“May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”
The luck of the Irish is a peculiar phrase that may have multiple meanings. There is little agreement on origins of this idiom, and some suggest it simply means that the Irish are inherently lucky, and seem to be able to land on their feet when bad circumstances occur. Others trace origin of the phrase to the US where, especially during the exploration for gold in the west, there were a high number of Irish people who got lucky, and found their “pot o’ gold” in the gold fields of California, or were equally prosperous in silver mining.