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Castle & Gardens Open All Year Round!

Opening Times & Rates

Explore the entire gardens, mystical rock close gardens, dungeons, caves, lake walk & much more!

Monday to Saturday
May 9.00am to 6.30pm
Jun-Jul-Aug 9.00am to 7.00pm
Sept 9.00am to 6.30pm
Oct-Apr 9.00am to 5.30pm/Sundown
Sundays
Summer 9.00am to 5.30pm
Winter 9.00am to Sundown

Closing times on a bank holiday Monday are the same as a Sunday.

Last Admissions is 30 minutes before closing.

Carpark operates at same opening times as listed above

The Castle, Rock Close Gardens and Lakeland Walk are open all year, except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Blarney House is open from June 1st - August 31st from 10am to 2pm Monday to Saturday.

Book your Tickets!

Buy in advance and take advantage of our online discount. You can buy tickets online for Blarney Castle by clicking below. If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

Blarney Castle Visitor Rates Book your tickets now!
Adult Admission €12.50 (Normally €13)
Student/Seniors €11
Children (8-14 years) €5
Family (2 adults + 2 children) €32
Tour Leaders must stay with student groups while visiting the castle, otherwise they will not be allowed kiss the stone.

Group Bookings

Here at Blarney Castle we welcome groups and can easily accommodate large parties of visitors. If you have a larger group that would like to visit the Castle, please Contact Us here.

Guide books

Guide book download - Guide books are available in French, English and German.

Wedding Parties

Please contact the office on 021-4385252 for access to the Castle for the purpose of Wedding Photography.

Directions & Travel Information

Blarney Castle is situated in Blarney Village which is 8 km northwest from Cork city in the South of Ireland. See the map below for more details.

Directions from Cork Airport

  • From Airport follow signs for City Centre
  • From City Centre follow signs for Limerick (N20)
  • Travel for 7 km; exit left (signposted Blarney)
  • Arrive at Blarney

Directions from Shannon

  • By Car: Follow the road to Limerick. Then follow signs for Mallow and take the turn off before Cork City to Blarney.
  • By Bus: There is a direct bus from Shannon Airport to Cork City, check out www.buseireann.ie for information on bus timetables.

There are no direct routes via train from Shannon to Cork.

Directions from Dublin

  • By Car: It takes 3-4 hours to get from Dublin to Cork. Take the N8 motorway and follow the signs south for Cork, then on to Blarney.
  • Public Transport: Trains leave for Cork on a regular basis. Check www.irishrail.ie for further information on timetables. Or phone Kent Train Station, Cork; Telephone + 353 21 456 766 www.buseireann.ie for bus timetables Aircoach: a bus leaves Dublin airport eight times a day directly for Cork, it is the cheapest way but can take anywhere from 5-7 hours depending on traffic. See www.aircoach.ie for more information.
  • Flights: A flight from Dublin to Cork is the fastest route, taking only 50 minutes. See www.ryanair.com, www.aerlingus.com, www.aerarann.com
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