Oct 04, 2011
Mar 17, 2013
Let me tell you, Blarney is mostly just baloney! It cost 10 Euro each to get in, and though it's grounds really were stunning, the castle itself is just a shell of a castle, not well preserved just turned into a kissing tourist attraction. At the entrance to the castle was a singing guitar playing buscar (not a very talented one), as you’d find in the London underground! Outside the castle was a photo both for you to purchase a picture of you kissing the stone. I have to say, I got up one flight of stairs and panicked and came back down. My dad did kiss the stone (I think he thought he needed to – to help his communication skills ;) ). Anyway the most interesting thing for me was the trees, one tree had a horizontal branch growing between 2 vertical branches, and another had a branch which turned into another tree…mind boggling. We made the most of it. But personally I’d avoid tourist traps if I were you.