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Blarney's Blog

Welcome to Blarney's Blog

Who is Blarney, you might ask?
I am Blarney Killarney from the grand clan of Killarney Leprechauns.

  photo_2.jpgA 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?!

So that 'tis the tale of how I, Blarney Killarney, came to live at the Liverpool Public Library.

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.

or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Lá  Fhéile Pádraig Sona Dhuit!! Happy St. Patrick's Day to you! I will spend the day listen' to Irish music and eatin' homemade Irish soda bread along with me shephard's pie. Then I will have a wee bit o' lime jello for dessert. One o' me favorite meals.

The St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday 'twas grand fun. I enjoy'd seein' all o' the costumes and listen' to the music. I saw many wee folk there too havin' a grand time.

Cheers! Leila 'n Ayanna. Thank ye fo' ye notes.

'ello Audrey! I hope ye have a grand St. Patrick's Day.

Arie, yes I do sit in me chair quite a bit. I often fall asleep while readin' a book.

'ello Riley. Good luck with your back tuck.

Top o' the mornin' to ye! The snow 'tis lov'ly to see, but 'tis cold. Brr!

'ello Sara. Someone told me that ye are being good. 'Tis grand to hear that!

Cheers! Kaitlyn. Thank ye fo' ye note.

'ello Kyler! I must say, ye stumped me with ye note written in French! Me librarian friend Stephanie helped me understand it. To answer ye questions, me favorite color is green, and I will be 135 years old this April. Thank ye fo' writin'.

Shayligh, if ye look in me 'ouse ye will see the four leaf clovers ye ask'd about.

'ello Judah! Sadly, I can'not show ye me gold or meself. 'Tis considered bad luck to do so.

Cheers! Tess. There is a chest in me 'ouse, but I keep me tools in it.

'ello Payton 'n Ozzy. What is ye pet dinosaur's name?

'ello ev'ryone! The snow 'tis up beyond me boots! 'Tis grand to be enjoyin' me tea 'round me fireplace. Such a comfy feelin' when the snow is fallin'.

Monday is St. Patrick's Day! Me favorite time o' the year. Will ye be going to the parade on Saturday?

It looks like many of me fri'nds that wrote this week are Harry Potter fans. Thank ye fo' all of ye notes.

Bianca, I be fri'nds to all animals o' the forest, so I do not need a pet of me own. The picture ye ask'd 'bout is me fri'nd Bridget from Ireland.

'ello Payton! Thank ye fo' ye note. I do not know any mermaids. I've just read about them in books.

Cheers! Vivienne. Thank ye fo' ye note 'n cute drawin'.

Cheers! Weston. Thank ye fo' ye note.

Top o' the mornin' to ye! I hope all o' ye are well 'n enjoyin' the winter. I went down to the playground in the park the other day 'n had a fun time playin' on the slide. 'Twas a wee bit cold but still fun!

Thank ye to all who left me wond'rful letters in me mailbox. I always look forward to 'em.

Natalie, yes I baked the cake ye saw in me 'ouse. I love to bake, just like ye do. 'Tis quite fun.

Lizzie, Grace, 'n Mae, I be sorry but I ca'not bring ye gifts. Leprechaun law does not allow it.

'ello Brianna! I'm so glad ye visit'd the library. Thank ye fo' ye nice words 'bout me 'ouse. I take great pride in it. No need to worry about me...I have many fri'nds.

Payton, yes, the moose 'n teddy bear are great fri'nds to me. What is ye teddy bear's name?

Have a grand week ev'ryone!