Generally speaking, it's thought that Patrick came from somewhere around the Carlisle area (though this has never been definitively proven). He most definitely was an Romano-Briton, so he could probably speak Old Welsh which isn't too terribly far from the modern variety. So if you want to raise a glass to him in Welsh, you'll be just fine...
David W. Fortin
Millersville, PA 17551
On 17 Márta 2005, at 7:53 am, Steffan Ellis wrote:
> Here we are again. Saint Patrick's Day. I'm in Cardiff, I'm Welsh and
> drinking Guinness and already talk has turned to Patrick being Welsh. A
> search on the internet doesn't help much. Some say Scotland, some
> some the North of England and another Cornwall.
> Any thoughts?