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 26 March 2013
Top 'o the mornin' to ye fri'nds! 'Tis so nice to see Spring is on the way. I be lookin' forward to the warmer weather.
Allie, if I can find a fake mermaid I will put her in me 'ouse for ye to gaze upon.
Kaitlyn, thank ye fo' the kind words 'bout me 'ouse.
Makenna, I had a good laugh when I read that me fri'nd Shaun secretly visited 'n ye all ended up with mustaches on ye faces.
'ello Lydia! I do know lots 'o leprechauns. Me entire family be leprechauns. We be from the grand clan of Killarney Leprechauns.
- Published on 25 February 2013
Good day to ye, friends! I hope ye enjoyed your school break. I saw many of ye visitin' the library.
'ello Riley! Thank ye for ye wonderful note in Spanish! I asked a friend to translate it for me. I be very happy that ye like visitin' the library.
Cheers! Anthony. I hope ye have a wonderful day too!
Emily, we leprechauns do not show ourselves to humans. The next time ye sees that ye shoe is untied, then ye know 'twas me.
Cheers! Sammy. Thank ye for writin'.
- Published on 12 March 2013
Happy early St. Patrick's Day ev'ryone! Me hopes ye have a grand day. Ye will see that me 'ouse is all ready!
Anna 'n Arie, if ye look closely in me 'ouse ye will see a fake cat and a fake dog.
Cheers! Sara 'n Abigail.
'ello Sophie! Ye asked a lot of good questions. I be a fri'nd to all animals. Me favorite color is green. Me favorite food is fruits 'n vegetables. Me very favorite drink is dewberry tea. I make a grand cup of tea!
Cheers! Hailey. Thank ye fo' writin'.
Cheers! Peter. I be well. How are ye?
Cheers! Natalie 'n Mary.
Yes Alyssa, I love me 'ouse. I take great pride in it.
Christina, leprechauns do not show thems'lves to humans. 'Tis considered bad luck to do so.
'ello Jacob! I be 3 1/2" tall and have a red beard. I wear lots 'o green clothing.
- Published on 06 February 2013
'ello to all o' me friends! I have had a wond'rful week sitting in on the storytimes 'n watchin' many of ye havin' fun at the library's Drop In for Crafts program. Ye didn't see me but I was watchihng ye!
Some of ye have asked what I will be doin' for St. Patrick's Day. I will spend the day with me forest friends drinking dewberry tea and readin' Irish stories.
Ava, ye asked what I like to eat 'n what kind of games I play. Leprechauns like to eat things from nature, like fruit 'n vegetables. We be vegetarians so we eat cheese, berries, roots. Sometimes I will nibble a wee bit of pizza, if it is vegetarian. For fun I will take rides in the MediaBank machines, but me librarian friends don't like it when I do that. I will also ride the train in the Children's Room.
Saraya, thank ye fo' ye nice words 'bout me 'ouse.
Yes Melina, I be ye friend. I consider all of the children me firends!
Thank ye Anna, fo' ye gift.
Luis 'n Bailee, Leprechauns are a wee bit shy, but we're also invisible. 'Tis bad luck to show ourselves to humans.