Kids: Irish Highway Moved to Help the Fairies – For Real

Ireland: Land of the Fairies

I am not sure if you believe in Fairies, but many people who live in Ireland believe that they exist.  To prove this, I am going to tell you a real story about how an Irish Highway was moved so that it would not disturb or destroy a fairy bush.

 

Highway MOVED to Help Irish Fairies

Below is a map that shows the Irish cities of Galway and Limerick.

Now, lots of money was being spent to improve this highway.  At one part of the highway, it needed to be widened.  That should not have been a problem, EXCEPT that there existed a fairy bush.  Normally, any road construction would remove a few trees or bushes, but this is Ireland and fairies cannot be annoyed.  Everyone in Ireland knows that to annoy fairies is unlucky – bad luck follows.  Here is the fairy bush.

The fairy bush
The highway moved so that the fairy bush could remain

The Fairy Bush was Very Important to the Fairies.

There is a man who knows a lot about fairies.  It’s his hobby.  He told the people in charge of this road that the bush was a meeting place before these fairies went to war against their neighbours.

These bush fairies live in Munster, one of the counties of Ireland and their enemies are the fairies of another county called Connaught.  It is at this bush, that the Munster fairies plot war plans against their enemies.  Who wins?  Nobody seems to know.  I hope that this New Year 2018, will bring peace to all fairies in Ireland.

Australia: Santa Uses Kangaroos (Boomers) Instead of Reindeers

Every boy and girl in Australia knows that Santa uses Kangaroos to pull his sleigh across the sky.  Australia is very far south from North America and Europe and reindeers get tired.  When Santa visits Australia he leaves the reindeer to rest and hitches up the Six White Boomers.   This is the name of kangaroos that are very large.   Many are as large as basketball players.

Here is a story about Santa’s Boomers.

Six White Boomers
Early on one Christmas Day a joey kangaroo,
Was far from home and lost in a great big zoo.
‘Mummy, where’s my mummy? They’ve taken her away.’
We’ll help you find your mummy, son. Hop up on the sleigh.’
Up beside the bag of toys little joey hopped,
But they hadn’t gone far when Santa stopped.
Unharnessed all the reindeer and Joey wondered why,
Then he heard a far off booming in the sky.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
Pretty soon old Santa began to feel the heat,
Took his fur lined boots off to cool his feet,
Into one popped Joey, feeling quite okay,
While those old man Kangaroos kept pulling on the sleigh.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
Joey said to Santa, ‘Santa, what about the toys?
Aren’t you iving some to these girls and boys?’
‘They’ve got all their presents, son, we were here last night,
this trip is an extra trip, Joey’s special flight.’
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
Soon the sleigh was flashing past right over Marble Bar,
‘Slow down there, ‘ cried Santa, ‘it can’t be far,
Come up on my lap here, son, and have a look around.’
‘There she is, that’s mummy, bounding up and down.’
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
Well that’s the bestest Christmas treat that Joey ever had,
Curled up in mother’s pouch feeling snug and glad.
The last they saw was Santa heading northwards from the sun,
The only year the boomers worked a double run.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
Racing Santa Claus through the blazing sun.
Six white boomers, snow white boomers,
On his Australian run.
Songwriters: John D. Brown / Rolf Harris