Accordin' til the Catholic Encyclopedia (1911) Patrick wis bairn at "Kilpatrick, near Dumbarton, in Scotland in the year 387." It disnae gae oan til say that he was reared within' the ranks o' the Presbyterian Kirk but neither dis it say that he wasnae, thus laivin' the possibility open.
Accordin' tae the BBC he wus in fak frae a village called Banwen in the Dulais Valley, suwair in Wales. The Welsh association wi' the dissentin branches o' the church is well knawn, perhaps makin' him a Methodist.
Accordin til a buk by a Henry Jelley, Patrick wis bairn "in south-western England, in Somerset, at or near the village of Banwell, five miles east of Weston-super-Mare." Whilst Mr Jelley, an' his slightly amusin name, micht nat inspire confidence, ye hiv tae admit that "St Patrick o' Weston-super-Mare" wud luk guid writ doon the side o' a float in Buncrana
Anaither argument is that St Patrick wis jist yin o' many boys wha brung Christianity tae Ireland, but he becum knawn as the main mawn due tae the influence o' a French boy by the name o' John de Courcy. Nat lang efter invadin' Ulster de Courcy happen'd tae fine the bones o' a few Saints knackin' aboot' an tuk thum tae his new capital, wha he called Doonpatrick, a hauny story if yer lukkin' tae curry favour wi' the locals.
- The Truth.
Through his larnin the Reverend Dr. Muldrew his wurked oot that Christianity wus in fak brung til Ireland by St Willie McDowell.