Who in the world would take an Ireland vacation in the winter?
We would! We had the opportunity to house and pet-sit in Dublin, over the holiday school break, so it was a no-brainer for us. We were going to be spending a full week in the suburbs of Dublin, but we decided to add on an extra week of fun vacation time in Southern Ireland. Yes the land of County Cork and County Kerry!
I don’t remember when I heard about the famed Blarney Stone, but I was probably in elementary school. But do you know WHY the Blarney Stone is famous, and WHY you’re supposed to kiss it? If you’re like me, I didn’t know the WHY either. But that has changed recently. Before I get into the details, let’s me give you a run-down of the history of not only the Blarney Stone, but the castle and grounds that are associated with it.