Going to Ireland for a vacation is very exciting. One of the many activities to do in Ireland is to get lucky. Irishmen are one of the luckiest people in the world, and acquiring luck in Ireland is a natural thing to do.

Visit Blarney Castle in Blarney, about 8 miles from Cork, Ireland, according to legends, kissing the Blarney Stone will bring about the gift of gab. Gab is defined as the ability to sweet talk and get out of difficult situations. They say after kissing the stone, you can be a very persuasive person.

Blarney Castle
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The Blarney Stone is a block of limestone, set on top of the castle tower. People go to the castle to visit its magnificent gardens and at the same time kiss the block of limestone.

The word Blarney has come to mean, to coax, or flattering in the modern day language.

Claims by the owner of the castle that millions of people have already kissed the stone, this includes statesmen, silver screen actors and just ordinary people who want to have the gift of gab. This is not easily done, as one has to ascend to the tower to kiss, and once there, lean back and touch the stone with one’s lips. They have now an assistant to help a person who wants to kiss and installed metal guard to help hold a person from falling over.

The next best thing if you cannot go to the Blarney Castle is to get an Irish woman to kiss you. This is the Irish Kiss. There was a recent campaign in Dublin called, Kiss Me I am Irish for tourism. In videos it showed 8 couples kissing each other for good luck.

If you cannot get an Irish woman to kiss you for good luck, then better luck next time!

 

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