He was replaced by Patrick who landed in Ireland in 432, he become the patron saint of Ireland. When he was about 16 years of age, he was captured by Irish raiders (probably acting under the orders of the Irish king Niall Noigiallach 'Niall of the Nine Hostages') . or six years, he herded sheep for his Irish master, it is said on Slemish mountain County Antrim.
Our sources were many and often presented conflicting accounts, as of course is only to be expected.
For thirty years he traveled the country, founding churches and ordaining priests.
He died in 461 and was buried at Downpatrick County Down which had become the ecclesiastical capital of Ireland.
It is difficult for authors to avoid applying his or her own personal political and religious allegiance to the interpretation of events and situations they are describing.
Not forgetting also that the original source he original provinces, sometimes called the five fifths of Ireland, were probably Ulster, Leinster, Munster, Connaught, and Mide.