Volume V: Kildare and Meath published in 1641 Depositions series

July 15, 2019

The 1641 Depositions are witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion. This latest volume in the series to be published covers testimonies for Kildare and Meath. The depositions and examinations from both of these counties provide graphic evidence of the […]

New edition documenting a survey of Irish bogs 1809-1813 just published

March 13, 2019

Arnold Horner’s long-awaited edition of the documents relating to the work of the Bogs Commissioners in Ireland for the period 1809 to 1813 has now been published. Illustrated with 44 colour plates, this edition brings together information on the wide range of materials generated by the Bogs Commissioners who were charged with enquiring ‘into the […]

Conservation of the documents saved after the PROI fire in 1922

January 8, 2019

In 2017–2018 IMC sponsored an exciting project at the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) to look at parcels of material salved from the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland (PROI) in June 1922 A team of conservators at NAI, led by senior conservator Zoë Reid, carried out an initial survey of salved materials […]

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 […]