The Stone of Eloquence in Blarney Castle

Many visitors of Blarney Castle in Cork pass through an unusual ritual - they kiss one of the stones in the wall, being in an extremely uncomfortable position - they do it in order to get their portion of eloquence.

The magic stone of Blarney while kissing it will hand eloquence to you.

The stone is blocked up on the top of the castle wall gives a man skill in speech, but there is one condition - you have to touch this stone with your lips. This local legend comes to the city 500 years old, it was born when Queen Elizabeth I was alive.

The owner of the castle at that date was involved in an unprofitable trial for him. On the night before the court session, the owner of the castle had a dream that on the way he should kiss the first, met on the road cobblestone, and for him everything should end well.

When he woke up, he did so, and then surprisingly everyone, speaking in his defense, he so famously turned the conversation that all the judges found him not guilty and let him go in peace. The stone was decided to be immortalized in the wall, so that in the future it should have protect the castle from misfortunes only by diplomatic means. Since then, a tradition has appeared to kiss a stone in order to become silver-tongued.

5 years ago the portal Tripadvisor.com awarded the Eloquence stone the status of "the most unhygienic landmark of Europe" - godublin.info reports.

And here on the video you can see the procedure of "kissing".

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