Worcester Cathedral

Patrick of Dublin

I have long been interested in the corpus of Latin prose and poetry attributed to Patrick, bishop of Dublin (1074-1084). Here you can find links to a number of articles I have written which reassess the texts attributed to him and call into question whether Patrick of Dublin composed any or all of the literature with which he has been associated. The picture on this page shows the interior of Worcester Cathedral; according to the biography proposed by the historian Aubrey Gwynn, Patrick of Dublin is thought to have been trained at Worcester. However, this cannot be proven conclusively. What we do know for certain is that Patrick was consecrated as bishop of Dublin by Lanfranc, archbishop of Canterbury, in 1074 and that he drowned while on a journey across the Irish Sea in 1084.