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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Festival of History 2022

September 14, 2022

The Festival of History, organised by Dublin City Library and Archive, takes place annually in September–October and the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) has been taking part since 2020. You can see previous contributions to the Festival from IMC editors (2020) and members (2021) on our You Tube channel here. This year will be the first […]

Maritime trade in Cork during the Restoration

September 13, 2022

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to announce the imminent publication of James O’Shea’s edition of the letterbook of William Hovell for the period 1683 to 1687. Correspondence copied in letterbooks is an important primary source for socio-economic history and for the history of business administration. The merchant community of Cork in the 1680s was dominated by Protestants […]

Europeana: European Cultural Heritage Portal

August 24, 2022

“Europeana empowers the cultural heritage sector in its digital transformation. We develop expertise, tools and policies to embrace digital change and encourage partnerships that foster innovation.” Europeana shares and promotes European cultural heritage to be used and enjoyed by everyone for learning, for work or just for fun. Between 2010 and 2015, the Irish Manuscripts […]

Books of Survey and Distribution in the Virtual Record Treasury

June 29, 2022

The launch of the Virtual Record Treasury of Ireland on 27 June 2022 has captured the imagination of many. The rich variety of searchable records available through the Treasury is truly amazing but within the 150,000 database records are gold seams of data waiting to be discovered. Gold seams are full-scale reconstructions of entire series […]