Season: 3 Episode: 28
When he was spotted, Patrick Cotter was working as a bricklayer in the small Medieval town of Kinsale on the west Cork coast of Ireland where he had been born.
He was 18 years old and ideally equipped for bricklaying. He was up to 8ft 8in tall and could reach a cottage roof without a ladder, and he had hands so large that they rendered a hod obsolete.
Patrick was one of only 12 men in medical history to be verified as over 8ft, according to Wikipedia and he has an amazing story.
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Fermanagh Herald - Saturday 11 July 1903
Western Chronicle - Friday 23 March 1906
Derry Journal - Monday 09 July 1906
Kentish Weekly Post or Canterbury Journal - Friday 19 September 1806
Felix Farley's journal dated 13/09/1806.
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