This 15th century castle, nestled in southern Ireland about 150 miles southwest of Dublin, would be considered romantic if it weren't for its most popular attraction, the Blarney Stone. According to legend, the stone grants eloquence to those who kiss it. So, statesmen and tourists alike have been puckering up for hundreds of years in hopes of gaining the gift of gab.
Going on a trip to Ireland? Be sure to check out the southern half of the country and the "real capital" city of Ireland, Cork. Here are our top tips on what to do from a local's perspective! A Local’s Guide: 33 Things To Do In Cork City - most of which are free!