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.




 Thank ye, Jana, for me beautiful green hat n' blanket n' the grand toy. I hope ye don't mind that I'm usin' ye blanket as a rug until it gets colder. Ye 'tis a talented knitter. I love ye little drawings, too.


Your pal,





Dear William, Emily, n' Matt,

Rocky the Raccoon borrowed ye little notes, 'twas curious about me lett'rs 'n borrowed a few of them.  He apoligized 'n returned me lett'rs today. Ms.Sharp warned me 'bout him, but no harms done. I still enjoyed ye lett'rs even if they be a bit late.

Matt, ye asked if I ev'r eats pizza. Sometimes, I takes a nibble now and then. Leprechauns like to eat things from nature, like fruits n' vegetables. We're also fans of roots, n' stone soup.

Matt, walkin' 'round the library at night 'tis one of me favorite things to do. 

Emily, goin' to the park 'tis grand. I've got more than a wee bit o' magic so I nev'r gets lost. 

William, I do use tools. If ye notices me household items, they 'twere made with me tools. I take baths in me seashell tub, 'n me bathroom. I do not know who this Jack Black fella is.

Thank ye all of ye for ye lett'rs,

Your pal,





Many of ye young Liverpuddlians be askin' what I be doing all day n' all night, especially me pals Becca n' Allison.

In the wee mornin' hours, I likes to take me little boat sailing 'round dawn, I loves watching the sunrise on the lake. I use magic to take me boat to n' from the lake. I also likes to take a walk 'round the library's gardens in the early mornin'. 'Tis nothin' more refreshin' than dew drop tea. Dew drops are also great cold. 

I'm usually back at me house by seven. I usually gets lots of readin' done until the library opens.  When the library 'tis open I likes to wander around 'n watch people n' I love sneakin' into all the programs at the library. I was messin' up Ms. Davitt's sticker piles at the craft program last week. She didn't expect a thing... he he he.

When the Children's Room is busy I loves to watch all me little friends peekin' in me window. Sometimes I wishes I could show meself to all of ye's (Emily n' Matt 'n many oth'rs be askin')  but ye must remember that I already posted about the Leprechaun Law: "I am aroun' just invisible. It '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 so 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." 

When the library closes I likes to visit me friends 'round the Children's Room. I usually take tea with the Victorian Ladies. Sometimes I play jump rope with the American Girls. Patty Platypus 'n I sometimes plays Bejeweled on the computers. Rocky the Raccoon n' a few of me other stuffed pals likes to play with the train set.

'Round ten o'clock, I starts to check me mail. I likes to read each lett'r a few times befor' respondin'. After readin' me mail I sometimes get on me blog n' respond. Oth'r times I get caught up readin' n' spend the whole night readin'. Sometimes I write lett'rs to me folks n' kin back home.  

Every once 'n awhile I falls a sleep for a few hours, sometimes a few days. I love wakin' up refreshed but I hates missin' all the fun things at the library. I am hopin' not to fall asleep before the Bubbleman.

Cheers 'n thanks for all ye lett'rs. 

'Tis so grand to be livin' here in Liv'rpool this summer with so many things to do! I've been taking me wee little coconut boat out at Dawn for a wee sail. I've been listenin' to all the excitement ov'r the summ'r readin' program, n' feelin' giddy that I's gets to see it all. With magicians, bubblemen, pirates, games on the lawn, LEGOs, mermaids, n' Pop Art!, this 'tis a wonderous place indeed. Thank ye for bein' so welcomin'.