Expect rain and you'll be pleasantly surprised if it stays dry.
Arrive early to try and beat the lines.
There are food options onsite. However, to save money consider bringing your own food, as there are plenty of lovely spots on the grounds for a picnic lunch.
Enjoy this half-day itinerary at the Blarney Castle, home of the famous Blarney Stone. A visit to the Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland offers adventure and enchantment. Be one of the many who’ve sought the gift of eloquence by kissing the Blarney Stone. It’s a rather touristy thing to do, but nevertheless, our entire family loved the visit. Be sure to explore everything from Blarney Castle itself to the castle’s beautiful gardens and grounds. The castle grounds offer family-friendly walking trails, cottages, caves, a unique poison garden and more. Whether at the end of the visit or just for a break, head to the Stable Yard Café for some fine fare and relaxation.