Blarney Castle, Ireland Photos
The current Blarney Castle near Cork, Ireland dates from (1446) on the site of an earlier keep. This fortress is noted for The Blarney Stone which supports a hole in the upper wall, once used to drop rocks, etc. on attackers. Tourists hang over this sheer drop on their backs to kiss the stone, said to convey the gift of eloquence of speech.
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|Ruins of Blarney Castle. Ireland.||View from ruins of Blarney Castle. Ireland.||Kissing Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle is not for those afraid of heights. Ireland.||Kissing Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle requires leaning backwards over sharp drop. Ireland.|
|Exterior of Blarney Castle with stone located where sky shows through above top window. Ireland.|