As mentioned in an earlier post, we visited the Blarney Stone when some Australian visitors came to stay and were roped into kissing the magical stone ourselves. So now I really do have a good excuse for talking a load of blarney. You see the fabled stone is meant to give one the “gift of the gab” (i.e. be able to talk and talk and talk…..).
For those never having visited this site, it may come as a surprise to find that the Blarney Stone is to be found at the top of Blarney Castle and one has to lie down and lean back to be able to kiss it. The stairs up to the top floor are a beautiful tight spiral stone which have been considerably worn down over the years. It’s not just about the Castle and the Stone mind, the grounds are very nice with a number of walks and further smaller towers and other treats. Visiting in October I was surprised to see pink blooms, Winter Cyclamen (Cyclamen Cilicium), at the base of some trees.
Unfortunately the weather when we visited was not made for photography, but here are a few shots anyway. I hope it was worth the wet knees.