Patrick [St Patrick, Pádraig]
- Clare Stancliffe
Patrick [St Patrick, Pádraig] (fl. 5th cent.), patron saint of Ireland, was the son of a deacon named Calpornius. Patrick was a Romano-Briton by birth, but subsequently became honoured as apostle to the Irish and Ireland's patron saint.
Patrick is known primarily from two works of his which have survived, both of them written in ...