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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Must experience the Blarney Stone

Went on a group tour with family. The floors of the castle are non existent and you have to walk along an edge to reach the top. Learned my 10 is afraid of heights. Made it too... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went on a group tour with family. The floors of the castle are non existent and you have to walk along an edge to reach the top. Learned my 10 is afraid of heights. Made it too the top where you can kiss the stone for good luck. Great experience.

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Buckeye, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After climbing up stairs to the top of the castle we got to Kiss the Stone. For those of heights like myself I conquered that fear. I visited in with a bunch of friends and had a great time. Love the castle and the stone.

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Delmar, New York
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Ireland in September/October, 2016 and rented a car to drive all over this beautiful country. When we got to the town of Blarney (which was quite nice!) we drove to Blarney Castle (which was a highlight of the trip). Once inside Blarney Castle we trekked up the stairs (which seemed endless - NOT recommended for elderly or people... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Blarney Castle is a must see in Ireland and of course kissing the Blarney Stone is a once in a lifetime opportunity. My wife and I got to the castle right when it opened and we were the first two to climb the castle stairs and kiss the stone for the day. The staff at the top were fabulous and... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ignoring the fact of germs (ew), this was really fun. It's a steep climb to the top of the castle and then a dude helps you down to kiss the Blarney stone. Definitely glad I did it and it wasn't scary at all being upside down like that when you are so high up!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

The Blarney Castle and grounds are definitely a worthwhile visit. I have seen many castles and while Blarney is not the most well preserved (Warwick in the UK tops my list) it has a nice grounds and gardens area. Kissing the Blarney Stone is, of course, a popular reason to visit (a must do) but the town of Blarney has... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Some people have putting their lips on a rock that thousands of others have as a bucket list item. Do it if you must. However, going to see the castle and grounds are completely worth it.

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Medford, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

Apparently I won't have it. Beautiful castle and grounds. Nice waterfall. This was a must see for my friend. There was no line this time of year. I tried going up the stairs but the higher you go the more narrow the stairway. I got claustrophobic towards the top so I backed out. Would have been an issue if there... More 

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woodburn, or
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

was a great experience going to Ireland, seeing all the stone buildings, castles and views. the Blarney stone was an unique experience having to climb up to the top of the castle and the view was fantastic. The experience was different than what I had expected. well worth the price of admission and something I have shared many times since.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

Skip the stone, you really want to put your mouth on something that 10,000 others have done? The line going back to the ship. The grounds are the real jewel.

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