One of our first stops was at the Blarney Castle near the city of Cork. This particular castle is known for the famous stone that supposedly grants you a magical way with words if you kiss it. I myself haven’t noticed much of a difference since delivering my smooch, but, then again, I’m pretty eloquent and articulate to begin with, so perhaps there wasn’t much upon which to improve! :)
The castle itself seemed pretty standard, but there were nice views of the countryside from the top, and there were many things to see on the property, including a poison garden and some nice forest trails with some fantastic ferns, fungi, and flowers. It was certainly a day well-spent, so check it out!