Blarney Castle is home to the famous Blarney Stone. The Blarney Stone is built into the side of the castle and is only accessible by climbing to the top of the castle and hanging over backwards, causing your upper body to dangle about 90 feet in the air. According to the legend, if you kiss the Blarney Stone, which is easily distinguished from the other stones because of its smooth, shiny, and slightly moist appearance (caused by all of the other tourists who kissed it), you will receive the gift of gab. On our honeymoon, my wife did not want to kiss the stone, so I kissed the Blarney Stone and then kissed her (this was during the second half of our honeymoon, after she was feeling better). Not surprisingly, the travel website,, recently ranked the Blarney Stone as the most unhygienic tourist attraction in the world!