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When Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure it's like a morning Spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter,
You can hear the Angels sing.
When Irish hearts are happy,
All the world seems bright and gay.
And when Irish eyes are smiling,
Sure, they steal your heart away.

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ON TOUR IN IRELAND
---in the land of my forefathers

by Marion "Mac" McAnear

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ON TOUR IN IRELAND
Iíve tried a beer in many a pub
Then tried to walk without a stub
One Beer Too Many

Iíve been to Blarney, kissed the stone
Should be content to go back home!
Kissing the Blarney Stone

Yet itching to complete a started mess
Itís on to Scotland to see Loch Ness!


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Irish Jig"CEAD MILE FAILTE" † Irish Jig
(A Hundred Thousand Welcomes)
The world famous Blarney Stone is situated high up in the battlements of the castle. † Follow one of the several long, stone spiral staircases up to the top and enjoy the spectacular views of the lush green Irish countryside, Blarney House and The Village of Blarney.

The stone is believed to be half of the Stone of Scone which originally belonged to Scotland. † Scottish Kings were crowned over the stone, because it was believed to have special powers.

The stone was given to Cormac McCarthy by Robert the Bruce in 1314 in return for his support in the Battle of Bannockburn.

Queen Elizabeth I wanted Irish chiefs to agree to occupy their own lands under title from her. † Cormac Teige McCarthy, the Lord of Blarney, handled every Royal request with subtle diplomacy, promising loyalty to the Queen without "giving in". † Elizabeth proclaimed that McCarthy was giving her "a lot of Blarney", thus giving rise to the legend.

You too can acquire the gift of eloquence by kissing the stone!

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