Tipperary, Eire - Workmen dismantling burnt remains of the Rainbow's End pub in Carrick-on-Suir, South Tipperary have stumbled on a stash of gold coins stuffed down the back of a Leprechaun's sofa deep beneath the building's medieval foundations.
Local museum curators who examined the stash say the whoard of 1660s-1700s guineas and half guineas was minted by British monarchs Charles II, James II, William III and Mary II and spent on slag shagging by merchants enroute to Ormond Castle.
Their discovery during construction works under what used to be South Tipperary's most prestigious ale house suggests a lucrative brothel keeping business may have once thrived at the hostelry.
"Ahh, those wee lgreen people sure made great pimps," former pub landlord Seamus O'Scratcher said today as news of the precious whoard spread.
"Even by 17th and 18th century standards the gold's worth a fortune, this place must have been one hell of a classy cat house!"