If anyone was out after sun-set on May Eve they were liable to get "a fairy stroke" while in bed that night.
If anyone came to a house for milk on May Day especially one who was known have plenty milk at home, it was thought they oculd take away the luck of the produce of the milk by charm
If butter was given away on May Day, she who gave it could make no butter that year even if she were churning from dawn till dark
- Aileen Brosnan
- Shronebeirne, Co. Kerry