Sunset Ridge Hotel

Address: Killeens, Blarney, County Cork, Ireland | Hotel
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This hotel, located on Killeens, Blarney, is near Cork City Gaol, Bells of Shandon, Cork Public Museum, and Cork Vision Centre.
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Travel Blogs from Blarney

Romancing the Stone at Blarney Castle, Ireland

A travel blog entry by laurenmichaud on Oct 07, 2014

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... war-making innovation was a game changer; all future castles and such would be built in stone. The next iteration of Blarney castle came in 1210, this one of stone. The one standing there now was built in 1446. The castle was the site of many subsequent invasions, sieges, partial demolition and other warlike activities. It survives today not for it's defensive military strengths but because of a myth surrounding a stone ...

Kiss me, I'm Irish!

A travel blog entry by zarah on Sep 16, 2014

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... In order to be able to actually kiss the stone you have to climb the narrow winding castle staircase then lean backwards over the edge. Now there is an assistant and iron guide rails, but back in the day people were hung by their ankles over the edge. I think I would have passed if I had to dangle by my ankles upside down. I did get to kiss it today, fingers crossed for no communicable diseases.

The next stop ...

Port of Cobh (Cove)

A travel blog entry by jill.galliott on Aug 05, 2014

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... was lovely, along a lane, through a wooded area down to the River and back up to the town, past the Castle. We drove along The Vee, which was a scenic drive up to the highest point, with lovely views over farming land. We were a little ahead of schedule,so we made an unexpected stop at the town of Cahir, which also had a castle. Again, a ...

What a bunch of Blarney!

A travel blog entry by pagerond on Oct 12, 2013

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... We started out with Tim as our driver/director. He's full of historical and cultural knowledge (and a little bit of Blarney!). He reached his driving limit for the week on Friday, so we had another driver, Tony, for a couple of days. He was also a great guide, and drove us around the Ring of Kerry (the next blog post). We got Tim back on Day 5 of the tour.

More to come about the Ring of Kerry!

Westward Ho

A travel blog entry by cowling on Sep 22, 2013

1 comment, 6 photos

My main reason for going to Cork was to check out the emigration museum at Cobb (pronounced Cove) but we got there too late and it wasn't open on Sundays. No matter. We have an excellent breakfast at the guesthouse. I ended up sitting with an American guy who reminded me of John Malcovich. He was in Cork for a conference on the history of philosophy.

Departing Cork was nearly as bad as getting in there, even though ...

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