Everything in Ireland is beautiful and looks like a post card at every turn. However, the trip to Blarney Castle was something out of a fairy tale. The Castle, the grounds, gardens, etc- was magical. We got a light spring shower that only added to the ambience. This day-trip was the highlight of the trip which included - France, Spain, Scotland, and Ireland. The guide was fun and entertaining.
My only suggestion would be to make separate trips for students ot have an adults only tour. Half of our bus was loaded with German high school kids that were loud (talking over the guide and making it nearly impossible to follow his stories along the way), messy (a girl took her bra off on the bus, and disrespectful to the sites- spitting and leaving trash, etc. I would have preferred not to witness their behavior.
However, the tour itself and the guide were brilliant!