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Blarney Castle, Cork, Ireland

This afternoon, my focus is on Blarney Castle  which lies very close to the pretty village of Blarney in the south of Ireland, just 8km from the city of Cork. This site attracts high volumes of visitors each year whose prime objective is to visit and kiss the famous Blarney Stone which is located at roof level with access entailing a climb up some 127 steps.

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Ballycarbery Castle, Cahersiveen, County Kerry, Ireland

Today, July 23rd., we departed our lodgings in Ballincollig, near Cork. Ireland and embarked on a trip as follows:

First a 30 minute drive west to Midleton where we joined the 1015 am tour of Jameson Whiskey Experience. This entailed a guided tour of the Old Distillery which ceased production on 1075 and replaced with a functioning distillery on an adjacent site. Here we were shown the whiskey making process from malting and mashing through to fermentation, distillation and maturation culminating in a tasting.

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Violinist at Cashel, Ireland

This morning, we departed our lodgings in Dublin and drove our first destination of the town of Cashel, Tipperary and the Rock of Cashel.

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