Thomas of Ireland (Thomas Hibernigena) (d. c.1270), Irish Franciscan in the monastery of Aquila, Abruzzi, Italy. Almost nothing is known of him apart from his conjectured authorship of a moral concordance to the Bible grouped by feasts, called by Wadding (who first edited it) ‘Promptuarium morale S. Scripturae’. The manuscript also contains the ‘Moral concordances’ of St Anthony of Padua. The tract contains a calendar with the names of Irish saints and a reference to the feast of the translation of St Patrick's arm on 3 May. Wadding concluded that it had probably been written 1254×1274.
A tract entitled ‘Praeceptum algoristicum de praeveniendis malis’ is also attributed to Thomas. He is cited in early over-credulous accounts as an example of devotion to his monastic vows, having supposedly cut off his finger to prevent his elevation to the priesthood. Thomas died at the monastery of Aquila.