National Leprechaun Hunt
“Find the Pot of Gold” with a Gold Bar valued at €1250
And 999 other prizes.
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 1000 cauldrons around the streets of Carlingford. There is a prize in each pot to the total value of €4,000.
One pot will include a real bar of gold valued at €1,200.
On the back of your registered hunting licence, you will see a map where the pots are located.
Check the pot to see what you have won.
The bar of gold will be placed in a pot between 4 pm and 5 pm
Entry: €6.00 per Adult. €6.00 per child
Family of 4 €20
Family of 5 €25
Family of 6 €30
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.
Proceeds to local charities.