Last weekend I was able to visit yet another famous landmark in Ireland, the Blarney Stone!! We spent an entire day traveling around and one of our stops was Blarney Castle. Despite some rain, the grounds of the castle were beautiful and we spent a lot of time just wandering finding hidden spots like gardens and the wishing steps. But, our first stop was the stone! We climbed the small, skinny spiral staircase of Blarney Castle all the way to the top. Kissing the stone is a bit of an experience. If you can visualize it, you lie on your back hanging over the edge of the castle with a man whose only job is to hold people from falling while they kiss the stone. In addition, you need to hold on to two railings behind you, lean down, and kiss the stone. It's a bit of a process, but a typical experience that I had to get while in Ireland. It is said that when you kiss the stone the gift of eloquence is bestowed upon you.
The Gift of Eloquence
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