Blarney Castle
Kissing the stone is supposed to give one the gift of eloquence.
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On the road to Blarney Castle. Note that Limerick is the town famous for certain humorous verses.
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Grandpa wondered if perhaps he and Grandma were missing something...
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Blarney Woollen Mills were right outside the castle grounds.
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At the entrance to the castle grounds.
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Grandma and Grandpa's friends, Bill and Isabel, heading toward the castle.
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Most people wanted to kiss the Blarney Stone at the castle.
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Grandma Bert's photo of Blarney Castle in Ireland.
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Ground level openings into the castle.
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In you go.
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Possibly down to the dungeons of the castle.
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Across the trail from the castle.
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Grandma Bert decided to try to reach the stone to kiss it.
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Grandma Bert had to climb these steps to reach the stone.
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Along the way she saw this sign.
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Watiing in the line to climb to the stone.
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Along the way to the stone.
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Grandma Bert's photo of the Great Hall.
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Grandma Bert still had a long way to go.
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The stone was at the top of the castle, above the window. People had to bend over backwards while others held them so they could kiss the stone.
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Sadly, Grandma Bert's claustrophobia got the better of her and she returned to the bottom of the castle.
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She took several pictures while returning to the bottom.
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Grandma Bert did get some nice photos while she was half way up the tower, though.
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Grandma Bert had wanted to reach the top of the tower, but the narrow confiines of the steps and the large number of people did not permit it.
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Badger's Cave.
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Castle wall and garden.
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The poison garden. Grandpa had never heard of such a thing, but since this trip, he has read about several of them.
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The Poison Garden.
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The Poison Garden.
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More of the Poison Garden.
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Did you know rhubarb is poisonous? The leaves are. The stalks can be used in pie and other things, though.
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