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This was a must-do on our list and we were not disappointed. We planned to go early in the day and we're glad we did as by the time we were leaving the line-up (yes!) to kiss the Blarney Stone was quite long. I wasn't...More
You'll be hard pressed to find an Irish person around the castle - it's overwhelmingly Americans milling around. But, if you are visiting Cork and looking for a day trip Blarney makes a great stop. Of course, kissing the stone is the quintessential experience there!
At the bottom of the castle, my daughter and I were asked, "Are you going to kiss the stone?" Yep, we replied because how hard can it be to kiss a stone, Right? So, after climbing 90 ft up a narrow, spiral stairway you arrive...More
I finally got to Ireland and climbed to the top up the windy scary spiral staircase and kissed the Blarney Stone. I’m not going to lie it was scary but it was invigorating to finally get here and check it off my list!
The line to get to the stone is long and tedious, no matter when you go (though I'm sure if you get there right as they open, you won't have to wait as long). They have some informational plaques to read while you wait in...More
What a amazing chance to visit this beautiful site and beautiful gardens. Climbing to the top of this castle was a little difficult because it was raining and stairs are narrow and very winding but when you are at the top it’s a incredible view...More
It is a must stop - to see and kiss the Blarney Stone. Easy to find, with a nice big parking lot (free)! This place is so much more than just the Blarney Stone; the grounds, the castle, the other structures and locations. It was...More
Don't take your dogs here because despite what the websites say your can't take them in the gardens anymore, it's changed. I wouldn't of minded a wasted journey if it wasn't for the very rude and unsympathetic man on the ticket desk!
We had a private tour when we arrived by cruise in Cobh. Our tour guide got us to the castle and we were the first in line before all the tour buses. We were the 1st to the top and I was the 1st tourist...More