About the Dublin Port Archive

The Dublin Port Archive covers the history of the Port from 1707 to the present day and consists of a paper collection of 700 acid free boxes, 60 charts, 18,000 photographs, 600 historical registers and 20,000 engineering drawings along with a large reference library. The collection is currently being catalogued and this website is an online resource containing examples from the collection and a searchable databases of handwritten 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.

Brief History of Dublin 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.


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      Lar Joye
      Port Heritage Director