Language: English and Irish Gaelic
Time Zone: GMT
The weather in Blarney is relatively mild all year round, so you can expect warm summers (June – August) and cool winters (December – February). Temperatures average around 17 - 20°C (62 - 68°F) during the day in summer and evening temperatures rarely drop below 10°C (50°F). In winter, daytime temperatures are pleasant at around 7 - 9°C (44 - 48°F) and nights are an average of 3 - 4°C (37 - 39°F). An umbrella is a travel essential on any Irish holiday and Blarney receives steady rainfall throughout the year, however, showers are fairly infrequent and tend to pass quickly.
- The name Blarney comes from the Irish Bhlarna, meaning ‘the little field’.
- Blarney has an Irish language primary school catering for approximately 120 students.
- Blarney is one of Ireland’s last remaining estate villages, meaning it was built by the Blarney Castle landlord to provide housing for its workers.
- Thanks to the legend of the Blarney Stone, the word ‘blarney’ is often used in common speech to describe overly flattering or nonsense talk: “he’s talking a lot of blarney”.
- The grounds of Blarney Castle contain a dolmen, which is a marker of a prehistoric grave, proving that this area has been inhabited for thousands of years.