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 16 March 2011
So many nice lett'rs from the wee ones in Mrs. Derx's first grade class at Elmcrest Elementary. 'tis grand that ye be reading me blog in class and thinkin' of questions for me.
A lot of ye asked how old I am. I be the young Leprechaun age of 131, and I be about 3 1/2 inches tall.
Hannah asked about what kind of books I likes to read. I loves all books, but one of me favourite books 'ver be Charlotte's Web. I been lucky enough to befriend one of Charlotte's little 'ums, Evelyn, who came to Ireland on 'n steam trunk. She liv'd with a nice American chap named E.B. White, who loved the tale of Evelyn's mother, Charlotte. Mr. White went on to write 'ne me favourite books, Charlotte's Web.
Several of ye ask'd for som' of me gold. Leprechauns rarely show our gold to humans. It is hidden in secret magical spots.
Alex asked if I be happy in me home. Yes! I have so many lett'rs 'n books to read and I have tons of friends like all of ye.
Many of ye were wondering what kind of food I eat. Leprechauns eat som' of the same sorts of food that ye humans do. We are vegetarians 'n we love roots 'n berries. I loves cheese 'n bread. Me favourite drink is dew drop tea.
Me hopes ye all will come to the wee St. Patrick's Day party at the library on March 17 from 4-5 in the Children's Room. 'twil be a grand time!
Cheers! to ye all.
- Published on 08 March 2011
Thank ye, friends for all o' the wond'rful notes 'n drawings. It warms me heart to know I have so many friends.
I have decorated me hous' for St. Patrick's Day. Come take a peek n' tell me what you think.
Amayah, I have no pets but tons o' friends like you.
Makenzie, 'tis grand that ye inquired about me plans for St. Patrick's Day. We be havin' a wee party at the libr'ry 'n I hope ye will come n' take part in the fun.
Ellie, green be me fav'rite color too. I think rainbows are brilliant.
Billy, I be 2 3/4 inches tall when I was 7.
Cheers! Have a grand day!
- Published on 15 March 2011
'ello me friends! Don't forget 'bout the wee St. Patrick's Day celebration at the library, March 17 from 4-5 in the Children's Room. Enjoy Irish music, stories 'n crafts. I 'ope ye all can come. 'twil be a grand time.
Cheers! Jacob, Anthony, Victoria, Carly, and Kaitlyn. Thank ye for your notes 'n lov'ly drawings.
Also, thank ye to the wee ones who left me the unsigned drawings 'n notes. They warm me heart.
Someone asked me if I drink juice or milk in the mornin'. I loves me dew drop tea, so that is what I drink.
Happy St. Patrick's Day to ye all!
- Published on 03 March 2011
I hope all ye people o' Liverpool will join me library friends in a public celebration of St. Patrick's Day on March 17 from 4-5 in the Children's Room.
Enjoy Irish music, share 'n Irish tales with ye wee ones, 'n make 'n Irish craft. Help decorate me hous' too!
'tis sure to be a grand time. Ye will not see me, but I be there, enjoyin' all the delights and fun o' St. Patrick's Day.