A leprechaun spends most of his day alone, mending and making shoes. In exchange for his work he receives gold coins, which he hides in a bucket at the foot of a rainbow.
Originally, leprechauns wore red coats laced with gold, with seven rows of seven black buttons, a cocked green hat and shiny shoes with black buckles and a big black belt with one huge silver buckle. Around his neck an ruff, on the cuffs of his jacket, frills of lace. He's always carrying his shillelagh or has it nearby within a hands reach.
Barely reaching 3 ft. tall he is old with a jolly wrinkled and wizen'd face and pointed nose. When spotted he's usually sitting on a toadstool counting his coin.
If you ever catch a leprechaun, you truly are a lucky person because, he has the power to grant you three wishes in exchange for his freedom.
As Christianity spread across Europe the leprechauns in folklore started to get shorter and shorter in stature, then eventually faded away into obscurity.
|A Clurichaun, a cousin of the Leprechaun|
but evil spirited. A heavy drinker.
The clurichaun a heavy drinker his close relative and often mistaken for the leprechaun is the troublesome one, the one not to trust, and whatever you do don't touch his pot of gold or try to fool him out of his coins, because there's an old saying among the Irish...
"It's not nice to fool a leprechaun."
He'll stop at nothing to get it back. Nothing!