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"Blarney Castle
"Cobh Shore Excursion: Blarney Castle Cork City and Kinsale Private Tour""We would head to Blarney Castle if you wish to kiss the Blarney stone which is said locally to give you the ‘gift of the gab’ or more appropriately the ‘gift of eloquent speech’. The castle itself was built more than six hundred years ago and home of the with its beautiful gardens and lake a must see on a visit to Cork. From Blarney we would head for Cork city known locally as ‘The real Capital of Ireland’ the river Lee flows through Cork dividing the city into North & South and the Port of Cork meets the Atlantic Ocean at Cobh. The people of Cork may be difficult to understand as it is said we sing our words rather than speak them a very hilly city steeped in history beautiful Cathedrals and lime stone buildings fast becoming a very cosmopolitan place. Cork is also the second deepest natural port in the world
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"Blarney Castle
"Cobh Shore Excursion: Blarney Castle Cork City and Kinsale Private Tour""We would head to Blarney Castle if you wish to kiss the Blarney stone which is said locally to give you the ‘gift of the gab’ or more appropriately the ‘gift of eloquent speech’. The castle itself was built more than six hundred years ago and home of the with its beautiful gardens and lake a must see on a visit to Cork. From Blarney we would head for Cork city known locally as ‘The real Capital of Ireland’ the river Lee flows through Cork dividing the city into North & South and the Port of Cork meets the Atlantic Ocean at Cobh. The people of Cork may be difficult to understand as it is said we sing our words rather than speak them a very hilly city steeped in history beautiful Cathedrals and lime stone buildings fast becoming a very cosmopolitan place. Cork is also the second deepest natural port in the world
From EUR390.00
 
Jameson Experience in County Cork
"Make you own way to the old Midleton Distillery which is located in Midleton around a 15-minute drive from the city of Cork. Between April and mid-October there is a public bus service from St Patrick’s Quay.Begin by watching an informative video that will introduce you to the story of Jameson. The long-standing brand has been producing Irish whiskey for more than 230 years. After getting up to spe talk a walk through the old distillery in the company of an expert guide. Some of the buildings here date back as far as the late 18th century and although the distillery is no longer functioning much of the equipment and features have been carefully preserved and restored.As you walk through the historical buildings see old kilns
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THE BATTLEMENTS

Even if you have decided not to kiss the Blarney stone, try to make it up the spiralling stone stairs to the top and the Battlements for the view.Once at the top, your only allowed to walk one-way,...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

THE COURT

Not much to see anymore, but "the Court" is a part of Blarney Castle history. Located against the east wall of the Castle are the ruins of a late 18th century Gothic mansion, known as 'the Court', ...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

THE DUNGEON

Although there isn't much to see, do have a look at the Dungeon as there is an Information board with details, hopefully you may be able to imagine what times were like in here.The Dungeon is located...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

THE RECTANGULAR GREAT TOWER

Blarney's huge rectangular great tower is one of the very biggest in Ireland. In the early 15th century, a small 6-metre high four storied turret stood here. This original turret, not then...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

THE NORTH WALL OF THE CASTLE

The North Wall is different as the Castle on this side is seen sitting atop an 8 metre cliff of rock, which formed the quarry for building the castle. Look carefully as from here you can see the...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

WHERE TO BEGIN?

Really, it is up to you what you decide to do first.Our decision was made through the lack of people here, thank goodness we decided to explore the Castle first, as once we were inside we realized we...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

THE ONE AND ONLY BLARNEY CASTLE!

I imagine nearly everybody would want to come and see Blarney Castle, I know we did so we made sure it was on our driving route around Ireland. As we all know, it's most famous for its stone, which...
balhannah
Sep 18, 2016

Visit Blarney Castle

Blarney is a very beautiful little village in Ireland. If there were not castle or stone in Blarney, it would still be a nice place for a day trip. But there is a castle, and there is a Blarney Stone,...
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littlesam1
May 31, 2011

Blarney Castle

It is unlikely that you will be visiting Blarney if you don't have intentions to visit Blarney Castle. Originally built nearly six hundred years ago as the home of Chieftain Cormac McCarthy, the...
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Gillybob
Aug 02, 2009

Blarney Castle

Although I was told by some people to avoid Blarney Castle because it was a bit of a tourist trap, I went anyway since we were staying within walking distance of the castle. We timed our visit to get...
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Dabs
Jul 26, 2009

Blarney Castle - Getting In

For entrance into the Castle and grounds, you first need to purchase your ticket!Handing over 10 Euros entitled me to enter the castle, kiss the Blarney Stone and wander around Rock Close. We had a...
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suvanki
Jan 23, 2009

Blarney Castle

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 in 1446. The Castle remained...
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Goner
Dec 12, 2008
 
 
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Things to Do Near Blarney

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Fitzgeralds Park

It was a brillant day out for me and my friends because there was this very nice man who showed me around and told me about differnt things around the park . For my firends and I we loved it we got...
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St Ann's Church

OR commonly known as the North Cathedral, is the seat of the Bishop of Cork and Ross, and the mother church of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Cork and Ross. It's another impressive church in Cork,...
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St. Peters & Pauls Church

Saint Peter and Paul's Church is quite an old Catholic church that replaced the small Carey's Lane Chapel built in 1786. The new church and the one I was viewing, was built to the winning design of...
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St Finbarr's Cathedral

As I didn't venture inside the Cathedral, I had time to explore the well maintained grounds surrounding the Cathedral. Winding paths, shrubs, trees, green lawn and old tombs and graves were scattered...
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Crawford Art Gallery

The Crawford Municipal Art Gallery is the venue of permanent and temporary art exhibitions. Their permanent collection includes paintings by Irish and international artists from the 17th century to...
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University of Cork

Of all the University campuses I have visited in Ireland UCC has to come out in the top two. Trinity College Dublin is magnificent and probably tips ahead of UCC, but the sense of serenity and space...
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