School: Naomh Seosamh (Buachaillí) Gleann na Madadh

Glennamaddy, Co. Galway
S. Ó Deagha
The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 477

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0017, Page 477

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    The Leipreacan
    A leipreacan is a fairy man and he lives in a lisheen.
    He is about six inches in height. He wears a red jacket and long stockings. It lives mostly under a hawthorn tree. Some people try to catch a leipreacan because it is said that he has a pot of gold hiding somewhere in the lios. He is always making shoes. Tom Burke caught a leipreacan once. Tom Burke was a shoemaker but he never work at his trade and he was fond of drink.
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    1. genre
      1. belief (~391)
        1. folk belief (~2,535)
          1. treasure legends (~7,411)
    2. agents (~1)
      1. supernatural and legendary beings (~14,864)
        1. leprechauns (~1,007)
    Josie Reilly
    Glennamaddy, Co. Galway