Blarney Castle’s Fascinating Lore

One of Ireland’s most well known castles, Blarney is visited by thousands of tourists each year. Many of these climb the steps to the top of the keep to kiss the legendary Blarney Stone, in the hopes that it will bestow the gift of eloquence. How did this legend come to be? In this article I explore the sources of this stone, and discover a fascinating past that ties in to a matriarchal goddess of an Irish clan.blarney