Obviously St. Patrick didn’t die four times Peace love social word shirt, but these entries are smoke announcing fire, as it were. Unfortunately, the reason that St. Patrick’s Fifth Century writings are preserved is that they were extensively recopied from the 800s on. The earliest surviving manuscript copies are incorporated in The Book of Armagh, prepared in 807 or 808 by Ferdomnach of Armagh for Abbot Torbach, and are thus later glosses. The version in the Book is the earliest of eight manuscripts written over the next two centuries. Medievalists usually date controversial works like this by close comparison, and in this case it seems clear that earlier versions exist, and that various stylistic features tell us that the original, lost manuscripts were composed sometime before 500.
I offer these facts in modest defence of the Peace love social word shirt of the obnoxiously revisionist you’re doing St. Patrick wrong academic thing, which is that the St. Patrick of Armagh is Palladius, and that the St. Patrick of the letters is a somewhat later figure active in Ulster. This is a version of the two Patricks theory. Now get out there and drink green beer until this all makes sense to you.