Lovely Day to Kiss the Blarney Stone

Nice day for a drive to the Blarney Castle in Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland. We managed to walk around the castle, gift shop, and grounds and even kiss the Blarney Stone before the rain came. One thing living in Ireland has taught me is to always carry my umbrella, because the weather can change here as quickly as it does in Colorado! We used to say "Just wait a few minutes and the weather will change."
To kiss the Blarney Stone I had to lay on my back hang on to the iron railings and lean backwords. Thankfully there was a nice bloke there to help. I always thought that kissing the Blarney Stone gave one the "gift of gab" but it actually bestows the gift of eloquence. That must be a nice word for blarney!

"THERE IS A STONE THAT WHOEVER KISSES, OH! HE NEVER MISSES TO GROW ELOQUENT 'TIS HE MAY CLAMBER TO A LADY'S CHAMBER, OR BECOME A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT." --Frances Sylvester Mahoney

by Kewl Black Kat
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Leacanabuaile Stone Fort, Co. Kerry

Here is a picture from a distance of the Leacanabuaile Stone Fort in Co. Kerry close to Cahersiveen. It's such an amazing site. We decided not to explore but to enjoy it only from a distance.


Here is a picture of a small beach just a little farther down the road past the Leacanabuaile Stone Fort.


The roads were very narrow getting to the fort and to the beach, we even scratched the passenger side of the car with bushes as another car passed by on the one lane road. Other than that it was a lovely adventure.


by Kewl Black Kat