Self-proclaimed leprechaun whisperer reveals he’s still in contact with the mythical creatures who only reveal themselves to him – and insists they ‘don’t have a problem’ with lockdown
- Kevin Woods from Co Louth claims there’s 236 remaining leprechauns in Ireland
- Claims he can see and communicate with them, spoke to them about lockdown
- Says Ireland’s leprechaun population ‘don’t have a problem’ living in isolation
- This Morning viewers weren’t convinced joking that they’d ‘been home too long’
A man who claims to be able to see and communicate with leprechauns says that the mythical creatures ‘don’t have a problem’ with lockdown.
Kevin Woods, from County Louth, Ireland, appeared on This Morning where he claimed that there are 236 remaining leprechauns, and that he has been the ‘custodian’ of the creatures for years.
The author, who was part of a group of lobbyists who managed to get Ireland’s mystical fairies, which are part of their folklore, protected by EU Law in 2009, runs a daily ‘Last Leprechauns Of Ireland’ tour business.
The tour guide has had to put his business on hold amid the pandemic, but claims he doesn’t need the money as he has ‘access to the gold.’
But viewers weren’t convinced by the idea of leprechauns, marveling at how Ruth and Eamonn were able to keep a straight face during the segment.
Kevin Woods (pictured) from County Louth, Ireland, appeared on This Morning where he claimed that there are 236 remaining leprechauns
Kevin told hosts Ruth Langsford and Eamonn Holmes while others cannot see the creatures, they reveal themselves to him and communicate ‘through and out of body experience’
Kevin said: ‘There were millions of them here in Ireland and they all died apart from 236 of them.
‘I’m really the custodian of them and their lives and I’ve been doing that since I got them a protected species.’
When asked how the Irish creatures were coping with lockdown, he said: ‘They don’t have a problem.’
Kevin runs his tour site opposite his home in Carlingford, and says that while others cannot see the creatures, they reveal themselves to him and communicate ‘through and out of body experience’.
Viewers weren’t convinced by the idea of leprechaun’s in self-isolation with one teasing they’d been cooped up at home for ‘far too long’
What is a leprechaun?
A leprechaun is a type of fairy of the Aos Sí in Irish folklore.
They are usually often described as wizened, bearded old men dressed in green (early versions were clad in red) and wearing buckled shoes, often with a leather apron.
They are solitary creatures who spend their time making and mending shoes and have a hidden pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
‘It’s not really business to me, I have enough access to the gold. I don’t need the business. I do it to tell people the story is true,’ he continued.
‘Leprechauns are spirits, they manifest themselves to me as leprechauns. I visit them each day, I haven’t broken the restrictions.
‘I communicate with them through and out of body experience, everyone knows what I mean and I can transfer my spirit up there.’
Kevin was part of a group of lobbyists who managed to get Ireland’s mystical little people protected by EU Law in 2009,
Kevin runs his tour site opposite his home in Carlingford but claims he doesn’t need the business as he has access to ‘the gold’
But viewers weren’t convinced, with one writing: ‘Can’t believe they had a leprechaun whisper on This Morning talking about lockdown. ‘
Another said: ‘Ruth trying to keep a straight face when your mans talking about ‘ leprechauns’ is killing me.’
A third commented: ‘You know you’ve been in the house too long when you’re watching an interview of Ireland’s last leprechaun whisperer.’