So what in the world is the Blarney Stone, and what is a Blarney Contest that is to be enjoyed by all comers June 21st at the Whistler's Faire?
"Oh! He's just giving me a lot of blarney!" exploded the good Queen Bess, after reading yet another letter from Lord Cormac McCarthy of Blarney profoundly complimenting her majesty while still not complying with her command to agree to act as lord of his lands while "happily" swearing fealty and obedience and ownership to the English queen. While she was quite exasperated with the eloquent lord, thanks (it is said) to the power of the Blarney Stone he'd kissed, he was spared from her final wrath and judgment because the Virgin Queen was simply so enchanted by his glib tongue.
Thus was Lord Cormac saved. While the origins of the blarney stone previous to that vary wildly from the sacred to the fairytale, there is no doubt that among a country where tales grow 'as naturally as the tall, grassy meadows' the origins of such a stone are guaranteed to inspire....so now we're going to see if Cliodna's gift is still as strong by listening to find all those with the gift of gab to charm the audience into voting for them to win this year's grand prize!
To enter the competition, all you need to do is stop in at the King's Table to get your name entered and put onto your jar for people to place their pebbles in and then get ready to tell your story. All the voting for this will be done strictly by a popular vote. Winners will be announced at the end of the evening (about 8pm).
If you aren't competing but are enjoying the tale-telling and are want to help your favorite win the grand prize, follow the instructions given at the King's Table where you go to pick up your Treasure Bag that includes coupons, free samples, and even more important your voting marbles and pebbles. Then simply come and gather and enjoy!