51° 55′ 44.04″ N, 8° 34′ 14.88″ W

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A medieval stronghold

The machicolations of the castle.

Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold located near the town of Blarney in County Cork, Ireland. The castle was built in the 15th century by Cormac Laidir MacCarthy, the Lord of Muskerry, and it has since become a popular tourist attraction due to the Blarney Stone, which is believed to grant the gift of eloquence to those who kiss it. The Blarney Stone is located at the top of the castle's tower, and kissing it involves hanging upside down over a sheer drop while holding onto iron rails. According to legend, the stone was originally a gift from Robert the Bruce of Scotland to the MacCarthy family in recognition of their support in the Battle of Bannockburn in 1314. In addition to the Blarney Stone, visitors to the castle can also explore its many other features, including the castle's dungeons, the Witch's Kitchen, and the Badger's Cave. The castle also boasts beautiful gardens and parkland, as well as a number of historic buildings and structures.

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Blarney Castle is located in County Cork, Ireland

How to get there:

Blarney Castle is located in County Cork, Ireland. Here are some ways to get there: By Bus: You can take a bus from Cork City Center to Blarney Castle. Bus services are operated by Bus Éireann, and the journey takes about 20 minutes. By Car: You can drive to Blarney Castle using a rental car or your own vehicle. The castle is located about 8 km from Cork City Center, and there is ample parking available on site

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