Sanitizer gel tastes delicious…I mean, come on… I wasn’t about to kiss a bare stone that millions of people have had their mouths on! Legend has it, anyone who kisses the stone receives the gift of gab, something I’m sure all who know me is probably wishing I do not contract as I already blab on and on.
Blarney castle is spectacular; the grounds of the castle include watch towers, an amazingly gorgeous house, a poison garden (complete with a cannabis plant!) a waterfall and more.
Once on top, the wind is quite strong (at least during my visit), but the scenery is spectacular.
It’s a pretty freaky thing to actually kiss the stone, as you must sit with your back towards the stone and lean back… ALL the way back, and grab the handles while a little old man pushes you towards the stone to kiss. I personally requested the stone be doused in anti-bacterial gel, as I am not keen on contracting any kind of disease/illness. Although rare, I’m sure, I am a total nutcase with germs.
The castle also has separate rooms and dungeons you can enter, including a kitchen and dining area.
In the end, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to put my mouth on a cesspool of germs, but thanks to modern inventions such as anti-sanitizer gel, I was able to check that off my bucket-list. (I must admit I never actually had it on my bucket-list until I knew you could sanitize it!) I’m super happy I got the chance to do so!!
I totally wasn’t having it…. especially when the little old man tapped my buns….
A HUGE thanks to the amazing crew at Shamrocker Adventures for hosting me! All opinions, like always, are my own.