We recently visited Blarney Castle - probably one of Cork's most famous sites! Our family lives a stone's throw from the Castle grounds but we rarely visit - so with some friends down from Dublin we decided to take the trip! We were rewarded with a beautiful Spring day and wandered around the grounds taking in the new Poison Garden and Blarney House. If anyone has ever wondered what 'kissing the Blarney Stone' entails take note of the hole in the ramparts in the third photograph - and picture of what is expected of you here - I passed this time around due to slight fear of heights!!