Top 10 things you never knew about leprechauns

10. Leprechauns are fairies – magical creatures

9. They owe their name to their tiny size – it originates from middle Irish

8. Leprechauns don’t actually wear green – one of the biggest myths

7. You can’t ever trust them – mischievous creatures

6. Leprechauns are always male – no evidence of a female counterpart

5. You can hear them hammer shoes – hard-working

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