The Leprechauns are Irish and the Brownies are Scottish they are kissing cousins and at about half past summer each year they get together to indulge in a game of chess. They play up and down the Country covering the 32 Counties.
Have you seen them in your County?
The toadstool acts as the castle and the gateway to the land of Tír Na Nog with fáilte over the door signalling a welcome to all. Séan is the knight with the shamrock and shillelagh to keep away the people who want us to grow up. Fergal is the bishop with his book of spells and fairy stories to help keep the faith in the land of Tír Na Nog. Brian is the King who has his bag of gold which goes to the winner of the game. Maeve is the Queen with her crown of shamrocks and magical charmed harp, while Paddy the pawn sits on the shamrock smoking his pipe wondering will this game ever get started.
The board is 37 cm by 37 cm the squares are 4 cm by 4 cm the king is 6.5 cm high the pawn is 3 cm high The set is made from reconstituted Limestone and is handmade so all measurements are approx.