Some say the “Luck of the Irish” phrase’s origins was as an ethnic slur that started in the US when the Irish immigrated. When the Irish arrived, they were hated and persecuted; for their nationality and their religion (Catholicism). People who believe in this version of the phrase’s origin, believe the sarcastic phrase implied the Irish had no luck at all, or that any Irish successful man or woman had to be lucky rather than smart, hardworking, or talented.
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