The Blarney Stone

Landmark, Historic Site
Blarney Castle
Blarney, Co Cork
+353 21 438 5252


  • The line gets longer as the day goes on & you squeeze through tight stairwells, but overall worth the wait! Have someone take your picture instead of paying for the one they take.
  • Lean back, waaay back!
  • One of Ireland's top attractions.
  • Use proper shoes, kind of slippery
  • Get there early for not wait
  • Get there early before the bus tour groups and theres no line!
  • Just go kiss the stone!!!
  • If you get there around 2 I would recommend walking around first, let the line die down to the stone. Line dies down towards the end of the day. Beautiful views, especially up at the top!
  • Expect long queues in summer. Visit early in the day to reduce your wait.
  • Eskimo kiss the stone... I heard rumor of unsavory things done to the stone that will gross you out
  • Can be a bit crowded. Go on a cloudy day to avoid the lines. Beautiful scenery.
  • make sure you kiss the stone!
  • Make sure and visit the caves! They're the best part!
  • A fun visit with lots of nooks to pop into. Kiss the stone!
  • This was a must. Just don't kiss the blarney stone.

Nearby places

Caisleán na Blarnan
Millstream Row
The Rock Close