Where did the expression "Luck of the Irish" come from?
This expression is generally associated with good fortune and linked to the Irish. However, you may be surprised to find out that this phrase was born in here in America. It has been determined by a number of historians that throughout the gold and silver rush (sometime into the 19th century), many miners were of Irish American decent. Their positive mining experiences and undeniable fortunes were immediately associated with "luck". Over the course of time, the expression "luck of the Irish" (miners) became a common expression used in everyday diction.