Service during current Level 5 restrictions

January 9, 2021

During the current Level 5 restrictions (January 2021) IMC staff are working remotely. Any book orders received during this time will be posted as soon as possible after receipt. We will email you when your order has been processed. Please check your Spam/Junk folder for order confirmations and communications if you haven’t heard from us […]

Eoin MacNeill Lecture 2019

January 4, 2021

The Eoin MacNeill Lectures were established by the Irish Manuscripts Commission (IMC) in 2011. They provide an opportunity for an Irish audience to hear distinguished scholars from outside Ireland talk about the place of archives and primary sources in their work. The first lecture was delivered by Professor Eamon Duffy, Magdalene College, Cambridge in 2012. […]

Beyond 2022 — Listing Archivist

December 17, 2020

In 2017 IMC partnered with the National Archives of Ireland (NAI) to sponsor an examination of the salved materials from the destruction of the Public Record Office of Ireland in 1922. During Phase I of that project in 2017–18, conservators at NAI classified 221 bundles of salved materials into 379 items, ranging from Grade 1 […]

IMC Digital Editions are now downloadable

December 16, 2020

The IMC Digital Editions service was launched in 2013 and offered a read-online service based on flip-book software using Adobe Flash Player. Support for Flash Player will be withdrawn by several browsers on 31 December 2020 and consequently IMC has revised the way it provides access to its out-of-print editions. In line with the commitment […]

Christmas arrangements and online book orders

December 16, 2020

The IMC office will close to the general public from 2 pm on Friday 18 December until 10 am on Monday 4 January 2021. Book orders received after Friday 18 December will not be posted until the New Year and email queries will be answered also at that time. IMC would like to thank everyone […]

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 […]