Driving from Kilkenny to Cork and know that I definitely want to stop at the Rock of Cashel on the way. Was also thinking that I'd like to visit a castle and am looking for opinion on whether we should stop at Blarney or Cahir?
Blarney looks like it has lovely grounds, but is perhaps just marketed as a top castle with the famous stone. Cahir looks like it well restored and perhaps less crowded.
Thinking it would be better not to push through both and have the time to walk around Cork in the afternoon/evening since it will be our only evening there. In case it matters, we will likely have seen Kilkenny Castle the day prior.