In the following...
R means on or onto the Right foot / L
means Left foot
t with, on or onto the Toe / h
on or onto the Heel.
For Polka (or Reel) figures - as for the Cavan Reel:
R shuffle (Rt-t) + L hop + R back-2-3 (Rt-Lt-Rt)
L shuffle (Lt-t) + R hop + L back-2-3 (Lt-Rt-Lt)
R shuffle + L Hop + R back-2-3 / L shuffle + R Hop + L back-2-3
Repeat + Stamp last Right-Left on bar 8
For Jig figures - trebles:
R shuffle-down (Rt-t-h) / L Shuffle-down (Lt-t-h)
shuffle-up, i.e. L hop (Rt-t L hop) / R shuffle-down
L shuffle-down / R Shuffle-down / L shuffle-up / L shuffle-down
Repeat with bar 8 replaced by Stamp R-L-R
Murphy, Pat (2000). "The Flowing Tide".
Mercier Press: Cork. 182-183.
Quinn, Tom (1997). Irish Dancing. HarperCollins: Glasgow.