Blarney Stone


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Blarney Stone

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(Placename) a stone in Blarney Castle, in the SW Republic of Ireland, said to endow whoever kisses it with the gift of the gab and skill in flattery
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Noun1.Blarney Stone - a stone in a castle in Ireland that is said to impart skill in flattery to anyone who kisses it
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Explore the beaches near Cork with their fine golden sand and rock pools Pictures: AXIOM/ FILTE IRELAND/ ALAMY/ IRISH RIVIERA.COM; Bend over backwards to kiss the Blarney Stone; There's more to Blarney Castle than kissing; See the Youghal lighthouse on a harbour cruise
In which country would you kiss the Blarney stone? 20.
That said it was a fantastic show which blasted out as much energy as the band, who have clearly kissed the blarney stone and oozed charm.
We salute the A-listers who tried - and failed - to sound like they'd kissed the Blarney Stone.
You can kiss the Blarney Stone on a five-day coach tour from pounds 199 with Armchair Tours.
USHER has big plans for his visit to Ireland next February - including a visit to the Blarney Stone, it has emerged.
But no way can you not tour around the Castle and grounds,or ascend up the narrow, twistingCastle stairways to kiss the Blarney Stone. What the attraction is of bending backwards, with necessary assistance,over a frighteningly high battlements gap to kiss a piece of fortification I'llnever know,but that's the Irish for you -and thousands do it annually,in pursuit of the fabled eloquence it bestows.
DeLorean - who must have kissed the blarney stone at some point during his travels - managed to persuade the British government and its Northern Ireland Development Administration to pour funds into the factory and provide related working capital for production of the first cars.
In his latest adventure he kisses the Blarney Stone - and a tiny voice squeaks in an Irish brogue: "I feel fine, but I don't think it has worked."
TRACES of saliva picked up with each pucker have earned the famous Blarney Stone a place on a list of the world's 101 WORST places to visit.
Looking on in horror, I watched again and began to see clips of responses from American and Australian tourists who had just kissed of all things, the Blarney stone in search of what's known as 'the gift of the gab.' I couldn't believe my eyes.
And not too far away is the Blarney Stone - well worth a kiss!