Baloney is not Blarney
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The Blarney stoneās reputation made a lot of statesmen, actors, orators, and writers join in the queue climbing the steps to kiss it, so that they will not be lost for words anymore.
The stone is believed to be half of the original the Lia Fail or āFatal Stoneā, used as an oracular throne of Irish kings, the Harry Potter-version of āsorting hatā , it was presented to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in recognition of his support in the Battle of Bannockburn. The power of the stone supposedly was then revealed to the MacCarthyās by a witch saved from drowning, but hey we all love good stories here.
Now, now, why should we pay just to blabber baloney things when you can do it freely? Baloney is not
Baloney is when you tell a 50 year old woman that she looks 18
Donāt you agree ?
Hold Me, Dangle Me, Kiss Me:
Especially on peak season, you have to kiss the stone so that you can see it.
It was really an easy task, you lie down, hold the bar, kiss then smile at the cameraā¦.so I was really calm about it, besides a crew was also there to assist you in the kissing. When it was my turn, I realized that because of my short stature, my torso was also short! I had to lean more backward if I want to kiss the stoneā¦I can feel my center of gravity was off down and I got sudden vertigo seeing the height of the castle from the ground in an upside down view. So in my first attempt I failed to kiss itā¦*sniff*sniff* after picking my confidence again, I was more composed now, I lie down again and I still cannot reach the stone! The kind man pushed me forward but with a strong grip on my waist, I then puckered up to the stone and give it with a big smack :D. I got up, my face was all red, the people after me, canāt help gushing āMy God, thatās very scary for herā hahahahaha.
A certificate can be obtained that you kissed the stone and now, I am officially a blarney stone kisser bragger.
Top is the Best Position:
The stone is not the only thing that will make the climb worthwhile, looking on the view from the battlement would put you in awe. My friend, Coffeefairy, once said that ā
The Chambers with a view:
While going down, I had then got a chance to explore the chambers of the castle, well the Earlās does get the big room and I am still confused why is there a room called āthe lady and the priestās roomā :p The Family room was spacious and accessible to the kitchen, but it is still hard to imagine how they manage to move along on the castle with staircases that is very steep and narrow. I got myself stuck in garderobe, before I realize where I was..Ugh.