King of ToryUnlike some monarchs in neighbouring sovereignties the King of Tory is there by general consensus of his fellow islanders. Patsy Dan revels in his position as a representative of Tory Island and carries out his ambassadorial duties with great aplomb. He greets each passenger ferry that lands and welcomes visitors 'Fáilte romhat'. Likewise, those departing the island are bade a personal 'Slán go foill'.
The contribution made by Patsy Dan as an ambassador for the island has received widespread appreciation. He has been recognised by proclamation of the City of New York and he received an honorary Masters degree from the University of Ulster, in 1997.