Blarney (Irish: an Bhlarna, meaning "the little field") is a town and townland in County Cork, Ireland. It lies 8 km (5.0 mi) north-west of Cork and is famed as the site of Blarney Castle, home of the legendary Blarney Stone.
Blarney town is a major tourist attraction in County Cork. Mostly people come to see the castle, kiss the stone, and to shop at the Blarney Woolen Mills center.
The local soccer club, Blarney United FC, has playing facilities close to the village, with both a traditional grass pitch and a FIFA-approved all-weather pitch. The pitches are supported by changing facilities, a meeting room and a hospitality room. The club has more than 300 underage players (boys and girls aged 6 to 16), and also fields a youth team and three adult teams. The senior team competes in the Premier Division of the Munster Senior League.
Blarney also has a GAA club. Blarney GAA are the All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Champions of 2009 and are the Cork-County Intermediate Hurling Champions for 2008. Blarney also fields a Camogie team, which was established again in 1999. Blarney has also seen a resurgence in the sport of cycling with the re-forming of the Blarney Cycling Club.