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Blarney Stone

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Gardens are beautiful. Lots of picture opts. The castle itself was a true legendary Ireland experience. Kissing the Blarney Stone was terrifying but worth it. Castle workers guide you backwards as you hang over one of the highest overhang of the castle to kiss...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Casey722
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a fun experience to climb the stairs in the narrow passage way to go see and kiss the Blarney Stone. They will help you pay down and kiss the stone and snap a picture that you can purchase for 10 euro.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Ramadama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited here last weekend. The castle is amazing and the grounds and gardens are well worth the visit. The Blarney stone is quite a climb to get to - great views though from the top. Kissing the stone is quite daunting as you have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Familyoffduty
Reviewed February 8, 2019 via mobile

Amazing to drink and Irish Ale at the original Irish Pub. My first BS experience was in New York City, and I was so excited to visit The Irish Original.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank GettysburgVacation21
Reviewed January 24, 2019

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DonnamjCan
Reviewed January 22, 2019

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!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Rachel L
Reviewed November 26, 2018

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RascalRanch
Reviewed November 9, 2018 via mobile

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! Gift of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LollysLook
Reviewed November 2, 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed October 21, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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February 5, 2019|
Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Hi, no we are about a 20 minute drive from Cork train station. You can get a taxi or take the local bus which is no.215.
November 12, 2018|
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Hi, you can purchase your ticket in advance on our website at a cheaper rate or buy on arrival. December is a very quiet month and our opening times are 9am - 4pm.
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October 18, 2018|
Response from KCVBoston | Reviewed this property |
Sorry wish I could tell you, but I’m not sure.