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 04 October 2011
The Amazing Homeschool Library Race took place last Friday. 'twas a lot o' fun watchin' the contestants race 'round tryin' to complete the tasks. Congratulations to the winners, Team Police. Cheers! to the other participating teams. Ye all did a great job.
Team Police ask'd if they could have some of me gold. Sorry, but it's hidden away in secret magical spots.
Team Fabulous 4 ask'd how tall I was. I be three 'n a half inches tall.
Milydia, I be a vegetarian so I mainly eat cheese, bread, roots 'n berries. Me favorite drink is dew drop tea. I thinks I make a brilliant root 'n berry stew. I sleep in me nice comfy bed in me bedroom. Me thinks Halloween is grand. Next time ye visits, ye will see me house decorat'd.
Montana 'n Annalise, thank ye fo' your kind words 'bout me house.
Anthony, I open me door with a wee bit o' magic.
One of me friends ask'd if I played. I do! When the weather is nice I play at the Wegmans Playground at the lake. Also, I be good friends with the American Girl dolls at the library 'n som'times we have tea together.
Eric 'n Jason, I brush me teeth twice a day. 'tis a good, healthy habit.
Montana, I loves books. Reading is one of me most favotite things to do.
Olivia, why do leprechauns scare ye? I be a nice, friendly bloke.
Cheers! Katie, Joshua, Kaidan, Isabella, Victoria, Elise, Riley, Meghan, Mary, James, Maddie, Rose, 'n Jane. Thank ye all for leavin' me notes.
- Published on 13 September 2011
Fall 'tis just about upon us. Have ye notic'd some of the trees changin' color?
So many of you commented on me gumball machine. 'tis grand, indeed.
Katie, ye are special to me too.
Cheers to Judah 'n Mimi. Judah, we leprechauns don't show ours'lves to humans. We be very shy. If ye notices your shoes be untied, then 'twas me just sayin' hello.
One of me friends asked me where I sleep. I sleep in me nice comfy bed in me bedroom. I could sleep fo' days in me wond'rful bed.
Lydia, I did see a grand lookin' black 'n white dog at the stuffed animal sleepover.
Cheers! Carl, Brenna, Amanda, Audrey, 'n Jake.
- Published on 30 September 2011
'hello me friends. 'twas so nice to hear from so many of ye. The nights 'ave been cooler so I 'ave been curlin' up with a nice cup o' tea 'n a good book. I be reading me favorite book again, Charlotte's Web.
Thank ye Connor fo' your nice words.
Kaiden, 'tis grand to be lov'd. Thank ye.
Isabella, thank ye fo' your note 'bout me house. 'tis very special to me.
Reilly, I condiser all of ye childr'n me best fri'nds.
Cheers! Ariana, Emily H., Bradley, Emily, Dad, Mom, Caesar, Jana.
- Published on 06 September 2011
'ello me friends. A lot of ye will be going back to school in a couple o' days, 'n some of ye will be goin' for the very first time. I hopes ye all have a wond'rful first day o' school.
Mariano, I be three 'n a half inches tall, smaller than ye hand.
One of me friends ask'd if I be a boy or girl. I be a boy, and yes I likes people, 'n yes, I be nice.
Sophie, life as a leprechaun 'tis wond'rful. Because I be so small I can fit into all kinds o' fun places, like behind the books on the libr'ry shelves. Sometim's I even crawl into the Media Bank machines and go for rides on the robotic arms. I don't do that very often 'cause me libr'ry fri'nds don't like that.
Solomon, we leprechauns don't show ourselves to human. We be very shy.
Cheers! to Emily 'n Kate.