Leprechaun book launch

A CHILDRENS’ story about leprechauns, which was written by a local man, is being launched at the Carlingford Heritage Centre this week.

A CHILDRENS’ story about leprechauns, which was written by a local man, is being launched at the Carlingford Heritage Centre this week.

Fine Gael’s Mairead McGuinness MEP will launch the book titled ‘The Last Leprechauns of Ireland’ at the centre on Friday, October 14 at 2pm.

Author Kevin Woods, known to the “Little People” as McCoillte is a ‘Leprechaun Whisperer’ is said to be in communication with the Last Leprechauns of Ireland.

Their home is below the Slate Rock on Foy Mountain in Carlingford. The book is written for children, but it could equally engage the minds of adults, who are open to imaginings of folklore, and the evolution of Ireland.

The story is set in Carlingford and the Cooley Peninsula but embraces every part of Ireland. The book traces the geology, mythology and social history of Ireland as witnessed by a character called Carraig.

Carraig is the Elder of the Last Leprechauns of Ireland, from the beginning of time until the present day. Members of the public are being invited to join Kevin in the Heritage Centre for the launch of his book. Light refreshments will be served.

Meanwhile, Cooley Peninsula residents celebrated the launch of the DIT ACHIEV Model for Sustainable Tourism Management Survey Results last week. They are pictured with the DIT ACHIEV Project team.