Whoever kisses the Blarney Stone wins the gift of eloquence All my life I had heard about the Blarney Stone which, if you kiss it, will give you the “gift of gab.” In other words, you will be very eloquent. I had always imagined that the stone would be some sort of rock on the top of a hill, similar to King Arthur´s story of the sword and the stone. It turns out, however, that the Blarney Stone is part of Blarney Castle in a small town just outside of Cork. When I went, I took the bus from Cork departing from the Parnell Place Bus Station in the city of Cork to the Village of Blarney. This bus departs every half hour, more or less, and when I went the bus was filled with other tourists, eager to see the famous castle.