Dr Brian Trainor

August 24, 2018

The Irish Manuscripts Commission has learned with regret of the passing of Dr Brian Trainor, a former Chairman of the Commission (1976-1977 and 1987-1998). Dr Trainor died on Wednesday 22 August. As a former director of the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and the Ulster Historical Foundation he was intimately connected with the worlds […]

Culture Night 2018

August 16, 2018

It is that time of year again! Culture Night will take place on Friday 21 September and members of the Irish Manuscripts Commission will be available to discuss hundreds of primary sources published by the Commission. Please do come along to see the exhibition of publications and listen to the short A/V presentations about the […]

IMC Annual Report for 2017

July 27, 2018

The IMC Annual Report for 2017 is now available to download as a PDF here. The Annual Report combines the Chairman’s report on activities in 2017 as well as the audited company accounts.

Calendar of Papal Registers Vol. 23, Part 1, published

June 29, 2018

IMC is delighted to announce the publication of the final volume in the Calendar of Papal Registers series. The volume will be published in two parts. Vol. 23, part 1 has been edited for publication by Alan Macquarrie. The Papal Registers preserved in the Vatican Archives cover the period from the 12th century to the […]

Launch of Neo Latin 17th-century epic

February 16, 2018

The audience that gathered last night for the launch of the 17th-century Latin epic Poema de Hibernia reflected the dual appeal of this manuscript source. One of the few complete Latin epics from the early modern period for Ireland, the interest in this source has been broadened by the scholarly translation of the text provided by Keith […]

Beyond 2022

February 8, 2018

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to be a partner in the ‘Beyond 2022: Ireland’s Virtual Record Treasury’ project. The project, based in Trinity College Dublin, was launched today. Pictured at the launch are (back, L-R) Dr Séamus Lawless, Assistant Professor, ADAPT Centre and School of Computer Science, Trinity; Jeff James Chief Executive and Keeper […]

Search Early Modern correspondence online

January 31, 2018

Why not search the Early Modern Letters Online (EMLO) database – it can be accessed here. The 2015 IMC edition of the Ussher correspondence edited by Dr Elizabethanne Boran is currently one of the featured catalogues along with those for the correspondence of Juan Luis Vives and Baruch Spinoza.

Poema de Hibernia publication

January 30, 2018

The Irish Manuscripts Commission is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of Poema de Hibernia, edited by Pádraig Lenihan and Keith Sidwell. This contemporaneous poem provides a detailed account of the Williamite war in Ireland from the perspective of the losers. It exists in only one manuscript (Gilbert MS 141), along with a late nineteenth-century […]