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Blarney Castle

Blarney - Macroom, County Cork, Ireland

About Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland is the pretty ruin of a medieval structure built by the King of Munster, Cormac Laidhir MacCarthy in 1446.

Steeped in mystery and legend, Blarney Castle is home to the Blarney Stone, which is believed to imbue anyone who kisses it with the gift of eloquence. This gift would be well deserved of anyone who actually manages this feat, it involving having to hang precariously upside down from the castle’s battlements.

Blarney Castle stands near the nineteenth century Blarney House, constructed by the Colhurst family.