People do not move into a new house in May because they say that if they do someone will die out of the house.
Lá crosta na bliadhna or St. John's day falls on the 24th of June. A custom with the old people on that day was to light a bonfire inside a gate or a gap going into a field and drive the cows through it on St. John's night. The was done to prevent sickness amongst the cows and especially to prevent Abortion, commonly "slinging".
On the eve of the Ascension Thursday rushes were placed outside kitchen doors and on window sills to keep away plague and sickness for that year.
Lady Day which falls on the 24th of March was considered a lucky day to remove from one house to another whilst May was supposed to be an unlucky month.
Whitewashing, cutting, brooms, or starting repairs on a house would not be carried out in May as it also meant a death in the family.
The first customer to enter a shop on Monday morning would not be let go without buying something as the shopkeeper would not have luck for the week if he let him go.
Credit was never given to the first buyer on Monday morning.
Ashes was never thrown out on a Monday and floors were swept from the door inwards so that the luck would not be thrown away for the week.