The Carlingford National Leprechaun Hunt will take place on Sunday 12th May 2019 from 2-5pm
with assembly and registration on the Village Green from 12 midday.
In 1989 a leprechaun’s suit and bones with 4 pieces of gold in the suit were found on Foy Mountain above Carlingford Co Louth.
In 2009 the 236 surviving Leprechauns in Ireland were afforded protection under the European Habitats Directive. They live at the Slate Rock below Foy Mountain which is part of the Cooley Mountains in Co Louth.
As a thank you to the people of Carlingford for getting them protected as a species, the little people have left 2000 cauldrons around the streets of Carlingford. There is a gift from the Carlingford business community in each pot to the total value of €4000. One pot will include a real bar of gold valued at €1200.
On the back of your registered hunting licence, you will see a map where the pots are located. They are not located in an area that could be regarded as dangerous. There is no need to climb to find them.
If you find a pot take the gift and leave the pot where it is.
The bar of gold will be placed in one of the empty pots between 4 pm and 5 pm
Entry: €5.00 per Adult. €5.00 per child
An official stamped licence and corresponding stamped hand must be presented to search and to claim any prize.
Leprechaun Garda will be on hand to see that rules are kept.
Kevin: Phone 0872570539
Proceeds to local charities
In 2009 the 236 Leprechauns remaining in Ireland were afforded protection under the European Habitats Directive.