Blarney Castle

4 hours | Cork | C B 4 - 2 0 0
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  • Blarney Castle
Shopping Opportunities, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:

Blarney Castle
Perched high above Blarney village, a sprawling park is home to the romantic ruins of 15th-century Blarney Castle. Once a stronghold of the McCarthy clan, it features 18-foot-thick stone walls and the legendary Blarney Stone; those who kiss it are said to be endowed with the gift of eloquence. To reach the stone, you'll climb narrow and steep stairs to the battlements where the stone is embedded in the castle wall. The castle grounds offer stellar views, beautiful foliage and the Rock Close, formed by a circle of stones.

What you will see along the way:

The scenic drive to Blarney Castle from Cobh is approximately one hour each way. Gaze upon the emerald countryside in and around Blarney and be charmed by the village's center meeting place, known as The Square, a Tudor-style square with a grassy field where locals congregate. The village itself was established in the 18th century so that estate workers who were employed on the land had somewhere to live.

Shopping:

The Blarney Woolen Mill Shop is a converted mill and one of the country's largest Irish gift stores. Here you'll find a splendid array of authentic Irish goods, including Waterford crystal, Irish linen, hand-loomed Donegal tweed, knitwear, bone china and Celtic brooches.

Special Notes:

The drive to Blarney Castle from Cobh is approximately one hour each way.

You will have approximately 2 hours at the Blarney Castle & Woolen Mill shop.

Reaching the Blarney Stone requires climbing a great number of steps; the stairway is narrow, steep and twisting. Passengers with physical limitations need to take this into consideration. Passengers should expect crowds and delays when entering the castle. There is quite often a wait in line to climb the steps, with wait times in excess of two hours; there may be insufficient time on the tour to enter the castle including seeing the Blarney Stone. Please wear comfortable, low-heeled and non-slip footwear. Air conditioned vehicles are not guaranteed.

Child Price:

12 years & under only

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for an inside visit of Blarney Castle

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
750
Steps:
125
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes

Free time for shopping at Blarney Woollen Mill

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
01:15
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
300
Steps:
11
Wheelchair accessible:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No