Derived from the Irish word "luchorpan" meaning "little man," Leprechauns are Irish fairies who are about two feet tall and look like little old men. They are solitary and happy creatures who live in remote places. Legend says they have pots of gold and if you catch one, they might tell you where it is in order to escape.

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What is the connection between leprechauns and Saint Patrick's Day?

  • The leprechaun is an old Irish legend. He is like a spirit.
  • I don't think there is a direct connection. Leprechauns are based upon Irish luck fairies and the Celtic version of dwarves, which were small slimy gold hunting tricksters. St. Patrick was the person who supposedly drove out the pagan beliefs and imagery of ancient Ireland. It is likely to simply be Disney-ecse cuteness to have some nice creatures to prance around in the parades etc.
  • There is no connection, except that they are both Irish.
  • Leprechauns and St. Patrick's Day are connected because a leprechaun is an Irish symbol of good luck. Also Saint Patrick had good luck on his escape from the people who captured him.
  • Leprechauns have been in Ireland for millions of years.They are not synominus with any other country. St Patrick was born in Wales but came as a boy slave to Ireland around 400A.D. He escaped and came back to Ireland as a man and Christian Bishop.He converted the pagans living in Ireland to Christianity and thus became Pastron Saint of Ireland.He is buried in Downpatrick in Co. Down
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Saint Patrick's Day

What is the connection between the color green and Saint Patrick's Day?

  • Actually there's no connection between green and St. Patrick. It's just that Irish connecting green color to fairies, angels, and saints, and any other Holy things.
  • Ireland is known as "The Emerald Isle," and emerald = green, so green is the color of Ireland and thus of St. Patrick's Day.
  • Now, if we were talking the Anglican Church, rather than the Irish Catholic, orange would be the color of choice. But since St. Patrick is Catholic (... not really, but you know what I mean...) green it is.
  • A major misconception is the association of St. Patrick with the color green. The confusion arises from the phrase "the wearing of the green," which means to wear a shamrock. St. Patrick used the three-leaved plant to explain the Trinity of the Christian religion. Actually blue is the color associated with St. Patrick. "St. Patrick's blue" can be seen on ancient Irish flags.
  • Green is associated with Saint Patrick's Day because it is the color of spring, Ireland, and the shamrock. Leprechauns are also associated with this holiday, although I'm not sure why. Leprechauns of legend are actually mean little creatures, with the exception of the Lucky Charms guy. They were probably added later on because capitalists needed something cute to put on greeting cards.
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What is a leprechaun's occupation?

  • They guard the gold at the end of the rainbow.
  • The name leprechaun may have derived from the Irish leath bhrogan (shoemaker), although its origins may lie in luacharma'n (Irish for pygmy). These apparently aged, diminutive men are frequently to be found in an intoxicated state, caused by home-brew poteen. However they never become so drunk that the hand which holds the hammer becomes unsteady and their shoemaker's work affected. Leprechauns have also become self-appointed guardians of ancient treasure (left by the Danes when they marauded through Ireland), burying it in crocks or pots. This may be one reason why leprechauns tend to avoid contact with humans whom they regard as foolish, flighty (and greedy?) creatures. If caught by a mortal, he will promise great wealth if allowed to go free. He carries two leather pouches. In one there is a silver shilling, a magical coin that returns to the purse each time it is paid out. In the other he carries a gold coin which he uses to try and bribe his way out of difficult situations. This coin usually turns to leaves or ashes once the leprechaun has parted with it.However, you must never take your eye off him, for he can vanish in an instant.
  • They also do a lot of cereal advertising.
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Why does the caramel topping on sticky buns sometimes come out smooth and other times it is crystalized?

It means your temperature was too hot. This sort of recipe is touchy and one needs to follow the directions to the letter.


  • You could also replace a spoonful or so of the granulated sugar with light corn syrup. This will not affect flavour or texture but it does provide some protection against crystallizing when you make sugar syrups.

i beg to differ,

its all about how you stir it

did you stir it to much you ask yourself?

No i haven't, okay, so it will come out sparkly.

- I'm assuming you're making this caramel topping stove-top the old fashioned way. One of my jobs is a pastry chef, and it's happened to even me so don't feel bad. One thing you need to remember to do when you're making caramel is to have a bowl of very warm water w/a pastry brush on hand. As the caramel is cooking, brush the sides of the pan down with very warm water. The reason being crystals have a tendency of forming along the sides of the pan. And sugar crystals also have a tendency to spread like a spot of mold on bread! The brush trick dissolves the crystals, thus preventing them from spreading. A squeeze of fresh lemon juice also prevents crystalization without adversely affecting the flavor, if you care to try that instead. Just wipe the sides of the pan with a damp (not sopping wet) pastry brush and keep it on low heat and whisk until all of the crystals have dissolved. It'll take some time, but it'll happen.

P.S. I abhor corn syrup and use it as little as possible. If you use the brush trick, you can avoid having to add that nasty goop known as corn syrup!

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How do you find a leprechaun?

Leprechauns can be followed by their trails, or by listening for the sound of their shoemaker hammers. Once found, a leprechaun must surrender his pot of gold. But be careful not to look away for a second or he will be gone.

Signs that a leprechaun has passed through are muddy, doll-sized footprints, lost green hats, or a shamrock dropped by the wee folk in their haste.


Leprechauns are most frequently seen by customers leaving taverns and ale houses.

A Pot of Gold

If you find a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, it probably belongs to a leprechaun, so take it quickly.

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If you should come by a leprechaun's pot of gold, you should not take it, but leave quickly.


Where can you find leprechaun neon signs?

Smd mah negus

English to Spanish

How do you say 'leprechaun' in Spanish?

There is no specific word for "leprechaun" in Spanish.

"Duende" is "fairy," which is almost as close as it gets.

"Gnomo" is "gnome," which is also close.


What does the leprechaun stand for?


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What is the meaning of development administration?

action oriented

goal oriented

change oriented effort is development administration

Development administration is concerned with plans, policies, programmes and projects which focuses on nation building and socio-economic development. It aims to achieve socio-economic goals through the talents and expertise of bureaucrats.

Development administration focuses on the results to be achieved rather than the traditionalist view of strict adherence to rules and hierarchy. Strict adherence to rules creates rigidness, delay and procrastination.

  • Development per se is oriented towards change in a destined direction. Thus, development administration is change oriented and rejects status quo.
  • Every development functions have a goal to be achieved. i.e Economic Development has the goal to improve the quality of life such as better literacy rate, life expectancy and reduction in poverty rates.
  • For the goals to be achieved, to relate the means to ends, planning and temporal dimension is a salient feature. Planning aids in deciding the resource required for the goal, the time in which it needs to achieve.
  • Development administration has an innovative dimension, it is flexible enough to design new methods, procedures, policies which would save time, increase effectiveness and quality.
  • Administrators under this concept are required to be committed to the policies, plans and programmes. The commitment is not necessarily to the political parties, who enacts the policies but to the values that an administrator should upheld in his/her profession.
  • Development is ultimately aimed to the people, hence it should accord primacy to the public the administration should be client oriented.
  • For the development functions to be effective and for it to be people oriented, participation of people is emphasized in formulating plans, implementation and sharing the benefits deriv ed. Thus Development administration should focus on "planning with people" rather than "planning for people". It should be people centered rather than production centered. i.e not in maximizing production, goods and services but to address the needs of people, empower people.

Development administration has two concepts administration of development and administrative development. Administrative development is increasing and improving the capabilities of administrative system. It involves modernization of administrative structure, capabilities of personnel, attitudinal and behavioral changes among the administrators.

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What if you are divorced now and want to see you kids but the mother suffers from Parental alienation syndrome and want let you see the kids without her there?

I do not understand how she could legally could do this. Your settlement agreement should have some visitation allowed. If it does, you can enforce visitation, if the agreement does not allow you to have visitation, you either did something wrong or you sign a lopsided agreement that you will now need to contest. Good Luck


What do real leprechauns look like?

Leprechauns measure not longer than 18 inches and not shorter than 14 inches,

they are not unlike drarfs but are not related to them, they all have rust coloured beards.

well, u could go 2 Giant and Buy a box of lucky charms, and then study the box

Saint Patrick's Day

Who wears green in Ireland and why?

Ireland has long considered green to be it's national colour. Irish football teams wear green, and people around the world wear green on St. Patrick's day. Rural Ireland has a green landscape (fields, trees, etc) and when many Irish poets fell upon harded times in cities abroad they would lament over the "Emerald Isle". St. Patrick used a shamrock to introduce Christianity to Ireland (each leaf representing one part of the Holy Trinity). Also, green was the colour of sympathy for independence in the late 18th Century when Ireland was still struggling for independence from Britain - so much so the Britain actually banned the "wearing of the green" around that time. On St. Patrick's day it is common for people in Ireland and abroad (especially those with Irish ancestors) to wear green - either a piece of Shamrock or a green item of clothing. For the past 31 years on Saint Patrick's day, New York's Fire Fighters also wore green berets instead of their usual blue caps. The berets date back to 1970, when the mother-in-law of a Bronx firefighter knitted dozens of the caps for St. Patrick's Day. 2005 was the first year the tradition was banned, as officials decided the firefighters should wear their proper uniform with the blue caps. The firefighters responded by wearing civilian clothes and their green berets instead of their uniform! Ironically, according to the Irish cultural group New York's Ancient Order of Hibernians, Peter Durkee, "When Ireland got its freedom


What do leprechauns do?

Leprachauns help make the gold at the end of the rainbow and one day will rule the world.

Ah they really exist!

Leprechauns are shoemakers.

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What is a clurichuan and can they also be shoemakers?

Clurichauns are inherently Irish no matter where they're from, and always wear green. They have a knack of getting along with people, but also at getting away when there's trouble. They are very emotional and are frequently moved to tears or fisticuffs. Clurichauns don't really have pots of gold. Clurichauns and leprechauns are the same thing by 2 different names. Clurichauns like to sing, though not always well, and drink .... a lot! They are tird to the spirit of the land and people of Ireland: it defines their identity as a Kith and they are bound by the Dreaming go protect it. They spread out from Ireland even early and early Clurichauns in England were called "buttery spirits" (among other Kithain who were called the same.) They frequently live in old-fashioned pubs and inns, where they aid good proprietors and wreak mischief for bad ones. CLURICHAUNS ARE TRADITIONALLY SHOEMAKERS FOR THE FAE, BUT NEVER CARRY MORE THAN ONE SHOE AT A TIME SO THEY AREN'T SLOWED DOWN IN ESCAPES. The often carry snuff boxes not only for pipe smoking, but to aid in escapes by making their would-be captors blink and sneeze. They are considered Gallain by many Kithain, but the reasons are unclear. Clurichauns secretly refer to themselves as the Daoine Sidhe, a name they received from their mortal kin during the Sundering, and know their Kith to have once been very similar in the Sidhe before the Sundering. Clurichaun history links them to a hero named Mil, supposedly from Spain, who led them in conquest of Ireland against the Tuatha De Danaan in the early Sundering and they would secretly call themselves House Mil, or the sons of Mil. Then the Sons of Mil conquered Ireland, they drove the defeated Tuatha De Danaan underground into the raths and burghs and asserted their own rule above, only later retreating to the raths and burghs themselves during the later Sundering once the Sidhe had fled to Arcadia. The tradition Clurichaun courts of Hoouse Mil with their own kings lasted until the end of the Irish royal line in the 12th century, when the English conquered Ireland. The magic that binds the Clurichauns to Ireland consists of a prophecy given to the sons of Mil linked with the grace of the Tuatha goddess Eriu. When the Shattering came, Clurichauns as a whole stuck it out in Ireland, not retreating to Arcadia. They once ruled over the Piskies and their Pictish kin in Scotland, but it ended badly enough that Clurichauns resent Piskies to this day.

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Which country was first to have leprechaun fairy tales?

Irland, evey1 knows that! land of the Irish, home of the green,home of the shamrock(4 leaf clover), home of the Irish dance! and most important, the LEPERCHAUNS!!!!!!!!!!!!


Do leprechauns eat people?

No! They eat fruits and vegetables and that sort of thing.

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Saint Patrick's Day

What is the meaning behind the pot of gold in Irish tradition?

It's Irish Folklore and it has it that if you follow the rainbow the "little ones" will leave a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. These little guys were rascals and always playing tricks, so I wouldn't count on that pot 'o gold at the end of any rainbow.



Leprechauns made their gold from being shoemakers and because they danced so much they were always in need to repair shoes.

It has absoloutely nothing to do with Irish folklore, and, like Lucky Charms, is a purely American invention.


The Irish scientist had a good understanding of the prism and like a lot of sayings of old the term "pot of gold at the end of a rainbow" is a shortened version of the original saying. What was originally said is "you are more likely to find a pot of gold than the end of a rainbow."


What do leprechaun like to eat?

Leprechauns traditionally like to indulge themselves on rose thorns and guiness, but nowadays prefer to eat a less healthy option of fried chicken. However, if you ever tried to feed a leprechaun fried chicken you might end up losing one of your limbs so that they can obtain the food in your hand. This is 100% serious and I advise everyone to follow my advice. Thanks.

Fables and Folklore

What are leprechauns?

The leprechaun is a small fairy with a grotesque appearance. He is usually dressed in green with a leather apron, silver buckled shoes, a red cap, and spectacles on the end of his nose. Leprechauns are known for being shoemakers. Interestingly, leprechauns will never make a pair of shoes; they will make only one shoe at a time. Although they are quick to shun humans, leprechauns like to play tricks on them. If a leprechaun is caught (a difficult feat), he must reveal the location of his hidden treasure. If he is guiding someone to his treasure, and that person takes their eyes off him for even a second, the leprechaun will disappear.

Saint Patrick's Day

What do leprechauns have to do with St. Patrick?

I don't believe there is any connection except they are both Irish lore.

What has occurred to tie Leprechauns in with St. Patricks Day is that countries (Not Ireland) like America have taken all of the symbols associated with Ireland and lumped them all together in one stereotypical holiday. Shamrocks, leprechauns, blarney, green everything. Then there is a scurrilous rumour that Irish people are big drinkers, this may be the reason why everyone sees St. Patrick's Day as a day to tie one on an not feel guilty…they are just honouring the memory of St. Patrick after all. As for green beer? Well, I am sure St. Paddy would ner' touch the stuff.


How much money do leprechauns carry?

$0. They are not real!


What do leprechauns eat?

They are fictitious folk, and I am sure that if they were real they would like to eat fresh cream.


Do leprechauns come to night or tomorrow night?

No. They come out in March on Leprechauns day at night.

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What does stepping and fetching mean?

It dates back to the days of slavery, when masters ordered their slaves to work harder. It's now a derogatory term for being subservient, especially on racial grounds. It is often used without any racial overtones to mean rushing to respond to a situation. ex., After accidentally setting fire to the vacant field, the four your boys were steppin and fetchin to put out the fire.


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