Built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftans, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have flocked to Blarney making it a world landmark and one of Ireland's greatest treasures.
Now that might have something to do with the Blarney Stone, the legendary Stone of Eloquence, found at the top of our tower. Kiss it and you'll never again be lost for words.
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Explore the entire gardens, mystical rock close gardens, dungeons, caves, lake walk & much more!
|Monday to Saturday|
|Jan - Feb||9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.00pm)|
|Mar - Apr||9.00am to 6.00pm (Last Admission 5.00pm)|
|May||9.00am to 6.30pm (Last Admission 5.30pm)|
|June - Aug||9.00am to 7.00pm (Last Admission 6.00pm)|
|Sept||9.00am to 6.30pm (Last Admission 5.30pm)|
|Oct||9.00am to 6.00pm (Last Admission 5.00pm)|
|Nov - Dec||9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.00pm)|
PLEASE NOTE: Closed on the 24th and 25th of December. On the 26th December 2018 and 1st of January 2019 we will be opening at 10.00am rather than 9.00am.
|Sundays & Bank Holidays|
|Nov - Feb||9.00am to 5.00pm (Last Admission 4.00pm)|
|Mar - Oct||9.00am to 6.00pm (Last Admission 5.00pm)|
Times subject to change due to bad weather/poor light.
Closing times on a bank holiday Monday are the same as a Sunday.
Carpark operates at same opening times as listed above
The Castle, Rock Close Gardens and Lakeland Walk are open all year, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Blarney House is open from June 1st - August 31st from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday.
Dogs will no longer be allowed from the 1st March 2018 (Guide dogs and care dogs still welcome)
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