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 February 2014
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?
- Published on 22 January 2014
Good day ev'ryone! I hope ye are all well 'n enjoyin' ye visits to the library.'Tis been rather cold as 'o late 'n I find much comfort with me tea 'n cozy chair. 'N a good book o' course!
April, the girl in the picture in me 'ouse is me fri'nd Bridget from Ireland.
Alexander, I be so glad ye had such a wond'rful time when ye visited the library. I hope ye will visit 'gain.
Anna, I don'not think I can find a pink dog to put in me 'ouse. 'Twas a cute idea though.
Georgia, thank ye fo' writin' 'gain. Always glad to hear from ye.
Logan, what a nice thing ye said that ye love all leprechauns. It warm'd me heart to read that.
Lilliah, I be sorry but I can'not give ye me gold or make ye rich.
'ello Lucas! Greetin's to ye ma 'n pa 'n Cayden too!
- Published on 04 February 2014
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!
- Published on 07 January 2014
Happy New Year ev'ryone! I hope ye had a grand holiday season. 2014 will 'ave lots o' things going on at the library, so be sure to visit often.
'ello Austin. I was travelin' over the holiday so I was not at home. I be glad that ye stopped by.
Cheers! Lily. 'Tis nice to hear from ye again.
Matthew, I will see 'bout gettin' a fake cat or dinosaur fo' me 'ouse.
Ayanna, yes, I did know there be lots o' books at the library! Isn't that grand?
Mason, I be sorry but I ca'not come to ye house. We leprechauns do not show ours'lves to humans.
Alexander, yes, please come back 'n visit!
'ello Emily. Ye are special to me also.
Kaiden, yes I have many fri'nds. All o' ye children are me fri'nds 'n I love to get mail from ye. All o' the nice people who work at the library are me fri'nds too. 'Tis grand to have so many fri'nds.
Ella, thank ye fo' the color'd picture.