National Leprechaun Hunt
Sssssh, only tell the believers, because there's a super top-secret hunt on for the last of the leprechauns...the sneaky bearded creatures still have all that gold, and it's time to earn your share. Join us in Carlingford this year for the National Leprechaun Hunt which is a fantastic day out for the whole family with lots of fantastic prizes up for grabs. Buy a certified Hunting Licence for only €6 per person to allow you to participate in the Hunt and be in with the chance of winning the leprechaun’s treasure. All proceeds go towards fantastic local charities. Legend has it that if you catch one of these leprechauns, who usually make mischief and mend shoes, they may well grant you three wishes in return for their freedom; however, in this iteration, you've gotta catch them, and, of course, the prizes are pretty amazing. The top prize will be €500, which is a veritable pot of gold in itself. Altogether, there will be prizes worth €2000 up to be won, so you'd better put on your best optics and get searching for those little magical mites. 12 NOON Registration in the Village Green in Carlingford for the National Leprechaun Hunt. Online registrations can collect their items on the day. We encourage everybody to purchase their Leprechaun Hunting license and record attempt packs online Online registrants may collect their licences View some fantastic stalls and learn about The Last Leprechauns of Ireland. 2 PM Everybody will join the parade and walk to the mountain in procession behind The Carlingford Pipe Band. This walk takes approximately 20-25 minutes Please note that prams and children buggies can be left at a designated point on the main mountain path where they will be supervised until your return.