Category Archives: Ireland

Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 25 – Fun Facts About the Blarney Castle

Did you know that the Blarney Castle in Ireland was built by American author Cormac McCarthy? And that he installed a “murder hole” so he could ward off unwanted visitors like Bono and Margaret Thatcher? IT’S TRUE! Click the “play” … Continue reading

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Why You Should Never Order a Black & Tan in Ireland

On the rugged western coastline of Ireland there lies the village of Portmagee. This small community consists of a small, main drag lined with pubs and shops along with a scattering of houses down some side streets. It also serves … Continue reading

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Europe in Three Minutes or Less # 23 – The Poison Garden at Blarney Castle

Some castles have rose gardens. Others have topiary gardens. But the Blarney Castle outside of Cork, Ireland? It has a garden filled with plants that kill you. Eeep!

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