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Facts about Ireland: Where is the Blarney Stone (St. Patrick's Day trivia)

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Intro: Some of the most interesting facts about Ireland involve the famous Blarney Stone of Ireland. Despite it becoming part of our vernacular, many people don't actually know what it means to kiss the Blarney Stone (really) and why it holds such attractions for poets, writers and other communicators.

Read on to find out where the Blarney Stone is and why people kiss the Blarney Stone.

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Fun Facts About Ireland: The Blarney Stone Legend

According to the Blarney Castle website, people from around the world come to kiss the famous stone.

Legend has it that anyone who kisses the Blarney Stone will be given the gift of eloquent speech. People also call it the stone of eloquence.

Is it any wonder then that when poets and statesmen visit Ireland, they like to visit this famous Irish landmark?

How to Kiss the Blarney Stone: It's Not as Easy as You Think

It turns out it may not be as easy you think to kiss this famous stone, which is located in the village of Blarney, Ireland.

This bluestone block, which was was built into Blarney Castle -- specifically, into its battlements, attracts some brave smoochers. According to the castle site, to kiss the Blarney Stone you must

lean backwards (holding on to an iron railing) from the parapet walk.

And why must you lean backwards? That's one of the more interesting facts about Ireland's famous landmark. It's situated in the wall below the battlements of the castle. It's hard to get to.

It's definitely one of the places to visit in Ireland!

Learn more fun facts about Ireland and Blarney Castle by watching the video attached to this article.

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