Situated 8 km from Cork City, the historic Blarney Castle is most famous for it’s stone, which has the traditional power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. The word Blarney was introduced into the English language by Queen Elizabeth I and is described as pleasant talk, intended to deceive without offending. The stone is set in the wall below the battlements, and to kiss it, one has to lean backwards (grasping an iron railing) from the parapet walk.
Blarney Castle’s gardens are one of the most visited in Ireland. The 60 acres are a joy to explore. Visit the prehistoric Fern Garden, a deadly Poison Garden, and our magical Rock Close with its ancient Yew trees and druidic stones. Make a wish on the famous wishing steps while the waterfall cascades alongside you. Stroll by the lake, river side and woodlands or in the dazzlingly beautiful arboretums. The gardens are a constantly changing and evolving environment and each visit is a new experience.
Two souvenir shops, Bureau de Change, Coach House Cafe, The Court Exhibition Rooms, refreshments, restored stableyard, Blarney lake and wildlife, arboretum and gardens, garden walk and woodland walks
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Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 5.30 PM in Summer, 9:00 AM to Sundown in Winter.
Seasonality: Open all year round
Age restrictions: none
Wheelchair access: yes
Wifi present: yes
Languages: German, French, Italian, Spanish and Chinese