|Oh my god are you telling me leprechauns are real?|
not the american version of them on lucky charms cereal lol
though im from ireland and in irish folklore we have banshees and many other types of fairy kind of creatures
and yes the leprechauns have been around for a loooong time in irish folklore! (over 1000 years if im not mistaken?)
no they dont wear little green suits and have red hair. they are described as being small and the same height as fairies and are usually seen in groups and are located near wells and large stones were they like to sit upon.
people would report seeing these tricky fellows throughout the years as they love to play tricks on people
though its best not to pissed them off as they have the power to do curses and other such dark things! aka theyre pretty much assholes
basically irish folklore stories in a nutshell: do not anger that thing or that thing will harm or curse you and it will be your own fault
Lough Dubh or Black’s Lake is a popular fishing venue by the river suck which was the scene of a possible monster sighting in the early 1960’s a creature was hooked by Mr Mullaney (a schoolmaster) and his son whilst out fishing. Described as having “short thick legs with small ears and a white pointed horn on the snout. It was dark grey in colour, and covered with bristles or short hair, like a pig.” It was said to be the size of a cow and aggressive. This sighting was mentioned in Peter Costello’s In Search of Lake Monsters (1974). The creature was apparently last seen in 1961 in the presence of two smaller ones.