If a cat was washing himself, the first person he looks at will die within a year. A man should not light his pipe while the churn is being made, because he would take away the butter. If your right ear is hot it is a sign that somebody is talking badly of you. If your left ear is hot it is a sign that someone is talking good of you. On May day morning the cows are hit with a fir bush so that nobody could take the butter. At a wake clay pipes are given around to the men and before they start smoking they say “Lord have mercy on the poor soul.” A saucer of snuff is also given around.
Collected by: - Máire Ní Chearbhaill, Clifden.
Told by: - Micheal Carroll, Clifden (her father)