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Kissing the Blarney Stone

But not for me


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June 5

My grandson got us up at 6 to get packed and then we were to have the bags out at 7. I had packed the computer, but I was trying to charge another one of the camera batteries, and apparently when I left the room to go to breakfast, I forgot the charger AND the converter plug that I plug it into. I did not discover that until I got this hotel. My grandson and I tore the luggage apart, and did not find it, although I thought I remembered putting it in my shoe. Not there though.
Dining room at breakfast

Dining room at breakfast


After breakfast, I bought the jaunting cart photo and the group photo. We drove to Blarney Castle this morning.
Sign pointing the way

Sign pointing the way


Falling disclaimer at the entrance

Falling disclaimer at the entrance

large_100_6821.jpgTraffic warning sign

Traffic warning sign

Castle grounds map

Castle grounds map


I did not walk up to the castle. I just went far enough to take a picture of it.
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Going toward the castle


680580103584241-Views_of_the..ney_Castle.jpgParts of the Castle

Parts of the Castle

965211163584242-Views_of_the..ney_Castle.jpgTower at Blarney Castle

Tower at Blarney Castle


696464173584245-Views_of_the..ney_Castle.jpg View of the Castle from the grounds

View of the Castle from the grounds

Looking up at Blarney Castle

Looking up at Blarney Castle


686025124777911-Castle_groun..ney_Castle.jpgStream

Stream


Pennies thrown in the stream

Pennies thrown in the stream

I did some shopping and have sent two packages home.
My grandson went up and kissed the Blarney stone
Annie and Victoria on the path

Annie and Victoria on the path

Grandson's photo of the castle

Grandson's photo of the castle

589290893584246-Views_of_the..ney_Castle.jpg3584359-Other_Castle_Views_Blarney_Castle.jpgRocks in the castle

Rocks in the castle

steps

steps

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Views from the top

Porthole

Porthole

Courtyard

Courtyard

Looking down

Looking down

Lined up waiting for the kiss

Lined up waiting for the kiss


Grandson getting ready to kiss the stone

Grandson getting ready to kiss the stone

Helper (taken by another tour member)

Helper (taken by another tour member)


and he bought the photo of it.
Official photo

Official photo


Getting up after kissing the stone

Getting up after kissing the stone


He also got some traveler's checked changed.
Outside of the stores and restaurant

Outside of the stores and restaurant

Outside Grille and Bar

Outside Grille and Bar


Yesterday was a Bank Holiday so he couldn't do it then. We got a snack there,
Waterwheel in the restaurant

Waterwheel in the restaurant

Menus on the wall

Menus on the wall

Tables in the restaurant

Tables in the restaurant

Pavlova

Pavlova


and I did some shopping,
Blarney Castle Store

Blarney Castle Store


Learner Driver - L on the back window

Learner Driver - L on the back window

Town square

Town square


and then we drove to Cobh to go through the Queenstown Experience exhibit.

Posted by greatgrandmaR 13:37 Archived in Ireland

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