Try our Fun, Free Irish Sayings Quiz! Guess The Answers to Popular Irish Sayings...

There are so many uses for a fun Irish Sayings Quiz!  It can be used to add excitement to any Irish occasion, from St Patricks Day to Irish-themed birthdays, weddings, retirement parties, baby showers, pub-crawls... the possibilities are endless!

Irish Sayings Game

Here is one of our favorites!  Fill in the blanks to 20 of the most well-known Irish sayings below.  Play in a group for bragging rights, or if you want to kick it up a notch, offer prizes to the team with the most correct answers!

And speaking of correct answers - they can all be found somewhere in the pages of!  (Or you can see them all at the bottom of this page :-).

Use our form below to download a printable version of this fun, free Irish Sayings Quiz. 

Irish Sayings Quiz

1.  A handful of skill is worth a bagful of _____. (Irish saying)

     a. luck

     b. shamrocks

     c. blarney

     d. gold

2. If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're _____ enough! (Irish saying)

     a. rich

     b. disturbed

     c. lucky

     d. good

3.  "We have always found the Irish to be a bit odd.  They refuse to be _____!" Winston Churchill.

     a. happy

     b. English

     c. quiet

     d. have (behave)

4.  The older the _____ the lovelier the tune. (Irish saying)

     a. story

     b. singer

     c. whiskey

     d. fiddle

5.  Drink is a curse!  It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you _____. (Irish saying)

     a. hit him

     b. fall down

     c. miss

     d. cry

6. "The Irish are one people for whom _____ is of no use whatsoever." Sigmund Freud.

     a. psychoanalysis

     b. beer

     c. whiskey

     d. sex

7.  A trout in the pot is better than a _____ in the sea! (Irish saying)

     a. whale

     b. salmon

     c. boat

     d. rainbow

8.  A good man loves is sweetheart the most, his wife the best, and his mother the _____. (Irish saying)

     a. rest

     b. most carefully

     c. longest

     d. queen.

9.  "Work is the curse of the _____ class!" Oscar Wilde.

     a. highest

     b. drinking

     c. sleeping

     d. fourth grade

10. God invented _____ to keep the Irish from ruling the world! (Irish saying)

     a. the English

     b. whiskey

     c. the Emerald Isle

     d. leprechans

11. "It's summertime in Ireland when the _____ grows warmer!" Hal Roach.

     a. rain

     b. beer

     c. air

     d. blarney stone

12. "Only Irish coffee contains all four essential food groups; alcohol, caffeine, sugar and _____!" Alex Levine.

     a. water

     b. fat

     c. beer

     d. cabbage

13. "Like the warmth of the sun and the light of the day, may the _____ of the Irish shine bright on your way." (Irish blessing)

     a. laughter

     b. sun

     c. luck

     d. rainbow

14. "May you live as long as you want, and never _____ as long as you live." (Irish blessing)

     a. cry

     b. want

     c. shave

     d. drink

15. There is nothing so bad it could not be _____! (Irish saying)

     a. Irish

     b. English

     c. better

     d. worse

16. Many _____ make light work. (Irish saying)

     a. drunks

     b. English

     c. hands

     d. beers

17. As you slide down the banister of life, may the _____ never point in the wrong direction! (Irish blessing)

     a. fingers

     b. splinters

     c. road-signs

     d. compass

18. No man ever wore a scarf as warm as his _____ _____ around his neck." (Irish saying)

     a. neighbor's cat

     b. shot gun

     c. daughter's arm

     d. landlord's hands

19. If you want to know what God thinks of _____ just look at who he gives it to! (Irish saying)

     a. beauty

     b. power

     c. money

     d. all of the above

20. There are only three kinds of Irish men who don't understand women - you men, old men and men of _____ _____. (Irish saying)

     a. middle age

     b. chippendales

     c. Great Britain

     d. course

So - how did you do on our Irish Sayings Quiz?

A score of 17 or higher is a sign of a well-developed Irish side!

A score of 14-16 is pretty good!  You are probably the life of the party on St Patricks Day!

A score of 10-13 means you should probably brush up on your knowledge of the Emerald Isle!  Keep exploring to discover Irish trivia, and many ways to express your own Irish side!

For a free printable version of this Irish Sayings Quiz, please fill in the form below. 

Answers can be found at the bottom of this page.


Please enter the word that you see below.


Answers: 1-gold; 2-lucky; 3-English; 4-fiddle; 5-miss; 6-psychoanalysis; 7-salmon; 8-longest; 9-drinking; 10-whiskey; 11-rain; 12-fat; 13-luck; 14-want; 15-worse; 16-hands; 17-splingers; 18-daughter's arm; 19-all of the above; 20-middle age.

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