Irish Crossword: Irish Sayings

Irish Sayings
by Linda Fulton Burke


1 A man’s got to do, what a man’s got to do.

_____must do what he can’t

4 May your heart be light and happy, may your

_____ be big and wide,

5 You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in

your ____

6 A good _____ and a long sleep are the two best


8 A little fire that ____ is better than a big fire that


9 May your _____ be light and happy,

13 It’s easy to ______the potato where there’s love.

14 For each _____ on the shamrock, this brings a

wish your way.

15 There is only one thing _____than being talked

about, and that is not being talked about.

17 Don’t be breaking your shin on a _____ that’s not

in your way.

20 May each day bring you bright, happy hours that

stay with you all ____ long.

21 May the _______ day of your future be no worse

than the happiest day of your past.

26 If it’s drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself

with ______ water.

29 Every man is sociable until a ___ invades his


31 May misfortune ______ you the rest of your life,

and never catch up.

32 You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how

tall your ___________ was

34 May you only grow old in the ____. Be treasured

and cared for with grace.

35 May the ______ of our friendship never grow


37 The older the ______ the sweeter the tune.

40 A family of Irish birth will argue and fight, but let a

shout come from without, and see them all _____.

41 May your _____ be as light as a song.

42 Do not ______ growing old. Many are denied the


43 May the____ rise up to meet you.

44 May the cat eat you, and may the _____ eat the


45 What butter and ________ won’t cure, there is no

cure for


1 May you live as long as you ____, and never want

as long as you live.

2 If your messenger is ____, go to meet him.

3 May you be at the gates of ______ an hour

before the devil knows you’re dead!

4 May you be granted all your wishes but one, so

you always have something to ______ for!

5 It is often that a person’s _____broke his nose.

6 Ireland is a land of poets and _______, of

dreamers and rebels.

7 May your home always be too _____ to hold all

your friends.

10  ________ remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.

11 Tis better to spend money like there’s no

________ than to spend tonight like there’s no


12 May your ________ always have a coin or two


14 May your _______ always have a coin or two


16 There’s no need to fear the____ wind if your

haystacks are tied down.

17 All the world’s a ______ and most of us are

desperately unrehearsed.

18 ___ down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.

19 A ____word never broke anyone’s mouth.

22 He is bad that will not take ______ but he is a

thousand times worse that takes every advice.

23 May your _____ be big and wide,

24 Who keeps his ______keeps his friends.

25 ______________are gifts of God. It is God’s way

of compensating us for growing old.

27 ____ is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make

it! Irish Saying

28 May the ____ above you never fall in and those

gathered beneath it never fall out.

30 A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the

best, but his ______ the longest.

33 May your ________ be as glad as the shamrocks.

36 Do not buy what you don’t ____ or you will sell

what you do.

37 A best ______ is like a four-leaf clover: hard to

find and lucky to have.

38 ___ are like bagpipes – no sound comes from

them until they are full.

39 Never _____your lips with another man’s


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