Access & Copyright

Access to the Dublin Port Archive

The collections of the Dublin Port Archive are still being catalogued, hence the full extent of the archives is not yet accessible. Access to Dublin Port Archive collections is by appointment only and is strictly at the discretion of the Port Heritage and Communications (PHC) team.

The following access request form must be completed in advance:  

Application to Access the Dublin Port Archive

When your access request form has been reviewed a member of the PHC team will contact you to arrange an appointment.

Dublin Port Archive reserves the right to refuse access.

What is a copyright?

Copyright is a type of intellectual property that protects original works of authorship as soon as an author fixes the work in a tangible form of expression. In copyright law, there are a lot of different types of works, including paintings, photographs, videos, illustrations, sound recordings, databases, books, etc.

To use copywritten material you must first obtain permission from the copyright holder. We are committed to making the Dublin Port Archive collections accessible to the public and encourage the use of images and other information to help engage and educate. We ask users to respect copyright rules with images available for personal and academic reuse, but credit must be given to the original source; the Dublin Port Archive.

Content Licensing Applications

If you wish to use material from the Dublin Port Archive in publications for commercial or non-commercial purposes you must obtain permission from the Port Heritage and Communications team by completing the relevant application form; 

Licensing Application – Non-Commercial Use

Licencing Application – Commercial Use

All licensed materials must provide attribution to Dublin Port Archive. Acknowledgements of Dublin Port Archive material should use the following form of words: ‘Reproduced courtesy of the Dublin Port Archive.’

Help us with the Archive

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 completing the contact form below.

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