travel and life with lee mylne

Mischievous little men

What could be more mischievous than a leprechaun? I didn’t see any “real” leprechauns when I made my first visit to Ireland last year but their spirit was all around me.

So leprechauns were the first things I thought of when this week’s travel theme was posted by Ailsa on Where’s My Backpack?  And I was able to produce an image, courtesy of the souvenir shop at King John’s Castle in Limerick.

In Irish folklore, a leprechaun is a kind of fairy, who takes the form of a little old bearded man who delights in making mischief. Perfect. Wearing emerald green (what else?) coats and hats they are shoemakers who stash their gold coins in a pot at the end of the rainbow.  If ever caught by a human, the leprechaun can secure their release by granting their captor three magic wishes.

I loved my time in Ireland, and will have upcoming blog posts with more about this wonderful experience.

Meanwhile, for more mischief, head to Ailsa’s travel theme page.

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3 Responses to “Mischievous little men”

  1. candidkay

    Oh, and now you’ve made me wish for St. Patrick’s Day and the merriment in my neck of the woods that comes with it:).

    Reply

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