went to cork and blarney this weekend and ‘twas delightful! alas, my camera was out of battery so i have no pictures of my own, but it was absolutely fantastic. we climbed all the way to the top of blarney castle and kissed the blarney stone. it was hilarious because you have to lay down and lean back to kiss it, so you’re staring down at the ground a hundred feet below. i was giggling for about ten minutes afterward and now have the gift of gab, according to legend.