[From Mannin #1,1913]
The following are contributed by "Cushag."
"My mother would never allow the dogs round the hearth to be lyin with their faces to the door. It was a sign, if persisted in, that someone would be carried out of the house before long."
"The people was goin down to the sea with cans to get the sea-water for cures. An they were sayin a charm an when they met every third wave they were dippin the water out of it an bowin themselves."
"I remember when nobody would carry a can of milk over the road without first puttin in a pinch of salt, otherwise the fairies would spill it."
"On the first of May the people would go before sunrise and scutch up the dew surrupshus from a neighbours field and scatter it over their own for luck."