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.