Notice a little more green being worn lately? Don’t worry, it’s not your eyes. All over the America people get excited for the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. As a result, you see more and more people (Irish or not) wearing green to try to cash in on what everyone calls “the luck of the Irish”. But, have you ever wondered where that phrase came from? Ever wonder why the Irish are considered so lucky? The phrase “the luck of the Irish” actually isn’t from Ireland at all. The phrase actually originated in America. In the second half of the 19th century the silver and gold rush in America was in full swing. Miners from all across the country were rushing to get their take in the wealth. As fate would have it, most of the most famous and successful miners were either or Irish or Irish American decent. Eventually, people began associating success in mining with the Irish. From hat, the phrase “luck of the Irish” was born. So, the next time someone tells you that the Irish are lucky you can tell them it’s actually Irish Americans who are lucky. But, then you may not be the most fun guy at the party so maybe let it slide. One thing that you need no luck to complete is your next drilling project. For that, you don’t need the luck of the Irish at all. All you need to do is call us at Horizon Underground to help get you started. No Luck Necessary.