COUNTDOWN - 6 DAYS TO ST PADDY'S DAY - LEPRECHAUN PROTECTION!

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Leprechauns have been protected on a European directive thanks to a group of lobbyists in Carlingford, Co. Louth.


"We are delighted in the knowledge that our little people will be protected from extinction and allowed to thrive on the mountains," said local man Kevin Woods. As he explains in the video, "there are only 236 leprechauns still living in Ireland on the Foy mountain at Slate Rock". He believes that this place is of the spirit world.

The story goes that in 1989, P.J. O'Hare, a local businessman and publican, was up on Carlingford mountain when "he heard a scream coming from the area beside the Wishing Well. Being curious, he went to investigate and found a patch of burnt ground. Beside this patch he found a little hat, jacket and trousers with four gold coins in the pockets."

The clothes of "The Naked Leprechaun" are on display at PJs Pub in Carlingford.

The discovery of this suit led to the establishment of the Carlingford National Leprechaun Hunt when hundreds of people descend on Carlingford in search of "The Naked Leprechaun."

As well as being a protected area for leprechauns, it is also a beautiful tourist spot which is being protected for its natural beauty so when you plan to visit Ireland, make sure you include a visit to Carlingford in time for the great search! 

Only 6 more days to get your Irish on !!

Previous in the Series:  

14 Days to St Paddy's - The Shamrock Shake  

13 Days to St Paddy's - Irish Wheaten Bread 

12 Days to St Paddy's - Potato and Cabbage Soup  

11 Days to St Paddy's - Pot Roast with Guinness Gravy 

10 Days to St Paddy's - 10 Facts about Guinness

9 Days to St Paddy's - 9 Irish Toasts

8 DAYS TO ST PADDY'S DAY - TOP 8 IRISH NAMES

7 DAYS TO ST PADDY'S DAY - THE CLADDAGH RING

My thanks to many friends and family for sending the details for this story, from many sources I hear!

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Judi - it is always an excuse worth trying should you find yourself that many hours late, lol

and a wonderful weekend to you too!

Mar 11, 2011 03:27 AM #4
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Hmm, the wheels in my wee liitle Irish brain are churning.  Thanks Susan, have a great day.

Mar 11, 2011 04:16 AM #5
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Hi Joe -  remember, don't let the wee folk make you blink.  That's their trick :0)

Mar 11, 2011 04:20 AM #6
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How wonderful, I love all of these things you've been posting!

Mar 11, 2011 09:18 AM #7
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Susan - this is  fun series....this guy is really into the story too!  The little boy at the end is adorable....it looks like an easter egg hunt.  Very cool way to start the weekend out!!

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Mar 11, 2011 09:30 AM #8
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Virginia -  I knew you just loved to get your Irish on!  Thanks.

Mar 11, 2011 09:41 AM #9
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Anna -  it was the little boy at the end that won me over too :0)   Thanks for the feature - always an honour.

Mar 11, 2011 09:41 AM #10
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Susan, this was fun to watch. Ireland is such a beautiful country, I'm glad to know there is a santuary for the remaining leprechauns, too.  I hope to see one one day :-)

Mar 11, 2011 09:48 AM #11
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Mary -  you'll have to be very very quick to spot the wee folk.  I would think they have amazing hiding places within their sanctuary :0)

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Susan - you know I must must must share this fun on my biz page!!  facebook.com/phoenixpropertyshoppe    Come on over lassie!

Mar 11, 2011 10:27 AM #13
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Hi Susan,

Okay, now I have seen it all, we have duck crossing signs, and carefull for low flying geese, there must be a few screws loose with the Irish, but keep them coming they are just too much Pfunn.

Have a Pfanntastic Week.

 

Mar 11, 2011 11:14 AM #14
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Anna -  thanks so much, you're just a hoot!

Mar 11, 2011 11:17 AM #15
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Pfann People -  Auch, non-believers?!  The European Union believes :0)

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Never have seen a naked leprechaun...but we are still deciding where to go for our 10th anniversary so MAYBE one day!

Mar 11, 2011 12:22 PM #17
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Shannon -  nothing says 'Happy 10th" like a naked Leprechaun!

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Hi Susan-what a cute story and I love all youe references-yes only 6 more days

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Thanks Tim -  your dolphin picture reminds me of the dolphins at Dingle in Ireland - gorgeous!!

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Val -  stay where it is warm and dry . . .  Ireland is green for a reason . . .  We'll all come to you instead :0)

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Now that is indeed cute! Thanks for sharing! Naturally, I never saw anything like that in Germany!

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Barbara-Jo -  I don't think they travel off the island :0)

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