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 24 October 2013
Halloween is only a week away! Are ye enjoyin' the scavenger hunt in the Children's Room? I hope many of ye will stop by in ye costumes.
'ello Arie. The girl in the picture is me fri'nd Bridget from Ireland. I visit her when I go back to me homeland.
Cheers! Haun, Kaidan, Leila, Gwen, 'n Arie. Thanks fo' writin'.
To all of ye childr'n who have been askin' to show meself to ye, I cannot do that. Do not worry though, I see ye when ye comes to visit the library.
- Published on 11 October 2013
Top 'o the morn to all of ye! Have ye got your Halloween costumes picked out yet?
Sydney, I hope ye noticed that me 'ouse is all decorated.
'ello Candice! Som'times I visit me homeland on St. Patrick's Day. I have such a large family 'n I try to visit on the Irish holiday.
Avery, I have red hair 'n beard 'n wear lots 'o green clothing. I be three 'n a half inches tall.
One of me fri'nds asked what the cat's name is that sits in the pumpkin in me 'ouse. His name is...Pumpkin!
- Published on 18 October 2013
'ello ev'ryone! Have ye notic'ed the lov'ly colored leaves poppin' out on the trees? Fall 'tis one o' me fav'rite times of the year.
Mackenzie, thank ye fo' the cute drawin'.
Yona, I do not know these root children ye speak of.
Ava, the pumpkin in me 'ouse does not have a name. What do ye think would be a good name?
Thank ye to ev'ryone who sent me kind words 'bout me 'ouse decorations. I am very glad ye like them.
- Published on 24 September 2013
'ello ev'ryone! I hope ye are all enjoyin' this grand autumn weather. 'Twas so nice to see so many of ye at Ms. Sharp's storytimes. They are always so much fun!
Sydney, I love the library! Yes, I will decorate for Halloween. Decorations are so festive.
'ello Allie. I have not been able to find ye a fake mermaid, but I will keep lookin'.
Ashlyn, I built me 'ouse. So glad ye like it. I take great pride in it.
'ello Curtez! We leprechauns think 'tis bad luck to show ourselves to humans. That is why ye don't see me.
Andrew, I be three and a half inches tall. How tall are ye?
Victoria, me favorite place to hide is among the many wond'rful books in the Children's Room. I often find meself takin' a wee nap behind the books on the shelves. Your favorite place to hide sounds grand!