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 24 August 2010
I've nev'r had so much fun 'n one summ'r befor'. Yesterday, I met Clifford! The Big ol' Red dog himself, 'twas grand. Also enjoyed a lovely piece o' banana.
Abigal, thank ye for ye many lett'rs n' lovely stick'rs.
Anthony, happy belated birthday, I hopes ye's enjoys bein' seven. Cheers!
Thomas be askin' if I 'ave ev'r ridden a magical pony ov'r a rainbow whilst little fairies be blowin' me kisses. - Thomas, I 'ave ridden many a pony, n' spent time inside many a rainbow but I 'ave nev'r experienced what ye describe, sounds wonderful.
Lily, 'twas no need for me to go on vacation with so many brilliant things to do here. Summ'rs are magical at the library. I saw ye makin' crafts with ye wee sist'r.
Hello to ye, Raven!
Lydia, fairies are friends, not pets. I often 'ave tea with good fairy friends o' mine, Camomile n' Rosehip.
Stephen, 'tis lot's o' places called Rainbow Bridge n' they all truly exist. There 'tis one with Hippogriffs, Unicorns, n' all magical beasts. 'Tis anoth'r one that be the restin' places o' pets when they leave us. 'Tis even Rainbow Bridges 'n the human world too, like the one in Niagara Falls.
Abby n' Nina, thank ye for the good day n' summ'r wishes.
Kate n' Anthony n' Jonanthan, I love when ye's visits me hous' n' writes me lett'rs.
Kyleigh, 'tis grand that ye likes me bed.
Joseph, I'm a wee shy partly because I'm so small. But I loves when ye writes me n' peaks into me hous'.
I consid'r ye me friend, Zachregis.
Chloe! 'tis right sometimes I'm sneaky, like when I untie shoes, o' move Ms. Davitt's stickers.
Thank ye for all ye grand lett'rs. I 'ave so many brillant friends. Many o' ye 'ave sent pictures, I will share these soon.
- Published on 18 August 2010
I've been havin' such a grand time of it this summ'r, I tie-dyed some rocks for me house n' tonight I'm goin' to a stuffed animal sleep ov'r. I'm still enjoyin' ye lett'rs n' I'll be respond'n to them soon.
ye pal Blarney
- Published on 19 August 2010
I had a grand time at the sleepov'r. Ye can see me wee sleeping bag. I especially enjoyed the parachute game n' I always love to hear Ms. Sharp sing. Susy 'tis quite the basketball play'r n' Dino 'tis great at colorin'. I thought the cart races 'twere grand n' Pluto had a nose for 'em. Jumps 'tis a brillant storytell'r n' both Pooh Bears give the best hugs. Checkers, Baseball, Dora, Prayer Bear, Teddy, Growly, Birthday Bear, Boo Boo Kitty, n' Squeaker, so many new friends 'tis hard to name them all! 'Twas a grand time indeed.
me new friends me sleeping bag
- Published on 26 July 2010
Thank ye for all ye lett'rs. I've been enjoyin' the busy libr'ry that I haven't been good 'bout respondin'.
'Tis grand to be loved by someone like ye, Sophie.
Jennifer be askin' how old I am. Me birthday 'tis April 21st. I 'twas born 'n 1879, I be 131. Jennifer also be askin' what I look like. I'm three n' a half inches tall. I have reddish hair n' a little beard.
Raven, I can't be turnin' ye family into leprechauns, sorry.
Quentin, thank ye for all ye lett'rs, so glad ye found me. Thank ye for ye love, too.
Paula, ev'ry day that I have here with friends like ye is a good day n' thank ye for all the well wishes. I hopes ye is having a good ev'ry day like me.
Elle, so glad ye loves visitin' this libr'ry. 'Tis a grand libr'ry indeed. Please write again.
Emily, ye have a keen eye. Sometimes I be in me chest, snugglin' a blanket. But mostly when I'm about, I be invisible, ye wouldn't know if I 'twere standing next to ye. Ye wants to know me weight? Hmmm. it depends on the time o' year but right now I weight 2 'n 3 quarters o' an ounce.
Taylor, ye already are a dear friend to me. I often come close to ye when ye visits. I'm invisible but I'm here n' lookin' forward to August 2nd!
Hi to ye lassie, Megan.
I hopes ye writes again, Shoyna.
Ella, I'll think about makin' a short visit on ye house for St. Patrick's Day. 'Tis a busy day for me. Ye will not see me as I be invisible but if ye are real still ye might sense me presence. I do love a good cup o' tea now n' then.
Ben, ye sends me such lov'ly drawin's.
Tess, 'twas grand seein' ye peekin' 'n me house.
Cheers to ye, Nina n' Allison.
Annabeth, Cameron, n' Emma, I be invisible I'm not hidin' well not all the time. I think ye all 're grand, please visit again.
Becca, ye seems to be one of me biggest fans. I hopes ye had a grand birthday! Me door knob fell off, I'm not sure I want to repair it, I fears that it will just fall off again. I's no needs for it anyway. I hope the Tooth Fairy took ye tooth!
Abby n' Ben, thank ye for ye lett'rs. I be havin' a grand summer, so many new adventures. I loved the Bubbleman n' the PopArt guy. How's ye summer?
Hi to ye Emma n' Zoey, I likes to swim, too. Sometimes I take a wee swim when I'm sailing me coconut boat. I did not hear abou' the bears bumping their noses underwater.