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Peat Diggings in Wicklow Mountains National Park, Ireland.

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Comments (9)

Ian Stehbens on May 20, 2007

Just when you don't expect it, up pops a little green man cutting and drying peat on the Irish moors: a real Leprecaun, indeed. Though this is a National Park those who have maintained their historical right to peat continue to cut and dry through the summer, ready for burning in the winter. He loved my interruption and we enjoyed a lengthy chat interspersed with humour.

MaryFred on June 6, 2008

OMG--he does look like a leprachaun! thanks for the story & the photo!

Ian Stehbens on June 6, 2008

He not only looks like one Mary, he is one, you be shure, you be shure.

Thanks for responding and visiting my gallery.

There could only be one better response than yours, Mary, and that would be if the leprechaun's wife were to write the exact same message as your, having seen her husband on the www!! To be shure.

Aye yours,


2c on February 25, 2009

Tis a little bit of magic ya captured Ian! h

Ian Stehbens on February 25, 2009

It special to have a photographer of Wicklow recognize the magic here! Thanks so much, 2c.

Ian in Sydney.

Jim Evans (AXOTA) on May 30, 2010

This is just hilarious Ian...and I bet Hugh recognises him too..A real Leprechaun in a real peat bog for sure ;>)

Thanks for the laugh today ;>)

Genial ;>)


Ian Stehbens on May 30, 2010

Are you there, Hugh. Do you recognize him? Or do all leprechauns look alike?

Glad it tickles you fancy, Jim m'boy!


2c on May 31, 2010

Hi Jim, Ian!!! Hope your well! This is what our government looks like!!!

Warmest regards h

Ian Stehbens on May 31, 2010

O Hugh, then he is a wiley old politician, this one!

Maybe the French leaders have heard from him, or at least he might have said some unpleasant things about referees and their football team!

Warm regards to both you and Jim.


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Photo taken in Powerscourt Mountain, Co. Wicklow, Ireland

Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 20, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Ian Stehbens
    • Camera: Canon EOS 20D
    • Taken on 2005/06/03 20:49:13
    • Exposure: 0.005s (1/200)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO400
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash