In Irish folklore, a fairy who haunts wine-cellars. It has the appearance of a tiny old man and is supposed to have knowledge of buried treasures. The cluricaun is distinguished by his solitary habits.
The cluricaune of the county Cork, the luricaune of Kerry, and the lurigadaune of Tipperary appear to be same as the leprechaun of Leinster and the loghery man of Ulster.
- Bonnerjea, Biren. (1920). A Dictionary of Superstitions and Mythology. Thomson Gale.
- Hazlitt, W. Carew. (1905). Faith and Folklore. 2 vols. London: Reeves and Turner, p. 2:337.
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