Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle

  • Height 2700 cm
  • Address
    Monacnapa, Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland
  • Construction started
    1446
  • Hours
    Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM
  • Owner
    Charles St John Colthurst
  • Did you know
    Tourists visiting Blarney Castle may hang upside-down over a sheer drop to kiss the stone, which is said to give the gift of eloquence.
Blarney Castle Profiles
  • About

    Blarney Castle is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, and dates from 1446.

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