Well by this stage I had come across signs for the river walk and wooded walk, but a quick glance at the watch told me I needed to find my way out. How did the time pass by so quickly? There was still plenty to explore and report back on, but turn and head I had to.
Back towards the castle, passing by the ice house and caves, before walking below the castle walls towering above. I love the castle window that can be seen on this wall, high above the river; it really is one straight from a fairytale where the princess is waiting to be rescued by her prince charming. Look to the left of the main window and the next window appears to have a shutter made of stone. I found it fascinating anyway.
A look back at the castle, a walk by the blossom and it was through the exit gate.
Most definitely, Blarney Castle and Grounds is very much more than just a castle. Overall I was impressed and look forward to returning in another season and to explore the grounds further. You never know, I might even spy a red squirrel.