Do You Know the True Meaning of “Luck of the Irish”?
Well, we enter March and come close to St. Patrick’s Day, with plenty of worldwide celebrations typically held. Now, we all know that there is much to change based on the pandemic limitations to our interpersonal contact, but maybe we have the “Luck of the Irish” on our side. But, how do you know if this in fact works for you?
Many different terms play out the context of “Luck of the Irish,” whether it is worldwide presence of Irish culture, including famine, oppression, civil wars, and invasions, many occurrences that the Irish people were forced to overcome. The Irish are recognized to be some of the most friendly and accommodating people around the world, including their luck. Many different occasions bring about the reference to the “Luck of the Irish.”
Some of the most common events include:
- An old mining expression – miners’ luck
- “No dogs, no Irish” – dumb luck opposed to a good fortune being the nature of the Irish people
- There was the 19th-century Irish famine drawing many of these people across the sea to the U.S. and other countries, stating the luck of those who happened to make it to the end!
- Leprechaun luck – stemming back to Celtic mythology
Additionally, there are some common quotes, songs, and other verbiage that express the mythical feeling of luck historically held by the Irish people. Some of these include:
- “Wherever you go, whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you!”
- “May the luck of the Irish lead to the happiest heights And the highway you travel Be lined with green lights.”
- John Lennon and Yoko Ono released a song called “The Luck of the Irish” in 1972 on their album Sometime in New York City.
With all of this, there is much to consider about the potential belief in the “Luck of the Irish,” be it truthful or mythical. There is so much to consider from believing in your own personal luck stemming from the slightest Irish genealogy inside you!