The Erin Giftstore of Blarney, County Cork sells a wide range of products such as Celtic jewellery, hand knit Aran sweaters under the Erin Knitwear label, Guinness official merchandise, Celtic themed mugs and Irish souvenirs. You will also find a selection of beautiful throws.
The store is located in Blarney, home to Blarney Castle, built nearly six hundred years ago by one of Ireland's greatest chieftains, Cormac McCarthy. Here world statesmen, literary giants, and legends of the silver screen have joined the millions of pilgrims to kiss the Blarney Stone. Once upon a time, visitors had to be held by the ankles and lowered head first over the battlements. Today visitors are rather more cautious. The Stone itself is still set in the wall below the battlements. To kiss it, one has to lean backwards, holding on to an iron railing from the parapet walk. The reward is a real one, as once kissed the stone bestows the gift of eloquence.