"Lots of Steps -- OR -- Shopping" Top 5 Page for this destination Blarney Castle by grandmaR
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Almost everyone that visits here wants to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence. There are various stories about the provenance of the stone and why kissing the stone would give you the gift of gab. The one I heard was that Queen Elizabeth I, while requesting an oath of loyalty to retain occupancy of land, received responses from Cormac Teige McCarthy, the Lord of Blarney, which amounted to subtle diplomacy, and promised loyalty to the Queen without "giving in." Elizabeth proclaimed that McCarthy was giving her "(a lot of) blarney."
Since I heard that there were a lot of steps to go up to the top of the castle
I let my grandson go and kiss the Blarney Stone without me.
I did walk far enough up to take photos of the castle - over the path which crossed the river. The website says There... more travel advice
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