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Leprechaun Stew Poem

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Overview of Leprechaun Stew Poem

The article gives a summary of the poem “Leprechaun Stew”. The poem is short, but you will like it. The poem talks about tiny entities that appear as old men with red beards, dressed in a coat and pants with gold buttons and shiny black shoes. They are known to be sneaky creatures who live alone in forests that like to make shoes and guard their gold treasures. You have to catch them, and they will be forced to tell you where they hide the pots of gold. They climb over the rainbow.

Now you will ask why did the leprechaun climb over the rainbow? They climb over the rainbow to hide their pots of gold because the rainbow does not have a real end. Let’s read the article.

Leprechaun Stew Poem

The Leprechaun

The Leprechaun

Leprechaun stew, Leprechaun stew, 

If I don't get some, 

I don't know what I'll do. 

Give away my pot of gold 

Give away my shoe. 

But don't give away my Leprechaun Stew. 

Meaning of the Poem

Leprechaun Stew

Leprechaun Stew

The poem of Leprechaun Stew comes from Irish folklore. The people of Ireland consider Leprechaun very lucky for them. They think that if you see Leprechaun then something good and prosperous will happen in your life. As Leprechauns are traditional shoemakers, they love to make shoes and earn gold. The poem is all about men with beards, who wear a hat and are dressed in red or green coats.

So, in the poem, the poet says if he will not get something from the reader then what either he will give his shoes or his pot of gold. But he will never give his Leprechaun Stew.  

The Theme of the Poem

The theme of the Leprechaun Stew poem is that even if you are different from others either in looks or personality, you all possess the same qualities of a good human being. With different looks, we have different talents in us. In the poem, Leprechauns have different personalities, they are tall, with red bread and a different look. But apart from this, they are considered lucky by Irish people.

This conveys a message that we should not consider ourselves worth anything, we have the potential that we can achieve what we dream of. Not only this but from the poem we learn that we should do hard work. Leprechauns make shoes and through hard work they earn gold. So, through hard work, you can achieve whatever you want in your life.

Other Leprechaun Songs for Toddlers

Eensy, Weensy Leprechaun - sung to "Eensy Weensy Spider"

Eensy, weensy leprechaun

Came out St. Patrick's Day


To look for the gold

That was hidden far away.


Over the rainbow

Was where he was told,


So, with a wink of his green eye,

He ran to get the gold.


How Many Leprechauns?

How many leprechauns do you see?

(Hands out questioningly.)


Can you count them, one, two, three?

(Count with fingers.)


How many skinny ones, how many fat?

(Use hands to show skinny and fat bellies.)


How many leprechauns without a hat?

(Point to head.)


Five Wee Leprechauns

Five wee leprechauns scurrying by my door,

One jumped away, then there were 4.


Four wee leprechauns climbing in my tree,

One hid in the green leaves, then there were 3.


Three wee leprechauns, just a busy few,

One went for a pot of gold, then there were 2.


Two wee leprechauns, having lots of fun,

One hopped over the rainbow, then there was 1.


One wee leprechaun, with all his work done.

He slipped off for a nap, then there was 0.

Five Little Leprechauns

Five little leprechauns hide behind the door.

One ran away and then there were four.


Four little leprechauns dance under the tree.

One ran away and then there were three.


Three little leprechauns making Irish stew.

One ran away and then there were two.


Two little leprechauns sleeping in the sun.

One ran away and then there was one.

One little leprechaun said, 'St Pat's Day is done.'

He ran away and then there were none!


In this article, we discussed the Leprechaun poem, its theme and its meaning. The poem “Leprechaun Stew” encourages us to do hard work to be successful in life. The poet shows us how Leprechauns used to do hard work by making shoes and they love their pot of gold not more than anything. Similarly, we should also work hard to have our pot of gold.

The poet also shows how he is asking for help from the Leprechaun, and what he will do if he will not get anything. This shows that we should take help from others whenever we are in need, not only this we should help others also. We hope you enjoyed reading this poem.

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FAQs on Leprechaun Stew Poem

1. What are leprechauns attracted to?

Like all Irish fairies, leprechauns are drawn to natural areas. So, paint your trap green and adorn it with glitter, stickers, and gold pieces for a glossy finish. They are drawn to benevolent four-leaf clovers as well.

2. How many leprechauns are there?

Leprechauns, according to legend, are fairies that stand as tall as three-year-olds. Leprechauns are thought to be legendary creatures, yet reports indicate that they were visible as early as the 700s. Locals of Carlingford, Ireland claim that there are 236 leprechauns in the area.

3. How did the word ‘leprechauns’ start?

Legends about tiny water dwellers started spreading among the Celts in the eighth century, which is when stories of these small creatures first appeared. They are believed to be between two and three feet tall, thus, it makes sense that their name derives from the term "luchorpán," which means little body.