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St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 18, 2010 at 13:42:22 in World

“I just posted something at the top of the page that u might find interesting. Records say that St Patrick was born near Dumbarton (which is just north of Glasgow). Using today's geography that would make him a Scotsman, not English. Around 400 AD, the map of the British Isles was all over the place. Celts had taken over and the Romans were fighting them. From what I gather, St Partick was born into a Roman family, which would expalin why he was a Christain.”
St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

St. Patrick's Day HISTORY: Must-Know Facts, Trivia For Irish Holiday (PHOTOS)

Commented Mar 18, 2010 at 13:27:47 in World

“2nd Fact very misleading - St Patrick was born in Dumbarton, which is just north of Glasgow. In todays geography that would make him a Scotsman, not English.”

Friendly Milk on Mar 23, 2010 at 13:08:04

“No - the actually site of the fort has not been determined. Best guess by archaeologists is Birdoswald fort on Hadrian's wall.

St Patrick was very much a Briton. Modern terms do not apply.”

michelesda on Mar 19, 2010 at 10:54:32

“In today's gography, yes, but perhaps not in the fifth century? The fact that the annals that mention Patrick always refer to him as "British" (i.e., "Cymric" or "Welsh,") may mean that that part of today's Scotland may have been part of Britannia at the time.”