Patrick was born in Wales in the fifth century. As a teen he was kidnapped by Irish pirates and made a slave. He escaped, returned to Wales, became a priest, and went back to Ireland to convert the heathens.
Patrick is credited with driving the snakes out of Ireland which was made easier by the fact there never were any snakes on the island.
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Patrick is also tied to leprechauns because nothing explains the Catholic priesthood like childlike fairies hiding pots of gold.
Did I mention the green beer?