Carlingford, the last outpost of the Irish leprechaun.
Carlingford is a bustling busy town which has retained much of its medieval charm. Home to the legends of Cuchulainn, the Tain and Brown Bull of Cooley, Carlingford is a popular destination for tourists….and then there are the leprechauns.
In 1989, local publican PJ O’Hara found a scattering of bones and a leprechaun suit with four gold coins in the pocket on the slate rock on Sliabh Foy, the finds are still displayed in a glass case in the pub. Most people laughed at him his close friend Mc Coillte didn’t believe in the leprechaun find until he himself met three leprechauns some years later. They told him that the last 236 leprechauns in Ireland live below the slate rock on the mountain, there had been millions of them, but they died out as no one believed in them anymore.