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IRELAND: IRISH SAYINGS

The Irish have long been known for their sayings and proverbs.  Here are just a few.

May your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong,
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead.

"Tis better to buy a small bouquet
And give to your friend this very day,
Than a bushel of roses white and red,
To lay on his coffin after he's dead.

You can't take blood from a stone.

If you lie with dogs, you'll rise with fleas.

Solve these problems.  Then use the code to figure out the most famous Irish blessing.
 
 
10 squared / 10 50 / 25
(45 / 15) x 3 23
( 19 + 6 ) 5 33 - 2
42 ( 9 x 2 ) - 7
(8 x 3 ) / 6 1.25 x 12
48 x 1/2 52 - 5
( 63 / 7 ) x 2 1/2 of 36
56 / 8 ( 26 - 20 ) x 2
( 2 x 5 ) + 3 9 x 8 / 12
42 / 3  


A = 5    B = 18    C = 13    D = 16    E = 8     H = 2     I = 25    K = 24    L = 11    M = 20    N = 3    O = 4 P = 14    R = 15    S = 7    T = 9    U = 12    W = 10    Y = 6


___ ___ ___    ___ ___ ___    ___ ___ ___ ___    
  20    5     6        9      2    8        15    4     5   16

___ ___ ___ ___    ___ ___    ___ ___
 15   25    7     8         12    14      9     4

___ ___ ___ ___    ___ ___ ___
   20    8    8    9        6      4     12

___ ___ ___    ___ ___ ___     ___ ___ ___ ___    
  20   5     6         9     2     8        10   25    3    16

___ ___     ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___   
  10    8        5     11   10    5    6     7       

___ ___    ___ ___ ___ ___    ___ ___ ___ ___
 5     9         6     4     12   15      18    5   13    24
 

Irish Sayings Solutions

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