ACCORDING to a survey by Cooley Distillery, 33% of Irish people think leprechauns are real.
Can you believe that?
A belief in ghosts or aliens is fairly common, but in Ireland, it’s little green men of a different kind that we’re fixated with.
While two-thirds of those surveyed said they don’t believe in 'wee-folk', over half of Irish respondents (55%) said they believed that leprechauns existed in Ireland in the past.
The survey was conducted by the Irish whiskey makers ahead of the National Leprechaun Hunt in Co. Louth back in 2011, so opinions may have changed since then.
But still, enough - presumably - well adjusted adults (I’d be worried if children were responding to whiskey companies) admitted to believing in leprechauns in the 21st century. Why wouldn’t it still be the case now?
Logic perhaps? Ah where’s your sense of imagination!