The Irish also take care of their rich folklore. “Families in the villages gathered every evening to visit one of the neighbors and told interesting stories that constantly acquired new details. It was not easy to heat stone houses, so the Irish huddled in a small room by the fire.
They were especially waiting when some storyteller appeared in their area, traveling from one city to another. He was gladly welcomed into the house and given a whole bag of goodies with him. In gratitude, he had to tell stories — from the most incredible to the most terrible. Usually the main characters were red—haired and red-bearded creatures as tall as dwarfs, dressed in green or brown fashionable suits,” the guide begins his story at the Museum of leprechauns, a local variety of dwarfs who fulfill wishes.
Leprechauns are credited with various kinds of activities. Some believe that little men sew shoes, others are sure that they mine gold, so they always have a pot of coins with them, and still others believe that red-bearded dwarves are just waiting for an opportunity to play an evil joke on people who track them down to ask them to fulfill three wishes.
There are legends that if small creatures do this, it is not for nothing. The person who made a wish will also have to fulfill any whims of the leprechaun. So the red-bearded characters are not such friendly and kind creatures as many imagine them to be.
Figuring out what dreams we would like to realize, we find ourselves in a room with giant furniture — here you can not only feel like a midget, but also take interesting photos.
The Irish believe that if you meet a leprechaun, you will be happy, lucky and rich for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to meet any of them—but maybe we’ll be lucky next time.