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 […]

Ireland’s past recovered: health and wealth

September 11, 2020

As part of IMC’s contribution to the Festival of History this is the first of three short films looking at Irish history through IMC editions. History isn’t just about politics and great men. Historians like to try capturing past lives of a cross section of society where sources are available. This short film features historians […]

Early 16th-century court source

September 9, 2020

In what has been a challenging year, the Commission is delighted to announce the first edition of 2020. ‘The Act Book of the Diocese of Armagh, 1518–1522’, edited by John McCafferty, is a rare survival for Ireland. Compiled twenty years before Henry VIII’s break with Rome, the Act Book of Archbishop Cromer is a key […]

1641 Depositions series

September 1, 2020

To mark the publication in November 2020 of the final seven volumes in the 1641 Depositions series the Irish Manuscripts Commission will offer a special deal of €495 (including delivery) for September and October 2020 only for all orders of the 12-volume set. This offer is only available through the IMC office — contact us on […]

Festival of History 2020

August 24, 2020

IMC will take part in the Dublin City Council Festival of History for the first time in 2020. The theme for three short films — which will be released on 11, 18 and 25 September — is ‘After the fire: The Irish Manuscripts Commission and the writing of Irish history’. In the 92 years since […]

COVID-19 arrangements

August 24, 2020

For the foreseeable future the office of the Irish Manuscripts Commission is open to visitors by appointment only. Please phone or email to make an appointment. Restrictions will apply and you will be required to wear a face mask on entering the building. Remember that you can buy IMC books online through our website or […]

New IMC website

February 5, 2020

The new IMC website was launched today and while there were some teething problems as one might expect it is now up and running. As well as a more up to date look, the site is now responsive on mobile devices. The services we offer include buying IMC publications and downloading the latest copy of […]