Blarney Castle Things to Do

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    The Gatehouse

    by Ekaterinburg Written Jul 27, 2007

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    This was the gatehouse area of the original castle and the little information plaque here is called 'Kennel, Sentry and Dungeon'. It tells us that the three openings, seen here in the photo, were all concerned with defence: the area for the sentries, the dogs and further in, the chambers which were believed to be the castle prison. This immediately translates to DUNGEONS especially for children and they were swarming in and out daring each other to go further and further in. It's exceedingly dark and dank and I didn't go beyond the entrance to the staircase that leads to the site of the castle well. From here , the story goes ( and remember that everything in Blarney Castle contains a certain element of fiction) there is a 16 m long tunnel which leads to a cave in the rock.

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    Blarney Castle

    by illumina Written May 18, 2006

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    The castle which can be seen today is the third to have been erected on the site; it replaced a 10th century wooden castle and a thirteenth century stone structure which was demolished for foundations. The present castle was built in 1446.

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  • the stone

    by stemc Written Apr 26, 2006

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    The Blarney Stone is atop of the battlements you have to climb up the medieval stone steps once at the top you get fine views of the surrounding countryside as you wait in line to kiss the stone, to kiss the stone a man holds your legs as you lean over backwards down to the stone. The stone was at one time the battlement latrine but it is agood laugh so have fun and watch your back

    ths blarney stone from below view down from the battlements view down inside the castle

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  • THE ROCK CLOSE

    by stemc Written Apr 26, 2006

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    Take a walk around the Rock Close which THEY say dates from druid times it has a few interesting features and unusual plants along the side of the River Blarney .Most of the stones stand were they have stood for thousands of years ,the yew tree above the witches kitchen is dated to be a thousand years old. So take a walk to the wishing steps, druids’ altar and the witch’s kitchen and have fun

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    Explore the Castle Garden

    by Nobbe Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    There are numerous woodland walks on the grounds of the Blarney Castle estate, through which winds the River Martin. In the arboretum you will find colorful displays of copper beach, ornamental pear, southern beech, nothafagus and evergreen oaks. Adjacent to the arboretum, one finds the Belgian Beds planted with hybrid azaleas, and a western red cedar tree from British Columbia.

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    Blarney Castle

    by Nobbe Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    Blarney Castle was originally a timber hunting lodge built in the 10th century, which was replaced by a stone castle in 1210. The present day construction was completed by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster in 1446. Most parts of the castle is now ruin except for the main tower.

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    Murder Holes

    by Nobbe Updated Aug 3, 2003

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    The spiral staircases are narrow and steep and were used to protect the inhabitants because only one invader at a time could come up the spiral staircase. The narrow windows should also be noted because they were also used to defend the castle. Arrows could easily be shot out the narrow windows at invaders, but it would almost be impossible to shoot an arrow in from outside.

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    Kiss the stone...

    by Jacksprat Written Sep 10, 2002

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    Go on, walk up all the narrow spiral stairs, look through all the little windows and then kiss the stone!!! Forget that hundreds of other people have kissed it and you could get all kinds of diseases - you'll survive... I have.

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    Poison garden

    by mvtouring Written Nov 19, 2010

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    Quite an interesting place to take a walk around and discover things that are very poisonous that we would not even think of, like the bulbs of tulips.

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    Looking down into the castle

    by mvtouring Written Nov 19, 2010

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    As you go up to the Blarney Stone, take time out and look at what is left of the castle and imagine what life was like in those days.

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    The top of Blarney Castle

    by 807Wheaton Written Jun 12, 2005

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    What are these people doing, lined up at the top of Blarney Castle? They might be enjoying the view of Blarney House but most likely they are in line to "Kiss the Blarney Stone".

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    Well, there is the castle.

    by Jacksprat Written Feb 25, 2003

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    If you're planning a trip here, it is more than likely to see the castle and kiss the stone, although the gardens have got other attractions like the Wishing Steps and the a small shop.

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