I don't understand a review that complains that kissing the Blarney Stone is a waste of time unless you believe the legend. Why would you bother unless you did or wanted to do something touristy and fun? Sometimes I don't understand tourists (even though I am one!).
We thought the Castle and grounds were beautiful, and yes we waited a while to get to the Blarney Stone but hey why not if you're there! Take a good coat though the castle is a cold place to wait. The spiral stairs are very tiny so be warned if you're claustrophobic.
To kiss the stone you must lie backwards and slide out being held by a staff member which is a little scary but we did it! We kissed it and got a good pic ourselves (at 10 euros each they are a total rip off). Get a good shot by standing next to the photographer if you can, for free!!!!!
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