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 05 July 2011
I hope ye all had a grand July 4th. America is me new hom' 'n I feel honor'd to be able to partake in the cel'brations.
Katie, yes, I loves to swim. I don't have a swimmin' pool but I often dangle me fingers 'n toes in the lake when I takes me coconut boat out for a spin.
'ello Amelia! Thank ye fo' ye note, 'n thank ye fo' visitin' me. I loves to read all ye notes 'n messages.
Someone ask'd if I liked video games. I do. I don't have me own, but I like to sit upon me friends shoulders and watch them play durin' the Teen Game craze. That always be fun!
Ellie, I will see what I can do 'bout getting balloons for me hous'.
Another one of me friends asked if I can get a wax sculpture of meself. That isn't possible, but there is a fake leprechaun in me hous'.
- Published on 20 June 2011
'ello ev'eyone! I have just return'd from a trip to me homeland for a family reunion. I visit'd with me ma and da, brothers, sisters 'n many other family members. What a grand time we all had. 'twas so nice to see me family again.
Me good friend Rocky the Racoon has been gatherin' me mail while I was away. Thank ye, Rocky.
Thank ye also to all of me friends that left me lett'rs while I was away. It warms me heart to know how lov'd I be.
Cheers! Becca. Thank ye for thinkin' of me.
Tess, thank ye fo' the birthday greeting.
Cheers! Kaitlyn, Kiera, Shannon, Abby, 'n Carli.
Someone asked when me birthday is. I was 132 years old this past April 21. We had a grand party here at the libr'ry.
<Welcome Casey! 'tis always nice to see new people come to the library. Me hopes you love it here as much as I do.
Azaria, me cannot give ye any of me gold. 'tis hidden away in secret magical spots.
Cheers! Lauren. If ye takes a close look at me hous', ye will see I have a fake dog in one of me rooms.
Rachel, I use a wee bit o' magic to get to the top level of me hous'.
Thank ye Sam 'n Hannah fo' the lov'ly colored drawings.
- Published on 29 June 2011
Good mornin' ev'ryone. Me hopes ye all be enjoyin' the start of ye summer vacation. There be lots 'o summer programs planned at the libr'ry so be sure to stop in.
Reilly, I don't watch a lot of tel'vision. I would much rath'r read a book.
Chloe, isn't the new train grand? I be enjoyin' takin' rides on it.
Hannah, thank ye fo' the nice words 'bout me hous'.
Jada, thank ye fo' ye nice note. Yes, I really be a leprechaun.
Annabell, I be doin' just fine. I am glad to hear ye be doin' fine too.
Sophia, me hopes ye will still visit me durin' the summer.
Taylor, I arriv'd at the library just over a year ago, on me birthday, April 21. That be why ye have not heard of me before that.
Cheers! Mackenzie, Grandma, 'n Daddy
Cheers! Meline, Kate , Connor, Nina, Riley, Meghan, Emily B., Xavier, Lari, 'n Shannon.
- Published on 24 May 2011
I be enjoyin' extra long naps the past few days. They refr'sh me and give me extra energy.
I also have been enjoyin' takin' rides on the Reading Railroad train that has arriv'd in the Children's Room. I not be a train conductor so I can't drive the train; I just hop on for rides throughout the day.
'tis sorry I be Zari, but I cannot give ye me gold. 'tis be hidden away in secret magical spots.
One of me friends asked if I be married. I still be a young'n so I not be married. Leprechauns don't start their own families until they turn 200 years old. I still be in me wanderin' stage, though I do visit family for special occasions 'n family reunions.
Me hopes some of me friends will be stoppin' in for the Drop in for Mother Goose program on May 25. 'tis for sure I be there too. Ye won't see me, but if ye shoe be untied, or ye feel a small kiss upon ye ear, then ye know it be me.