  

Temple Bar District 

The famed Temple Bar is Dublin personified.  This district is one of the main reasons this city is beloved by drinkers and revellers.  This lively drinking zone is lined with a bars and pubs.  Each of these venues is crammed into one busy street. It’s easy to see why this is the biggest drinking attraction in the city.   

If you’re on the hunt for an iconic landmark, look no further than Temple Bar.  This iconic red corner building is a favourite amongst tourists and locals alike and offers some of the best live music in the city.   With a buzzing atmosphere and one of the busiest beer gardens in the whole city, you can easily soak up some rays and enjoy the Irish craic this city is renowned for. 



The Best Ski Resort to Visit on your First Ski Trip

If like some members of the Ideal Short Breaks team, you haven’t been on a ski holiday, or even tried skiing before, then this list is specifically designed for yourself. Luckily we are experts at everything to do with holidays and that includes those of the skiing variety.
Through experience our team have come together to pinpoint the best skiing destinations to jet off to if you happen to be looking for what’s the perfect choice for you.


Myrkdalen, Norway

Image result for Myrkdalen, Norway

In no particular order, we start off with Myrkdalen in Norway. This makes the list not only due to how compact it is, but due to the facilities which are on hand for helping out beginners find their feet on the slopes. Although Norway isn’t exactly the cheapest destination to get yourself to, the all-inclusive resort lifestyle is great once you arrive. This resort has one thing which the others don’t which makes it a sure-fire for this list, a great nightly view of the northern lights, which is truly one of the most beautiful sights on earth to behold.


Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

Image result for Saalbach-Hinterglemm, Austria

With a very young average age, it’s safe to say that Saalbach is one of the perfect places in the ski world to begin to get a grasp of how to ski by day and have a great time socially at night. Due to the resort providing very reasdonable ski lessons packages, people from all over Europe end up at the resort in Austria for their first ever time skiing. At night you can find yourself in some great nightclubs and outdoor bars, and if you think destinations such as Magaluf are wild, wait ‘til you see this place at night!


Val d’Isère, France

Image result for Val d'Isère, France

Our favourite on the list has to be this beauty. We rank Val d’Isère so highly because it genuinely offers everything which would make a first skiing trip an exciting and memorable experience. With ski lessons available for beginners or intermediate level, you’ll always be in good hand when trying to get control of your skis. The great thing about this resort is that the beautiful little village it is located in has lots to offer from restaurants, lounges, bars, pubs, nightclubs which offer live music and DJs until the small hours of the night. With chalets available in all sizes depending on if you are going with a partner, friends or family, this place does really have it all. If you are looking for more information on all Val d’Isère can offer all first-time skiers, check out the Mark Warner website.

Aviemore, UK

Image result for aviemore skiing

Sometimes you don’t have to go on abroad to learn to ski. Did you know that there is a ski resort which is located in Scotland? Although, you’ll miss out on a proper après ski experience, you will be able to get the support you need to learn to ski from one of the knowledgeable instructors which are on hand. One of the best things about choosing Aviemore is the views, the Scottish Highlands are one of the most beautiful places on earth and skiing down a mountain is the perfect way to view the stunning scenery.