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Blarney Castle

Kissing the Blarney Stone

Blarney Castle. There's a stone here everybody wants to kiss. Yuk! Don't they know the Blarney Stone was the Castle's latrine system. Latrines were normally situated over the moat so all the raw sewage will spill into the moat to dissuade any attacker from wading or otherwise crossing a virtual poop bowl. 

In effect the Irish have people bending over backwards to kiss a stone that was the toilet system. And all those mouths, you dont know where they've been. Don't these people know you can nasty diseases this way?? 

Of course, all these people kiss the Blarney Stone for a reason: kiss the Blarney-stone and get the gift of gab, or, like described in the Lonely Planet: gain the privilege of telling lies for seven years.

But be prepared: you're not alone. In fact, we thought Blarney Castle was pretty much a tourist-factory. The Stone is on top of the tower, and the queue starts at the stairs, and continues on the stairs down.

If you want to kiss, you'll have to wait

We must admit: the garden is great. There is evidence of the witches, druids, dragons and elves living here. And of course you can impress the people at home with your enormous strength (if they weren't impressed already of you supporting the Pisa Tower).

For Mia this is a piece of cake


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