If you spill salt, you must throw some over your left shoulder to stave off bad luck.
The seventh son of a seventh son has the power over all diseases and can cure them by laying hands.
You must never build a house on the site of a Fairy Fort for it will bring you eternal bad luck. do not mess with the fairies.
It is also seen as very bad luck to place new shoes on a table or chair.
It is believed that the souls of the dead that die abroad, wish to be buried in Ireland. The dead will not rest peaceably unless buried with their forefathers and people of their own kind.
If you meet a funeral you must turn back and walk at least four steps with the mourners. If you hear a cuckoo on your right you will have good luck for a year.
To cure a fever, place the person on the shore when the tide is coming in. When the tide begins to go back out, the retreating waves will carry away the disease and the fever. (possibly because they've drowned in the ocean)
To make your skin beautiful, wash your face with May dew on May morning (May Day) at sunrise.(might be worth a try)
If chased at night by a ghost or an evil spirit, try to get to a stream of running water. If you can cross it no devil or evil spirit will be able to follow.
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