Sep 24, 2003
This trip is turning out to be such a whirlwind! We seem to bounce form one sight to the next, with not much time in between to spare! Unfortunately I am being very well behaved on this trip and not getting up to much mischief, as I usually do. Last night was spent cooking and relaxing, but this morning we got up early and headed to Blarney! Now Blarney is very exciting to me as it is where Blarney Castle is, and ever since I first heard about Ireland and the kissing of the Blarney stone I have wanted to try it, so it is rather monumental to be here! For those who are uninformed..haha.. the Blarney stone in Blarney castle is said to bestow the gift of the gab to those who kiss it, but you don't just rock up and kiss a stone (hahaha). You have to climb the tower of the Blarney castle, careful to avoid the witches kitchen (loads of evil), lay down in front of the stone, while someone you don't know and have to put all your faith and trust into holds on to you while you wiggle your way over the edge of the tower, with nothing but grass about 10 stories below you and you lean over and kiss the stone. I do have a picture of the blessed event, unfortunately taken with film, therefore I need to find a scanner! Anyhow, fantastic experience and the grounds of the castle are incredible, lush green fields with tall thick trees, full of autumn colour, it really was spectacular!