The Dublin Port Archive is an online resource containing searchable databases of handwritten records from old Dublin Port ledgers.
Currently the Dublin Port Archive has records from the Dublin Port ‘Name Book’ for employees from 1906 to 1914. This ‘Name Book’ contains information about the dates employees started and finished work with Dublin Port, their occupation and any noteworthy events or occupation changes that occurred with each worker during their employment at the Port.
Today Dublin Port Company Head office is located in the heart of Dublin Port on Alexandra Road. Dublin Port Company is a self-financing, private limited company wholly-owned by the State, whose business is to manage Dublin Port, Ireland’s premier port.
Established as a corporate entity in 1997, Dublin Port Company is responsible for the management, control, operation and development of the port. Dublin Port Company provides world-class facilities, services, accommodation and lands in the harbour for ships, goods and passengers.
The ‘Name Book’ has records for Dublin Port workers from 1906 to 1914. This ‘Name Book’ contains information on the dates employees started and finished work with Dublin Port, their occupation and any noteworthy events or occupation changes that occurred during their time of employment at the Port.
For each entry in the database, there is a corresponding image of the page in the ‘Name Book’ where the entry was written. This can be viewed and downloaded as a pdf on the search results page. As these entries were handwritten, some entries are illegible so any corrections / suggestions are welcomed and can be submitted here where they will be reviewed and the database will be corrected if necessary.
If you have any images or videos that you would like us to include on the Dublin Port Archive website they can be submitted for review here. Similarly if you have corrections to any of the entries in the ‘Name Book’ database that you would like to submit, this can be done here, where they will be reviewed and corrected if necessary.