Blarney

Mostly known for the famous Blarney Castle set in its heart, this small town also features an historic woollen mill and a nice atmosphere.

Blarney town is a major tourist attraction in County Cork. Mostly people come to see the castle, kiss the stone, and to shop at the Blarney Woolen Mills center. By kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle, it is claimed that one can receive the "Gift of the Gab" (eloquence, or skill at flattery or persuasion). The legend has several suggested roots, involving members of the MacCarthy dynasty – builders and original owners of Blarney Castle. Blarney Woollen Mills, built in 1823, was a water powered mill, producing mainly textiles. The mills was reinvented as a gift store. The centre of the village is dominated by The Square, a grass field where Blarney locals congregate during the summer.
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  • View of the Town Around Blarney Castle
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