I went to Blarney Castle in Ireland. The castle was awesome! Do you know about Blarney Castle? I am going to tell you about Blarney castle.
It was built around 600 years ago. It had tiny, windy steps. They are called trip steps because the steps are uneven so the attacker will trip. There were guardrooms in the castle. The guards slept and lived their life in a really tiny room.
The walls were plastered. The plaster was made out of animal blood, horsehair and limestone. The windows usually were made out of animal skin, because glass was really expensive at that time. To make the ceiling they weave willow sticks together to hold the blocks of rock then they put the blocks of rock on top of the woven sticks.
I liked the kitchen best because it has a great view. They even had a poisonous garden. Did you know that mandrake and wolfbane are real plants! Those plants are actually in the movie Harry Potter!
I kissed the Blarney stone. I did not want to kiss it, but my mom and dad made me kiss it. It is nasty kissing the Blarney Stone. If you kiss the stone then you get the gift of gab. Do you know how it got its’ name? There was a chief and he was the owner of the castle. The queen wanted him to go do something but he kept writing this long list of reasons why he could not do them, of course they were not true. Finely the queen got angry and said, “YOU ARE FULL OF BLARNEY!” That’s how the rock got its name.
Facts about Blarney Castle:
- You can kiss the stone.
- The stone was a toilet in medieval times.
- You have to hang upside down to kiss the stone.
- The castle is located in County Cork.
- The castle has great views.
Now you know about Blarney Castle!