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Elmore Park

Girl posing beside Shamrock's Blarney Stone display
Photo courtesy Shamrock Chamber of Commerce

Shamrock, Texas

Located several blocks south of Route 66 on Railroad Avenue, Elmore Park's main claim to fame is the fact that it features a fragment of the world-famous Blarney Stone—taken from Blarney Castle in County Cork, Ireland. The stone is embedded in a cylindrical monument where it has rested since the 1950s.

There are a number of myths and legends surrounding the Blarney Stone, but chief among them is the belief that kissing the stone confers eloquence or skill in flattery.


Blarney Stone dedicatory plaque

The monument also bears a metal plaque with this inscription:

BLARNEY STONE
IMPORTED & ERECTED 1959
DEDICATED MARCH 17, 1959
BY ZOLLIE STEAKLEY
SECRETARY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS

About Elmore Park
Business Type: Public park
Owner(s): City of Shamrock
Address: Shamrock, Texas
Telephone: n/a
Web site: n/a
Directions: First Street, east of Main (U.S. 83). See also our GPS-based Clickable G-Maps.
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