|Our first view of the castle|
|We were greeted by the sound of a babbling brook|
|A rather imposing sight|
|Three entrances from right to left are a kennel, sentry and dungeon|
|Another side of the castle|
|We were being watched, but not by these eyes, there were plenty of cctv cameras around|
|Another side of the castle and the Blarney Stone|
|I'm not sure what this represented|
|Of all the plants here I found this the most surprising. Apple and Rhubarb pie anyone?|
|The remains of the Battlements which are adjacent to the garden|
|They even have a waterfall|
|Another unusual sculpture|
I managed to get the address of at least one wool shop that we could visit on this trip so I was able to check out one of the local yarns. It was quite course and only really suitable for a jumper or cardigan to be worn as an outer garment and I didn't want to buy that much yarn. I have every intention of buying some yarn while I'm over here but I only want a small quantity suitable for making a beanie and/or scarf, just so that I can say it was made with Irish wool.
I think I must have been quite tired when I wrote yesterday's blog as it appears that I didn't hit the "Publish" button, so you get a double helping tonight.
Tomorrow we're going to Waterford where we're hoping to buy some crystal. I'm not sure what we're going to get and I probably won't tell you about it anyway as we might want to surprise some people with it.