Breaking news; Leprechaun sightings in Co. Roscommon
There is something strange going on in the woods and parks of Roscommon. Have you ever seen a Leprechaun? How much do you know about Leprechauns?
I did a bit of research on them and studied their behaviours for a long time. It is very difficult to even know where I would encounter one. I eventually I did and I found out so many things about them, that I bet not many of you knew either.
There are many different types of Leprechauns. Every country has Leprechauns, but they may be known by different names, such as Trolls or Zwerge. In Ireland they are more commonly known as Leprechauns. The most famous Leprechaun is of course the one we spot on St Patrick’s day. Well disguised as a human wearing green. These are the simpler ones, as they only ever tell you the same story. How rich they are! How much gold they have! That it is to be found at the end of the rainbow!
They ones I encountered are very different. They engaged with storytelling and are well behaved. Their favourite game (its actually compulsory they play it) is hide and seek. And that is how I fell over Gwendolin on a sunny evening while he was trying to hide.
That is how I met them all. Such fun characters. They like to dress in colourful clothing made from sheep’s wool. This keeps them warm in winter and cool in summer.
The range in size from 20cm to about 50 cm. The older they are the smaller they get. Which makes sense. It is easier to hide when you are small as you can’t run as fast.
Leprechauns are still very shy and are actually not permitted to show themselves to the human race.
Children up to the age of 10 spot them much easier. Adults find it increasingly difficult as they get older and loose their imagination.
The Leprechaun council gave 20 Leprechauns a special license to be more visible during the next few months in forests and parks in Co Roscommon
So, treat them well and with respect, because all misbehaviours will be reported back to the Leprechaun councils headquarters.
And you do not want to be addressed by them let me tell you. This is their story.