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Blarney Castle in Cork

Blarney Castle in County Cork

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Blarney Castle in County Cork


The charming old-world village of Blarney is located 8 km north of Cork city. The Rock Close on the grounds of Blarney Castle is a curious place of ancient trees and stones, and by legend, a centre of druidic worship in pre-Christian times.


Blarney House is a fine Scottish Baronial house with a spectacular view of Blarney Lake. And, of course, the highlight of a visit here is climbing the treacherous winding stairs to the top of Blarney Castle where, upon lying on ones back and hanging upside-down, one can kiss the Blarney Stone. This will undoubtedly give the gift of fair words, i.e., the Gift of the Gab, a necessity for anyone visiting the Emerald Isle.


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Opening Hours

Monday – Saturday
January – February & November – December: 09.00 – 17.00 hrs
March – April & October: 09.00 – 18.00 hrs
May & September: 09.00 – 18.30 hrs
June – August: 09.00 – 19.00 hrs


Sundays & Bank Holidays
March – October: 08.00 – 18.00 hrs
November – February: 09.00 – 17.00 hrs


Last admission 1 hour before closing time. Castle & Gardens are closed 24th and 25th December.


Blarney House is open from 1st June – 31st August from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, Monday to Saturday.


Notes for Group Leaders

All visits are self guided.

Duration of Visit

Approximately 60 – 120 minutes



Blarney, Co. Cork


Approximately 20 minutes drive from Cork City.

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