Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza

Welcome to Blarney Stone Plaza (HM1ZXC)

Location: Shamrock, TX 79079 Wheeler County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 12.936', W 100° 14.934'

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Irish folklore says "you will never be at a loss for words" after kissing the Blarney Stone (also known as The Stone of Eloquence). Here in Shamrock, Texas, some of our locals swear their luck changed for the better after kissing this section of the Blarney Castle Stone here at Shamrock's Blarney Stone Plaza.
How did a section of Ireland's Blarney Stone end up in Shamrock, Texas?
In the late '50s, Shamrock local leaders were successful in persuading Ireland into shipping a section of the famous stone to our Irish city. Promises were made (and who knows what else) to promote Ireland and the legend of their famous mystical stone in this part of the world. News leaked that there were certain factions in Ireland that were against any part of the stone leaving its homeland. For that reason, our prized piece of the Blarney Stone arrived in Shamrock in 1959 escorted by guards and an armored truck.
The origin of the stone at Ireland's Blarney Castle is still a mystery today.Some say it was Jacob's pillow brought to Ireland by the prophet Jeremiah. Others say it was brought to Ireland after the crusades. Biblical historians also theorize it could be the stone that gushed water after being struck by Moses, giving it mystical powers.May the luck of the Irish
be always with you& thanks for visiting Shamrock's Blarney Stone Plaza.
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HM NumberHM1ZXC
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Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 11:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 386332 N 3897667
Decimal Degrees35.21560000, -100.24890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 12.936', W 100° 14.934'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 12' 56.16" N, 100° 14' 56.04" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)806
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-199 E 2nd St, Shamrock TX 79079, US
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