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Legend has it that if you kiss the Blarney Stone you’ll get the “gift of gab,” or the ability to speak with eloquence and flattery. In fact, Britain’s most well-known prime minister, Winston Churchill, even paid a visit to the stone! And all of his famous speeches were made AFTER he kissed the stone.Why should you kiss the Blarney Stone?
The idea that there was a magical stone in the wall of Blarney Castle that conferred the gift of gab on any kisser was a fantasy deeply encouraged by the family. It became a very popular enterprise, and beginning in the early 19th century, anyone doing the "Tour" of Ireland had to visit Blarney Castle and kiss the stone.