Not the Best Kiss I’ve Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

And not that I need help with the gift of gab, but I got a booster when I kissed the Blarney Stone.

I had the privilege when we visited Blarney Castle in County Cork, which was built about 600 years ago.

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

Blarney Castle from below.

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

Blarney Castle was one of the busiest sites we visited so there was a big line, but folks were quite orderly about it.

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

I was obsessed with those deep, wonderful windows.

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

And all that texture!

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

And green! Moss or mold, I don’t care. It was beautiful.

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

See the guy in the middle crouching down? He’s preparing to kiss the Blarney Stone. A guide helps you lie on your back, tip your head back, then stretch out to kiss the stone that’s in the battlements. Upside down. Then you’re snatched up and sent to the exit line. Bam!

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

Two people obviously inspired by all the stone kissing, and one fascinating tree.

Not the Best Kiss I've Had, But Pretty Great Regardless

Not Blarney Castle, just a gorgeous structure you can see from the top.

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8 Comments

  1. Emilie Vardaman May 2, 2017 at 4:48 pm #

    I had no idea people had to lie down to kiss the Blarney Stone! I think I would pass.
    I loved those deep windows. The wall must be around three feet thick! And that wonderful tree. Wow!
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    • deonne May 2, 2017 at 5:25 pm #

      Emilie – Yes about the windows and the tree! Kissing the stone was actually the least interesting thing about the visit.

  2. Sherry in MT May 2, 2017 at 5:29 pm #

    The tree is super cool and I too love the green and thr colored window. Almost looks like a quilt.

    • deonne May 4, 2017 at 7:37 am #

      Sherry – It does look like a quilt! It’s the only window I saw like that. Pretty.

  3. Janet May 2, 2017 at 6:39 pm #

    I expected a stone on a wall someplace, not where it was. The view from the top was magnificent and those deep windows. You are the best travel companion. Thanks for going with me. Mom

    • deonne May 4, 2017 at 7:40 am #

      Janet/Mom – It was different than I expected, too. It’s always my pleasure to travel with you! Truly.

  4. Manisha May 4, 2017 at 7:16 am #

    I love all the alliums poking out in the first image!
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    • deonne May 4, 2017 at 7:44 am #

      Manisha – Thank you for naming the flowers! Now I know what those cuties are. πŸ™‚

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