17 March 2015 Was St Patrick a Welshman? Llanbadrig Church, Anglesey by Kris Williams According to the locals in the Welsh village of Banwen, in the Dulais Valley, he was. A plaque next to the Roman road commemorates the birth of St Patrick before being enslaved and taken to Ireland. Even today it’s a rural area with magnificent views of the Brecon Beacons and surrounding area. Did he return to Wales? It's believed that on his way to Ireland from Scotland he was shipwrecked on Middle Mouse island / Ynys Badrig before making it to shore and founding St. Patrick's church (Llanbadrig) on Anglesey. Situated on the beautiful Anglesey coast with views out to the Irish Sea. To celebrate this day and the links with our Irish friends, the Wales Millennium Centre will be turning their lights green.Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay by Wales Millennium Centre Here's 5 'green' ways you can celebrate in Wales: Visit Green Bridge in Pembrokeshire. Play a few rounds on our world famous golf courses (and greens). Grab a weekend ticket to Green Man Festival in Mid Wales. Lean green with an eco-friendly day trip. Take a walk through our lush green countryside. Find out more about Traditions and History in Wales. Enjoy this? Share it with friends Related items Rhossili Bay Tripadvisor users choose Welsh beach again. Top kitesurfing spots British Wave Masters Champion Marc Rowley describes his five favourite beaches for kitesurfing. Faith in West Wales Your guide to some fantastic places of faith to enjoy across West Wales. Must do in Swansea From the idyll of Swansea Bay to the beautiful Gower Peninsula, a trip to Swansea is a must. Accessibility in Wales Broadcaster and disabled athlete Liam Holt enjoys 48 hours in Cardiff and Swansea. Gower AONB With cliffs and woodlands ringed by sparkling beaches, this tongue of land keeps winning awards.