Thursday, March 17, 2011

"How to Catch a Leprechaun!" by Aimee.

Happy St. Patty's Day!

In honor of my favorite day, I've decided to inform my dear readers about the original folklore of the elusive Leprechaun. Please watch the following (charming) and informative background informational video. This video tells us about how to set a trap, and what to do once you've caught your leprechaun. 

To summarize:
1. Build your trap of household items so it blends in with its surroundings.
2.  Use bait. Leprechauns love shiny gold items. They also love Lucky Charms.
3. Once you've got your Leprechaun, you can not take your eyes off of him! Or else he will disappear! And he will lead you to his pot of gold. Sometimes, buried, sometimes at the end of the rainbow. 

There are two kinds of Leprechaun: The Leprechaun and the Clurichaun. The difference? "Leprechauns come in two distinct groups - leprechaun and cluricaun. A cluricaun dresses very stylishly with a jaunty cap, large silver buckles on his shoes, beautiful gold laces and pale blue stockings. You will never see him wear an apron or carry a hammer. He has a jolly grin, a slightly pink-tipped nose and is almost always drunk and cheerful. Pass him by, for he never has any money, or any idea where treasure is buried." (source)

If you do not live in Ireland, and you would like to watch the Leprechaun Webcam: Please visit the "Leprechaun Watch Webcam" a live viewing of Tipperary, Ireland.

If you're interested in the original history of the Leprechaun's and their origins, click here...