Blarney Castle

Blarney is a village in County Cork.

Get in

You can go there on buses from Cork or take the Blarney sightseeing bus from the bus station in Cork. There are taxi ranks at the train station, airport and throughout the city.

Get around




Kissing the Blarney Stone

Kiss the famous Blarney stone which supposedly gives the gift of the gab. You have to bend over backwards into one of machicolations on the top of the castle to kiss it. It is all very touristy, you can even buy a certificate to prove you kissed the stone. But the surroundings are really nice. There's no handicapped access, and you must be able to climb to the top of the castle. The staircase is steep and narrow.


There are plenty of tourist shops in the village of Blarney, which sell souvenirs. For grocery shopping there is a local SuperValu. There is also a Post Office, which sells postcards and souvenirs as well as stamps! The shops have plenty of beautiful wool sweaters made from local wool.




Go next

The small town of Kinsale is less then an hour away.

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