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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Issue No. 51 of Analecta Hibernica published

November 11, 2020

The Chairman and members of the Irish Manuscripts Commission are delighted to announce the publication of Analecta Hibernica No. 51. Copies were delivered to the office this morning. You can find details about the six documents contained in this issue here. The topics covered range from violence, justice and self-interest in Elizabethan Connacht to a twentieth-century […]

Services during Level 5 restrictions

October 22, 2020

Thank you to the many people who have purchased IMC publications online during the various restriction levels applied during the public health response to COVID-19. We would just like to note that book orders received during the current Level 5 restrictions of the government Plan for Living with COVID-19 — which will run from 22 October to […]

Ireland’s past published — over 90 years of IMC publishing

September 25, 2020

In this final short film contribution to the Festival of History 2020, we look at the work done behind the scenes to identify and preserve materials which allow for the writing of history based on contemporaneous sources. Shortly after the destruction of the Four Courts in 1922, the Irish Manuscripts Commission was formed to recover […]

Ireland’s past recovered: families and people

September 18, 2020

This is the second of three short films for the Festival of History 2020 looking at Irish history through the sources presented in IMC editions. History is about past people, their lives and their experiences. In this short feature historians Jane Ohlmeyer and David Fleming and genealogist Nicola Morris show how we can recover the […]