Situated six miles from the city, this was once a thriving manufacturing village, but now survives mainly on the tourist trade. Blarney castle was built in the middle of the 15th Century by Cormac McCarthy. He was so esteemed as a powerful chieftain, that the English settlers paid him an annual tribute of 40 pounds to protect them from Irish attacks.
Map of Blarney
Getting To and Around Blarney
For information on getting to and around Co. Cork, see our Co. Cork Transport Guide.
Public Transport to and around Blarney
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Places to Stay in Blarney
- Blarney Castle Hotel The Square
- Blarney Woollen Mills Hotel Blarney
- Lanesville Lane's Cross, Killard
- Maranatha Country House St. Ann's Hill, Tower
- Muskerry Arms The Square
- Pond House Waterloo