Carlingford, Co. Louth is the only place that Leprechauns are protected! The Last Leprechauns of Ireland are the last 236 Leprechauns living in Co. Louth. They live below the Slate Rock on Carlingford Mountain, and visit Carlingford through a tunnel system into a cavern at the folklore park on Ghan Rd.
Know locally as ‘McCoillte’ Kevin Woods is Ireland’s last Leprechaun Whisperer.
In 1989 a leprechaun suit, bones, and gold coins were found on Carlingford mountain in Co Louth. No one was was more sceptical than the Whisperer and he organised a leprechaun hunt that year to try and catch one, but none were found. In 2002 he found the gold coins in a stone wall on Ghan Road which enabled him to communicate with “Carraig” the elder of the surviving leprechauns. By 2009 they were afforded protection by the E.U. under the European Habitats Directive.
A visit to the Leprechaun Cavern includes storytelling and takes an hour approx. (mostly indoors). Booking is not necessary but it’s always best to phone ahead. If the Leprechaun Whisperer is not about call to the house door.