Thursday, March 17, 2022

Quote of the Day (Bairbre McCarthy, on the Irish Lephrechaun)

“Often he is seen sitting cross-legged with a tiny hammer in his hand, working on a fairy shoe…. He is no bigger than three feet tall and sometimes as small as twelve inches. Usually, he wears a suit of green and has fine leather shoes adorned with silver buckles. Sometimes he wears a cap with a feather. The leprechaun is the keeper of the crock of gold at the end of the rainbow and he knows where all the wealth of the world is buried. If you are lucky enough to catch him, you must keep your eyes on him at all times and not allow him to distract your attention or he will disappear. If he does not outsmart you he can make you very wealthy and make your wishes come true!”— Irish storyteller (and County Clare native) Bairbre McCarthy, Irish Leprechaun Stories (2018)

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