|The true story of the Leprechauns and the Blarney
Stone by Patrick Martin Hayes written in 2003 and (c)copyright of Patrick Martin Hayes
The village of Blarney is the place where all
Leprechauns originated from,it is said that the chief Leprechaun Murphy
and the tall sticks (humans) at one time got on quite well and the Leprechauns helped with
many a battle that the Celts had with invaders through out Ireland,Scotland,Wales,France
and Spain.The Leprechauns were very skilled at making shoes and metal work in general,
they could shoe horses ,make weapons and teleport in and out of enemy areas unseen
bringing information back to the Celtic warriors. But overall they loved peace and were a
happy bunch enjoying drinking,dancing and the "craic" (fun).
When the original Blarney stone was embedded in
the castle walls it was not magical.The fairies during all this time were beginning to get
more and more jealous of the Leprechauns relationship with the tall sticks and becoming
more angry each day that they were left out especially the queen of the fairies Aoife. No
fairy would dare to challenge chief Leprechaun Murphy as he was a
powerful magician so Aoife decided to cause a falling out between the Tall Sticks and the
Leprechauns.Now the Leprechauns were not always as small as they are now this happened the
day the queen put her plan into action.
The Kings daughter was riding her horse when the
fairies cast a magic spell which made the horse throw a shoe, The Kings daughter was
thrown from her horse and injured but not badly. The tall sticks blamed the Leprechauns
for shoeing the horse wrong to which the fairies were glad to agree with. The
Leprechauns disagreed and an argument ensued in which chief Murphy and queen Aoife throw
bolts of lightning and cast magic spells at each other
neither one being able to quite get the upper hand as neither of the two really wanted to
cause any harm to the other.During this half hearted fight Murphy's daughter Erin was hit
by a stray spell and turned to stone. Since neither of the two had done the spell alone
they could not undo it. Queen Aoife felt pity for Murphy who was devastated and quickly
flew to the highest Druid in the land for advice. "When all the Gold in Ireland is
mine I will cast a spell to release her for now I will let her heart and mind live in the
stone of scone within Blarney Castle,and anyone that kisses the stone will feel Erin's
very soul and be bestowed with the gift of eloquence and have bestowed upon them luck that
will know no bounds" said the Druid. Aoife was very puzzled by the Druids spell and
informed Murphy of this,Murphy was both happy and sad at the same time and demanded the
gold which the tall sticks had ,which they gave.
But later on that night some other greedy tall
sticks came and stole some of the gold making Murphy extremely angry.
"I will cast a spell now this night, that
will hide us from the tall sticks sight.In the hollow of a tree or in a birds nest are
places where we shall have some rest. Too small to see too fast to catch ,the forest shall
become our new patch. Whenever a tall stick is near, his eyes will not see us clear.Gather
gold that's what we must do,dig and take it that we must do too.Until the day Erin is
free,gold collectors we will be" shouted Murphy.
As he ended his words all Leprechauns shrunk in
size small enough to hide behind a tree or a plant or even in a bird's nest. Every once in
a while a tall stick will catch a Leprechaun but Murphy has taught us all well we know
lot's of tricks to get away and can teleport short distances to avoid trouble. The fairies
are not enemies anymore as queen Aoife never got over the loss of Erin either and although
they keep their distance they sometimes will help each other out but they also thought it
a good idea to shrink themselves using magic as well in order to stay out of harms way.
And the famous stone of scone containing the soul
of Erin,it does indeed bestow eloquence on those that touch it as a matter of fact people
have figured out that by kissing it a person will have extraordinary good luck. And us the
Leprechauns we still collect gold and hide and enjoy our fun especially fun with the tall
sticks. And every night we collect all the coins people drop when bending over backwards
to kiss the Blarney Stone and with our magic turn it all into gold!!
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