Blarney Castle, Co. Cork : Travel Reminiscences

10 day self-drive tour of Ireland : October 2009

I had done a post on our visit to Blarney Castle , on our return,  so this is a photo-journey through part, a very small part, of the 60 acre parkland surrounding the castle, the castle itself and climbing 127 narrow spiral steps to the top of the castle to kiss the Blarney Stone, which both hubby and I did, bestowing upon us the gift of eloquence .. yay!!

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Making a wish .. throwing coins in the river …

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Chappie sitting with feet on railing is the one who holds you while you kiss the stone …

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There’s the chappie, and his assistant, waiting for his next ‘victims’ .. us !!

Copy of Copy of IMG_9514I posted hubby’s photo on my BlogSpot blog .. sooo this is me  kissing the Blarney Stone ..

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Collages103From Blarney we drove to Mizen Head via Bantry Bay …

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