Happy St. Patrick‘s Day.
Nothing about Patrick’s life is particularly clear, but he seems to have been born a mere 1623 years ago, in 385. (Not on March 17th, though, as far as we know.) That would have made Patrick a contemporary of St. Augustine of Hippo and of Theodosius the Great, the last emperor of the unified Roman Empire.
It’s pretty well known now that Patrick didn’t chase the snakes from Ireland. The glaciers did.