James of Ireland

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James of Ireland, O.F.M., was an Irish Franciscan friar and explorer, fl. 1316-1330.


James of Ireland was the companion of Friar Odoric of Pordenone on his travels as far as Sumatra and China. After Odoric's death, the commune of Udine, (Friuli in north-eastern Italy), voted a sum of money to James for travelling with their fellow citizen.

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  • A New History of Ireland, volume one, p. 981.