"If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky enough” is a popular St. Patrick’s Day saying that has been printed on many images. The saying has been cited in print since at least 1986.
New York (NY) Times
CONNECTICUT OPINION; MELTING POT CANNOT DIMINISH IRISH PRIDE
By ALMA ROBERTS GIORDAN; Alma Roberts Giordan lives in Watertown.
Published: March 16, 1986
BACK in February I had a birthday.
There was nothing outstanding about it. But one of the incidents connected with it had to do with a gift from Tyler, my youngest grandson. It was a book of ‘’Irish Blessings’’ - bright green, covered with gold shamrocks.
As I browsed through Tyler’s book of ‘’Irish Blessings,’’ that wee colleen in me leaped in response to such truths as: ‘’If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.’’
17 March 1990, The Star-News (Chula Vista, CA), “Hail to these wonderful Irish athletes” by Michelle Challis, pg D-1. col. 1:
However the anonymous writer who penned, “If you are lucky enough to be Irish...You are lucky enough” best expresses the feeling of the Irish on this Day of St. Patrick.
Hell Hath No Fury:
A True Story of Wealth and Passion, Love and Envy, and a Woman Driven to the Ultimate ACt of Revenge
By Bryna Taubman
New York, NY: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
At the door a sign reads: “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough
7 March 1992, Austin (TX) American-Statesman, “Luck of Irish is with reader” by Ellie Rucker, pg. D1:
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.
A Lucky Landing:
The Story of the Irish in New Zealand
By Anna Rogers
Auckland: Random House New Zealand
In 1995 Wellington’s Molly Malone’s pub was the moving force behind Huili 95, a 12-day Irish festival that offered music, poetry, Gaelic football and plenty of food and drink; the slogan was ‘If you’re lucky enough to be Irish ... you’re lucky enough.”
2 new St. Pat’s Wallpapers: “Dog in Hat” & “If you’re lucky enough to be Irish...” http://www.kate.net/holidays/shamrock/wallpapers.html
2:29 PM - 24 Feb 2009
Colin Daniel Leary
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough. - Colin Daniel O’Leary
6:00 PM - 16 Mar 2009
‘Tis a Blessing to Be Irish
By Rosemary Purdy
Illustrated by R. W. Alley
Open Road Media
As they say in the old country: If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.
Irish and Proud of It
By Eileen Fitzgerald
West Sussex: Summersdale Publishers Ltd
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky.