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Taaffes Bar Carlingford
Serving Ale and Wines from 1745


Taaffes Castle are the only venue in Carlingford to provide both live bands and live DJ and guarantee reserved areas.

Reserve an area for your Stag party today! Packages available for groups of 10+

Plan Your Stag Party in Carlingfords top venue – Taaffes Castle! We are located in the heart of one of Irelands most popular Hen Party destinations!


The Ferrari Experience

Ferrari Chauffeuring for hen & stag parties offers an exhilarating and stylish experience like no other. Imagine cruising through the streets in a sleek and powerful Ferrari, turning heads and making memories with your closest friends.

Barbershop Stag Party Deal

This offer includes:
Men’s Dry Cut
Beard Trim
Complimentary Whiskey / Beer
Cigars on request

Car Hire Carlingford

This one is for the REAL Car Enthusiasts…With 540 brake horsepower at its disposal, the 6.0-litre V12 engine is capable of accelerating the Limited Edition model to 60 mph in 3.1 seconds, urging towards a 183 mph top speed. Matched to the sculptured lines of the hand-crafted body, the DB9 GT Bond Edition is its own testament to charismatic presence and the potential of phenomenal power.


Blind Driving

With the 4×4 driving we also offer blind driving. This an activity that will send your heart racing leave you in suspense while at the same time being extremely safe. Get behind the wheel with a blind fold on and let your friends be the back-seat drivers and tell you what to do. Can you make it all around the track with the help of your friends or will your friends just drive you round the bend with their instructions?



For some lads… A Stag Party just isnt a Stag Party without a Stripper! We can assure you that we will provide you with an absolute beauty to entertain your Stag…. After all, its HIS party!!!

Stag Activites

Go Karting Carlingford

Do you feel the need for speed or like to feel the wind in your hair? Which ever you prefer Go Karting is a very popular activity especially with groups! You will be competing with each other in order to win bragging rights! You will start off with a practice lap, then you will be going straight into the real competition! Beat all the others in the different heats in order to be crowned the champion!

Stag Activites

Clay Pigeon Shooting Carlingford

This is a perfect activity if your group isn’t very sporty and is looking for something that is easier on the legs and body but still captures the competitive touch!
Start your Stag party with a bang and contact us for more information!

Stag Activites

4×4 Driving Carlingford

For the adrenaline junkies out there, off road driving could be just the activity for you. Whatever your level of driving ability, you are sure to get a rush out of this fast-paced extreme sport as you weave your way through the treacherous trails in a powerful all-terrain vehicle.


Quad Biking Carlingford

Your off-road driving experience starts here! Take a tour riding through our highly skilled, purpose built obstacle courses. The trails include an underground tunnel, overhead bridges, the river, muddy ditches, and a competitive speed course! These 4 wheeled all-terrain vehicles can tackle almost anything you need to get through.


Bubble Soccer Carlingford

Try this new craze that has taken over Ireland by storm! Put an inflatable ball over your body and try your best to play soccer. Watch on in hilarity as the other team struggle to get up!


Paintballing Carlingford

Take in the beautiful views of Carlingford as you run, shoot and hide! Defend your base from oncoming attacks and plan strategies! Unite as one and hunt down the Stag and cover him with paint! This would be a truly memorable experience for all.


Mystery Cocktail Tour Carlingford

Spend the afternoon visiting some of the finest venues, specially chosen by our team giving you a tour of the peninsula.
You will receive a cocktail & shot in each of 3 venues and the event will last approx. 3 hours.
This activity costs €35 per person & we can add food to this package for a small charge.


Rifle Shooting Carlingford

Have you the focus, a steady hand, and the hawk eyes needed? The all season Rifle range involves a target shoot, clay shoot and bell shooting challenge. We have targets to suit all experiences and ages of shooters. Full tuition is provided for this exhilarating sport. Look through your sight, concentrate, take aim and fire. You will be thrilled when you hit your first clay and sound your first bell!


Airsoft Carlingford

Do you like playing games such as Call Of Duty and Counterstrike? If so, then this is perfect for you! Airsoft is similar to Paintball however it doesn’t hurt as much! Take in the scenery of Carlingford as you battle it out in the field!


Foot Golf Carlingford

Footgolf combines the two great sports of football and golf into an even better sport called Footgolf! Its one of the fastest growing sports worldwide and is possibly the best game you will ever play. Players kick a ball from the ‘tee’ to the flag and have to get it into an over-sized flag hole. The person who takes the least kicks to do so wins! The Footgolf course at SKYPARK is a playable 9 hole course with obstacles, trees, bushes and hills to slow your progress. Great fun for all the family and for all abilities.


Escape Rooms Carlingford

One of your friends has been wrongfully imprisoned in the notorious carlingford prison, accused of stealing a bike outside Dans cafe, can you infiltrate the prison and help them break free? You have one hour before the warden comes back off his lunch break. Find his swipe card and escape or you will all be incarcerated with them.


Farm Activities Carlingford

Release the inner farmer in you and have fun down on a Carlingford farm! Dress as a farmer for the day and help milk the cows. Perfect for City people who want to feel like a country person for the day!


Space Hopper Football

Space Hopper Football uses Adult size space hoppers and guarantees a lot of laughing and a lot of bumping and hopping!

5 side footy

5-A-SIDE FOOTBALL Carlingford

This is a great way to break the ice for groups that don’t each other all that well! It will provide plenty of drama and rivalry to keep the competition going.
Divide into groups and may the best team win!


Breakout the Groom

A new and exciting team based game in the centre of Carlingford village, starting in the Escape HQ 5 star escape Rooms along with our alternative scavenger hunt and “Mr & Mrs” Quiz with a twist. A fun filled and hilarious couple of hours of team work guaranteed to be the highlight of your weekend away!


Poker Night

Why not have a lad’s night in and take it easy on your first night in Carlingford we will provide a poker table and set, or you can come to the pub and have your own private area

Stag Activites

MEDIEVAL BBQ Carlingford

Nothing feels better then relaxing after a long day of activity then sitting out in the sun with a cold beer in one hand and the smell of charcoal in the air.


Golfing Carlingford

Carlingford has on its doorstep, one of the countries finest Golf Courses –Greenore Golf Club! Greenore Golf Club is an 18 hole Championship Links Course & welcomes groups & golfing societies. Other courses are also available.


Fishing Carlingford

Wind down for a few hours with some shore or boat angling. There are plenty of spots along Carlingford’s sea-line to relax and to catch a bite!

Laser Combat

LASER COMBAT Carlingford

Enter the depths of Carlingfords Laser Combat Forest, your team will need to work together to defeat the enemy and defend ’til the end! Choose from a wide range of replica AK47’s, M24’s, M16’s and Uzi Sub Machine Guns.

Sky Park

ZIPLINING Carlingford

Zip Lining is an adventure that guarantees a brilliant day out. Challenge yourself on zip lines, rock climbing towers, suspension bridges, Tarzan swings, tightropes, rope bridges, cargo nets, base jumps, high ropes and tree houses. View Carlingford in a way that you never did before!


Rock Climbing Carlingford

Carlingford Adventure Centre offer you the opportunity to test your rockclimbing skills on a real rock face about 30ft high with with multiple climbs. A brilliant activity that will leave you with a great sense of achievement..


Zorbing Carlingford

Zorbin’ at Carlingford Adventure! Body Zorbs are shaped like a doughnut, each player places the ball over their head wearing two shoulder straps to the back and two toggles for the hands to the front. It allows the player to walk, run, bump or roll. A great laugh that will leave you exhausted!


Archery Carlingford

Become Robin Hood for a few hours by making Archery one of your Stag Party activities! This activity is guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping and will have you working up a thirst in no time.
Definitely an activity for the more adventurous Stag party! So round up your band of merry men and get booking!!!


Boat Tour Carlingford

Fancy something more relaxing and scenic? Explore the Carlingford coast by boat and take in the breathtaking views. Make sure you take lots of photos because this is something that you will not want to forget!


Kayaking Carlingford

Take in the scenery while on Carlingford Lough, where you can relax and breathe in the fresh air or you can team up and play fun games. The seals are known to make an appearance from time to time!


Obstacle Course Carlingford

Challenge yourself with many different challenges and try and beat each others high score! While doing this, you will get wet and dirty, but that’s all part of the fun!


Cooley Whiskey Tour Carlingford

What better way to kick off a wild stag weekend than with a tour of the Cooley Whiskey distillery? Learn all about the distillation process and the history of the drink itself.


WIND SURFING Carlingford

The rush of adrenalin as you feel your board start to take off across the water, your body comfortably balanced against the power of the rig, the sun on your back, the breeze in your face, is an experience hard to match, and up until recently was the privilege of the few who had endured the pain of the steep curve of learning to windsurf. Perfect for the exciting adrenalin rush Stag party!


Swimming Carlingford

Carlingford is a great place for some good refreshing swimming to wake you up and recharge the batteries after a night on the town. With many great swimming locations along the coast, this is always a good way to start off the day.

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Cycling is a great way to see Carlingford. As us about our cycling offers!



Frisbee Disc Golf is the new sport that is taking the world by storm! This 9 hole course will test your skills much more than throwing to your friends. With obstacles such as trees, ponds and corners to aim, doge and spin your way around, everyone has a chance of being the winner!



The trampolines are hugely successful and became one of the most requested activities in Carlingford.


Walking Tour Carlingford

We offer Guided walking tours of the historic village of Carlingford in the beautiful Cooley Peninsula.


Raft Building Carlingford

Work in teams to design, build and launch your perfect desert island escape rafts. This is a great team-building activity that’s sure to get the lads fuelled up for an adventurous weekend….or just work together to sabotage your oppositions’ raft. Whatever floats your boat!


Hill Walking Carlingford

We are perfectly located at the foothills of the Cooley mountains – a perfect startpoint for your hill walking adventure. We are also a short drive from the beautiful Mournes.

Also for an extra €12 a Head an indoor Banquet-Style BBQ heated and candle lit is available for your Stag party!

A wide selection of food is available such as Burgers,Southern fried Chicken, Potato Wedges, Baby boiled Potatoes cocktail sausages & a selection of side salads etc.. All you can eat! We also cater for Vegetarians!

For More Info Contact Us

Phone: 042 9373770  E-mail: info@taaffescastle.com


Carlingford is packed with top quality restaurants. We strongly advise booking in advance & dealing with the restaurants directly.
The restaurants we would gladly recommend are:

  • Baytree Restaurant – www.belvederehouse.ie/bay-tree-restaurant.html
  • Ghan House – www.ghanhouse.com
  • Kingfisher – www.kingfisherbistro.com
  • The Oystercatcher – www.oystercatchercarlingford.com
  • Magees Bistro – www.mageesbistro.com

Here are sample menus from Carlingford’s top 2 award-winning restaurants: