Fake Blarney Stone.

False Blarney Stone

Field review by the editors.

Shamrock, Texas

The Irish-flavored town of Shamrock, Texas, has a chunk of the real Blarney Stone encased in concrete monument in a local park. But it wasn't enough. Maybe the town was worried that casual visitors might not drive past the park; maybe it felt that the original, security-conscious monument wasn't as kissable as it could be. Or maybe there was just too much blarney in Shamrock for one stone.

For whatever reason, the town erected another, fake Blarney Stone in downtown. It's taller, embossed with a lovable leprechaun (an ideal kissing spot), and helpful instructions: "Kiss this Blarney Stone for Everlasting Good Luck." A horseshoe embedded in its base apparently acts as a Texan Luck Power Booster.

Other Blarney Stones can be smooched in Emmetsburg, Iowa; Irish Hills, Michigan; and even across the state in Lubbock, Texas. But no other town has two.

False Blarney Stone

N. Main St., Shamrock, TX
Downtown, on the east side of N. Main St./US Hwy 83, between E. 4th and E. 3rd Sts. It's in a tiny park, next to a gazebo.
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