National Geographic : 1940 May
OLI) IRELAND, MOTHER OF NEW EIRE Photograph by Merl La \oy AMERICAN SAILORS MANEUVER TO KISS THE BLARNEY STONE "With fair words and soft speech" the Lord of Blarney kept putting off fulfillment of a promise to Queen Elizabeth. Exasperated, she finally declared: "This is all Blarney; what he says he never means." Thus the English language acquired a word. A stone in Lord Blarney's Castle near Cork traditionally confers on those who kiss it the gift of "sweetly eloquent persuasiveness." WOMEN S CLOAKS IN KINSALE ARE CONVERTIBLE When the sun shines. Mrs. Soderlund puts her top down. Mrs. Carroll, however, plays safe (page 658).