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  • Hours: Open daily 9am - sunset
  • Admission: Adults: € 10

Visitors to Blarney Castle most often are actually visitors to the Stone of Eloquence, better known as the Blarney Stone. As its name implies, the legend states that if you kiss the stone, you will never be at a loss for words. People come year after year to kiss this mystical stone, which can only be done by hanging upside down over a sheer drop from the castle's tower. Leaders and entertainers from all over the world have journeyed here to partake in this ritual and capture the power of the stone and travelers from near and far continue to do the same.

Besides the draw of the Stone, the Blarney Castle also boasts handsome gardens and several interesting rock formations. Known collectively as Rock Close, the formations have been given such whimsical names as Wishing Steps and Witch's Cave, adding a certain sense of enchantment to this 600 year old fortress. So by all means, take your turn to kiss the Stone, but don't leave the Castle without exploring the grounds a bit too.

Practical Info

Located just northwest of Cork, Blarney Castle is easy to get to on a simple afternoon trip from the city. Another way to experience the Blarney Castle is to make it a stop on a trip from Dublin to Cork, or vice versa.

Rail and bus tours are available to show you the best of the Irish western and southern coasts, including the Ring of Kerry scenic drive, the Cliffs of Moher, Galway Bay, and the Burren. Find an itinerary to suit your interests so you can make the best of your time away from Dublin.


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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 441 Reviews

Visit three top Ireland attractions in one day on the Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin. From the comfort of your luxury coach, you'll travel south ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

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3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip

4.5 star rating: Recommended 113 Reviews

From Cork and Blarney Castle to the Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher, you'll see the best of Ireland's west and south-west on this leisurely three-day rail ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights

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5-Day Highlights of Ireland Tour: the Burren, Cliffs of Moher, Ring of Kerry

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See the highlights of Ireland on a 5-day small-group tour from Dublin! Traveling by luxury minivan, head to Galway and Killarney with an expert guide, checking ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

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4-Day Ring of Kerry, Limerick, Cliffs of Moher, Galway and Connemara Rail Tour

4 star rating: Recommended 21 Reviews

Want to explore Ireland outside Dublin? This leisurely four-day rail tour shows you the best of Ireland's southern and western coastal regions, crammed with ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

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Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 266 Reviews

No visit to Ireland is complete without a visit to Blarney Castle! On this full-day trip from Dublin you'll kiss the famous Blarney Stone, walk through the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.58

2-Day Cork, Blarney Castle and Ring of Kerry Rail Trip from Dublin

4.5 star rating: Recommended 31 Reviews

Explore Cork, Blarney Castle and the stunning coastal scenery of the Ring of Kerry at your leisure on this relaxed overnight rail and coach tour from Dublin. ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 2 days / 1 night

From USD $312.00

4-Day Cork, Ring of Kerry, Dingle, Cliffs of Moher and Galway Bay Rail Tour

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Traveling by rail and coach, this comprehensive four-day tour shows you the very best of Ireland. You'll visit Cork, Ireland's second largest city, and see the ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

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2-Day Cork and Blarney Castle Tour from Dublin by Rail

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Take a journey by rail and coach through Ireland's picturesque landscapes and rich history on this 2-day trip from Dublin. Kiss the famed Blarney Stone at ...  Read more

Location: Dublin, Ireland
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