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The Annals of Ulster (Author: [unknown])

Year U492


Kalends of January fourth feria, sixteenth of the moon. AD 491, [AM] 4696.


The Irish state here that Patrick the Archbishop died.

    1. 1] Three score years (we deem it few)
      2] And an mystic nine,
      3] Patrick spent preaching in Ireland
      with many miracles.
And Vincent in the Speculum Historiarum states that Patrick spent four score years in Ireland preaching and that at Patrick's request God restored to life 40 persons; he founded 365 churches and created the same number of bishops, as well as 3000 priests; and he baptized 12,000.