Known locally as ‘McCoillte’ Kevin Woods is Ireland’s Last Leprechaun Whisperer. He is from the Medieval town of Carlingford in County Louth. He talks to the 236 leprechauns that still exist there. They are affectionately known in Carlingford as “Carlichauns”
He explains that leprechauns are spirits who show themselves to him in a form that he is comfortable with .For 6 years he and other members of the community lobbied the E.U.to get them protected as a species.
Protection was granted by the E.U. under the European Habitats Directive in 2009.