Some of the fairies are called Leipreacháns and they are supposed to carry a barrel of gold and a cruisgin.
Bridgid Walshe, aged about 40 years, lived in a remote part of Sligo, near Keash. One morning as she was driving out the cows, all in a sudden she saw a Leipreachan walking on the path-way before the cows.
He wore a green tight-fitting jacket, a red little cp on his head and a kilted skirt.
In one hand he held a cruisgin and the other a nicely-painted little barrel, painted green with a handle on it. She was afraid to catch him because
- Seamus Rogers
- (name not given)
- circa 46