The Irish Manuscripts Commission

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is committed to promoting public awareness of primary source materials and their importance for the history, heritage and culture of Ireland. The Commission is recognised nationally and internationally as a publisher of primary sources for the histories and cultures of Ireland

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IMC Student Prize 2024

May 16, 2024

Following on from the inaugural IMC Student Prize held in 2023, the Irish Manuscripts Commission will again award a prize of €1,000 in 2024 to a postgraduate student for editing a short historical document. Winning entries will also be considered for publication in Analecta Hibernica, IMC’s serial publication.  The original text should be an unpublished primary […]

Spanish Knights of Irish Origin: New digital editions

March 28, 2024

All four volumes of Micheline Walsh’s Spanish Knights of Irish Origin (published 1960 to 1978) have been added to our digital editions and are freely available to download. These volumes include the genealogy of Irishmen admitted to the Spanish knighthood — the first being Daniel O’Sulivan Beare in 1607 — along with documents such as […]

1641 Depositions Vol. VII Wexford

March 1, 2024

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to announce the publication of the seventh volume in the twelve-volume 1641 Depositions series. Volume VII covers documents relating to the county of Wexford and it is available to purchase here. While there are c. 140 depositions in this volume, the vast majority of documents for Wexford are rare […]

Last posting dates for Christmas

December 5, 2023

As per An Post’s schedule for Christmas post, the last date for posting online orders for delivery to Ireland and the UK is 18 December. The last date for posting to Europe is 15 December and for further afield (including the US) is 6 December. Based on previous experience books posted later than this simply get […]