Within popular folklore, there is the belief that a leprechaun can be found with a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, the accompanying picture was taken on Sunday 16 th October between squalls, could perhaps reveal a cache.
Once the Vikings invaded and lived in Ireland, looting and plundering as they pleased, then burying their ill-gotten treasures all over the countryside. When they eventually departed from the Emerald Isle, they inadvertently left behind some of their booty, which the leprechauns found. Now, the leprechauns knew the Vikings had gotten their treasures through stealing, which was wrong. This bad behaviour made the leprechauns mistrust all people, Viking or not. In order to ensure no humans could take what they now considered their gold, the leprechauns reburied it in pots deep underground all over. Thus when rainbows appear, they always end at a spot where some leprechaun’s pot of gold is buried.
There is currently a belief that there is a cache on Island Taggart – if you are prepared to read further, more detail is available on the www.