we drove through County Cork on our way to Blarney Castle. The
road was the most narrow, windy and bumpy of any we had travelled.
But there were several pretty overlooks and some old castle ruins.
it was a stop at the infamous Blarney Castle to kiss the Blarney
get to the stone, we hiked up 103 winding stone steps. To kiss the
stone, you lay down on your back, lean your head back, holding on
to rails overhead. There is also a man there who holds on to you.
After pressing your lips to the cold, hard stone, you supposedly
get the gift of gab!
I think the best part was the view from the top of the castle.
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the castle is Blarney Mills - a three story store with lots of goodies
for sale. Probably the best place to buy Irish linens, woolens,
pottery, and other souvenirs.