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  Blarney Stone Enterprises
The primary focus of the company is on the distribution of collectible figurines — Declan’s Finnians, whose inspired creation came from the famous history of the Blarney Stone in Co. Cork, Ireland.
Blarney Stone Enterprises has now earned an international reputation for its high quality, hand-crafted and innovative designs as well as our excellent customer service.
A standard of Irish folklore for centuries the Blarney Stone is believed to bestow the gift of good luck and eloquence among all who kiss it.
www.blarney-stone.com   (314 words)

  Blarney Ireland, Kiss The Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle
Blarney just 8km (5 miles) from Cork City is set in beautiful wooded countryside, it is an ideal base to visit the many wonderful sights of Cork and Kerry.
Blarney is one of the few villages in Ireland which has such a fine amenity, and today it continues to be a focal point of village life.
The population of Blarney is small, approximately 2,000 and the people are friendly and welcoming towards the visitor.
www.cork-guide.ie /blarney/index.html   (442 words)

  Blarney - LoveToKnow 1911
The name "blarney" has passed into the language to denote a peculiar kind of persuasive eloquence, alleged to be characteristic of the natives of Ireland.
The "Blarney Stone," the kissing of which is said to confer this faculty, is pointed out within the castle.
To its founder is traced by some the origin of the term "blarney," since he delayed by persuasion and promises the surrender of the castle to the lord president.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Blarney   (173 words)

 Contact Us
Blarney United was founded in 1949, a very difficult undertaking at the time as there was really no such thing as a rural soccer club.
Blarney had the use of a playing pitch in Tower, the pitch had been used by Shournagh Valley hurling team until it was disbanded.
Blarney United was reformed in 1967, and won its section of the AUL third division in its first year.
www.blarneyunited.com /Contact_Us.asp   (526 words)

 Blarney Caravan Park - Caravan & Camping Parks in Ireland
Blarney Caravan Park - Caravan & Camping Parks in Ireland
The terrain on the three acre park is elevated and gently sloping, commanding views towards Blarney Castle and the surrounding mountainous countryside.
Easily reached from the ferry ports of Rosslare and Cork, Blarney Caravan and Camping Park is ideally located to explore the beautiful South of Ireland.
www.blarneycaravanpark.com   (106 words)

 Hotels Blarney Cork, Blarney Cork Hotels, Hotel Blarney - Blarney Woollen Mills
Nestled in the picturesque village of Blarney, our intimate and exclusive boutique Hotel is regarded as the ideal getaway to relax and unwind from the pace of modern life.
Our Hotel is located in Blarney, one of the most legendary places in Ireland and only minutes from Cork City.
Your stay in Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel is guaranteed to be a pleasurable experience.
www.blarneywoollenmillshotel.com   (97 words)

 Blarney Castle, Ireland
Blarney Village is situated 9kms NW of Cork city (route N20 signposted "Limerick" out of city) and has a population of about 2,50
Blarney Castle was originally a timber hunting lodge built in the 10th century, which was replaced by a stone castle in 1210.
Blarney House is situated 200m South of Blarney Castle and was completed in 1874.
www.iol.ie /~discover/blarney.htm   (0 words)

Blarney goes on daily walks without a brace and is expected to recover fully, severe haircut notwithstanding.
The producers of the film, stated in a recent letter that 'Blarney's sequence (in the film) looks very impressive…It is rare we get to film a dog who is so relaxed in front of the camera.' Blarney seemed to have a great deal of fun and really enjoyed all of the attention during filming.
Blarney appeared to be doing well after the second operation, and they though they had removed all of the cancer, but soon after the second operation the cancerous bumps reappeared and we learned that there was nothing that could be done to save Blarney.
www.oes.org /html/blarney.html   (869 words)

 The Blarney Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blarney Stone is a stone set in the wall of the Blarney Castle tower in the Irish village of Blarney.
The castle was built in 1446 by Cormac Laidhiv McCarthy (Lord of Muskerry) -- its walls are 18 feet thick (necessary to thwart attacks by Cromwellians and William III's troops).
The origins of the Blarney Stone's magical properties aren't clear, but one legend says that an old woman cast a spell on the stone to reward a king who had saved her from drowning.
www.netins.net /showcase/magicman/blarney.htm   (167 words)

 blarney - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Blarney (in Gaelic, An Bhlarna), village in the south-west of the Republic of Ireland, in County Cork near Cork city.
Blarney Stone, stone built into the walls of Blarney Castle, County Cork, Ireland, and said to possess magical qualities.
Cobh (formerly known as Queenstown) is a seaside resort, naval station, and port near to Cork.
uk.encarta.msn.com /blarney.html   (99 words)

 Blarney Woollen Mills È£ÅÚ - Rates To Go   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Blarney has remained one of the most legendary places in Ireland, one in breathtaking scenery and rich in folklore, nostalgia and legend.
This luxury three star Hotel is ideally situated across from the historical Blarney Castle, home of the famous Blarney stone which was the seat of the McCarthy's, the great and noble Kings of Munster.
Blarney Woollen Mills is ideally situated as a base for a golf outing with the choice of many renowned golf courses.
www.ratestogo.com /Hotel/KR/Blarney_Woollen_Mills_Hotel   (331 words)

 Blarney Stone
Built in 1446 by Cormac Laidhim McCarthy (Lord of Muskerry) the Blarney stone is located in the southern tower wall between the main castle wall and the parapet.
The castle's notoriety stems from the legend of the Blarney Stone.
The Blarney Stone is not easy to reach as it is set between the main castle wall and the parapet.
my.homewithgod.com /lynda/holidays/Blarney.html   (268 words)

Blarney Castle was built in the fifteenth century as a stronghold for the McCarthys.
“Blarney,” as an expression of dubiousness, is attributed to Elizabeth I of England, who used it when impugning the worth of Lord Blarney's promises.
I went to the blarney castle about a year ago now and it was the most beautiful castle I have ever seen and the gardens there are so pretty.
www.castles.org /castles/Europe/Western_Europe/Ireland/Blarney-Cork/index.htm   (1473 words)

 Blarney Hotels Blarney Castle Hotel, County Cork, Accommodation Ireland,
Blarney, set in wooded countryside and rolling hills, is an ideal base for touring Ireland's Southwest.
Blarney Castle was originally the seat of the great McCarthy Clan of the Barony of Muskerry.
Blarney is one of only three villages in Ireland with such an amenity and today it continues to be a focal point of village life.
www.blarneycastlehotel.com /blarney.html   (209 words)

 Travel Blarney, Visitor Atractions in Blarney County Cork, Ireland   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Castle stands on the extensive lands of Blarney Castle Estate which consists of 1,130 acres, of which 730 acres havebeen planted for forestry purposes and there are 400 acres of avenues and parklands.
Blarney Castle was built in 1446 by Cormac Laidir McCarthy as a defensive fortress.
The presence of the mill shielded Blarney from the worst of the effects of the famine and few deaths were recorded in the area during that national catastrophe.
www.blarneytourism.com /attractions.html   (1128 words)

 Blarney County Cork Ireland
The name 'Blarney' is taken from the Gaelic word: 'Blar' which means open field.
Blarney is one of the few villages in Ireland which has such a fine amenity, and today it continues to be a focal point of village life.
For many of the visitors to Blarney, their first priority is to kiss the famous Blarney Stone high up on the Castle battlements.
www.blarneycaravanpark.com /blarney.html   (275 words)

 Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle, County Cork, and the magic Blarney Stone with its traditional power of conferring eloquence on those who kiss it are among the most famous of Irish landmarks.
The word "Blarney" is supposed to have originated in the dealings of Queen Elizabeth’s government with the then Lord of Blarney, Cormac MacDermot MacCarthy.
The deputy, Carew, became the laughing stock of the Queen and she declared "this is all Blarney, what he says he never means." Thus Blarney came to mean pleasant talk intended to deceive without offending.
www.marymcsweeney.com /blarney.html   (351 words)

 Blarney Castle- Ireland - VirtualTourist.com
Blarney Castle is very interesting and the grounds are beautiful and the size of the plants in the gardens confirmed it is centuries old.
Kissing the Blarney stone is a long standing tradition, it is said to give the kisser magical eloquence.
Directions: Blarney Castle is situated in Blarney Village which is 8 km northwest from Cork city in the South of Ireland.
www.virtualtourist.com /travel/Europe/Ireland/Things_To_Do-Ireland-Blarney_Castle-BR-1.html   (1188 words)

 The 'Gift of the Gab'
Blarney is celebrated the world over for a stone on the parapet that is said to endow whoever kisses it with the eternal gift of eloquence (in Irish 'solabharthact') - the 'Gift of the Gab'.
The origin of this custom is unknown, though the word "blarney", meaning to placate with soft talk or to deceive without offending, probably derives from the stream of unfulfilled promises of Cormac MacDermot MacCarthy to the Lord President of Munster in
The massive castle, which looks even larger because of its picturesque situation on the edge of a cliff, was supposedly built in 1446 by Cormac MacCarthy "the Strong", probably on the site of a castle occupied by the Lombards, whom the MacCarthys had displaced.
www.irelandseye.com /blarney/blarney.html   (326 words)

 Blarney Pub and Grill: About   (Site not responding. Last check: )
This, now known as the Blarney Stone, was incorporated in the battlements where it can now be kissed.
Whenever he endeavored to negotiate the matter, McCarthy always suggested a banquet or some other form of delay, so that when the queen asked for progress reports a long missive was sent, at the end of which the castle remained untaken.
The queen was said to be so irritated that she remarked that the earl's reports were all "Blarney".
www.blarneypubandgrill.com /about   (288 words)

 Blarney Castle
But to Irish cheese lovers, Blarney Castle is ground zero to one of the world's purest dairy pastures.
Blarney Castle's original owner, Cormac Láidir "The Strong" MacCarthy, realized he had a treasure on his hands early on.
Most Irish agree that Blarney Castle cheeses are best enjoyed while picnicing amidst the mystic rock gardens just outside Cork.
www.kerrygold.com /usa/bc.html   (299 words)

 Blarney Castle, Ireland
Blarney Castle, a massive fifth century keep with walls 18ft/5.5m thick and a 82ft/25m high tower, is the strongest castle in the province of Munster.
In one of its walls is the famous Blarney Stone, which is believed to bestow the gift of eloquence on anyone who kisses it.
Queen Elizabeth I had instructed her Governor in Ireland to call upon Cormac MacCarthy, then Lord of Blarney, to give up the traditional system by which the clans elected their own chiefs and instead to accept the grant of his lands from the Crown.
www.planetware.com /blarney/blarney-castle-irl-co-blca.htm   (306 words)

 Blarney Castle: The Blarney Stone   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Blarney Castle was gutted and lay in ruins, but the outside walls were still standing firm and strong.
That blarney stone is on the inside of an outside wall.
The blarney stone is at the top of these walls, on the inside of the castle.
www.chebucto.ns.ca /Heritage/FSCNS/Scots_NS/Cty_Celt/Blarney_Stone.html   (201 words)

 Blarney Castle Co Cork - Irish Historic and Tourist Sites - myguideIreland - Ireland Regional Information Guide
The Blarney Stone is situated at the very top turret of the castle and to kiss it you have to lie on your back and reach under the battlements to kiss the stone as the wind whistles around your ears, and someone takes a firm hold of your legs!
The MacCarthys held sway over Blarney and Munster throughout the many tumultuous centuries of Anglo-Irish conflict until the defeat of the old Irish nobles at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, after which the Lord of Blarney was exiled.
Blarney Castle presents a fairytale picture, its tall towers are set within wonderful gardens containing such romantically named landmarks as, the Druids Altar, the Witches Kitchen and the Wishing Stairs.
www.12travel.com /ie/attractions/blarneycastle.html   (591 words)

 Blarney Castle and the blarney Stone Ireland
History of Blarney Castle and the Blarney Stone, its connection with the Castle Ruin at the Lake Hotel Killarney.
Blarney Castle was originally a timber hunting lodge built in the 10th century, which was replaced by a stone castle in 1210.
The world famous Blarney Stone is situated high up in the battlements of the castle.
www.lakehotel.com /Blarney.htm   (297 words)

 The Blarney Brothers
The Blarney Brothers are a live pub show with the accent on "live" and the emphasis on "show".
The Blarney Brothers also find the sea-faring music of Stan Rogers to be a strong influence.
It also inspired the writing of an original song in the genre called "Ned's Chanty." For 1999, the Blarney Brothers are setting out on a National Tour with plans for a Cruise in March of 2000.
www.blarneybrothers.com /band.html   (205 words)

 Brewer, E. Cobham. Dictionary of Phrase & Fable. Blarney.
Cormack Macarthy held the castle of Blarney in 1602, and concluded an armistice with Carew, the Lord President, on condition of surrendering the fort to the English garrison.
Day after day his lordship looked for the fulfilment of the terms, but received nothing except protocols and soft speeches, till he became the laughing-stock of Elizabeth’s ministers, and the dupe of the Lord of Blarney.
The Blarney Stone is triangular, lowered from the north angle of the castle, about twenty feet from the top, and containing this inscription: “Cormac Mac Carthy fortis me fieri fecit,
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 Blarney Stone
Near the village, standing almost 90 feet in height, is the solidly built castle of Blarney.
During the time of Queen Elizabeth I, Dermot McCarthy, the ruler of the castle, was required to surrender his fortress to the Queen as proof of his loyalty.
Once, when the eloquent excuses of McCarthy were repeated to the Queen, she said "Odds bodikins, more Blarney talk!" The term Blarney has thus come to mean 'the ability to influence and coax with fair words and soft speech without giving offense'.
www.sacredsites.com /europe/ireland/blarney_stone.html   (476 words)

 Barrys-Tea.com : Guide to Ireland : Castles : Blarney Castle
Blarney Castle is one of the oldest and famous castles in Ireland.
The history of the Blarney Castle stretches far back through the centuries to and has been home to the McCarthy's and Lords of Muskerry.
The angle tower was occupied at one stage by Cormac McCarthy who, according to tradition, is said to have given four thousand of his own men to supplement the armies of Robert the Bruce at the Battle of Bannockburn.
www.barrys-tea.com /ireland/castles/blarney_castle.html   (433 words)

 Delta Society
Blarney received his advanced obedience, CGC, and therapy dog certifications soon after he was a year old and we were on our way.
The feeling of this patient for Blarney has caused the Recreational Therapy Director at the hospital to try to get a program started where Blarney could meet with some of the residents outside by the fountain.
The letter from a deceased resident’s sister thanking me for allowing Blarney to bring so much pleasure to her sister prior to her death arrived and was included in his nomination packet.
www.deltasociety.org /VolunteerArticlesBlarney.htm   (1037 words)

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