Blarney

Blarney has an international reputation thanks to its legendary Blarney Stone which forms part of the ancient castle of the MacCarthy clan itself one of the major visitor attractions in Ireland. It is just a short 15 minute drive from Cork city and set amidst beautiful woodlands. It is an ideal base to visit the many wonderful sights of Cork and Kerry.

Blarney has a beautifully preserved village square which is the focal point of village life. It has great places to stay as well as being close to some top class golf courses, fishing, walking, cycling and numerous other activities. There are atmospheric pubs serving great food as well as restaurants offering something for everyone.


Over 200,000 people visit Blarney Castle each year. The castle is situated in over a thousand acres of magnificent woodland, making it the ideal place to take walks to enjoy the clean fresh environment of Blarney.

Originally established in 1823, Blarney Woollen Mills now houses a large selection of Irish products. With a wide selection of sweaters and woollens, crystal and china, gifts and souvenirs for all the family, this famous store has something for everyone. For non EU visitors, Blarney offers tax refunds on all purchases in store. It also offers free overseas shipping, to ensure your shopping experience is simple and stress free, and to allow you to get on with enjoying your vacation.

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