The Dublin Port Archive covers the history of the Port from 1707, offering a unique insight into how Dublin Port shaped Dublin City. The Archive is comprised of 75,000 photographs, 30,000 engineering drawings, 600 historical registers, yearbooks dating back to 1926 along with a ‘Name Book’ for employees from 1906 to 1925.
Dublin Port Company is committed to preserving port heritage and culture, a commitment reflected in Masterplan 2040 which commits to the integration of the Port and the City, setting policy drivers such as making a positive impact on Dublin and its citizens. Heritage and the facilitation of its public access are essential to achieving this goal. However, physical access often clashes with conservation, particularly when it comes to historical documents.
The collections from the Archive are currently being catalogued and the new Dublin Port Digital Archive is an online resource containing examples from the collections allowing accessibility without compromising the archive materials.
The online collections include newly released Newspaper Books, Photographic Collections, Historical Maps, Engineering Drawings and much more.
The Name Book which documents records for Dublin Port & Docks Board workers from 1906 to 1925 has been scanned and is now available to view in full, and can be downloaded for the first time. It also features a searchable database of handwritten records from the Name Book for employees from 1906 to 1914. This database 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.
You can help us to preserve Dublin Port’s rich archival heritage by donating items or seek advice from us on items in your safekeeping. Get in touch by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org