Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Ever See A Leprechaun?
Dr. Bob Curran was born in a remote area in Northern Ireland. At age 14, he left school, became a gravedigger and eventually worked at a number of jobs including professional musician and journalist. He attended university where he took his doctorate and became a teacher.He now works in education and cross-community cultural projects.
He has traveled many parts of the world, exploring other people's cultures and traditions having written a number of books on various beliefs.
Curran discussed Irish and Celtic legends, and beings such as fairies and leprechauns. Ireland is known as a particularly mystical place in part because of the ancient Celtics who saw spirits living everywhere within the land, he noted. The oral tradition was also particularly strong, with stories being passed down through generations, he added.
Excavated bones found in Ireland show a race of smaller people-- possibly pygmy-like aboriginals who lived on the land before the Celts, and this is one possible explanation for how lore about leprechauns began, he said.
Leprechauns were often associated with money (they were thought to know where riches were stashed during invasions), as well as a distilled brew called poteen, Curran detailed. In contrast to the leprechauns, fairies could look like typical humans, but a group known as the grogoch, were small, completely covered in fur with monkey like faces.
If you have never seen a Leprechaun,you might be interested in checking out this sire
Shown in the picture,there is a webcam in place in this remote area The Leprechaun fairy watch Tipperary, Ireland.
This is an enchanted area, well known for magical associations. There is fairy ring close-by and you may see leprechauns and other Irish fairies such as pookas, banshees and merrows.
Because the Leprechaun Watch is in the countryside in a remote part of Ireland there is only natural light and there will be little or nothing to see after dark and before dawn. The time shown is the current time in Tipperary, Ireland. In the summer in Ireland it is often bright until quite late at night.
Here are some of the sightings received from viewers since the Leprechaun Watch began. Have you seen any of these happenings. Don't forget to take a look at the webcam and you never know what you might see.
I saw something small walking through the forest!there was a flicker of something brown with flitting wings
I keep see little orbs like lights roaming around the camera
i saw the vague image of a leprchaun he was holding two sacks. he sat on a brown log and just stared at me. he satared for almost 10 minutes and then realized that I (or the camera) was watching so he ran. he must have been fast because the screen gave the effect of him being fast by making everything all blurry. he looked like a picture from a story book.
I see a vague outline of a person. Maybe a leprechaun. It's wearing green and is holding something. I can't tell what though. It looks like it's walking away. next to it i see a vague outline of what seems to be a green hat. this was between 9:45 and 9:49
i sall him right there
IT WAS FREAKY!!!!!!!!!!