Issue No. 51 of Analecta Hibernica published

November 11, 2020

The Chairman and members of the Irish Manuscripts Commission are delighted to announce the publication of Analecta Hibernica No. 51. Copies were delivered to the office this morning. You can find details about the six documents contained in this issue here. The topics covered range from violence, justice and self-interest in Elizabethan Connacht to a twentieth-century […]

Services during Level 5 restrictions

October 22, 2020

Thank you to the many people who have purchased IMC publications online during the various restriction levels applied during the public health response to COVID-19. We would just like to note that book orders received during the current Level 5 restrictions of the government Plan for Living with COVID-19 — which will run from 22 October to […]

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 […]