Friday, March 11, 2011

Creature Feature: Leprechauns

With St. Patricks Day just around the corner I thought I'd share some fun facts about leprechauns with you so you can impress your friends!

7 things you may not know about leprechauns

1. Leprechauns are always male

2. They are actually a type of Irish fairy

3. The pot of gold they carry contains 1 gold coin for every year they are alive

4. If you see a leprechaun he can't escape until you look away

5. Leprechauns originally wore red waistcoats

6. They are cobblers by trade

7. Leprechauns are often mistaken for Clurichan, drunkard trickster fairies


  1. I had never thought about the fact that I've never seen a female leprechaun! This seems to present a problem for the future of the species...

  2. Cool! I'm linking to this post on Thursday =)

  3. Ha Carrie you are right. Perhaps that's why no one sees them anymore. Maybe they have all died out ;)

    Thanks Tara :)

  4. 8. They are only seen by drunk Irish guys on the way home from pub.