Blarney Castle Hotel
Travel Blogs from Blarney
We started our day with a wonderful Irish breakfast at the B&B which included baked beans. I actually like the bacon over here and Steve prefers the American kind. We then backtracked to Killarney National Park which was absolutely beautiful. We then went through Healy Pass which was a very winding one-lane road through the mountains. We ate …
Took a taxi up to Blarney Castle today. It started off a bit drizzly and very windy but the clouds were trying to burn off a bit. The castle is up on a hillside so you can see down into the town of Cork. Lots of green in the country side as well. There isn't a lot of the castle that's really intact but the most important part is still there... the …
Today, we woke to a wonderful sunrise, and had a fabulous breakfast at our hotel. They served their porridge (oatmeal) with your choice of Bailey's Irish Cream or whiskey. Pinch me! Then we walked a few short blocks away to the Waterford Crystal company, and saw some dazzling pieces that were out of our price range, and definitely wouldn't fit in with my "up north" decor. The Waterford Crystal Company fell victim to ...
... eating it had stopped raining, the sun was out once again and we had wonderful weather to go wander the beautiful grounds, taking in the Manor House, the lime kiln, the horse cemetery and the rock close.
We all greatly enjoyed touring such a piece of Ireland history. Hopefully Dave and I will be lucky enough to be bestowed with the gift of eloquence as the legend of the Blarney Stone promises.
Woke up feeling great after our massive sleep, the tour bus thing though is a killer, such early starts and late finishes mean that there is no time to see anything that you may encounter on the way, or near your hotel, or even in your hotel! Today promised to be my favourite day so far though. We went on a scenic drive through the country parts of Ireland and listened to a great commentary from the tour guide. He pointed out The Rock of Cashel, and a host of other cathedrals, round ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking