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Cavalry Corps recruits711 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Trooper and a Cavalry Corps recruits sitting facing each other on a motorbike while the Trooper is playing an accordion. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Lewis gun crew767 viewsA Lewis gun crew in a firing position during a training exercise prior to WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet the two soldiers are wearing.This helmet was introduced into the Defence forces in 1927 until 1939.
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Cavalry Corps recruits732 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cavalry Corps recruit standing on the foot pegs of a BS motorcycle while aiming a Lee Enfield rifle into the air. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks between 1930-1960.
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Artillery gun crew conducting drill on a 18-pounder artillery piece.870 viewsGlass plate negative showing an artillery gun crew conducting drills on an 18-pounder artillery piece, on a Mark V carriage, distinguished by its split trails, and a limber (ammunition carriage). This information combined with the Vickers steel helmets dates this glass plate sometime between 1927 and 1939.
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Infantry section with Lee Enfield Rifles and Lewis Machine Gun.926 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of Infantry soldiers carrying Lee Enfield rifles and one Lewis Machine gun, these soldiers are wearing Vickers steel helmets and combat webbing, taken between 1927 and 1931.
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Vickers machine gun crew885 viewsA Vickers machine gun crew in a prepared firing position sometime before WW2. Notice the Vickers steel helmet that was in service between 1927 and 1939.
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Recruits training.690 viewsGlass plate negative showing a two star corporal giving a lesson to an Officer, a three star private and two recruits on how to check the oil on a Jeep. In the background are some bren gun carriers.
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Company quarter master sergeant making a hurl.718 viewsGlass plate negative showing a company quarter master sergeant (CQMS) from the 4th battalion, Southern Command showing how to make a hurl.
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Rope Climbing672 viewsGlass plate negative showing a recruit climbing a rope in a gymnasium wearing his combat webbing with scabbard attached and "Tommy" helmet, taken during or after the Emergency period.
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Recruits swimming lesson783 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of recruits receiving a diving lesson, an instructor can be seen on the left describing what the diver on the diving board is doing.
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.940 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer from the Army Equitation school drawing his sword under the supervision of Captain Nolan in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. This glass plate could have been used for a training manual.
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Officer sword drill582 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with is sword drawn. Conducted under the supervision of a Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927 for a sword drill manual.
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.744 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn resting on shoulder his left shoulder, under supervision of Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927.
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Unmounted officer with drawn sword held at shoulder height606 viewsSword drill under supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan at McKee Barracks Dublin
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Officer sword drill682 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and extended vertically into the air. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927, for use in a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision Comdt scott (Training).
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Officer sword drill558 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unmounted officer with his sword drawn and in the rest position and his head bowed. Sword drill conducted under the supervision of Captain Flanagan and Captain Nolan at McKee Barracks, Dublin on the 12 March 1927.
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Officer sword drill707 viewsGlass plate negative showing an unmounted officer with his sword drawn and his arm extended horizontally to the left side. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under supervision Comdt Scott.
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Officer sword drill759 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn and being held vertically. Taken in McKee Barracks in 1927 for a Sword Drill Manual. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott.
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Officer sword drill559 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer with his sword drawn, right arm extended horizontally and sword vertical. Taken at McKee Barracks under the supervision of Captain Flanagan and Captain Dwyer, office in charge on the 12 March 1927.
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Officer sword drill511 viewsGlass plate negative showing a mounted officer on horseback with his sword drawn, arm down by his left side and sword pointing downwards.Conducted under the supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927.
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Officer sword drill483 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer on horseback with his Sword at the salute, taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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Officer sword drill659 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer dismounted with his Sword drawn held vertically in front of his face. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan. Possibly used for a sword drill manual.
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Officer sword drill711 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer dismounted with his sword drawn, held horizontally to the right at shoulder height.Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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Officer sword drill571 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his sword drawn, right arm extended to side, sword held vertically. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan on the 16 August 1927
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Officer sword drill716 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his Sword drawn at the salute in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Captain O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.Taken on the 16 August 1927.
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Artillery Grooming horses at Islandbridge Barracks537 viewsArtillery soldiers grooming horses outside their stables at Islandbridge barracks under supervision from their superiors.
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Boxing ring and chairs for spectators560 viewsGlass plate negative showing a boxing ring and chairs ready for a boxing tournament. Location is unknown.
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Boxing training.663 viewsTwo men in boxing attire sparing while a referee looks on. Location, names and date is unknown.
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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn468 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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Ceremonial parade at Arbours Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders 1916681 viewsGlass plate negative showing troops on parade, young buglers playing the last stand and a firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots into the air. Taken in 1926 during the 10th anniversary of the execution of the 1916 rising leaders at Arbour Hill barracks.
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Kit ready for inspection.798 viewsGlass plate negative of a soldier kit ready for inspection. The glass plate shows the soldiers Lee Enfield rifle, combat webbing with scabbard attached, uniform, issued mug and plate, and bedding. Possible taken between 1922-1950
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Lee Enfield Grenade launcher1217 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Infantry Sergeant displaying how to fire a grenade from a Lee Enfield rifle from the kneeling position. This plate could have been used for instructional purposes and used in training manuals. Taken on the 6th March 1926 possible in the Curragh Camp, Co.Kildare.
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Runners reaching finishing line571 viewsThe winner of a running race crossing the finish line closely followed by second and third runners as soldiers observe from the sidelines. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Two boxers sparing.750 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Cork Command hurling team 1924768 viewsCork Command hurling team which defeated General Headquarters team in the semi-final of the Army Chaplain's Cup. For more information see An tOglach Vol II No 1 (New Series) January 12 1924 page 16 - 17 Army Athletic Association Army Hurling.
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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium592 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.
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Tug of war team in Croke Park576 viewsGlass plate negative showing the a tug of war team in Croke Park, Dublin during a competition with a referee closely observing what is happening.
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Gaelic football team638 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Gaelic football team of 18 men with an officer standing in the middle in Croke Park. Names and date is unknown.
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Hurling team in Croke Park732 viewsAn army hurling team sitting and posing for a picture with a gunner and other uniformed men and civilians in front of a stand in Croke Park, Dublin.
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Cross country race577 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin.
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Tug of war team in training681 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Guard of honour standing at attention Arbour Hill528 viewsGuard of honour standing to attention just after being inspected by an Officer who is marching to a group of Officers in the foreground standing to attention. Taken during a ceremony at Arbour Hill Barracks sometime in the 1920s.
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Firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots at Arbour Hill Barracks711 viewsGuard of honour at Arbour Hill Barracks, standinf to the front is a firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots, taken during a ceremony to commemorate the execution of the 1916 rising leaders sometime in the 1920s.
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01st Cadet Class 1928-19292471 viewsPhotograph taken of the 1st Cadet Class on the 2nd September 1929 at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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02nd Cadet Class 1929-19301701 viewsPhotograph of the 02nd Cadet Class at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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03rd Cadet Class 1930-19311819 viewsPhotograph of the 03rd Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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04th Cadet Class 1931-19321286 viewsPhotograph of the 04th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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05th Cadet Class 1931-19331256 viewsPhotograph of the 05th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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06th Cadet Class 1932-19341181 viewsPhotograph of the 06th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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07th Cadet Class 1933-19351134 viewsPhotograph of the 07th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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08th Cadet Class 1934-19361166 viewsPhotograph of the 08th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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09th Cadet Class 1935-19371104 viewsPhotograph of the 09th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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10th Cadet Class 1936-19381198 viewsPhotograph of the 10th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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11th Cadet Class 1937-19391051 viewsPhotograph of the 11th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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12th Cadet Class 1938-19391246 viewsPhotograph of the 12th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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13th Cadet Class 1939-19401381 viewsPhotograph of the 13th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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14th Cadet Class 1940-19411129 viewsPhotograph of the 14th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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15th Cadet Class 1941-19431219 viewsPhotograph of the 15th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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16th Cadet Class, number 2 and 3 section 1942-19441097 viewsPhotograph of number 2 and 3 section, 16th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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17th Cadet Class 1943-1945992 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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