Darkrooms Closed for Summer Break

April 26th, 2024

Please read if you use the darkrooms. 

The following policies will apply to the Darkrooms outside of term starting Monday, April 29th, 2024. 

Closing the darkrooms during the summer break has been a normal practice for DUPA. The current committee has agreed that the darkrooms will close, with the last bookable day being May 10th. The plan is to reopen them at the start of next term. During the time of their closure, members and committee will not be permitted to book or use either of the darkrooms. The week of May 13th will be used to conduct an inventory and clean the darkrooms, preparing them for summer closure. During this week, no bookings can be made.

For any bookings from now until the closure, we will enforce and uphold section 4.4 of our constitution, which states, “The maximum time allowed in any darkroom is three hours per day, no more than twice per week.” Keeping in mind the short opening hours of the buildings and the low supply of materials, this booking limit will be enforced until the rooms close.

Please contact the committee with any questions. 

While the darkrooms are closed, film can be sent to John Gunn Camera Shop for development, scanning and printing. Remember to avail of the DUPA member discount when dropping off your film!


Wishing you a wonderful summer holiday!


Best regards,
The team at Dublin University Photography Association

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