Kissing the Blarney Stone


A postcard from Ireland – there is no date given but probably from the early 1900’s.

I kissed the Blarney Stone in a similar way in the late 1960’s.  It was not a pleasant experience but I sort of felt obliged to follow the custom.  Is it only for tourists?

Surprise Postcard


I was surprised to spot this Irish postcard recently at the Postcard Collectors Club meeting.  Not a usual scene but one I happen to know.  Greystones is a charming little town about 25 miles south of Dublin.  It was a popular destination from the North particularly.


I don’t recognize the stamp but it is an Irish one and the card was posted to friends in County Antrim in the North.