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Stags and Hens, this thread is for you

  • 11-02-2011 8:48pm
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    Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Welcome to Galway city for your Hen/Stag night!

    Since we get so many similar requests on where to sleep, eat, drink, dance and daytime activities I've created this thread.
    Most pubs and restaurants are on (or in close proximity to) Shop Street so this is the place to head for on a night out.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 36 ✭✭✭ mcflowers


    Hi

    Heading to stag in Galway city next month. We like the idea of a "mystery bus pub crawl tour" on one of the days. Would anyone have any good info of contacts and where to go for that ?

    Many thanks


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko




  • Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭ thejaguar


    Could anyone recommend somewhere cheap and cheerful to stay in Galway for a lads stag (12 or 15 lads) ?

    We're not a fussy bunch - a bed and a bath and not much more is all it takes to keep us happy.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,994 Redhairedguy


    Depending on your budget, a middle of the road hotel (2 or three to a room) might be a good bet; you get the residents bar, and chance of a breakfast in the morning for soakage.

    Aside from that, there's lots of excellent hostels located smack bang in the centre of the city. A word of warning though is that they might look for fairly hefty security deposits (given the nature and rowdiness of some stags), but if you're not taking the pí­ss (leave the fire extinguishers alone), there should be no issue getting it back. ;)


  • Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭ thejaguar


    I'm heading to Galway tomorrow with a stag group - about 10 lads.

    I'm looking to get somewhere for dinner tomorrow night that would be relatively relaxed, could handle a group of 10 lads (with booze on board, but well behaved) and is likely to have availability tomorrow night.

    I'm thinking Italian or burger & chips type food. Or even chinese if there's a decent option.

    I realise I've left this a little late - but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 464 ✭✭ Meeeee79


    Papa Rich in woodquay, asian food, €10 for a main, €5 for a starter, pretty relaxed

    Kirbys, attached to Busker Brownes pub, they can give you tables downstairs which is just off the bar so good atmosphere for a gang

    McSwiggans, great food, a little more upmarket than a burger a chips but huge restaurant, often very busy though so availability for a fri night may be an issue

    Trattoria, Italian, on quay st o great area of the city for bars and good atmosphere, fairly basic italian food but does the job in my opinion


  • Registered Users Posts: 516 ✭✭✭ irish_major


    thejaguar wrote: »
    I'm heading to Galway tomorrow with a stag group - about 10 lads.

    I'm looking to get somewhere for dinner tomorrow night that would be relatively relaxed, could handle a group of 10 lads (with booze on board, but well behaved) and is likely to have availability tomorrow night.

    I'm thinking Italian or burger & chips type food. Or even chinese if there's a decent option.

    I realise I've left this a little late - but any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Tribeton your best option.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    This Hen/Stag thread will also have suggestions on activities, pubs and hotels etc


  • Registered Users Posts: 4 LLAP85


    Has anyone ever done the Connemara Pub Tour?
    Would you recommend for a hen?


  • Registered Users Posts: 688 ✭✭✭ thejaguar


    LLAP85 wrote: »
    Has anyone ever done the Connemara Pub Tour?
    Would you recommend for a hen?

    I did it 2 weeks ago on a stag. There was a hen party doing it as well - they were about half an hour ahead of us.

    I would highly recommend it - some of the scenery is fabulous as you drive around. We had good craic with the hen group as we passed them by at each pub. It gets back to Galway early enough as well so you have the rest of the night to do your own thing.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1 Caz71


    Hi we are a group of 12 heading to Galway for a hen and looking for recommendations for a good pub and club







    <moderator merged your post with the big thread for stags/hens>


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,477 ✭✭✭ Chancer3001


    Caz71 wrote: »
    Hi we are a group of 12 heading to Galway for a hen and looking for recommendations for a good pub and club

    If you read back through the previous few pages of this very thread this has been answered a few times.

    Tldr go to the quays


  • Registered Users Posts: 1 janeyflo5


    Hi All 
    I am planning my sisters hen party in Galway City and there will be approx 30 of us for a Saturday night on the bank holiday weekend in October. As it is such a large group does anyone have any recommendations for pub drinks followed by a nightclub in the city that we can book? 
    Live music would be great if thats possible! 
    Many thanks
    Jane


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,873 ✭✭✭ beardybrewer




  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Merged with that thread


  • Registered Users Posts: 12 eb89


    Hey looking at organising my best friends hens in Galway. Best pub suggestions? Best club/pub maybe rock/alternative.. bride not into the normal dance music clubs, if possible. Thanks in advance x


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,448 ✭✭✭ sgthighway




  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators Posts: 55,221 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Gremlinertia


    For that type of music i would say sally longs and carrolls during the day and the roisin dubh for the night.


  • Moderators, Social & Fun Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators, Regional North Mods, Regional West Moderators Posts: 81,470 Mod ✭✭✭✭ biko


    Merged


    Possibly www.roisindubh.net will be what you are looking for


  • Registered Users Posts: 9,496 ✭✭✭ castletownman


    Not a stag, rather a midweek break away but.....

    Anyone recommend a decent spot to watch the WC semi final on Wednesday night.

    We are staying in the Ardilaun and I am not too familiar with Salthill has a whole when it comes to the pub scene. Better off heading into town?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 453 ✭✭ TheSegal


    Not a stag, rather a midweek break away but.....

    Anyone recommend a decent spot to watch the WC semi final on Wednesday night.

    We are staying in the Ardilaun and I am not too familiar with Salthill has a whole when it comes to the pub scene. Better off heading into town?

    Might be a bit far from the Ardilaun but the Oslo in Salthill is fantastic for watching a match, decent food and beer aswell. It's just across the road from Seapoint


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,477 ✭✭✭ Chancer3001


    Salt have a big screen too (or did til recently anyways). Comfy spot


  • Registered Users Posts: 14,967 ✭✭✭✭ The Lost Sheep


    TheSegal wrote: »
    Might be a bit far from the Ardilaun but the Oslo in Salthill is fantastic for watching a match, decent food and beer aswell. It's just across the road from Seapoint
    Oslo isnt that far but yeah totally agree that it can be great spot for watching a game especially if there's a decent group together to watch a game
    Salt have a big screen too (or did til recently anyways). Comfy spot
    Still do.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,351 ✭✭✭✭ ben.schlomo


    If it's just those two then don't go to Salt. If you're going to town then I'd imagine McGinns, Monroe's, Dail, Dew Drop and Seven would all be decent spots for a match.


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 ✭✭✭ Slipshaney


    Hi all - looking for some help please. Im organising a stag for Galway in July of this year.

    Have accommodation sorted and going to Pure Skills during the day, but Im wondering if theres any decent place that would do a main meal and a pint for a competitive price for around 20 lads?

    I dont know Galway that well, so any help is appreciated, as well as where might be good later in the night! Thanks!


  • Registered Users Posts: 985 ✭✭✭ Prominent_Dawg


    Slipshaney wrote: »
    Hi all - looking for some help please. Im organising a stag for Galway in July of this year.

    Have accommodation sorted and going to Pure Skills during the day, but Im wondering if theres any decent place that would do a main meal and a pint for a competitive price for around 20 lads?

    I dont know Galway that well, so any help is appreciated, as well as where might be good later in the night! Thanks!

    Massimo bar, Kirbys, Mc gettigans, seven, The dough bros (pizza), the kings head, The Dail bar, The cellar bar, Mc Swiggans, John Keoghs


  • Registered Users Posts: 492 ✭✭ CosmicFool


    Massimo bar, Kirbys, Mc gettigans, seven, The dough bros (pizza), the kings head, The Dail bar, The cellar bar, Mc Swiggans, John Keoghs

    The Dail bar don't take bookings as far as I know


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,932 ✭✭✭ tinofapples


    Go into Monroe's and get pizza from the place next door as you're swamping the pints !!


  • Registered Users Posts: 804 ✭✭✭ Slipshaney


    Thanks to al! Appreciate the help, and will look into all options


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  • Registered Users Posts: 156 ✭✭ aj89


    Would 2nd McSwiggans. There were about 17 of us there for a stag and they were very accommodating. The staff were sound, and the Guinness was great and only €3.50 for a pint (mind you that was about 2 years ago).


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