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Highlights of Blarney
Cobh Shore Excursion - Highlights of Blarney


 



This 4 Hour Private Shore Excursion Includes:
  • Pick up from Port or Hotel in Cobh / Cork
  • Private English Speaking Licensed Guide
  • Round Trip Transportation in Private Vehicle
  • Included Interior Visits- Blarney Castle

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Tour Number:
ICORK-02

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TOUR DESCRIPTION
 
Type: Free Time, Historic Castle, Local Crafts, Nature
Length: 4 Hours
Walking: Medium
Mobility: NO wheelchairs
Guide: Licensed Guide
Language: English

Cobh / Cork Shore Excursions- This tour visits the Blarney Castle, which is one of the most famous sites in Ireland. Tradition says that those who are willing to kiss the Blarney Stone will receive the "gift of eloquance". You also have the chance to visit a local shop which is located in a former wool mill and specializes in typical Irish crafts.

After meeting your guide you depart for the Blarney Castle, which dates from 1446 and is built on solid limestone. Much of the castle is ruined but the main tower still remains. There are 127 steps to the top of the castle where you enjoy amazing views of the beautiful countryside. You will feel compelled to kiss the Blarney Stone and gain the gift of eloquence or as an 18th century French consul put it, "gain the privilege of telling lies for 7 years". What most visitors are surprised to learn, is that to kiss the stone you are held by the feet and suspended backwards over a stone wall.

Next you drive into the village of Blarney where you enjoy time at the Blarney Woolen Mills. This local shop is located in an old woolen mill and specializes in quality Irish goods such as crystal, linen, china, pottery and more. After time to explore the shop you return to the pier in Cobh.


If you cannot find what you are looking for, our Cork tours and Cork Shore Excursions can also be customized to fit your needs. If you have a larger group, we can offer you a private Cork tour using a mid-size bus or full size coach. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a customized quote.
Shore Trip Timing - The shore excursion times are approximate based on your interests and traffic conditions.
  • Drive to Blarney Castle - 45 Minutes
  • Visit Blarney Castle - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Visit Blarney Village's Woolen Mills - 1 Hour and 15 Minutes
  • Return to pier in Cobh - 45 Minutes