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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Christmas Posting Arrangements

December 20, 2021

Thank you to all those who have placed orders through our website in the last couple of weeks. As An Post can no longer ensure the delivery of parcels before Christmas all orders placed after 20 December will be posted when the Commission reopens on 4 January. Any orders placed on or prior to 20 December […]

Eoin MacNeill Lecture postponed

December 14, 2021

The fourth Eoin MacNeill Lecture which was to have taken place this week has been postponed until May 2022. It is hoped that by that time the public health situation will have improved and holding a public lecture will be a more realistic proposition. We very much look forward to welcoming Professor Jordanova, Emeritus Professor of History […]

Campaign Journals of the Elizabethan Irish Wars

December 14, 2021

We are delighted to announce the reprinting in paperback of the popular 2014 title Campaign journals of the Elizabethan Irish wars, edited by David Edwards, which has been out of print for several years. This edition gathers together 19 journals of military campaigns in Ireland during the reign of Elizabeth I. They record military operations by crown forces […]

Generous effort — gender and social history

October 1, 2021

As part of its 2021 contribution to the Dublin Festival of History IMC presents two short films on the theme of primary sources for gender and social history. In the second of these Dr Elva Johnston, whose research interests are in conversion, materiality, literacy, sanctity and sexuality in late antique and early medieval Ireland has chosen as […]