Sheila Hess

Sheila Hess finally made it to Ireland where she got to kiss the stone and visit three cites, two castles, one fort, one college and several amazing restaurants and pubs.

Kissing the Blarney stone at Blarney Castle outside Cork City, Ireland, is said to bring eloquence, or “the gift of the gab,” as they say in those parts. The Blarney stone—a block of limestone that forms the ancient battlements guarding the castle—was set in 1446, and the castle is a popular tourist destination. After a long wait, Sheila Hess finally made it to Ireland where she got to kiss the stone and visit three cites, two castles, one fort, one college and several amazing restaurants and pubs.

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