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    • Laurie Stone

      Kimberly, Blarney Castle has just enough windows to make it possible. Otherwise I could never have done it. I highly recommend it! Thanks for reading.

  1. Bravo to you! I’m not a fan of tight spaces either. I conquered my fear after I received my yoga instructor certification last year and actually taught a class. The more I do it the less I afraid I am.

    • Laurie Stone

      Judy, Good for you, becoming a yoga instructor. Its funny how the more we face our fears, the easier (sometimes) it gets.

  2. I’ve never been, but its at the top of my list of places I want to go before I die! I am very claustrophobic too. I can’t stand to be enclosed anywhere. I don’t go to things like sporting events either because I get to claustrophobic from all of the people!

    • Laurie Stone

      Rena, Thank God there were windows. If it had been one long, stone tunnel, I would’ve lot my cookies. Isn’t it funny how just a few narrow openings makes all the difference?

  3. Great story! Isn’t this what travel is all about? Not only do we see new places and meet new people, we also put ourselves to the test in new and sometimes uncomfortable situations. Brava! for you in facing your fear and discomfort to come away with a great memory and a great story.

    • Laurie Stone

      Mimi, Thanks for reading. I agree, travel is about going outside our comfort zone. Blarney certainly did that for me, and so glad I went.

  4. haha Thanks for the reminder! I totally forgot how I got up there 30 some years ago. Being I’m closlerphobic too, I probably blocked it out. I do, however, still have my picture of hanging down and kissing the Blarney stone. Thanks for sharing this!

    • Laurie Stone

      Rebecca, I did have an amazing time and one of our stops was Killarney! Its a beautiful little town. Ireland was awesome. You have to go!

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