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Blarney Stone

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Who knows if the lump of stone that visitors are lowered precariously to kiss is real and the thing itself is seriously unimpressive, glimpsed briefly upside down as you strain to reach it without falling down the gap in front of it. But who cares,...More

Thank Nicholas H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

One cannot come to Ireland and not visit Blarney castle at least once to see and/or kiss the stone. I was determined not to kiss something that had a thousands kisses applied to it, but ventured up that torturous spiral staircase (no railing just a...More

Thank jer b
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The castle and grounds are so amazing that I guess you could skip the stone, but why would you? The climb up is not for the faint of heart or those that don't like heights, but put that aside and head on up! The gentlemen...More

Thank KCVBoston
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the Blarney Stone and had a very nice time. My group had an agenda which was to kiss the stone and walk around a little and leave. If you want to avoid a line up get there early and during the week....More

Thank diane071708
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well I went all the way to Ireland, so there was no way I wasn't going to at least see it. The castle and grounds are spectacular (I wrote a separate review on those), but the stone itself is right up there with Plymouth Rock....More

Thank ParkerSturbridge
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been there for the first time 10 years ago and site was not accommodated as today. And the price was not so high neither. This time as a family (with kids from 6 to 11) we visited the site discovering new stuff. Poison...More

Thank matii74
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

After a lot of convincing my husband agreed to a 6 hour detour so that I could cross kissing the Blarney Stone off my bucket list. We are touring the castles of Ireland and did not have enough time to include Cork in our original...More

1  Thank Sarah B
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

The Blarney Stone itself is difficult to reach without being a contortionist and many people didnt even attempt to kiss it.I should add that despite being easter there where no queues.There isn't a great deal else to the castle although the grounds are extensive with...More

Thank Warren E
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Reviewed 3 April 2018

This was definitely a spot that's been on my bucket list for some time now. My husband however was more interested in the gardens but we both made the trek up the castle to the stone. Now even if you do not kiss the stone,...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

Unless you’re a bucket list sort of person I wouldn’t recommend this at all. Hyped up. Fair play to the person who came up with the idea.

Thank Sarah L
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Catherine W
26 June 2017|
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Response from Blarney C | Property representative |
Hi, the age limit is 8 but if the staff feel a child under 8 is confident and happy to do it then its no problem.
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Maggie M
24 September 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
It depends, we went early in the morning and we were behind a couple tour bus groups. We waited in line about an hour. I heard some one say that late afternoon was good because that's when all the buses are gone. Still the... More
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filthiestfish
22 July 2016|
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Response from Mike O | Reviewed this property |
You can view the castle from the grounds, but I am fairly sure the only way to view the interior is to stand in line to kiss the stone.
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