Tiny elfin beings hoary and bold,
Hide beneath mushrooms secreting cauldrons of gold.
Mortals searching county and glen,
Hope to catch one at rainbows end.
Mischievous and fay dressed in buckles and breeches,
When caught will grant thee three magical wishes.
From the land where the leprechauns play,
And people speak in the Gaelic way….
Beannachtai na feile padraig!
(ban-okh-thee na fae lah pawdrig)
That’s how you say Happy St. Patrick’s Day in Old Ireland.