Is kissing the Blarney Stone on your bucket list? Blarney Castle near Cork is a 15th Century medieval stronghold that remains one of the biggest tourist attractions in Ireland.
Kids love castles, iconic things like this and green open spaces to run around and explore, so no wonder it's a perfect day trip for families. Climb up to the top via a narrow staircase, enjoy the views and bend over backwards to kiss the stone if you are looking for that gift of gab. ( With my mobility challenges I waited at the bottom).
Bring a healthypicnic lunch and wander the fairy tale-like verdant grounds and gardens with winding paths throough waterfalls, streams, rocks and interesting places to explore. We took time out to do a little fiddling on the violin for our world travelYoutube video series.
We spent quite a bit of time in County Cork and met some great people there
because our RV was rear-ended in France on our way to catch the ferry
to Ireland. Luckily, we found someone there to fix it well enough to
last until we returned to Spain for the winter, thus we had lots of fun
getting to know this area