Blarney's Blog

Welcome to Blarney's Blog

Who is Blarney, you might ask?
I am Blarney Killarney from the grand clan of Killarney Leprechauns.

  photo_2.jpgA 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?!

So that 'tis the tale of how I, Blarney Killarney, came to live at the Liverpool Public Library.

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.

or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Top 'o the morn to ye fri'nds. 'Tis been rather slow fo' me this week so I have been thinkin' 'bout me Christmas decorations. Keep an eye on me 'ouse ('n above it) this week fo' a few surprises. I hope ye all are thinkin' 'bout ye holiday traditions at this special time o' year.

I've also been puttin' me feet up and relaxin'. Me fri'nd Shamus invit'd me to his 'ouse to watch one of me favorite movies, The Leprechaun's Christmas Gold.

The Mitten Trees have return'd to the library! One in the main room 'n one in the Carman Community Room. Some generous people have already placed mittens'n hats on 'em. Thank ye fo' keepin' the people of our community warm this winter.


Happy Holidays 'n Nollaig Shona Duit (Merry Christmas) ev'ryone!


'ello ev'ryone! I just awoke from a very long nap! I cuddled up with a good book 'n fell asleep fo' a few days. I feel very rested now.

I have seen many of ye at the different storytimes. They are so much fun.

Thank ye to Audrey, Gabby 'n Kaitlyn fo' the nice words about me 'ouse.

Cheers! Claire

One o' me fri'nds asked if I liked turkey. I be a vegetarian so I do not eat meat.

Cheers! Erin

Joey, thank ye fo' the Thanksgiving greeting.

Thank ye Helaina fo' the flag picture.

Happy Thanksgiving to all me fri'nds! I hope ye enjoy time with ye families, 'n eat delicious food.

Happy Hanukkah to all who celebrate!

Keep ye eyes on me 'house in the coming days. I will be decoratin' fo' the holidays.

One of me fri'nds asked what me favorite color, of course!

'ello Melina and Melina's pa! Thank ye fo' your lov'ly notes. I be so glad you enjoy your time at the library when ye visit.

Noah, thank ye fo' your note about me 'ouse. 

Jana, I be a fri'nd to all animals but do not own a pet. You have a few though!

Azaria, I go from room to room but me favorite spot is in me cozy chair reading a good book.

Good day to ye fri'nds! I hope ye are well. If ye take a peek into me 'ouse ye will see I have decorated for Thanksgiving.

One of me fri'nds asked if I liked Halloween. Yes, very much! I especially like to see all of the costumes.

Thank ye Noah fo' ye nice words about me 'ouse.

Kira, I can dance an Irish jig if I put me mind to it!

Cheers! Solomon

Cheers! Andrew

'ello Grant. Thank ye fo' the lov'ly crayon picture.