While in Ireland I decided to travel south and visit the Blarney Castle and the ever famous Blarney Stone. The Blarney Castle is located just outside Cork, which is the second largest city in Ireland. The Blarney Castle is a great historical monument and is surrounded by beautiful gardens. Even though the castle is beginning to crumble and desinigrate there are plenty of rooms that you can see. At the top of the castle, you get to kiss the Blarney Stone if you want to. The Blarney Stone is the main attraction at the castle and as long as your not scarred of hanging upside down and kissing a stone that thousands of other people have kissed than I would say go for it and kiss the stone. I did and now I am supposed to have the gift of eloquence. Along with the castle there is also a mansion on the property which you can visit. Blarney Castle is one of the most popular tourist attractions and it was definetly worth the travel time.
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