Located 8 km northwest of Cork, Blarney is the "biggest little village in Ireland". The main attraction is the Blarney Castle, famous for its Stone. By kissing the Blarney Stone, it is claimed that one can receive the "Gift of the Gab" (eloquence, or skill at flattery or persuasion). In the grounds of the castle, the Rock Close is a curious place of ancient stones, by legend a garden of druidic origin. The place has an aura of magic and mystique telling a story of centuries past.