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.


Sorry I did not get ye lett'r in time to wish ye brother a Happy Birthday. It takes me a long time to read all me mail n' I likes to treasure each precious lett'r. I'm glad ye beilieves in me. Thank ye for being me friend.


from me pal George from an anonymous friend




Becca, me thinks it tis grand that ye thinks I be very cool. I also like Arthur Books. 'Tis a brilliant poster o' him near me house. I rarely watch videos, but for ye I'll have to try.

Becca, ye'll be happy to know that ye not the only one writin' me lett'rs. 


"Welcome to LPL. We are glad to have you here. I would like to ask, since you are only out and about a lot at night, if you could please help and maybe do a wee bit o' shelf reading. Also if you could pick at the holds list or shelve some books if the shelves get full in the circulation workroom. You are a welcome guest and we hope you can earn your keep!

Andy (Page @ LPL)"

Cheers, thank ye for ye welcome. I have been helping people with the knots 'n their shoes. Knots be a terrible thing, have ye noticed? I also tried to move a shelf the oth'r day, 'twere a bit rough, 'n I knocked some o' the books on the floor.