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Review parade, Phoenix Park, 1926.322 viewsCeremonial colour party marching towards a review parade which was held in the Phoenix Park on the 11th September 1926.May 14, 2014
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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn291 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn. May 14, 2014
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927307 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave delivering oration immediately after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.May 14, 2014
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928311 viewsA general view of Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn immediately after President WT Cosgrave deposited a wreath and prior to Soldiers marching past. May 14, 2014
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927310 viewsA firing party under the command of lieut O'Connor, belonging to an Irish speaking Battalion, firing and saluting at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn in 1927.May 14, 2014
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928284 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.May 14, 2014
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Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924336 viewsThe 21st Battalion Marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn led by Comdt Cunningham.May 14, 2014
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The Artillery Salute for Arthur Griffith and Michael Collins Commemoration at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn, on 17 August 1924371 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Artillery unit saluting at the Arthur Griffiths and Michael Collins Commemoration held at the Cenotaph on the 17th August 1924. This particular glass plate was used in "An tÓglách" for the 30th August 1924 release, pages 10 - 11.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill359 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill422 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).May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill335 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill364 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill444 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill464 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill328 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill307 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.May 14, 2014
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Officer sword drill411 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.May 14, 2014
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Recruits swimming lesson518 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.May 14, 2014
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Recruits training.450 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.May 14, 2014
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Cavalry Corps recruits450 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.May 14, 2014
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Cavalry Corps recruits451 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.May 14, 2014
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Naval service recruits, Haulbowline, Cork.476 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Naval Service recruits celebrating at Haulbowline Naval Base in Cork.May 14, 2014
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Artillery recruits388 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer presenting a group of Artillery recruits to two religious dignitary's sometime between 1943-1960.May 14, 2014
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin381 viewsGlass plate negative showing four recruits standing at ease in front of a grotto beside the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks,Dublin, sometime between 1930-1960.May 14, 2014
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Naval service recruits405 viewsGlass plate negative showing a naval service Chief Petty Officer demonstrating how to tie rope knots to five recruits sometime in the 1940s.May 14, 2014
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks.395 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits standing at ease at the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks sometime between 1930-1960.May 14, 2014
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Recruits training.475 viewsGlass plate negative showing three recruits being given a lesson on signal equipment from a two star NCO sometime between 1930-1965.May 14, 2014
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.433 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Infantry Captain shaking hands with a recruit. In the background a Ford Armoured Cars and truck can be seen. Taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1958-1968.May 14, 2014
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Infantry recruits, Eastern Brigade, 1958-1968565 viewsA group of eight Infantry Recruits from the Eastern Brigade sitting down on wooden chairs sometime between 1958 and 1968.May 14, 2014
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Recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.386 viewsA section of recruits standing at ease outside the equitation school in McKee Barracks.May 14, 2014
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Infantry recruit in front of armoured car376 viewsGlass plate negative showing an infantry recruit being congratulated by a Company Sergeant (CS) in front of a Ford armoured car sometime between 1958 and 1968.May 14, 2014
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.408 viewsGlass plate negative showing two recruits receiving a lesson from their instructing NCO on how to load an artillery round into a 25 pounder field gun. May 14, 2014
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.380 viewsGlass plate negative showing seven recruits smoking while their training Corporal stands on the left hand side in McKee Barracks in Dublin. In the background is a 25 pounder field gun.May 14, 2014
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.575 viewsGlass plate negative showing three artillery recruits in McKee Barracks sometime between 1930 and 1968. The recruits names are unknown.May 14, 2014
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Lee Enfield Grenade launcher756 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.May 14, 2014
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Kit ready for inspection.517 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 1922-1950May 14, 2014
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Rope Climbing425 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.May 14, 2014
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Vickers machine gun crew547 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.May 14, 2014
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Infantry section with Lee Enfield Rifles and Lewis Machine Gun.586 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.May 14, 2014
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Artillery gun crew conducting drill on a 18-pounder artillery piece.579 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.May 14, 2014
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Lewis gun crew498 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.May 14, 2014
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Carl Gustav sub-machine gun training 587 viewsA section of soldiers receiving instruction on how to operated the Carl Gustav Sub-machine Gun sometime between 1950s-1960s.May 14, 2014
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.528 viewsAn artillery soldier (Recruit) posing for a photograph in McKee barracks sometime between 1940-1960. Notice the white lanyard and artillery collar badges on his uniform.May 14, 2014
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25 pounder field gun with gun crew, McKee Barracks.547 viewsAn artillery gun crew practising their drills on 25 pounder field gun beside E block in McKee barracks sometime during the emergency period. Notice the soldiers are wearing the distinguishable "Tommy" helmets with the Brigade flash on the front of them.May 14, 2014
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Recruit weapons training516 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Corporal demonstrating how to fire a practice grenade (Anti-tank) from a Lee Enfield Rifle to a group of eight recruits holding Lee Enfield rifles with grenades attached, wearing battlefield webbing.May 14, 2014
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Reverse view of the correct wearing of battlefield webbing 1924.443 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct way to wear battlefield webbing with a great coat attached under the supervision of Commandant McManus. May 14, 2014
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Fitting of the issued belt 1924502 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier from the 26th Infantry Battalion demonstrating how to fit and wear the army issue belt, under the supervision of Commandant McManus.May 14, 2014
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Soldiers marching order equipment 1924581 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldiers "marching order" dress. The soldier is demonstrating how to correctly fit and wear this equipment while under the supervision of Commandant McManus. May 14, 2014
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Passport photograph taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin.529 viewsGlass plate negative showing 3444 Sergeant Dunne P and Private McLoughlin from the Supply and Transport Company just before they accompanied Officers going to Switzerland for a horse Jumping Competition in 1927. Both soldiers can been seen wearing bandoleers around their shoulders.May 14, 2014
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Tug of war team in training431 viewsGlass plate negative showing a tug of war team training. Names, dates and location is unknown.May 14, 2014
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Cross country race361 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin. May 14, 2014
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Hurling team in Croke Park448 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.May 14, 2014
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Gaelic football team388 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.May 14, 2014
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Tug of war team in Croke Park360 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.May 14, 2014
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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium381 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.May 14, 2014
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Cork Command hurling team 1924476 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.May 14, 2014
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Two boxers sparing.454 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.May 14, 2014
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Runners reaching finishing line361 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.May 14, 2014
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Boxing training.431 viewsTwo men in boxing attire sparing while a referee looks on. Location, names and date is unknown.May 14, 2014
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Boxing ring and chairs for spectators347 viewsGlass plate negative showing a boxing ring and chairs ready for a boxing tournament. Location is unknown.May 14, 2014
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