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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Service during current Level 5 restrictions

January 9, 2021

During the current Level 5 restrictions (January 2021) IMC staff are working remotely. Any book orders received during this time will be posted as soon as possible after receipt. We will email you when your order has been processed. Please check your Spam/Junk folder for order confirmations and communications if you haven’t heard from us […]

Eoin MacNeill Lecture 2019

January 4, 2021

The Eoin MacNeill Lectures were established by the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) in 2011. They provide an opportunity for an Irish audience to hear distinguished scholars from outside Ireland talk about the place of archives and primary sources in their work. The first lecture was delivered by Professor Eamon Duffy, Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2012. […]

Beyond 2022 — Listing Archivist

December 17, 2020

In 2017 IMC partnered with the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) to sponsor an examination of the salved materials from the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922. During Phase I of that project in 2017–18, conservators at NAI classified 221 bundles of salved materials into 379 items, ranging from Grade 1 […]

IMC Digital Editions are now downloadable

December 16, 2020

The IMC Digital Editions service was launched in 2013 and offered a read-online service based on flip-book software using Adobe Flash Player. Support for Flash Player will be withdrawn by several browsers on 31 December 2020 and consequently IMC has revised the way it provides access to its out-of-print editions. In line with the commitment […]