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1. Posted by bluewaav (Inactive 627 posts) 7y

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Please accept my appologies for this irreverent question, but I had to ask. Rumour has it that locals pee on the Blarney Stone when tourists are not around. Is this true?

2. Posted by elsebas (Budding Member 51 posts) 7y

I've never been there while closed but it's not the first time I hear the legend and I think it's well possible.

3. Posted by cecily (Budding Member 6 posts) 7y

I seriously doubt it. I've been there and first of all it's extremely high up, on the top of the castle and I'm certain the grounds & castle would be closed after opening hours. Second of all it's at an extremely awkward angle and difficult enough to kiss with assistance, never mind pee on.

4. Posted by Redpaddy (Inactive 1004 posts) 7y

Mmmm. Well officially you're supposed to kiss it while dangling upside down. So they wouldn't piss while doing that, surely.

5. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 7y

Quoting Redpaddy

Mmmm. Well officially you're supposed to kiss it while dangling upside down. So they wouldn't piss while doing that, surely.

I don't think you understand what the OP is trying to imply. If the locals pee on the stone... later the tourists kiss it...

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7. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

Being Irish and knowing first hand the nature of the wit (or attempted wit) of some people, I'm pretty sure that it may have happened at some stage in the past - giving rise to the rumours that it happens all the time.

I do know that the stone is washed regularly and if in fact this deed happened at all, it happened a very very very long time ago.

I can't be any more definite than that and as has already been mentioned, being one of Ireland's major tourist attractions it is guarded very closely with no access after closing time.

So my advice would be to kiss it to your heart's content.

Zaksame

8. Posted by Ladymacwil (Full Member 170 posts) 7y

I guarantee you one thing, none of the females would be doing that as it would be impossible!

I agree however, since the entrance is locked up at night and personnel are consistantly in attendance when the castle is open, I find that rumour highly improbable.

LadyMacWilly ^..^ ~