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Blarney
Travel Guide

Blarney Castle showing chateau or palace, heritage architecture and heritage elements

Visit this charming town in County Cork and see a famous woolen mill and a 15th-century military stronghold with stunning gardens.

Blarney is steeped in Irish history and bounded by natural beauty. Tour a medieval stronghold, known for its legendary Stone of Eloquence. Wander through the castle’s gardens and see a vast collection of rare plant specimens.

Stroll along a walking trail and enjoy the surroundings of this small village. With a number of golf courses and fishing spots, this peaceful town is great for outdoor activities.

Tour the Blarney Castle and its striking gardens. Climb the castle steps and kiss the Stone of Eloquence. Legend says that doing this will give you the gift of expression. The impressive three-story castle court is at the eastern end of the site. Wander through twisting underground passages and discover the castle’s dungeon.

Take a relaxing stroll through the Blarney Castle Gardens. This large area includes several different gardens, arboretums and waterways. Find a limestone cliff at the end of a grassy path and view the wonderful fern garden. Enter the poison garden and discover a fascinating collection of poisonous plants.

Visit the famous Blarney Woollen Mills, one of the largest craft outlets in Ireland. This building was once a water-powered mill that produced tweeds and woolens. Purchase hand-knit sweaters, crystal glassware and Celtic jewelry on-site. This renowned brand, established in the early 19th century, ships crafts around the world.

Catch a brown trout on the Owennageragh River. The River Martin which flows through the small town is another great fishing spot. Admire the stunning rolling countryside from a number of Blarney’s scenic walking and running trails, including the Martin Valley Trail.

Travel to this small village about 6 miles (10 kilometers) from Cork. A range of hotels, guesthouses and farmhouses are available. This quaint town also features a camping and RV park.

If you are visiting Blarney in the summer, tour Blarney House, an outstanding Scottish Baronial mansion built in the late 19th century.

Blarney Castle Hotel
Blarney Castle Hotel
3 out of 5
Village Green, Blarney, Cork
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Situated in a rural location, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone. Cork City Gaol and University College Cork are also ...
Blarney Castle Hotel
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
3 out of 5
Blarney Village, Blarney, Cork
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This family-friendly Blarney hotel is located near the airport, within a 10-minute walk of Blarney Woolen Mills, Blarney Castle, and Blarney Stone. Church of ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (690 reviews)
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Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel
Muskerry Arms
Muskerry Arms
3 out of 5
The Square, Blarney, Cork
The price is $119 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
Situated in the historical district, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Church of the Resurrection, Blarney Castle, and Blarney Stone. Church of the ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (351 reviews)
Excellent
"Excellent from start to finish"

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2020

Muskerry Arms
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3 Bedroom , 2 Bath Sleeps 8 - Wild Atlantic Way, With Ocean Views ,kinsale, Cork
3 Bedroom , 2 Bath Sleeps 8 - Wild Atlantic Way, With Ocean Views ,kinsale, Cork
Kinsale, County Cork
The price is $361 per night from May 4 to May 5
This family-friendly Kinsale vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of James Fort and Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse. Desmond Castle and Charles Fort are ...
4/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
Nice stay
"We stayed here as part of a three week visit to Ireland and England. We have always loved the area and have stayed at Old Head previously. This property is in a great area and we had some wonderful walks, enjoyed downtown even during the off season and had nice visits with the local dog ambassador. ..."

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

3 Bedroom , 2 Bath Sleeps 8 - Wild Atlantic Way, With Ocean Views ,kinsale, Cork
Ballywilliam House, 5 Minutes to Kinsale Town Centre
Ballywilliam House, 5 Minutes to Kinsale Town Centre
Kinsale, County Cork
The price is $962 per night from Apr 23 to Apr 24
This family-friendly Kinsale vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Saint Multose Church, Desmond Castle, and Kinsale Regional Museum and Courthouse. James Fort ...
Ballywilliam House, 5 Minutes to Kinsale Town Centre
Ocean Views ,kinsale 6 Bedroom house,5 bathrooms,Gazebo,kids playroom,sleeps 22
Ocean Views ,kinsale 6 Bedroom house,5 bathrooms,Gazebo,kids playroom,sleeps 22
Kinsale, County Cork
The price is $602 per night from Apr 27 to Apr 28
This family-friendly Kinsale vacation home is located by the ocean, 2.7 mi (4.3 km) from Old Head Golf Links, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Kinsale Regional Museum ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (10 reviews)
Wonderful family break
"The property was perfect - a beautiful spot, very well-equipped with everything you might need, and had lots of entertainment for kids and adults alike. The owner was super helpful and responsive. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Ocean Views ,kinsale 6 Bedroom house,5 bathrooms,Gazebo,kids playroom,sleeps 22
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