Earth of Three Boundaries

Earth of Three Boundaries

This is earth from a spot where three land boundaries (ooir ny tree cagleeyn) meet which was sprinkled on a person afflicted with the evil eye. It was considered one of the best of remedies.

The earth from cross-four-ways or from any spot where numbers of people were passing was also considered very good.

I saw a spot at Dalby where three boundaries meet and so much earth had been taken out that a small pit had been made!


(source: Wm. Cashen’s Manx Folklore (1912); photo wallpaper)

Bernadette Weyde

Bernadette Weyde

I'm a web designer, amateur historian and keen gardener and I enjoy bringing Manx history, folklore and poetry to a modern audience.


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