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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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Irish Manuscripts Commission Student Prize

May 3, 2023

The Irish Manuscripts Commission wishes to award a prize of €1,000 to a postgraduate student for editing a short historical document. Winning entries will also be considered for publication in Analecta Hibernica, IMC’s serial publication. The original text should be an unpublished primary source (manuscript, typescript or transcript) of Irish interest, dating from any period. […]

Strategic Development Plan published

April 4, 2023

The new IMC Strategic Development Plan, which covers the period from 2023 until 2027, is now available to download in English or Irish here. This plan builds on the outcomes of the previous Strategic Development Plan and more generally on the international reputation gained by the Irish Manuscripts Commission over more than 90 years of […]

Launch of new web resource for International Women’s Day

March 8, 2023

On the occasion of International Women’s Day 2023, the Mná 100 Programme and the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) are delighted to announce the online publication of a database of just over 20,000 sources for the history of Irish women from the earliest time to the end of the twentieth century. This web resource — available […]

Ireland Reads Campaign 2023

February 17, 2023

IMC is delighted to join in the Ireland Reads “Squeeze in a Read” campaign to get people reading in the lead up to the national day of reading on Saturday 25 February. Ireland Reads — organised by Irish libraries, publishers, booksellers and authors — aims to celebrate reading and all the benefits it can have […]