Name : Danny Bowe
Date of Birth : 01-01-1970
When I was a young child, my father and some of his Irish friends would sometimes talk to me about the Leprechauns and make up stories about the fairies they had seen when they were living in Ireland. One story I remember was a poem, "The Leprechaun".
They made it sound so exciting and such great fun to the ears and mind of a child, in a way that would always draw me in. I loved it. My father and his friends maintained their broad Irish brogue and I loved the way they would sing “and de fairy was larfin too”.
And they would explain how important that it was for you to never take your eyes off the leprechaun if you caught one, for you would not get his purse of gold. All of this was delivered with the mischievous face and smiling eyes of the Irish. I don’t know whether I remember it, or if I imagined it, but I think that some of their better renditions were accompanied by the distinct smell of Irish Whiskey.
This might account for why the story was always a little different every time it was told, but the gist remained the same.