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He died at Saul, where he had built the first Irish church.

He is believed to be buried in Down Cathedral, Downpatrick. In His Footsteps: Patrick was a humble, pious, gentle man, whose love and total devotion to and trust in God should be a shining example to each of us.

The combination of the principles of birth and descent in the Act respected the state’s territorial boundary, with residents of Northern Ireland treated "in an identical manner to persons of Irish birth or descent who resided in Britain or a foreign country".

Irish passports were issued from 1923, and to the general public from 1924, but the British government objected to them, and their wording for many years.

Using an Irish Free State passport abroad, if consular assistance from a British Embassy was required, could lead to administrative difficulties.

The law grants citizenship to individuals born in Northern Ireland under the same conditions as those born in the Republic of Ireland.

Irish citizenship originates from Article 3 of the Constitution of the Irish Free State which came into force on 6 December 1922, however Irish citizenship applied only domestically until the enactment of the Twenty-sixth Amendment on 5 April 1935 which applied it internationally.

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