For clurichauns, a leprechaun-like cellar spirit, libations are foremost on their mind. These faerie type imps look like a miniature innkeeper, decked out in breeches, stockings and shoes with silver buckles. They’re thought to be a darker cousin of the leprechaun and are generally content to reside in the wine cellar of inns and houses, taking whatever share of food and drink are available. A happy clurichaun will protect both your wine supply and your home. They are solitary creatures, enjoying simple pleasures like singing Irish folksongs or riding on the back of a sheep or dog in the moonlight. (I suppose you have to be a clurichaun to appreciate the latter).
With that in mind, should you still like to invite a clurichaun into your home, try leaving a bit of wine on the stoop when you go to bed at night. Just be sure you have a hearty supply to satisfy him once he moves in and takes up residence. This is a guy who expects his payment in vino! Treat him well and he will respond in kind. Neglect him or treat him badly and you’ll find yourself with one nasty alcoholic imp.
Some people believe clurichauns are always drunk. Others that the clurichaun is really a leprechaun on a drunken spree who, in the morning when sober, refuses to acknowledge his behavior. AA would likely have a field day with these guys…assuming, of course, they could catch one! 🙂
I enjoy a glass of wine now and again but I don’t think I’d want a clurichaun lurking around in my cellar. How about you?