What's a great party?

Katie Byrne

Stephanie Lowry (18),


"A good group of friends, homemade cocktails, loud music, fancy dress costumes, plenty of room to dance and beer bongs."

Niamh Maloney (19),


"A venue that has drinks promotions and cheap entry so that it won't be an expensive night out. Also, alcopops and diet Coke."

Irina Galimova (20),

Dun Laoghaire

"A happy crowd willing to integrate and be up for a dance. People making the effort to dress up. Cocktails and easy-to-eat food."

Noelle Conlon (19), Kilcock

"I wouldn't care about the venue so long as it was good craic. Music from the '80s, '90s and Noughties. Plenty of beer and wine.

Miriam Lynn (30), Dun Laoghaire

"Friends and family. An ice hotel in Scandinavia at New Year. Cocktails and nibbles. Someone else choosing the music."

Carol Lavin (29), Rathmines

"A venue like Dakota as it's good for mingling and the music's good. Cosmopolitans and Champagne cocktails. Having Colin Farrell there!