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.

All search results contain an image of the original page that the information is taken from. As the information from each entry has been handwritten into the ledger, it is possible that some pieces of information were illegible and were unable to be added to the online database. If you have any insights into any of these entries, please feel free to contact us with any corrections or additions to the database.

Also if you have any videos or images that you feel would be relevant to the Dublin Port Archive website and that you would like to see up on the website, please send them on to us and we will review them and add all relevant images or videos to the website. Contribute your content here

For more archive information about Dublin Port you will find material at the National Archives http://www.nationalarchives.ie/ and Dublin City Archives http://www.dublincity.ie/main-menu-services-recreation-culture/dublin-city-public-libraries-and-archive

Please see: www.rte.ie/archives/ for documentaries about the Port.

Irish Ports Archive: www.rte.ie/archives/2014/0123/499607-irish-ports-1969/

Dublin Bay Development Archive: www.rte.ie/archives/2017/0718/891167-dublin-bay-development/


The Dublin Port Archive is committed to making its collections accessible to the public and encourages the use of images and other information to help engage and educate.
We ask users to respect the copyright and images are available for personal and academic reuse, to retain the DPA copyright information with the images in order to help other users source the image for further research.
Please contact Lar Joye, Port Heritage Director  for information and permissions to use these images for publications and commercial purposes.

Contact us

Lar Joye
Port Heritage Director