"Kiss the Blarney Stone" Blarney Castle Tip by jo104

Blarney Castle, Ireland: 40 reviews and 56 photos


It is believed that those that kiss this stone will have the gift of eloquence bestowed upon them. Well the gift of the gab rather being" blarney" which means the gift of pleasent talk, intending to deceive without causing offence. This gift is supposed to last 7 years

Some stories you'll hear is that this was the castle's latrine system.

Anyway I waited my turn in the queue & bent backwards over the railings & placed a smacker on the stone.

the cost for entrance into the castle grounds is (2010) Euro 10 & children Euro 3.50, family of 2 adults & 2 children is Euro 23.50

Open 9.30 to 6.30pm Mon-Sat Sunday until 5.30pm and until sundown during winter months

Address: Blarney, Co Cork
Directions: Blarney Castle is situated in Blarney Village which is 8 km northwest from Cork city in the South of Ireland.
Phone: 021 385252
Website: http://www.blarneycastle.ie/

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Apr 13, 2010
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