The Linnet's Wings :Take All My Loves, My Love - Page 113

The Linnet´s Wings Patrick The Younger Notes In the early years of 400 AD Saint Patrick, then a prescient boy, in his Welsh homeplace, experienced visions and nightmares that mirrored many events of his youth and maturity in Ireland. Captured by Niall of the Nine Hostages, sold into slavery to Milchú, he spent six years as a sheep herd on Sliabh Mís. He finally escaped after having a dream that a ship awaited him. He found the ship, sailed to the continent, studied and became a bishop. He returned to Ireland in 432 after he had a dream of its people begging him to return and rescue them from paganism. 113