Blarney Castle

Local nameBlarney Castle
LocationBlarney, Ireland

Located 8 km from Cork, this impressive medieval fortress was built around 1446 by the MacCarthy dynasty. It is primarily known for being home to the Blarney Stone - a magical stone which, when kissed, gives the kisser the ability to express themselves better.

When visiting this castle, considered to be one of Ireland's greatest landmarks, be sure to stroll through the adjacent gardens. First, enjoy the splendid view of this oasis of peace from the castle, and then wander through the parklands, which include various arboretums, waterways, and gardens.

Blarney Castle is a popular day trip destination from Dublin, easily accessible by train.

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Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin from 63 USD
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Opening hours

Nov - Feb:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 5 pm
Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

Mar - Apr, Oct:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6 pm
Sun: 9 am - 6 pm

May, Sep:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 6:30 pm
Sun: 9 am - 6 pm

Jun - Aug:
Mon - Sat: 9 am - 7 pm
Sun: 9 am - 6 pm

Last admissions 1 hour before closing.


Adult: €16
Student/Seniors: €13
Children (8-14 years): €7
Family (2 + 2): €40

Tickets are cheaper when bought online.

More information and contact


Official website




Phone +353 21 4385252

Address Blarney Castle, Blarney, Co. Cork, Ireland

Coordinates 51°55'44.547" N -8°34'14.949" E

Tours and activities: Blarney Castle

Blarney Castle and Cork Day Trip from Dublin

from 63 USD

Cork and Blarney Castle Rail Trip from Dublin

from 124 USD

3-Day Cork, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry and Cliffs of Moher Rail Trip

from 568 USD

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