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Blarney Castle was built in 1446 in County Cork, Ireland. It is one of the most famous castles in the world. Kissing the Blarney stone, located in one of the murder holes on the under side of the machicolated battlements, about 80 feet above the ground, is said to bring you good luck and bring you back to Ireland.

Blarney CastleIt is recommended to photo copy or print the plans onto heavy card stock. The best card stock is gray with pebbled mottling. The pieces can then be cut out and glued together. The door can be cut out and replaced by a piece of brown card stuck glued to the inner surface of the keep. The entire structure can be glued to a cardboard or presentation board base. Add a bit of landscaping and you have a charming little castle. The castle is remarkably rugged. My own (shown in the photo) is over fifteen years old, has been dragged to sixth grade classes all over southeastern Idaho, and has even had other castle fall onto it.

The castle is designed on a very small scale, for 15 mm figures. It can be reproduced on a larger scale for 25 mm figures.