WELCOME TO THE LEPRECHAUNS' LAIR!
The leprechaun is a mischievous munchkin or Irish imp (whom it is said will reveal the hiding place of his treasure if captured by a homo sapien).
So, whatever you do, put a big smile on your face whenever you see a cobbler or shoemaker. Who knows, perhaps that puckish personality who lives next door to you may be a light-hearted leprechaun in disguise (you certainly wouldn't want to offend him now would you?)
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AN IRISH TOAST - To the Libidinous Leprechaun
May the curse of Mary Malone, her nine blind illegitimate children, and a libidinous leprechaun chase you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can't find you with a telescope!
Image Credit: Illustration by Robb Mommaerts, 2008
A LAUGH-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN? (Image Credit: Janos Szudi@flickr.com)
WHERE DO LEPRECHAUNS COME FROM?
Leprechauns are so popular that many cosmic critters, green gremlins, and amusing aliens from outer space try to imitate them!
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DIALOGUE & DUEL ABOUT A DARING DUDE
Do leprechauns exist?
THE LITTLE LEPRECHAUN LIBRARY
- ALL YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT LEPRECHAUNS
The folks at wikipedia know all about these wonderful wee folk!
- LEPRECHAUN WATCH
Here's a webcam in Ireland waiting for the moment to capture all those mischievous munchkins for posterity!
- HISTORY OF THE SHAMROCK, LEPRECHAUN, AND BLARNEY STONE
A snippet of all things Irish just to keep the imagination flowing ...every day of the year!
- LEPRECHAUNS LIVE IN WINE CELLARS?
Yup, that's what this lady says...maybe they just like sampling fermented grapes without being disturbed by happiness-challenged human-beings.
- LEPRECHAUN CLIP-ART
For those who can't draw or connect the dots!
- LEPRECHAUN LORE
These trickster tales will keep you amused, or anyone else who's bored in the cube farm.
- HOW TO MAKE A LEPRECHAUN MARIONETTE
If you haven't got a clue what a leprechaun is, or for that matter a marionette...this is for you!
- WHAT - A LEPRECHAUN THEME PARK?
Another nutty news byte..."God Bless America"...!
- TOP 5 LEPRECHAUN BOOKS
If you need the authorative answer on the best books to buy or read on leprechauns, here's the place to go.
- CELEBRATE LEPRECHAUN DAY!
No "Leprechaun Day" is not March 17th! Leprechauns don't like having to share the limelight with anyone...least of all a Saint by the name of Patrick. The eleves of Ireland have their very own holiday aptly named, "Leprechaun Day", held every May 13t
- EVERYONE'S IRISH ON ST. PATRICK'S DAY
Time to put on your best bib and tucker, because "green" is the only color to wear on March 17th -- St. Patrick's Day!
- EVERYTHING YOU NEED FOR A ST. PADDY'S DAY PARTY!
An excellent resource if you're trying to figure out how to put an authentic "green" party together that will WOW all the little leprechauns you know!
- LEPRECHAUN NAMES
Every leprechaun has a name...what's your's? If you don't know, let's find out!
- ALL ABOUT THE TRAVELLING GNOME
When you get bored with leprechauns, you can always try finding the travelling gnome.
The bad-attitude, barmy biddy is back. Yup i'ts Maxine...with her "Whack-A-Leprechaun" game!
Tired of trilling "Tooralooralay" to twits who don't give a sweet tweet about your dulcet tones; need a bit more action out of life...then try a game of tiddlywinks!
- FAIRY HOUSES
The best place to find useful information on how to build and decorate fairy houses naturally!
- TREEHOUSE TREASURY
Time to turn your childhood fantasy into reality -- you know, the one about living the life of a leprechaun lollygagging about in the tree tops!
- LEPRECHAUNS DON'T HAVE WINGS!
Everyone knows that only fairies have wings...which is why those who don't have a passion for Irish whisky and modest munchkins dressed in green, should probably take a peek at this site.
- EVERY LEPRECHAUN NEEDS A NAME...WHAT'S YOUR'S?
A wonderful little widget that will generate your very own leprechaun name!
- WHO SAYS QUEENS CAN'T BECOME LEPRECHAUNS?
Quipping Queen reveals 43 odd things she would dearly love to do when she grows up.
- NEVER LAMPOON A LEPRECHAUN
Someone's trying to make fun of Irish leprechaun?...heaven forbid!
- EVER WANTED TO WHAT A LEPRECHAUN?
Maxine, (the Queen of Mean), certainly knows how to!
- LEPRECHAUN LOOT
All the Leprechaun paraphernalia you could ever want from Shamrock Jingle Bells to Leprechaun Scarecrows!
- LEPRECHAUN NAME GENERATOR
Did you know that Bertha Grignog's leprechaun name is Big Nose O'Donnell?
- THE LEPRECHAUN COMPANION
If you've had a fondness for rainbows, crocks of gold and shoemaking, then this wonderful book is for you!
WHAT LANGUAGE DO LEPRECHAUNS SPEAK?
They can belt out more BLARNEY than you can shake a shillelagh at!
The Little Leprechaun Shop
For those who need a little friend who reminds them where the pot at the end of the rainbow can be found.
Forget about the brogues belonging to the Wicked Witch of the West when you can own your very own golden rubber leprechaun shoes!
Leprechaun lovers all over the world simply adore the Irish flag!
For those with fidgety fingers and rich imaginations -- this little leprechaun and wizard puppet set is the perfect gift!
AND NOW A WORD FROM A LOATHSOME, LIBATION-CHALLENGED LEPRECHAUN..."BAH HUMBUG!" (Image courtesy of email@example.com)
LEPRECHAUNS ON THE SILVER SCREEN
Trust Hollywood to come up with the first in a series of five arcane alien adventures aptly entitled, "Leprechaun", a 92 minute "horror" flick made in 1993 about an American who pockets a pot of gold belonging to an Irish imp, (that theme sounds vaguely familiar to history buffs and political pundits alike).
Frankly, it doesn't take long for little girls to figure out that they shouldn't be looking for four leaf clovers, kissing Blarney stones, or using their brains to figure out which fairies are worth their valuable time and effort.
Apparently leprechauns that scare the heck out of little girls were such a hit that a sci-fi sequel was created a year later entitled, "Leprechaun 2", (this time patrons only got 85 minutes of screams and snickers).
As if that wasn't enough, the silver screen folks came up with yet another helping of horror in 1995 with the release of a thin plot-line adventure called "Leprechaun 3", set in Vegas where all hell breaks loose of course (including the goofy use of a fake tongue).
In 1997, the weird wee folk were resurrected for the freaky film "Leprechaun 4: In Space", with the tag line, One small step for man! One giant leap of terror!"
And at the beginning of the new Millennium, Hollywood hucksters released yet another version of Irish imps gone off the deep end in a film entitled, "Leprechaun In The Hood" set in Los Angeles (where clover grows...make that the best weed in town).
WHAT'S THE LEPRECHAUN DOING IN AMERICA?
Recommended by leprechauns everywhere!
Leprechaun lovers have no need to fly to the moon and play among the stars to have fun...but finding the guy who guards the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, well that's a whole different matter?*!
THE LOW-DOWN ON LEPRECHAUNS
Google search engine lists 2,310,000 pages devoted to an invisible Irish imp, better known as a leprechaun.
It's amazing that so many products have been named after something that few folks have ever really seen.
First off, there's the "fighting Irish" Notre Dame leprechaun logo pictured above.
Then there's an Australian virusBusting software by the name of Leprechaun.
Yup, there's even a comfortable motor coach service named Leprechaun Lines offering you an opportunity to "catch the magic" if you please.
Those who don't trust Irish imps behind the wheel, can always purchase their very own Leprechaun, (a rather magnificent mini-motorhome for grand gas-guzzling types).
All manner of sports teams want to cash in on the Irish imp it seems. There's a "Fighting Irish" football team from Notre Dame University with a "Leprechaun" as the mascot. And, there's a rugby team from Edmonton, Alberta named the Edmonton Leprechaun Tigers R.F.C. Last but not least, there's the Leprechaun Road Race held every March 17th in Dublin, Georgia.
Of course if you're into furry fashion wear, there's the Leprechaun Sheepskin Company.
An accidental tourist who's lost or off-the-beaten track can always pop by and take a peek at the The Immigrant Leprechaun Bed & Breakfast in Whangarei, New Zealand, or trot up the Hottentots in South Africa and spend a night at the Leprechaun Lodge.
Of course the only place you're guaranteed to see a real Leprechaun, a Blarney Stone, or a Shamrock is in Ireland. In fact, pack your bags and put on your dancing shoes to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the home of all things "green" at the Loafing Leprechaun pub where Guinness will kick off this special occasion with the World's Largest Toas
MEMBERS OF THE LEPRECHAUN CLAN
The "clurichaun" is ripsnorting relative of the leprechaun. Not exactly a "kissing cousin", this Irish fairy spends most of his time after his daily chores getting soused with far too much grog.
The "clurichaun" enjoys riding sheep and dogs at night,(what else is a surly sylph supposed to do?)
It is reported that if they are treated well, they will protect your wine cellar, if mistreated they will spoil your wine and wreak havoc in your house.
LIFE LESSON #1:
Make friends with leprechauns, (they've got better dispositions and they know where the buried treasure is hidden!)
THE LEPRECHAUN'S ANSWER TO VALENTINE'S DAY!
Frankly, a chubby cherub looks like a pretty dangerous dude to hang out with on February 14th. Do you really want to befriend a scantily-clad fellow named "Cupid" who creeps out folks by letting lose his satchel full of bows and arrows not to mention dropping anonymously signed pathetically-penned love letters in people's inboxes?
In order to avoid getting bent out of shape by having to compose a sucky-face song or a sweety-pie sonnet on Valentine's Day, the Leprechaun suggests that men don't even bother. And, skip that a big box of chocolates, bubbly bottle of champagne, or bouquet of red roses for female friends or family members...they add unwanted calories and besides, who knows what blessed bugs are lurking in those petals anyway.
Take the road less-travelled, do something entirely different! A word of advice from a fellow who's been led down the garden path by the pixies one too many times ...get a wiggle on and "Kiss the blarney stone"...in Ireland of course!
That way you'll acquire the gift of the gab, and as a bonus, you'll be able to flatter the pants off your boss who'll give you a raise (just to avoid any further embarrassment). Who knows, maybe your golden tongue will, at the very least, make a special someone shake his bippy or her booty all night long! Now doesn't that tickle your fancy, ring your chimes, and make your day infinitely more enjoyable than keeping company with a cheeky chap called "Cupid"?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 1
How can you find a leprechaun?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 2
What happens when you stop looking at a captured leprechaun?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 3
What happens if you catch a leprechaun?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 4
What happens if a leprechaun loses his gold?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 5
How do leprechauns spend their spare time?
Exactly what do leprechauns do?
Okay, smarty pants, you haven't a hot clue what leprechauns do...so...maybe it's time to find out!
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 6
What do leprechauns carry in their belts?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 7
Who does the leprechaun do with a shillelagh?
HOW WELL DO YOU KNOW LEPRECHAUNS? - PART 8
What do leprechauns consume for breakfast?
What is a LEPRECON?
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He had a funny feeling the gremlins and goblins who had a hand in making his ... - Happy Halloween face went a tad too far with the wrinkle cream.
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Gifts for Giddy Folks
Wanna wrap your arms around this lovely leprechaun?
Bet you've never seen a Lego Leprechaun?
Do you believe in Santa Claus & Leprechauns?
When Irish eyes are smilling, they're usually up to something!
Laughing Leprechaun Shop
A wonderful introduction to the lore of the leprechauns!
Let this fanciful Fairy Flag fly high on St. Paddy's Day!
The leprechaun weathervane says nothing but light winds and blue skies!