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 15 January 2016
Happy 2016 me fri'nds! I have just return'd from a long visit to me homeland. 'Twas grand to see me family again.
Thank ye fo' all 'o the leters I had waitin' fo' me.
Katie, I do not own a pet, but I be fri'nds to all 'o the forest creatures.
Ella 'n Noelle, thank ye fo' the kind words 'bout me 'ouse.
Cheers! to all me fri'nds Jane, Braydon, Owen, Jade, Geo, Leah, Brenna, Delaney, Hannah, Isabella, Remy, Meghan, 'n Marissa.
Clayton, we young leprechauns do not show ourselves to humans. We lose a wee bit 'o our magic if we do.
Maddie, yes, I love books! The library 'tis a grand place fo' me to live.
Ellie, I use the broom to sweep the floors 'o me 'ouse.
- Published on 01 December 2015
Greetins' to ye all. Today be December 1, and that means that the holidays be right 'round the corner. Time 'tis goin' quickly. Me hopes ye have got a good start on ye shoppin'.
Anvita, I come from a large clan in Ireland with lots 'o brothers 'n sisters. I do not have a pet but I am fri'nds to many forest creatures.
Hannah, I like many things, but me fav'rite thing in the world is readin'. There be so many wond'rful books in the library that I can read. I hope ye like to read too.
- Published on 15 December 2015
'ello me fri'nds. This will be me last entry until the new year. I will be takin' some time to visit me family back in Ireland.
I hope all o' ye have a happy holiday season. See ye in 2016.
- Published on 18 November 2015
Good aft'rnoon all! 'Tis been so cool lat'ly that I have been enjoyin' a wee cup 'o hot cocoa most days. So delicious and comfortin'.
'ello Judah! Thank ye fo' writin'.
Berlyn, me favorite book 'tis Charlotte's Web. What is yours?
Cheers! Stephanie. 'Twas so nice to hear from ye.
'ello Sofie. Me favorite color is green. Such a grand color.
Ava, I do get Christmas gifts from Santa. 'Tis usually a book!
'ello Mary! Thank ye fo' ye note written in Irish speak! Me country 'tis green 'n beautiful. There be many forests with friendly creatures. The big cities are just like the cities in the United States. Busy with lots 'o traffic. I hope ye will visit Ireland someday.
Sahana, I do like unicorns. They be grand.
Joshua, this Thanksgiving I will be spendin' with some 'o me library fri'nds. What will ye be doin'?