Launch of Katherine Conolly

December 6, 2018

Tonight the IMC Chair Professor John McCafferty welcomed an animated audience to the launch of The letters of Katherine Conolly, 1707–1747. Edited by the late Dr Marie-Louise Jennings (d. 2015) and Dr Gaye Ashford, this edition brings together many letters not previously known by historians. Launching the edition Professor David Dickson commented that Dr Jennings […]

Launch of CPR vol. 23, part 1

November 14, 2018

On Wednesday 14 November the Irish Manuscripts Commission launched the latest volume in the Calendar of Papal Registers series. This volume – No. 23, Part 1 – covers the papacy of Clement VII. The volume, edited for publication by Dr Alan Macquarrie, was launched at a magnificent reception hosted by the Irish Ambassador to the […]

Letters of Katherine Conolly published

October 31, 2018

The Commission is delighted to announce the publication today of this edition of the letters of Katherine Conolly covering the period 1707 to 1747. The editor, Dr Marie-Louise Jennings, sadly passed away in August 2015 and the text she submitted to IMC before then was subsequently elaborated for publication by Dr Gabrielle M. Ashford. This […]

IMC at 90

October 17, 2018

This afternoon a seminar took place to mark the 90th anniversary since the announcement in Dáil Eireann on 17 October 1928 of the membership of the newly formed Irish Manuscripts Commission. Today’s event kicked off with the launch by the Ceann Comhairle, Seán Ó Fearghaíl TD of the Irish Manuscripts Commission Strategic Development Plan for 2018-2022. To […]

Happy Birthday IMC!

October 10, 2018

Today, 10 October 2018 marks the 90th anniversary of the foundation of the Irish Manuscripts Commission. This is the date on which the warrant of appointment, laying out the terms of reference for the Commission, was signed by W. T. Cosgrave, President of the Executive Council. IMC is still delivering on the core objectives captured […]

Strategic Development Plan, 2018-2022

October 1, 2018

IMC is delighted to announce the publication of its Strategic Development Plan for the next five years. The plan follows on from the previous strategic plan and commits to a publication programme that will ensure IMC’s place as the premier publisher of primary source material for the history or Ireland and its peoples. The plan […]

Analecta Hibernia No. 49 is published

September 26, 2018

The latest issue of Analecta Hibernia No. 49 has just been published. It is available to purchase here. This issue contains the following contributions: Aqua lunaris and Oleum solis: a copy of a manuscript by Richard Stanihurst (edited by Conleth Loonan); Interrogating Richard Boyle: The Savoy House Proceedings of 1599 (edited by David Edwards); The appeal […]

Culture Night

September 21, 2018

Culture Night 2018 and IMC members were on duty to discuss and explain the work of the Commission as well as some of the many and varied primary sources preserved in its editions. From the large format facsimiles of the early Irish manuscripts, to the late nineteenth-century court records of prosecutions for infanticide, there is […]