St Patrick

Around 400 AD 400AD, St Patrick, a British-Roman boy of 16 is kidnapped from his father’s Villa on the coast of what is now Cumbria and taken to Ireland. After years in slavery he escaped to England and legend has it that he lands on the shores of Lancashire, somewhere near Heysham. He returned to Ireland and is credited with bringing Christianity to the Irish.

The chapel on the headland at Heysham was dedicated to St Patrick.

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