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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 […]

IMC Student Prize awarded

November 30, 2023

Dr Elva Johnston (left) and student prize winner Nina Cnockaert-Guillou (right) The Irish Manuscripts Commission Student Prize, established in 2023, offers a prize of €1,000 for editing an unpublished primary source (manuscript, typescript or transcript) of Irish interest, dating from any period. It is open to postgraduate or doctoral students within 2 years of the […]