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Blarney is a town and townland in County Cork, Ireland. It is 8 km (5.0 mi) north - west of Cork and is famed as the site of Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone .

Blarney is a major tourist attraction in County Cork. Most come to see the castle, kiss a stone , and shopping at the Blarney Woolen Mills in the city .

The city is a major tourist attraction in County Cork. Mostly people come to see the castle, kiss the stone , and to shop at the Blarney Woolen Mills center .

Blarney Castle was built in 1823 and was originally known as Mahony's Mills . There was a water powered mill, where it is mainly produced tweed and wool.

Legend has it that by kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle , it is argued that one should receive a "gift of eloquence , or the ability to flattery or persuasion ."

The village is dominated by The Square - a grassy area where Blarney locals and townspeople sometimes congregate during the summer.

Several attempts to develop the market over the years has always been met with stiff protest from locals . Previously, the space used to markets .
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