Reverend Andrew John Goldrick was born in Ballyjamesduff, Co Cavan, Ireland on 15 November 1876. He was the son of Thomas Goldrick, a butcher, and the former Mary Anne Brady and came from a large family of up to ten children.
Andrew’s parents operated the Royal Hotel on Stradone Street in Ballyjamesduff; his mother died when he was eight years old and after the death of his father the hotel was operated by various siblings. Goldrick studied for the priesthood at the Old Connell in Newbridge, Co Kildare where he appeared on the 1901 census.
In April 1912 Reverend Goldrick was a second cabin passenger aboard the Carpathia when that ship rescued the survivors of the Titanic disaster.
Reverend Father Andrew John Goldrick died at his home in Ranelagh, Dublin on 4 December 1957.