There is no better place to host your stag weekend or stag party than Clifden, Connemara in Galway and the Alcock and Brown Hotel are here to make you last weekend of freedom as exciting or relaxing as you want it to be!
Clifden, the capital of Connemara is known for its stunning scenery and coastline as much for its fantastic bars and restaurants and amazing traditional music sessions where the craic is mighty! There is so much to see and do in Clifden that you will be delighted with a visit to this welcoming and charming town.
An essential part of any stag weekend are the daytime activities that you don’t get to do at home! We at the Alcock and Brown Hotel have put together our top suggestions of things to do that will keep all your party happy and ensure you all have an amazing trip to remember.
1. Golf at Connemara Championship Links
Ireland is as famous for its Championship Golf Courses as it is for its pubs and this spectacular links course will not disappoint. Located only a 20 minute drive from the Alcock and Brown hotel are the Connemara Championship Golf Links which is ideal for a large group such as a stag do to while away the hours whilst enjoying the classic game.
2. Kayaking, Surfing, Coasteering and Rock Climbing with Real Adventures Connemara
Real Adventures Connemara provide a wide range of fun outdoor activities in Connemara Co. Galway. Choose from coasteering, kayaking, surfing, rock climbing or hill walking
Real Adventures goal is to provide an environment where visitors will encounter exciting experiences in the outdoors, guided safely by highly qualified staff. As part of your experience you will be taken off the beaten track and shown the wild and wonderful parts of Connemara that many never get the chance to see. For more information contact Real Adventures Connemara here or check out the special winter packages with the Alcock and Brown and Real Adventures here
3. Shark and Deep Sea Fishing
Why not charter a boat and go fishing in Clifden on probably the best fishing waters in Europe. The scenery in this area is spectacular on land and at sea with a great variety of seabirds and wildlife, including seals and dolphins. Individuals are welcome, but why not get a group together (up to 12 persons) and have us arrange an unforgettable day - Fishing, an Island trip and a Picnic on board! Blue shark season runs from July to Spetember when these 120ib sharks come to visit in the warmer waters for a few months. Once caught the sharks are tagged, photographed with you and then released back into the water to see another day!
4. Food and Drink.
The Gallery Restaurant in our Alcock and Brown Hotel is acclaimed for its wonderful food and great atmosphere
Relax while you enjoy great tasting Connemara seafood, succulent meats and fine poultry all served in a range of magnificent sauces.
The Cosy bar is steeped in the history of Clifden and memorabilia of our hotel's namesake John Alcock and Arthur Whitten Brown. For your convenience all of our menus are available daily in our Cosy Bar, where you can relax and watch the match or enjoy the craic with friends.
Breakfast. The amazing breakfasts at the Alcock and Brown Hotel are enough to cure any hangover and set you up for another day of exploring the area! Are full Irish Breakfasts are cooked to order and a continental selection is also available.
Clifden is famed for its fantastic pubs and great Irish music. With a host of exciting pubs on our doorstep you won’t know where to start! Why not head to Lowrys Bar located a few minutes walk from the Alcock and Brown Hotel. Hugely popular with locals and visitors alike, the whiskey selection here is legendary and you won’t find better music anywhere else!
For more information on how we at the Alcock and Brown can make your Stag party a special one, please Call us now on +353 (0)95 21880