"Blarney Castle" Blarney Castle Tip by gueto
Blarney Castle, Cork: 27 reviews and 49 photos
The day I visited Blarney Castle for the first time was my birth day, on September 28th. Actually it was a nice gift from my husband to take me there.
Blarney Castle is famous for its stone - The Stone of Eloquence - which is traditionally believed to have the power to bestow the gift of eloquence on all those who kiss it. Of course my husband kissed it but I didn't want to. It seems I won't be able to be eloquent!
The first building in the tenth century was a wooden structure. Around 1210 A.D. this was replaced by a stone structure which had the entrance some twenty feet above the ground on the north face. This building was demolished for foundations. In 1446 the third castle was built by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster of which the keep still remains standing.
Address: Just outside of Cork.
Directions: Only 15 m away from Cork city. Follow the signs.
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