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 […]

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 […]