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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Silly McGilly

by Heather


Ahhh, Christmas. When a certain little wonderful elf arrives and causes a month’s worth of slowly escalating one-upmanship from desperate parents around the universe. He starts off peeking out of the Christmas tree. Next thing you know its day 22 and you have to build an elf-size merry go round out of colored paper, macaroni and tinsel, that actually spins, plays music and can support the weight of the elf. Tomorrow? It’s an Eiffel tower that actually requires a civil engineering degree. And all of this while the kids can’t touch it, waiting to be judged by every other parent on Facebook. Seriously. Who came up with this idea? The only redeeming part is the joy it brings to the kids.

Fortunately this St. Patrick’s Day there is a kinder gentler alternative. Silly McGilly.

Silly McGilly can actually be touched by your kids because he’s just a doll. By putting him in the window you signal the real leprechaun, named Silly McGilly, to come play a trick on your children. This isn’t a Halloween trick. This is something like filling their backpack with shamrocks or turning some pictures upside down. Harmless fun stuff. And Silly may come once. Once a week. Or once a day. It’s up to you how often you let Silly in to play his wacky tricks. His book gives ideas for the home and classroom. And best of all, St. Patrick’s Day is not at the end of the month so actually coming up with enough ideas is feasible for normal people. That’s a win.



Three New Jersey sisters- Eileen Cowley, Michelle Dougherty and Victoria Coffey, have written an adorable new children’s book for St. Patrick’s Day, Silly McGilly.

Being of Irish-American heritage, the sisters have always loved celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with parades, parties, dancing and music. Their children inspired them to add some family fun and magic to their favorite holiday by sharing the story of Silly McGilly.

The book, Silly McGilly, tells the story of a lovable leprechaun, Silly McGilly. Silly is a friendly leprechaun who enjoys visiting homes and classrooms to play funny little tricks on children throughout the St. Patrick’s Day season.


Read Silly’s story, then place his doll by a window each evening you would like Silly to come play a trick. The next morning children will delight in seeing what shenanigans Silly McGilly has been up to while they slept. Maybe he’s left some treats behind: it could be chocolate coins, shamrocks or a St. Patrick’s day sticker. Or, maybe he’s been up to a little mischief, turning over chairs or leaving the kitchen cabinets open.

YOU hold the power to decide what sorts of fun Silly will have in your home or classroom, and how often Silly will visit; every day in March, once a week, or just the day before St. Patrick’s Day.

Silly McGilly is a cute, young Leprechaun who appeals to children between the ages of 3 and 7. Beautifully illustrated by award winning illustrator, Charlotte Cheng, the hardcover book is sold with a Silly McGilly doll at www.sillymcgilly.com.

It is the authors hope that the story of Silly McGilly is one that becomes synonymous with St. Patrick’s Day family fun.

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Disclaimer: This product was received from the Company for review purposes only. All thoughts and words in this post are my own and I was not paid to endorse it. I am only voicing my opinion of this product.

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Mimmy February 25, 2015 - 7:00 am

Hey, I think this is great! My father has Irish ancesters, and this is great product for his birthday!

nicking36nicking35 February 25, 2015 - 7:48 am

I love being able to start fun family traditions with my kids this is one I hadn’t heard of before I am in!

lindamanns February 25, 2015 - 9:11 am

This is so cute. My grandkids will love this. Thank you so much for sharing

lisa February 25, 2015 - 10:42 am

I can see that kids would enjoy this. I thought that whole elf on a shelf thing was ridiculous.

trishden February 25, 2015 - 7:00 pm

Oh how cute. My 5 year old nephew would love this. I’m going to look into getting this. Thanks!

laura rubenstein February 25, 2015 - 8:10 pm

Silly McGilly is awesome!! I love it!! My nephew would love this!


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