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.
Getting To and Around Blarney
For information on getting to and around Co. Cork, see our Co. Cork Transport Guide.
Bus to Blarney
- Bus routes operated by Bus ireann:
- Cloghroe (Coolflugh Terminus) - Mahon Point (Johnson & Perrott Garage)
- Mahon Point (Johnson & Perrott Garage) - Cloghroe (Fairways Terminus)
- Charleville (Moloney Jewellers) - Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place)
- Cork (Bus Station - Parnell Place) - Newmarket (Sara Curran Statue)