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Blarney Stone

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As featured in Daytrips from Dublin
Ranked #25 of 222 attractions in County Cork
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Traveler Description:   The ring of Kerry is magical.  The trip to Blarney castle offered spectacular vistas.  Blarney is in Co. Cork not in Co. Kerry! The walk up the... more »
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Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I've been to visit the Blarney Stone so many times and I never tire of it's beauty. Just go there, you will not be disappointed.

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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

This by far was one of my favorites that I visited while in Ireland. The grounds were beautiful! The poison garden was interesting and informative. The blarney castle was one of the few that I was able to go into. Loved reading the information inside the castle and of course kissing the Blarney Stone was amazing :) this is a... More

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Seattle, Washington
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145 reviews 145 reviews
78 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

You need to go up in the Blarney Castle to find the Blarney Stone. The area is very dark, and has winding steps. You must be in good shape to climb so many steps up, and down. When you arrive at the Blarney Stone , you just can not kiss it. It is is required for you to act like... More

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Miami Beach, Florida
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80 reviews 80 reviews
36 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

One cannot go to Ireland and not kiss the Blarney Stone...you must do it at least once in your life! Blarney Castle itself is quite a sight, one of the most photogenic castles in Ireland - going there in the fall with the vibrant foliage as a backdrop made for a storybook setting, complete with a river. The grounds and... More

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Concord, North Carolina
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I have a fear of falling down steps, since it has happened to me on numerous occasions, so when I arrived at the Blarney Castle and found that it had a teeny, tiny, spiral staircase, I became nervous. The steps were steep and wet and the only thing to hold onto was a rope. The walls of the stairs became... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

On our first trip to Europe in May 2010, we chose Ireland. When we got to the castle, no one wanted to kiss the stone! They didn't want to climb up the steps haha. Well, I thought, I didn't come all the way across the Atlantic to not go up there and kiss the stone. So off we went. There... More

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Racine, Wisconsin
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Okay I'm super behind on these posts but i wanted to get them out there.. My husband and i visited Ireland in 2010 and only stayed for 4 days (WAY TO SHORT!) but we got a fantastic deal on travelzoo.com. Anyways we took a day and rented a care to go down to Cork and visit the Blarney stone. I... More

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Torquay, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We took a trip on the Paddywagon if you haven't done it ,you are missing a great experience. The tour guide ,,Barry , was a talking history lesson who led us from the prehistoric to present day Ireland with humour and knowledge. So much so that I am now embarking on my own journey if discovering the Emerald Isle .... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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302 reviews 302 reviews
105 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Okay, it is a little bit touristy, but if you do not go it would be like going to New York and skipping the Empire State Building. We went to The Blarney Stone on a Viator Day Trip from Dublin. The grounds are pretty and the castle is awesome. I had a bad left ankle and I was still able... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

The castle and grounds are amazing, excellent views of surrounding countryside. Surprised how close Blarney is to Cork. Definitely recommend!

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