While Ireland has its own fair share of top class stag party destinations like Westport, Kilkenny and Carrick-On-Shannon, sometimes it can be very tempting (and cost effective) to celebrate a stag's final moments of freedom a little further afield. With weekend breaks in Europe now more accessible than ever, we can leave on a Friday morning and be back by a Sunday afternoon with a skinful of craic and a fear strong enough to make any man reduce to tears.
Here is our list of Top 5 Stag Destinations abroad.
Our good friends the Geordies sure do know how to party and Newcastle is the perfect destination for any stag party who wants the experience of getting away without having to travel too far. The flight time is a little over 1 hour from Dublin and daytime activities range from paintballing and clay pigeon shooting to quad biking and 5 a-side football.
However, nighttime is when the fun really begins with Jagerbomb fuelled bar crawls and VIP nightclub entries among some of the best bars and clubs the city has to offer.
Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, is arguably Europe's original stag-do destination. After a 2h 25m flight from Ireland you can be enjoying local Pilsner, pub crawling to underground bars and partying in all-night nightclubs.
Daytime activities range from brewery tours to white water rafting and indoor go-karting.
Krakow, the second largest city in Poland, has a slightly longer flight time of 2h 55m but is truly worth the journey for the extensive list of activities and budget friendly nightlife. Daytime activities include axe throwing, shooting ranges, party boats and escape rooms.
Nighttime activities range from boozy bingo to bar crawls and casinos.
Budapest is truly one of the great stag-do destinations. With astonishingly cheap booze and an extensive list of activities including tank driving, booze cruises and neon mini-golf. Don't miss the otherworldly ruin bars for a visual thrill. The famous thermal baths are the perfect place to ease a hangover the next morning before doing it all over again that night.
Flight time from Ireland is approx 2h 50m.
If you are looking for a warmer destination for a stag do then look no further than the infamous Magaluf on the isle of Majorca. With its long golden beach lined with bars and extensive list of water-sports and daytime activities like paintballing, jet skiing and booze cruises you are sure to be entertained from the moment you arrive. Flight time from Ireland is approx 2h 40m.