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 06 September 2011
'ello me friends. A lot of ye will be going back to school in a couple o' days, 'n some of ye will be goin' for the very first time. I hopes ye all have a wond'rful first day o' school.
Mariano, I be three 'n a half inches tall, smaller than ye hand.
One of me friends ask'd if I be a boy or girl. I be a boy, and yes I likes people, 'n yes, I be nice.
Sophie, life as a leprechaun 'tis wond'rful. Because I be so small I can fit into all kinds o' fun places, like behind the books on the libr'ry shelves. Sometim's I even crawl into the Media Bank machines and go for rides on the robotic arms. I don't do that very often 'cause me libr'ry fri'nds don't like that.
Solomon, we leprechauns don't show ourselves to human. We be very shy.
Cheers! to Emily 'n Kate.
- Published on 23 August 2011
'ello me friends. Today has been such a beautiful day that I spent much of the mornin' in me wee boat on Onondage Lake. Me hopes ye all are enjoyin' what 'tis left of summer.
One of me friends asked why I chose Liverpool Library. I fell asleep in a tourists book, the book was then donated to the library. When I awoke I liked it so much that I stayed.
Because I be vegertian I have never had a Blarney burger. So glad ye enjoyed the one ye had.
Cheers! Katie. Your notes always bring a smile to me face. Thank ye.
- Published on 30 August 2011
'tis hard to beli've that summ'r 'tis almost over. I have had a great time with all o' me friends, and takin' me boat out on the lake.
Someone ask'd what I do at night after the libr'ry closes. A lot of things! Me takes rides on the train, 'n use the computers. Sometimes I even play in the new Media Bank machines, but don't tell me libr'ry fir'nds! Me very fav'rite thing to do is to curl up on a book shelf and read.
Tess, the pumping well is how I gets me water.
Nadia, Makayla, 'n Amalia, I do not like to show meself to humans, but I be around. Ye just can't see me.
Sophia, me hopes you enjoy the fourth grade. The only advice I can give ye is to listen to ye teacher and have fun. Education is one o' the great things in life.
Kaidan, ye will not see me at ye house, but if ye shoes be untied then ye know I was there.
Cheers! Jana, Carmen, Sara, Delaynie, Addie, Haley, 'n Taylor
Thank ye once again fo' all of the lov'ly drawings.
- Published on 18 August 2011
'tis such a treat hearin' fro' all me fri'nds.Thank ye fo' all of ye wond'rful lett'rs and lov'ly drawings.
Tyler, me loves readin' all ye lett'rs. Thank ye.
Taylor, me cousin in Ireland sent me the glass frog. 'twas a grand gift, to be sure.
Cheers! Ben, Jana 'n Haley.