'Blarney Castle, the shrine of Irish wit - near Cork, Ireland', 1901. The castle, near Cork, is the home of the 'Blarney Stone', believed to bestow the gift of eloquence when kissed. The original castle dated from before 1200 but was destroyed in 1446. The building seen today was built by Cormac MacCarthy, King of Munster. Stereocard by Underwood & Underwood.