When her father tried to give her in marriage, she demurred. Because of her piety she was allowed to leave her father and become a nun. She founded four monasteries, including the monastery of Kildare. She became a patron saint along with Patrick and Columbia. Her feast day is February 1st.
At 16 years of age he was carried off by Irish marauders and passed his captivity as a herdsman. The young herdsman saw visions in which he was urged to escape. After six years he did so, fleeing to the northern coast of Gaul. Ordained a priest, possibly by St. Germanus at Auxerre, he returned to Ireland. Patrick was appointed first bishop of Ireland.
His reported use of the shamrock as an illustration of the Trinity led to its being regarded as the Irish national symbol. His feast day is March 17th.