Carlingford’s newest visitor attraction The Leprechaun Cavern is competing with The Boyne Valley as the top visitor attraction in the North East on the most referred to international travel site – Trip Advisor
The underground cavern that opened this year is welcoming hundreds of visitors through its tunnels and delighting visitors with tales of leprechauns and fairies that travel between its underground tunnels.
One of the tunnels lead to the Fairy Glen in Rostrevor and another leads directly to an area on Slieve Foy mountain where the last leprechauns of Ireland are believed to live and are officially protected by EU legislation under The Habitats Directive since 2009.
The Leprechaun Whisperer and author of the book the Last Leprechauns of Ireland, Kevin Woods manages the site and tells the stories of the leprechauns origin, history and daily living habits to delighted parents and children.
‘When you consider the amount of resources that was invested into building the Boyne Valley brand, it is remarkable that within 6 months, pure imagination can generate results like this. It is significant that another private venture – The Leprechaun Museum is currently Dublin’s most visited attraction. We are the magical land of leprechauns and fairies and this is what people want, whether we like it or not’. Frances Taylor, Cooley Peninsula Tourism Officer. ‘Because of their nature, initiatives like this tend not to be taken seriously but the independent statistics on Trip Advisor absolutely confirms that this is what counts.’
The leprechaun cave has been turned into a winter wonderland during December and families continue to flock to the visit Santa’s Cavern ‘below the earth’ surrounded by magical fairies and snow laden hidden tunnels. For further information : +353 (0) 87 272 9971.