Kissing the Blarney Stone

So who’s up for climbing up to the parapet at the top of a castle, in Ireland, where you will lay down on your back, hanging your head backwards and down through a hole that is 20m above the ground, while being held by a stranger, and then planting your lips on a chunk of rock where unknown thousands have gone before you?  Volunteers?

The Blarney Stone is one of the more famous tourist attractions in Ireland.  Legend has it that once you kiss the Blarney Stone you will then have the gift of eloquence and persuasiveness.  It’s unclear if that is going to occur before or after a pint of Guinness at the pub.


The only opportunity we would have to fit this into the Itinerary would be following Round 8 at Old Head and on the return trip to Murphys of Killarney. Blarney Castle is not exactly on the road between Killarney and the Old Head Golf Links. But its not too far off the route.  Here is a comparison.

Old Head – Murphys of Killarney = 1hr 45min

Old Head – Blarney Castle – Murphys of Killarney = 2hr 23min