Piece of Irish history on Texas Tech campus - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

3/17/10

Piece of Irish history on Texas Tech campus

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - The Blarney Stone is synonymous with Ireland and Irish history. Did you know that there is an authentic piece of that stone right here in Lubbock?

The stone sits atop a small monument in the Salle Port of the Electrical Engineering building at Texas Tech University.

A group of Petroleum Engineers from Tech found the stone on March 7th 1939 during a field trip. It was found to be a piece of the original Blarney Stone which disappeared in 1659 from Blarney Castle near Dublin, Ireland.

Legends say that if you kiss the Blarney Stone, upside down, you will receive the gift of eloquent speech. Tech legend adds to the folklore and says that only seniors are allowed to kiss the stone.

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