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Kissing the Blarney Stone by missmoneypenny

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The Blarney Stone (Irish: Cloch na Blarnan) is a block of bluestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres (5 miles) from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab. The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446. The word blarney has come to mean “clever, flattering, or coaxing talk”. John O’Connor Power’s definition is succinct: ‘Blarney is something more than mere flattery. It is flattery sweetened by humour and flavoured by wit. Those who mix with Irish folk have many examples of it in their everyday experience.’

I didn’t take this shot – that’s me hanging upside down – way back in 1975

The original shot was given high key treatment then finished in porcelain.

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Hi, my name’s Chris. I live in the beautiful county of Monmouthshire.
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  • Oncemore
    Oncemorealmost 5 years ago

    I love the texture and the age of this shot….pretty cool:)

  • It’s a pretty old shot to start with – such a long time ago

    – missmoneypenny

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKalmost 5 years ago

    And don’t tell me? You’ve not stopped talking since:-) LOL Excellent Chris. Is that a tank-top you were wearing?

  • Lol – my husband would agree with you there. No, it’s not a tank top but I agree it does look like one. It was a short sleeved cardigan.

    – missmoneypenny

  • Antanas
    Antanasalmost 5 years ago

    very good

  • Thanks Antanas

    – missmoneypenny

  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...almost 5 years ago

    great shot Chris and lovely editing.x

  • Thanks Catherine. I can remember that day so clearly – Ireland is such a wonderful country x

    – missmoneypenny

  • mrcoradour
    mrcoradouralmost 5 years ago
    Great shot Chris, I thought I’d broken my Back when I tried it, never did get to Kiss it though LOL
  • Lol. I wondered after if I’d done the right thing – after all, who knows who had kissed it before me? It was probably covered in all kinds of germs. I survived though with no ill effects. I don’t think it’s allowed now – a health and safety issue.

    – missmoneypenny

  • ellismorleyphto
    ellismorleyphtoalmost 5 years ago

    Cool… I wish I still had the photos from when I was there, sadly the film was re-used (not by me) and I lost all the shots… maybe I should return some day, I loved the grounds of the castle :-)

    Nice shot by the way :-)

    BTW they let us kiss it in 98 I think it was… I think they must have disinfected it or something between people.. you know what it’s silly if they say that, as no-one fell through the gap or (as far as I know) contracted anything nasty from it :-P

  • Now that’s interesting – I thought it had been stopped completely. It’s such a shame that you lost your photos – I’d be devastated. But – maybe it’s a way of telling you to go back?

    – missmoneypenny

  • hastypudding
    hastypuddingalmost 4 years ago

    that is really a neat photo! did everyone have to kiss the stone upside down?

  • Yes – you had to lean a long way down, backwards, to kiss the stone – it was a bit scary

    – missmoneypenny

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