Howard is a less than successful writer of "how-to" books. He is a widower and single father to a spunky ten year old daughter named Molly. Howard inherits an old mansion in Ireland. He and Molly move in to the mansion, and Molly discovers a leprechaun living on the property. However, the leprechaun doesn't appear to have any magical powers, and does not help her out of bad situations at school or at home. Meanwhile, Howard has found a new love interst. Howard, in the meanwhile, has a new love interest.