The Name Book Searchable Archive

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What is the Name Book?

The Name Book is a unique historical ledger which documents records for Dublin Port workers from 1906 to 1925 and lists every manual worker employed by the Dublin Port and Docks Board. It provides information relating to their occupation, date of entry, age at entry and detailed accounts for any noteworthy events related to changes in occupation, salary or accidents at work during their time of employment at the Port.

This Name Book is not a full list of all Dockers who worked in Dublin Port during this period as they were not employed directly by the Board but worked for the stevedoring companies operating within Dublin Port.

The original scanned version of the Name Book can can be viewed and downloaded in the collections section HERE

As these entries were handwritten, some are illegible so any corrections / suggestions are welcomed and can be submitted on our CONTACT tab above where they will be reviewed and the database corrected if necessary.

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