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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin
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Blarney Castle, Cork City and Cobh Private Tour from Killarney

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Loved the climb up the castle

We loved everything about Ireland except for a contrary Leprechaun on the street in Dublin who refused to let us take a pic unless we paid him up front! The Blarney Stone is a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Newfoundland
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Dublin, Ireland
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43 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went in January when it was very quiet with no queues so we were stunned when we were charged €30 entrance for the two of us. I wonder do locals pay the same price? We tried to bargain but the desk lady was having none of it! The grounds were lovely to walk around in but I think most... More 

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Newfoundland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We loved everything about Ireland except for a contrary Leprechaun on the street in Dublin who refused to let us take a pic unless we paid him up front! The Blarney Stone is a bit of a gimmick, but hey, if you go to Ireland you have to kiss the Blarney Stone!

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Thank Dreamsherewecome
West Palm Beach, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Blarney Stone is extremely mythological and it's at the top of the Blarney Castle. It's a tight spiral staircase to the top and the touristic thing to do is to lean backwards over a wall, extend one's arms, arch over and kiss the stone. The price for a pic is €35. I did not do the acrobatics, but found... More 

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Germany
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25 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You hear about the Blarney stone all of your life and this was less than impressive. The castle itself is really small and really the hype is to get you to the top to kiss the Blarney stone. The stone is not remarkable and not even distinguished well. The workers at the top are less than enthusiastic. The entire process... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016

Went on a group tour with family. The floors of the castle are non existent and you have to walk along an edge to reach the top. Learned my 10 is afraid of heights. Made it too the top where you can kiss the stone for good luck. Great experience.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016

After climbing up stairs to the top of the castle we got to Kiss the Stone. For those of heights like myself I conquered that fear. I visited in with a bunch of friends and had a great time. Love the castle and the stone.

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Delmar, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2016

We visited Ireland in September/October, 2016 and rented a car to drive all over this beautiful country. When we got to the town of Blarney (which was quite nice!) we drove to Blarney Castle (which was a highlight of the trip). Once inside Blarney Castle we trekked up the stairs (which seemed endless - NOT recommended for elderly or people... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Blarney Castle is a must see in Ireland and of course kissing the Blarney Stone is a once in a lifetime opportunity. My wife and I got to the castle right when it opened and we were the first two to climb the castle stairs and kiss the stone for the day. The staff at the top were fabulous and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Ignoring the fact of germs (ew), this was really fun. It's a steep climb to the top of the castle and then a dude helps you down to kiss the Blarney stone. Definitely glad I did it and it wasn't scary at all being upside down like that when you are so high up!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2016 via mobile

The Blarney Castle and grounds are definitely a worthwhile visit. I have seen many castles and while Blarney is not the most well preserved (Warwick in the UK tops my list) it has a nice grounds and gardens area. Kissing the Blarney Stone is, of course, a popular reason to visit (a must do) but the town of Blarney has... More 

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