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SAINT PATRICK  The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. He almost didn't get the job of.

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1 SAINT PATRICK  The person who was to become St. Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, was born in Wales about AD 385. He almost didn't get the job of bishop of Ireland because he lacked the required scholarship.  He died on March 17 in AD 461. That day has been commemorated as St. Patrick's Day ever since.

2 17 th March S. Patrick’s Day Join us in the happy Atmosphere Of Saint Patrick

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4 Blarney Castle

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6 Rock Close Cave

7 The Rock Close The Rock Close is laid out on a pre-historic Druids site with the remains of huge boulders, rocks, a dolmen (a megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on uprights), a sacrificial altar and a witches kitchen. You will also find Japanese bamboo trees, magnolias, Siberian dogwood and weeping willows and a stream which can be crossed via a small pedestrian bridge.

8 The Blarney Stone  Kissing the Blarney stone The world famous Blarney Stone is situated high up in the battlements of the castle. Follow one of the several long, stone spiral staircases up to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the lush green Irish countryside, Blarney House and The Village of Blarney. The stone is believed to be half of the Stone of Scone which originally belonged to Scotland. Scottish Kings were crowned over the stone, because it was believed to have special powers. The stone was given to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in return for his support in the Battle of Bannockburn. You too can acquire the gift of eloquence by kissing the stone!

9 Kissing the Blarney Stone

10 Customs and Traditions One traditional icon of the day is the shamrock. And this stems from a more bona fide Irish tale that tells how Patrick used the three-leafed shamrock to explain the Trinity. He used it in his sermons to represent how the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit could all exist as separate elements of the same entity. His followers adopted the custom of wearing a shamrock on his feast day.

11 Blarney Castle Blarney Castle was originally a timber hunting lodge built in the 10th century, which was replaced by a stone castle in The present day construction was completed by Dermot McCarthy, King of Munster in The Castle remained the ancestral stronghold of the McCarthy family until the arrival of Oliver Cromwell with cannon guns in Fifteen years later with the arrival of King Charles II on the English throne saw the return of the McCarthys to the Castle. Following the Battle of the Boyne in 1690, all Irish chiefs were stripped of their powers and the McCarthys were again forced to leave Blarney Castle. The Castle was sold to Sir James Jefferyes, Governor of Cork in The Castle is now owned and managed by the Trustees of the Blarney Castle Estate.


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