Paddy’s Pot of Gold

Brigid lives in Ireland, she’s an only child, and she just so happens to have a hole in one boot on her birthday. Surprise! These are the exact four things needed to see a leprechaun.

Meet Patrick Victorious Wellington Right-Handed O’Reilly – but you can call him Paddy.

Everyone knows that leprechauns have a pot of gold buried somewhere, but Paddy insists that a single shilling is all he has in the world. Is he telling the truth? Or are leprechauns as stingy as Brigid’s parents say?

Dick King-Smith site illustration