Blarney

Cork

During your stay at The Dean Cork, there are an endless amount of places for you to explore and see in Cork including taking a day trip to Blarney. Blarney is a popular town just outside Cork City which is very popular for tourists who are looking to explore the best of County Cork. 

There are many fun things to do and see during a day trip to Blarney including visiting Blarney Castle which is home to the famous Blarney Stone. The legend behind the stone is that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone will receive the ‘Gift of the Gab’ or a skill of persuasion or flattery. Although there is so much more to Blarney Castle than kissing the iconic Blarney Stone as the grounds also offer you the opportunity to explore a stunning historic Irish castle as well as beautiful idyllic gardens and parklands. The surrounding grounds also offer plenty to see including the wishing steps, witch’s kitchen and the beautiful nearby lake. 

Once you are done with exploring the Blarney Castle grounds, the town of Blarney has so much more to offer you including Blarney Woollen Mills which is an iconic Irish souvenir shop that offers customers classic Irish Aran sweaters and Celtic jewellery. Finish off your day trip to Blarney by visiting a chocolate factory, enjoying a round of golf or grabbing a delicious bite to eat.

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