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

6 photos

... 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 ...

When in Ireland, do as the Irish do...

A travel blog entry by cpelaez on Oct 13, 2013

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... the magical powers of the stone. Lord McCarthy was riding his horse one afternoon, a rainy one I'm sure, when he passed a creek and found a woman drowning. He gallantly saved the woman and she turned out to be a witch! To express her gratitude, the witch granted Lord McCarthy the famous stone, and she told him to embed it into the walls of his Castle and that anyone who should kiss the stone should be able to talk his way out of anything. ...

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!

Kissing stones

A travel blog entry by acrossthepondan on Mar 25, 2013

31 photos

... way up the winding steps, stopping along the way to look at rooms in the castle. When we got to the top we got to kiss the stone, you had to sit down, lean backwards while this older man holds your waist while you kiss it. It's a little bit terrifying since you can see straight down and you're upside down, so after I kissed it I turn to my mom as she says she missed getting a picture of it, so I got to kiss the stone twice. Extra lucky.
After we ...

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