I loved my first visit to Blarney Castle in County Cork! Although the winding staircases got steeper and steeper, narrower and narrower, and wetter and wetter, it was wonderful to achieve the top! The views were incredible. And, of course, most visitors, including my daughter, lay down on their backs, had someone hold their legs and reached WAY back to kiss the Blarney Stone. I passed (bad back, bad knees, blah blah……). The Stone of Eloquence supposedly bestows the “gift of gab” on those who kiss it. I figured I already had it so I just kissed my daughter! And we made our way back down all those stairs.
Copyright 2013 Mary Jane E Clark
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- Ireland: Blarney Castle & Kissing the Blarney Stone (moxiegirlproductions.com)
- The Gift of the Gab (csumarchingband.wordpress.com)
- Ireland Intrigues: County Cork and County Galway (australiantimes.co.uk)