Make Glenlohane Country House Cork your base when you visit Blarney
larney Castle is situated an easy drive of just 40 minutes from Glenlohane. We are also 40 minutes from another favourite with visitors, the famous Kerry town of Killarney. Plus we are about 40 minutes from Cork and a similar distance from Limerick. Glenlohane is the ideal choice for your Blarney Stone guesthouse. We can be your base to visit the whole of the stunning south west.
Blarney is generally associated with the historic stone, but you will find your visit to Blarney encompasses far more than that.
The castle that you can see today dates from 1446. You can find out all about it’s colourful history by visiting the main Blarney Castle website
The Stone is situated at the very top of the Castle. Kissing the stone is alleged to give the individual the “gift of the gab”, the ability to talk persuasively and with eloquence. However, you like many visitors, may find that the grounds of Blarney completely outweigh the stone. Bet you thought that was the highlight of the trip to Blarney.
In the grounds of Blarney castle there are areas of stunning natural beauty. There are ancient geological features in the landscape inviting you to immerse yourself in folklore and fairy culture. The new poison garden is a great asset to the castle, it is laid out beautifully and you can learn about traditional herblore. Many of the plants in the garden which we now know to be poisonous, were used as medicines historically. You can wander through the arboretums & pinetum or take a stroll by the lake.
Centrally situated we can offer you a charming base from which to explore the stunning landscapes of Cork and Kerry.