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 06 February 2013
'ello to all o' me friends! I have had a wond'rful week sitting in on the storytimes 'n watchin' many of ye havin' fun at the library's Drop In for Crafts program. Ye didn't see me but I was watchihng ye!
Some of ye have asked what I will be doin' for St. Patrick's Day. I will spend the day with me forest friends drinking dewberry tea and readin' Irish stories.
Ava, ye asked what I like to eat 'n what kind of games I play. Leprechauns like to eat things from nature, like fruit 'n vegetables. We be vegetarians so we eat cheese, berries, roots. Sometimes I will nibble a wee bit of pizza, if it is vegetarian. For fun I will take rides in the MediaBank machines, but me librarian friends don't like it when I do that. I will also ride the train in the Children's Room.
Saraya, thank ye fo' ye nice words 'bout me 'ouse.
Yes Melina, I be ye friend. I consider all of the children me firends!
Thank ye Anna, fo' ye gift.
Luis 'n Bailee, Leprechauns are a wee bit shy, but we're also invisible. 'Tis bad luck to show ourselves to humans.
- Published on 10 January 2013
Happy New Year to all me fri'nds! I hope ye all enjoyed the holidays. I have just return'd from a nice visit with me family in Ireland. 'Twas good to see ev'ryone again.
Mary, thank ye fo' the green clover.
Cheers! Natalie, Jacob, Abbie, Audrey, Luke, Mychaela, 'n Maya.
'ello Montana! I don't need a bookshelf in me 'ouse because there be so many in the library!
Thank ye to all me fri'nds that said nice words about me 'ouse and the decorations.
Clay, ye are right...I do play in the library at night! Sometimes I rearrange things on me librarian fri'nds desks. They always seem to know 'twas me!
Ava, thank ye fo' the colored picture.
- Published on 22 January 2013
Top 'o the morin' to ye, my fri'nds! 'Tis been quite chilly lately, and I have been curled up under me blanket with a cup 'o me favorite dewberry tea. Thank ye for so many lov'ly lett'rs ye have left me.
Cheers! Kaitlyn. Thank ye fo' the cute drawin'.
Thank ye Cora fo' ye kind words 'bout me 'ouse!
Cheers! Anthony. I spent the holidays with me family in Ireland. Happy New Year to ye too!
Cheers! Arden. Happy New Year to ye! How old will ye be on your next birthday?
Cheers! Gabby. Thank ye fo' writin'.
Cheers! Lauren. I love ye too!
'ello to all me fri'nds in Daisy Troop #10300 at Willowfield Elementary! 'Twas so nice of ye to leave me a note. Me gold is hidden away in secret spots.
Cheers! Linda. There are so many wond'rful concerts at the library, that I do not need to own a record player.
- Published on 18 December 2012
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all o' me fri'nds!
Thank ye Nate 'n Shawn fo' the Holiday greetings. Thank ye, Nate fo' the picture.
Natalee, I like ye too!
Bianca, thank ye fo' askin' so many wond'rful questions! Yes, I love the library. That is why I decided to make me home here. I gather me food from nature. I eat things like berries, fruits 'n vegetables. I am 133 years old. I have a large family back in Ireland. I come from the grand clan o' Killarneys, and have numerous cousins, brothers, sisters, 'n a pa, , 'n a ma.
I will be visiting me family in Ireland during the holidays, so me next post will be in January, 2013. I hope all o' ye have a festive season!