Paddy Pals, with their traditional Irish attire and welcoming smile, are adored by both children and adults.

Paddy Pals, based in Co Down, have introduced five more Irish teddy bears to their delightful collection - Miss O’Doherty, the schoolteacher, and Seán, Èimear, Ciarán, and Saoirse, the Paddy Pals Juniors.

Paddy Pals, “the last of the wild Irish Teddy Bear,” make for treasured friends and companions. Each of them comes with a different backstory and Irish talent, from farming to poetry to Irish dancing. 

The Paddy Pals

The Paddy Pals

Miss O’Doherty and the four Paddy Pals Juniors join the original lineup of seven Paddy Pals Irish teddy bears - Páraic the Farmer, Finn the Fisherman, Róisín the Colleen, Lizzie the Irish Dancer, Logan the Piper, Molly the Weaver, and James the Poet. 

Their origins are based in a fantastic Irish legend, which you can read more about below!

You can learn more about Paddy Pals and complete your Irish teddybear collection here.

Paddy Pals

Adored by both children and adults with their traditional Irish attire and welcoming smile, the Paddy Pals are a perfect gift. ☘️💚

Publiée par IrishCentral.com sur Mardi 29 septembre 2020

The Irish legend of The Paddy Pals

Thousands of years ago, all of Ireland was covered in deep forest where the Paddy Pals roamed freely. But as the human population grew, the bears’ habitat receded year on year until eventually all the forests and wild places were nearly gone. The remainder of the wild Teddy Bears headed for the last wild place in Ireland, the Mountains of Mourne deep in County Down where they made their home.

As the years went by, they watched from afar the humans who lived in the valleys and towns below them. They watched the farmers tend their crops and the fishermen bring in their catch and slowly but surely, they evolved into a community of self-sufficient Teddy Bears who want for nothing.

Páraic the Irish Farmer.

Páraic the Irish Farmer.

They love their home in the Mourne Mountains with its sweeping hills filled with large boulders, rivers, and patches of heather that change colour with the seasons. They love to swim in the beautiful Blue Lough and on a clear day they love to look out across the hills to where the Mountains of Mourne sweep down to the sea.

The bears all look after each other and their community and they don't need anyone other than themselves. Páraic the Farmer produces all the food, and the tasty honey that all the bears love while Finn the Fisherman is out at sea catching fish. Róisín the Colleen strolls through the village singing her stories while Lizzie the Dancer jigs and reels all day long. Logan the Piper plays his Irish bagpipes, keeping the bears entertained while Molly the Weaver weaves the baskets and furniture for all the bears. And of course James the Poet who recites tales of Celtic woe.

Logan the Irish piper

Logan the Irish piper

If you ever visit the Mountains of Mourne and you think you saw a shadow moving through the woods, or a rustling coming from the bushes or a figure disappearing over the next hill then you probably almost met a Paddy Pal. They can be quite shy and elusive but when they find the right person, they stick to them like glue. They would like nothing better than for you to take them home and make them part of your family where they will look over you and yours forever and a day.

The community of Paddy Pals make for treasured friends and companions and each of them comes with their own individual Irish talents. They love hugs and smiles, fun, and laughter. Adored by both children and adults with their traditional Irish attire and welcoming smile. And whatever you do, don't forget, these are no ordinary bears, these are the last of the wild Irish bears and wherever they go, they bring the luck of the Irish with them.

To learn more about The Paddy Pals, visit their website here.

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