Christmas arrangements

December 16, 2022

The Irish Manuscripts Commission office will close to the public on Friday 23 December 2022 at 12 noon and will reopen to the public on Tuesday 3 January 2023 at 10 am. Keep watching our social media channels and of course here on the News section of our website for updates on forthcoming publications. We […]

Last dates for posting orders in 2022

December 15, 2022

The last postal dates for orders received through the IMC website will be Monday 19 December. Based on previous experience books posted later than this simply get stuck in the huge volume of material moving through the postal system in Ireland and abroad around the Christmas period. Any orders received after 19 December will be […]

IMC publications in 2022

December 15, 2022

As we reach the closing weeks of 2022 it is perhaps a good time to look back at the IMC publications which appeared in 2022. The primary sources made available this year have spanned the medieval period through to the twentieth century and included martyrologies, correspondence, censuses and merchant letterbooks. In February 2022 we announced […]

Stakeholder Survey

December 12, 2022

IMC is in the process of developing a Strategic Plan for the next five years. As part of this process we seek input from our stakeholder communities on our publishing and advisory remit. If you had the time to share your views you can participate in the survey here. The survey will stay open until […]

Eoin MacNeill Lecture 2022

December 8, 2022

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to announce the publication in pamphlet form of the lecture given by Professor Ludmilla Jordanova on 26 May 2022. Entitled ‘Intricate threads and bigger pictures: lives in archives’, this is the fourth lecture in the Eoin MacNeill Lecture series. In her lecture, Professor Jordanova considered the special case of […]

Cork launch of Hovell edition

December 6, 2022

The launch of the latest IMC edition — Irish maritime trade in the Restoration era: the letterbook of William Hovel, 1683–1687 — took place last night in City Hall, Cork. The Lord Mayor of Cork, Councillor Deirdre Forde, welcomed guests to the beautiful Council Chambers and outlined her appreciation of the Hovell edition which added to the […]

Publication of Analecta Hibernica No. 52

December 2, 2022

We are delighted to announce the publication of the 52nd issue of Analecta Hibernica which arrived from the printers this week. This issue includes a report to the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for 2020 and the following papers: ‘I am in most points an ultra-ministerialist’: The letters of Henry Alexander to Thomas Pelham, […]

New source for Irish maritime history

November 24, 2022

After some unexpected delays the Commission is delighted to announce the publication of James O’Shea’s edition of the letterbook of Cork merchant William Hovell for the period 1683–1687. The seventeenth century was a highly significant period in the development of Cork as a port and as a city, as trade grew and the city expanded. […]