Irish sheet music entitled Blarney Kate. Blarney is defined as "talk that is not true but that is nice and somewhat funny and that may be used to trick you." The idea of Blarney come from Ireland and The Blarney Stone (Irish: Cloch na Blarnan). It's a block of Carboniferous limestone built into the battlements of Blarney Castle, Blarney, about 8 kilometres (5 mi) from Cork, Ireland. According to legend, kissing the stone endows the kisser with the gift of the gab (great eloquence or skill at flattery). The stone was set into a tower of the castle in 1446.