No visit to Ireland is complete without sightseeing the Blarney Castle. Set in serene Irish countryside and embraced with acres of woods, it makes a pleasurable trip. This medieval monopoly’s major attraction is possibly the Blarney Stone, an ancient Scottish piece of rock which, as the story goes, is believed to grant the ‘gift of gab' to anyone who kisses it. Blarney Castle was erected nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's supreme chieftains, Cormac MacCarthy, and has been attracting attention beyond Munster ever since. Over the last few hundred years, millions have gathered to Blarney, making it a world attraction and one of Ireland's utmost treasures.