Q: What is the Blarney Stone and can I kiss it during the tour?
A: The Blarney Stone is a block of limestone embedded in the battlements of Blarney Castle’s tower. It is believed that kissing the stone brings good luck and the gift of eloquence. Yes, you can kiss the stone during the tour if you are brave enough to lean backward over the edge of the tower and be held by an attendant.
Q: What else can I see and do at Blarney Castle?
A: Besides the famous Blarney Stone, visitors can explore the castle’s gardens, arboretum, and woodland trails. There is also a poison garden, a witch’s kitchen, and a lake. You can shop for souvenirs, have a picnic, or dine at the on-site restaurant.
Q: How long does the Blarney Castle tour take?
A: The tour of Blarney Castle usually takes 2-3 hours, depending on your pace and interests.
Q: Is the tour of Blarney Castle suitable for people with disabilities?
A: The castle’s grounds and gardens are wheelchair accessible, but the castle itself has many stairs and narrow passages that may be challenging for some visitors. There is a video tour available for those who cannot climb to the top of the tower.
Jameson Distillery Tour FAQs:
Q: What is the Jameson Distillery and what will I see on the tour?
A: The Jameson Distillery is a world-renowned whiskey distillery in Dublin, Ireland. On the tour, you will learn about the history of Jameson, see the whiskey-making process, and taste some of the finest Irish whiskey.
Q: How long does the Jameson Distillery tour take?
A: The tour of the Jameson Distillery usually takes 1-1.5 hours, depending on your pace and interests.
Q: Can I buy whiskey at the Jameson Distillery?
A: Yes, the Jameson Distillery has a gift shop where you can buy various Jameson products, including whiskey, glasses, and souvenirs.
Q: Is the tour of the Jameson Distillery suitable for children?
A: Children are allowed on the tour but must be accompanied by an adult. They will not be served whiskey during the tasting portion of the tour but will be given a soft drink instead.
Q: Can I take photos during the Jameson Distillery tour?
A: Yes, you are allowed to take photos during the tour, but there may be some restrictions in certain areas.