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Actually, as the Irish became more and more politically active, and as their contributions to to the U.S. grew, it was a way to pass off all of their major accomplishments as "the luck of the Irish" instead of giving them due credit. It was a derogatory term, essentially.

one reasons why the Irish are considered lucky is because they are always happy and making up stories about the luck they have had. none of the luck they have is true, because i am Irish and have never been lucky as they say. parents told children stories that had been past down, about pots of gold at the other side of the rainbow and such, but none is found to be true.

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