Welcome to Blarney's Blog
Who is Blarney, you might ask?
I am Blarney Killarney from the grand clan of Killarney Leprechauns.
A wee bit of Irish magic an' grand ol' fashioned Irish luck landed me in the Liverpool Public Library. Why might a leprechaun end up so far from Ireland? 'Tis a true tale that I tell. I was out for a stroll among the heather, when I happened along a couple of tourists. Now I have a little hobby of climbing into the backpacks of tourists because you never know what kind of interesting reading materials they might have, and I love to read. 'Twas so nice and warm inside the backpack that I found meself drifting off to sleep. Now, leprechauns do not sleep often, but when they gets their mind set to sleeping they can sleep for days. One minute I was reading snug in the tourist's backpack, and next thing I know I'm tucked away inside the pages of a book on a sale shelf inside a library lobby. To awake surrounded by books! What glorious fortune! 'Twas no small bit o' magic there. I no longer have to sneak into the backpacks of tourists. I have many lifetimes of reading materials here. I looked around for the best place to build my home, and noticed several nice young lassies above me, new friends, books from floor to ceiling-- what better place to call home?!
I'm a wee bit shy, so you will never see me, but you can write to me or visit my house located in the Children's Room of the Library.
Write to me:
Please place all letters in the mailbox located above my door
in the Children's Room at Liverpool Public Library.
- Published on 18 November 2015
Good aft'rnoon all! 'Tis been so cool lat'ly that I have been enjoyin' a wee cup 'o hot cocoa most days. So delicious and comfortin'.
'ello Judah! Thank ye fo' writin'.
Berlyn, me favorite book 'tis Charlotte's Web. What is yours?
Cheers! Stephanie. 'Twas so nice to hear from ye.
'ello Sofie. Me favorite color is green. Such a grand color.
Ava, I do get Christmas gifts from Santa. 'Tis usually a book!
'ello Mary! Thank ye fo' ye note written in Irish speak! Me country 'tis green 'n beautiful. There be many forests with friendly creatures. The big cities are just like the cities in the United States. Busy with lots 'o traffic. I hope ye will visit Ireland someday.
Sahana, I do like unicorns. They be grand.
Joshua, this Thanksgiving I will be spendin' with some 'o me library fri'nds. What will ye be doin'?
- Published on 16 October 2015
Good morn' to all 'o me fri'nds. I hope ye are doin' well 'n enjoyin' the crisp autumn weather.
Are ye gettin' ready for Halloween? I hope many 'o ye will come to the library in ye costumes.
Leah, thank ye fo' the cute drawin'. Is that a picture of ye?
Eric, what cute pictures of the pumpkin ye left for me.
Candy, sometimes I will sneak a piece of candy from my librarian fri'nds when they aren't lookin'.
- Published on 28 October 2015
Good afternoon ev'ryone. Halloween 'tis just a few days away and I be lookin' forward to seein' some o' our fri'nds comin' in wearin' costumes.
Samhita 'n other fri'nds who be askin' why ye can't see me: we young leprechauns do not show ourselv's to humans. If we do, we lose a wee bit 'o our magic. But, if ye see ye shoe untied, or ye milk turns green on St. Patrick's Day, then ye will know 'twas me.
Cheers! Tyler 'n Dustin. Nice to hear from ye.
Ailyn, thank ye fo' the lovely drawin'.
- Published on 01 October 2015
'ello all! I have just return'd from a long visit with me family back in Ireland. 'Twas grand to see all me kin again. As much as I love Liverpool, I miss me family back home.
'Twas quite a few lett'rs waitin' fo' me. Thank ye!
Sydney, I love me 'ouse so I always have a good time there.
Jack, green be me favorite color too.
Kiara, I do have a pot 'o gold but 'tis hidden away in secret places.
Ava, I be sorry but I cannot bring ye gifts.
Madelyn, thank ye fo' your note.
Janquell, I had a grand time with me family!
Alexander, I hope ye are enjoyin' kindergarten. 'Tis grand to go to school.
Delanie, thank ye fo' ye nice letter.