Located just 8km from Cork City in Southern Ireland is the picturesque village of Blarney which is home to the legendary Blarney Stone. In the following article we take a look at the village of Blarney and all it has to offer.
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Tourism is the main industry in Blarney and with an abundance of see and do activities, and attractions only waiting to be discovered, it is easy to see why. One such attraction popular with visitors from all over the world is The Blarney Stone.
The Blarney Stone is a block of bluestone found in the battlements of Blarney Castle. There are many legends and tales about The Blarney Stone but one such story remains the same, if you kiss The Blarney Stone you will receive the gift of Eloquence or ‘Gift of the Gab’ as it is better known! To Kiss The Blarney Stone you must lean backwards over a sheer drop and kiss the stone.
Kiss The Blarney Stone and you will never again be lost for words! Don’t take my word for it – check out The Blarney Castle website for further details!
Blarney Castle and Gardens is another major attraction in the village of Blarney and a visit here comes highly recommended. Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold dating back to AD 1200 and situated in over a thousand acres of magnificent woodland. Blarney Castle today consists of partial ruins with some accessible rooms.
Surrounding the castle you will find wonderful manicured gardens with beautiful pathway walks throughout. For further details please check out The Blarney Castle.
Although Blarney is just a village you will find a wonderful variety of shops suitable to all tastes, shapes and sizes! There are a number of excellent outlets available in Blarney including the world famous Blarney Woollen Mills. Established in 1824 this outlet is one of the largest craft shops in Ireland and is renowned for its quality, produce, and choice.
Blarney Woollen Mills is a very popular outlet to all its visitors, in particular with American visitors. For further details on this great store check out the Blarney Woollen Mills website.
Over 200,000 people visit Blarney each year and it is easy to see why as there really is so much to see and do here. Golfing enthusiasts of all levels have an excellent choice of 18-hole golf courses. With its many wooded areas, pathways and laneways, there are several walking trails available that are sure to please people who enjoy walking. There is an abundance of locations available in which to enjoy fishing with wild brown trout, salmon and coarse fishing on the menu! Blarney is also home to several sports and leisure centres sure to satisfy all fitness fanatics.
Why not find and reserve car hire in Cork and book securely online today. Choose from a large fleet of vehicles at excellent rates and discover Blarney and its beautiful surroundings for yourself.
Blarney boasts a great selection of accommodations to choose from. Why not check out our Blarney Hotels page and book a Blarney Hotel securely online today. Alternatively, check out our Cork hotels page for a listing of accommodation in the surrounding area.
Have you visited Blarney before? Did you kiss The Blarney Stone? Perhaps you have the ‘Gift of the Gab’, if so we would love to hear from you! Please leave your comments in the comment box below. Thank you.