Saturday January 18, 2020

Pure magic in the Rebel County

The splendour of The Kingsley spa is enough to even silence the gift of the gab

31st July, 2016
Blarney Castle, where visitors come to learn about Irish folklore and mythology

Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of top-of-the-morning-style attractions. We have so much to offer around Ireland, from our ancient past to our rolling hills and breathtaking cliffs, that it irks me to see the country depicted as a plastic paddy paradise.

But recently I travelled to Blarney Castle and Gardens in Cork, which celebrates Irish folklore and mythology, and to my surprise, it won me over.

We started our visit by climbing...

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