A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 06, 2017
“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough”

"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. 

Google Books
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
1992
Pg. 271:
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.

Google Books
A Lucky Landing:
The Story of the Irish in New Zealand

By Anna Rogers
Auckland: Random House New Zealand
1996
Pg. 10:
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.”

Twitter
Kate.net‏
@katenet
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

Twitter
Colin Daniel Leary‏
@colinleary
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough. - Colin Daniel O’Leary
6:00 PM - 16 Mar 2009

Google Books
‘Tis a Blessing to Be Irish
By Rosemary Purdy
Illustrated by R. W. Alley
Open Road Media
2014
Pg. ?:
As they say in the old country: If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough.

Google Books
Irish and Proud of It
By Eileen Fitzgerald
West Sussex: Summersdale Publishers Ltd
2014
Pg. 153:
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, then you’re lucky.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityHolidays/Events/Parades • Monday, March 06, 2017 • Permalink