Wednesday, September 30, 2015

look Up Look Down - Blarney Castle

Look Up, Look Down challenge hosted by Travel With Intent.

September 2015 - Blarney Castle Ireland

Click here for details of our day at Blarney Castle.

Info from Wikipedia.

Blarney Castle (Irish: Caisle├ín na Blarnan) is a medieval stronghold in Blarney, near Cork, Ireland, and the River Martin. Though earlier fortifications were built on the same spot, the current keep was built by the MacCarthy of Muskerry dynasty, a cadet branch of the Kings of Desmond, and dates from 1446. The noted Blarney Stone is found among the machicolations of the castle.

What the heck is a machicolation? 

A machicolation (French, machicoulis) is a floor opening between the supporting corbels of a battlement, through which stones, or other objects, could be dropped on attackers at the base of a defensive wall.

Yikes we did climb a long way up!

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