* Rock Close * Blarney Castle, Blarney, Ireland * http://www.blarneycastle.ie *
In the enchanted grounds of Rock Close in the fabled lands of Blarney Castle is the infamous Kitchen of the Blarney Witch. Atop her wishing steps is her kitchen. Offset from the kitchen is her stone. Apparently by legend she is bound and entrapped in the rock in servitude to bestow wishes upon those who walk up and down backwards the wishing steps while thinking non stop of their wishes. In exchange, the Blarney guardians provide her firewood for this very kitchen so she can continue her spellcraft and crazy brews while staying warm at night when she is magically released from the stone she is trapped within. Some say if you arrive early enough you can still see the dying embers of the fire as she lights a fire every night. Some believe that it was the Blarney Witch who really told McCarthy about the power of the Blarney Stone.
The Rock Close –