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 27 April 2011
Warmer weather has finally arriv'd. 'tis been very wet the last couple o' days, but the rain will help the flow'rs grow.
Thank ye to ev'ryone who left me lett'rs 'n drawings. Ye children are keepin' me very busy!
Kate 'n Lily, be on the lookout fo' the fake pet dog ye asked me to get.
Kourtney, thank ye for writin'. Things at me hous' are very well. Nice 'n cozy.
Kaleb, me bed is made of twigs 'n pussywillow.
Cheers! Rita, Aria, Sophia, Katie, Shannon, Melina, Audrey, Jacob. Thank ye fo' the lov'ly drawings.
Becca, I thinks fairies are grand.
Yes Cora, I loves St. Patrick's Day.
'ello to all in Miss Hutchings class! I be 'bout three 'n one half inches tall. At night I loves to relax with a book in my comfy chair. Also, I wander 'round the library, especially the Children's Room. I be always lookin' fo' new books to read.
Brooke, ye asked what I like to eat. I eat some o' the same things ye humans eat, but I am a vegetarian. I loves bread 'n cheese, roots 'n berries. Me favorite drink is dew drop tea. I thinks I makes a brilliant root 'n berry stew. Me friend Rocky the Raccoon gave me some SPAM once. Me thinks that 'twere nice o' him, even if he doesn't realize that I be vegetarian.
Hannah, I move things 'bout me hous' with a wee bit of me magic.
Chloe, 'tis leprechaun law that only our elders get the choice to show themselves to humans. We young'ns are invisible to all humans. Older ones of us sometimes choose to reveal themselves to humans, but rarely as they loose bits o' their magic 'n don't live near as long as if they stay hidden. But I be here, ye just can't see me.
Loren, I loves all o' the rooms in me hous', but me favorite is prob'bly the livin' room where I can relax with a book 'n a nice cup o' tea.
Thank ye Molly 'n Declan. 'tis grand to be loved.
Yes Hailee, I be fine. How be ye?
- Published on 19 April 2011
So many nice lett'rs from the children from Kids R Special Preschool! I enjoy'd readin' 'em all.
Tess, thank ye fo' the birthday wishes.
Happy belat'd birthday Maddie. I hopes ye had a brilliant day.
Olivia, every grade in school was me favorite. Gettin' an education is a grand thing. Ye also asked about me family. I have numerous brothers, sisters, cousins, 'n a pa 'n ma.
Cheers! Kaitlyn, Andrew, Alexa, Mady, Colin, Gianna, Isabel, Brenna.
I don't have any pets but loads of friends, like all the children that visit me hous' at the libr'ry
Becca, the object under the poster is a sheleighleigh. It is a heavy stick that is used for ceremonies.
Thank ye all fo' the drawings. They be very special to me.
Don't forget 'bout me birthd'y cel'bration this Thursday from 1:30- 2:30pm in the Carman Community Room. Me hopes ye all can come.
- Published on 22 April 2011
Me birthd'y cel'bration yesterday was grand! So much wond'rful singing 'n storytelling, thanks to Ms. Sharp and Zeke. Ye didn't see me, but I was sittin' right on Ms. Sharp's shoulder while she played her tin whistle.
The cake 'n ice cream was delicious and I was d'lighted ye all could share in it.
Thank ye Taylor 'n Raven for the birthd'y gifts. 'twas so nice of ye to remember me on me special day.
Thank ye to all of me friends that came to the party 'n signed me birthd'y card: Hannah, McKayla, Kaitlyn, Auge, Mackenzie, Kaden, Joey, Lambros, Lily, Kate, Rita Rose, Jameson, Sophia, Mazzy, Aria, Hailie, Jing, Connor, Jacob, Owen, Raven, Shannon, Chloe, Andy, Ashley, Lu, Maya, Isabella, Hailey, Taylor 'n Olivia.
'twas grand to see all of ye there.
- Published on 12 April 2011
So many of ye left me loads of lett'rs and drawings. It warms me heart. 'twas good to see some of ye at the Mother Goose storytime last week. Ye didn't know it, but I was there, singin' right along with ye.
Becca, the giant frog in front of me hous' is a chair fo' all of me friends to sit upon while enjoyin' lookin' at me hous'.
Cheers! Shayle, Nicole 'n Audrey.
Yes Tyler, we are friends. All of ye children are me friends.
Bryce, thank ye fo' the St. Patrick's Day wishes.
Don't forget about me birthd'y cel'bration on Thursday, April 21 from 1:30 - 2:30 in the Carman Community Room. 'twill be a fun time with crafts and special treats.