The castle was orginally built before AD 1200, but was destroyed in 1446 and rebuilt by Cormac MacCarthy, one of Ireland's greatest chieftans. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney, making it a world landmark and one of Ireland’s greatest treasures.
Most come to see and kiss the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of the Tower. Kiss it and you’ll never again be lost for words. Everyone from Sir Walter Scott to a host of American presidents, world leaders, and international entertainers have all done it!
Take the time to explore the mystical Rock Close and gardens.