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 17 March 2015
Top o' the morn' 'n Happy St. Paddy's Day to all! 'Tis a grand day fo' sure. I be spendin' it with me fri'nds 'n tellin' Irish tales.
Natalee, thank ye fo' the St. Paddy's Day greetin'!
To me fri'nds that be askin' fo' me gold. Sorry, but I cannot be doin' that. We leprechauns lose a wee bit o' magic if we give our gold away.
Alexander, 'tis grand that ye be enjoyin' the Legos so much. Did ye build the Lego City ye wanted to build?
Lincoln, 'tis always warmin' me heart to hear me fri'nds like me 'ouse so much. Thank ye.
Thank ye to the Briggs 'n Asquino families fo' the leprechaun drawin'. 'Tis quite grand.
'ello Hailey! I'm glad that ye liked me St. Paddy's Day wreath.
'ello Leila! I'm sorry that I cannot visit ye 'ouse. I hope ye have a grand St. Paddy's Day!
Cheers! Ayanna. Thank ye fo' writin'.
Cheers! Mason. Thank ye fo' for the cute drawin'.
Enjoy the day today, me fri'nds. The Irish be all 'round!
- Published on 13 February 2015
Good aft'rnoon ev'ryone. I hope ye are enjoyin' the wintery weather. 'Tis the perfect time to come 'n visit the library.
Thank ye to me fri'nd who sent me Valentine's Day wishes. Same to ye!
Sara, Mary, 'n Alyssa, thank ye for the pictures. I esp'cially like the note shaped like a dog's face.
I hope ye all will be warm and comfortable tomorrow when the really cold weather gets here. Curl up with a good book!
- Published on 04 March 2015
Top 'o the morn' to ye! Spring will be arrvin' soon, 'n I be lookin' forward to that!
Murphy 'n Avery, many times I be out o' me 'ouse explorin' the library. Often I be in the book stacks or attendin' Ms. Sharp's storytimes.
Cheers! Peter. Thank ye fo' the St. Patrick's Day greetin'.
'ello Ava. Thanks fo' writin' again.
Lilliah, thank ye fo' the nice compliment 'bout me 'ouse.
Sorry Jack, but I cannot give ye chocolate 'n Legos.
- Published on 03 February 2015
Good morn', fri'nds! How do ye like all o' the snow we got? I was snug 'n warm in me 'ouse during the storm yesterday, sippin' me tea.
'ello Sara, Dad 'n Mary. Thank ye fo' ye very kind words.
Ayanha, '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, but rarely so as they lose 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.
To me fri'nd who asked if I liked me 'ouse. Yes! 'Tis me favorite place to be.
Thank ye to me fri'nd who drew me the hearts.
Stay warm ev'ryone!