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 03 August 2011
'ello ev'ryone! Me hopes ye all be enjoyin' ye summer as much as I be enjoyin' mine.
Brooke, ye ask'd many good questions! One of me fav'rite things to do is take me coconut boat out on the lake fo' a nice ride. Me most fav'rite thing to do is read. I loves books. Me fav'rite book is Charlotte's Web. I was just 132 years old this past April. I be 3 1/2 inches tall and wear a lot of green clothes. I be a vegetarian 'n eat a lot of berries 'n roots.
Thank ye to all me friends who said nice things 'bout me house. Me takes great pride in it.
Cheers! Audrey 'n Becca.
Thank ye to ev'ryone who left me drawings.
- 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 22 July 2011
'ello me friends! I have been away on a visit to our sister libr'ry in The Gambia, West Africa. The Gambian library is only the second children's library in the country, 'n the only one that lets children take the books home. 'twas a nice visit and I made me some new friends.
Ben, I likes to keep busy so once in a while I go down to the Wegman's Park at the lake. I take me coconut boat out on the lake quite often too.
Julia, I be a wee bit shy so I choose to be invisible. I be three and a half inches tall.
Reilly, I do have a large family. I have many cousins, brothers, sisters, and a pa 'n ma. They all be in county Killarney, Ireland.
Carina, I be a vegetarian, 'n I do like veg'table pizza.
Cheers! Olivia, Lily, Maddie, Sophia, Bailey, Emma, Dante, Sophie, Katie, Joey, Emma, Mackenzie, Ben, Kylie
'ello me new Irish fri'nd Laura-le!
- 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.