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Can anybody tell me where the Blarney Roses grow?

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DSC02156Can anybody tell me where the Blarney roses grow? It might be down in Limerick town, it might be in Mayo. It’s somewhere in the Emerald Isle and this I want to know. Can anybody tell me where the Blarney roses grow?
I thought we would find them at Blarney Castle, but no such luck. But even without the roses, this was a perfect day in a perfect place in Ireland.

DSC02153On our last full day in Ireland, we had actually planned to travel to Dingle, to take a boat tour there and try to see if we could find Fungi th  e Dingle Dolphin. But we discovered that the trip was a bit pricey so we decided to go to Blarney Castle instead. And I’m really glad we did because it was an amazing day.

DSC02180It was such a beautiful place to be. The castle gardens are huge and you can wander around for ages. It has the most amazing flowers, waterfalls, little bridges and a whole  garden with beautiful statues.

DSC02190DSC02194We walked around for a few hours, taking in the beautiful nature that surrounded us and enjoying some massive icecreams. It was a very relaxing day. The sun was shining very bright and it was a wonderful day.

DSC02222DSC02238Besides the gardens, there was a whole forest, where we also walked around for a bit, before entering the gardens again and walking towards Blarney Castle.

DSC02174DSC02368Blarney Castle was built in 1446 and is one of Ireland’s greatest treasures. It is home of the Blarney Stone, the legendary stone of eloquence. It is said that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, you will never be lost for words. Needless to say, there was a huge line here. We didn’t do it, but it was fun to see others do it.

DSC02272DSC02263Instead, we just walked around a bit more. We found a poison garden with lots of interesting plants. We took our time to be able to see everything and have a relaxing, quiet day.

DSC02390That evening, we had diner at Luigi Malone and I had the most wonderful lasagna and a rum strawberry cocktail. We spent the rest of the evening in a bar with live music. Ireland has a lot of these, but this is the first night we actually went to one. I would really recommend this, because it’s a lot of fun!

And thus concludes our trip to Ireland. We had a wonderful vacation, spending a few days in Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork and saw a bit of what Ireland has to offer. I can’t wait to go back to see even more of this beautiful country ♥

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