Patrick was an active youth who came from a large but "close-knit" family in County Mayo, Ireland. A small two-room school house was the humble setting for his early education. As a young boy his father’s physical limitations resulted in Patrick’s struggling to keep up with his school work while pitching in to make financial ends meet.
Patrick sacrificed for the good of the family and was no stranger to hard work: whether on a farm, repairing roads, or cleaning a local pub his efforts helped keep the family afloat. But one time his youthful boisterousness got the best of him and he was fired after being caught by his boss while dancing with a broom! Read More »