He knew what that meant: If he could capture the leprechaun
, the fairy creature would be obligated to lead him to a buried treasure.
And even today, they aren't just restricted to Ireland -- with a colony of Leprechauns
said to exist in an official city park in Portland, Oregon.
The Irish Centre's annual Leprechaun
Sheep Race fundraiser is returning in a new guise.
"I called Rory McIlroy a leprechaun
and believe me I wanted to call him much worse.
At town hall, the jovial atmosphere continued but with some seriousness as the Leprechaun
Society handed out Shillelagh awards to those who merited honors for their contributions to the community.
They know all the Leprechaun
stories, and they know all about the magical people who might have lived there thousands of years ago.
Brendan was over six feet in height, bald, with two huge pointed ears - not the usual leprechaun
Ellen had heard about.
Both men set up fundraising pages and, using their mobile phones, got their friends and family to dig deep and secure their release from the leprechauns
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"Oh, I can always make more cookies," Granny said, "but it's not every day you find a leprechaun
's button." She tucked it into her apron.
With the likes of Danelle Kneyse, Andrew Bardsley, Patrick Townsend and skipper Shane O'Neill lining up for the Leprechauns
and Adrian Gannon, Robert Jennings, Karen Ellis and captain John Gibbons for the Jets, there will be no shortage of passion, heart and skill on show.
The event will take place on Saturday, March 17, and will see Middlesbrough''s Centre Square taken over by a host of leprechauns
aiming to raise money for the hospice.