Last additions - Glass Plate Negatives(1922-1968)
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Lewis machine gun practice308 viewsSoldiers practicing their shooting skills using the Lewis Machine gun while in the lying position and under the command of the commanding officer.Oct 09, 2014
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Rifle practice275 viewsSoldiers moving towards the firing point to practice their shooting skills, with their Lee Enfield rifles over their left shoulder, and commanding officer to their far left controlling the line. Taken on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.Oct 09, 2014
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Rifle practice359 viewsSoldiers preparing to march of the firing point after practicing their shooting skills. Located on a range in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.Oct 09, 2014
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Rifle practice339 viewsSoldiers practicing their shooting skills, while under the watchful eye of their commanding officer, on a range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.Oct 09, 2014
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Lee Enfield shooting practice306 viewsSoldiers on the rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare practicing their shooting skills.Oct 09, 2014
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Ready to depart276 viewsTroops on the backs of trucks prepared to depart the barracks to travel to the range for firing practice. Possibly Cathal Brugha Barracks.Oct 09, 2014
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Rifle practice304 viewsGroup of soldiers firing the Lee Enfield rifle in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare. c1928Oct 09, 2014
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Butt party378 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of soldiers controlling the butts of a rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.Oct 09, 2014
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On the range363 viewsGlass plate negative showing Irish soldiers firing Lee Enfield rifles on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare. c1930Oct 09, 2014
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew509 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery gun crew being put through their drills under the supervision from a Regular Army NCO. Soldiers can be seen turning an 18-pdr field gun outside of the Officers Mess in McKee Barracks, Dublin, sometime between 1934-1939. These particular 18-pdr field guns were provided to the National Army by the British Forces in June 1922.Jun 26, 2014
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew375 viewsVolunteer Force Artillery Gun crew being put through their drills on an 18-pdr field gun, by a Regular army NCO. Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, on the parade square in front of the Officers Mess sometime between 1934-1939. Jun 26, 2014
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Volunteers on horseback, McKee Barracks.313 viewsA group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin. Note the Officers mess in the background of this glass plate negative. Taken sometime between 1934-1939.Jun 26, 2014
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Foot Drill341 viewsAnother view of our previous glass plate negative GPN-067-003. Note the building in the background is vary similar to buildings located in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. This glass plate could possibly have been taken on what is today known as the Brigade Training Centre (BTC) square.Jun 26, 2014
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Foot Drill380 viewsA Volunteer Force platoon conducting foot drill on a parade square. These soldiers have their Lee Enfield rifles slung over their right shoulders, with their bayonets fixed. Possibly taken in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Rathmines, Dublin, between 1934-1939. Jun 26, 2014
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Volunteers Force on horseback.307 viewsGlass plate negative showing a group of Volunteer soldiers on horseback in McKee Barracks, Dublin, taken sometime between 1934-1939.Jun 26, 2014
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Standing to Attention588 viewsTwo Volunteer soldiers standing to attention on a parade square. Both Volunteers are wearing combat webbing and carrying Lee Enfield rifles with bayonets fixed. Note the distinguishable head dress these soldiers are wearing. Taken sometime between 1934-1939.Jun 26, 2014
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The Salvage Corps at Tallaght Aerodrome.578 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Salvage Corps unloading salvage from a truck from inside one of the hangars at Tallaght Aerodrome. For more information see an article titled "The Salvage Corps", An tÓglách, Volume 6, No 1 (New Series),5th May 1923, pages 3 - 6.Jun 25, 2014
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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.437 viewsGlass plate negative showing men of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel, North Wall in Dublin, sometime in 1923. Jun 25, 2014
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The Salvage Corps unloading materials.315 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers of the Salvage Corps unloading material salvaged from British Camps which were located in the Wicklow Mountains. Photograph taken at Clondalkin Railway Station sometime between 1922-1923.Jun 25, 2014
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation354 viewsGlass plate negative showing a section of soldiers practising their tactical drills. This formation was know as the "arrow head" formation. Note the "Vickers helmets", Lee Enfield rifles and Lewis Machine guns. Jun 25, 2014
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"V" shape or "Arrow head" formation495 viewsA section of Soldiers practising their tactical drills on the Curragh Plains, Kildare, sometime in 1927. This formation was known as the "v" shape or "arrow head" formation, which was used to move across open ground providing maximum security to the front and rear.Jun 25, 2014
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Tactical formation 302 viewsEleven soldiers practising their tactical drills on the Curragh Plains, Kildare, sometime in 1927. Two rows covering the flanks with the Section leader in the middle. Note the Vickers helmets being worn and the Lee Enfield rifles being carried.The front left soldier is carrying a Lewis machine gun. Jun 25, 2014
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Platoon in square formation403 viewsA platoon practising their tactical drills,Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh Camp, in conjunction with Captain Fulham. Taken at the Curragh plains, Kildare, on 27th January 1928Jun 25, 2014
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Platoon in "T" formation473 viewsGlass plate negative showing a platoon of soldiers preparing to form up in "T" formation.Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh Camp, in conjunction with Captain Fulham. Taken at the Curragh plains, Kildare, on 27th January 1928.Jun 25, 2014
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Cycle patrol in advance formation595 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Cycle patrol conducting tactical training, Supervised by Col O'Connell, Army School of Instruction, Curragh camp, in conjunction with capt Fulham.Note the "Vickers Steel Helmets" the soldiers are wearing and Lee Enfield rifles attached to their Bicycles. Each soldier is evenly spaced and providing security to both sides of the road.Taken at the Curragh plains on 13th February 1928Jun 25, 2014
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Signal Flag training281 viewsAn Officer with three enlisted soldiers training and improving their signalling techniques sometime in 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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The fall in and attention222 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This particular signal was the command to "Fall in and Attention". Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin. Taken on the 20 May 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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Stand at ease Large flag224 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Stand at Ease".Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, taken on the 20 May 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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Prepare to signal one Large Flag328 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Prepare to Signal, One Large Flag.Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin.Jun 25, 2014
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Prepare to signal two Large flag 314 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "prepare to signal". Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, taken on the 20 May 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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Dash First position L Flag 325 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Dash to First Position L Flag". Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin. Jun 25, 2014
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Prepare to signal two small flag 224 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal meant "Prepare to signal two small flag". Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, 20 May 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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Dash First position 342 viewsArmy Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags). This signal was the command to "Dash to First Position".Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of Army Signal Corps for use in Signal Corps Bulletin, taken on the 20 May 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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Army Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags).249 viewsGlass plate negative showing the Army Signal Corps Training with Morse Flags and Dummy Keys (Flags).Taken at Naas Barracks under the supervision of Comdt Gantly of the Army Signal Corps. This was used in a publication called "Signal Corps Bulletin", taken on the 20 May 1927.Jun 25, 2014
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Guard of Honour 480 viewsSoldiers preparing for a Guard of Honour possibly on the grounds of St Patrick's College in Maynooth, Dublin. Note their weapons rifles are placed on the ground in front of them in the position that they are to fall back into. Clerical men can be seen beside the soldiers and also talking to Officers in front of the Soldiers. The "Tommy" helmets the soldiers are wearing indicate that this picture was taken after 1939.Jun 24, 2014
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Slope Arms side view281 viewsEnlisted soldier demonstrating the "Slope Arms", viewed from the side. An entry in the index for this glass plate states that these were taken in order to "enable a responsible officer to pick best positions in conjunction with Dress, Man and Equipment".Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, under the supervision of Comdt Scott, on the 6th September 1927.Jun 24, 2014
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Slope arms from the Advance (1st Motion)295 viewsInfantry Officer demonstrating the 1st motion that is to be conducted once given the command "slope arms from the advance". Possibly in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin, sometime in the late 1920s.Jun 24, 2014
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Port arms front view288 viewsInfantry soldier demostrating the "port arms" drill movement. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin, under supervision of Comdt Scott Training operations GHQ 6th September 1927.Jun 24, 2014
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Trail arms right side view283 viewsEnlisted soldier demonstrating the "Trail arms". Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, under the supervision of Comdt Scott, Training operations GHQ, on the 6 September 1927. Jun 24, 2014
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Attention position third movement369 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the third movement to be conducted once given the command to stand to attention with arms, taken in November 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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"port Arms" for inspection409 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier conducting part of a movement that was to be carried out once given the command "Port Arms", taken in November 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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Arms Muzzle and bore examination413 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the correct movement to conduct once given the command to report arms for inspection. Once this movement was completed an NCO or Officer would inspect the muzzle and bore for ammunition or dirt. Taken in November 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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Slope Arms position 3 416 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the correct position to hold the Lee Enfield rifle while conducting the third movement of the "Slope Arms" command. For instructional purposes each command would be broken down into parts, each part would of been photographed and inserted into an instructional manual.Jun 24, 2014
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Trail Arms correct position374 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier demonstrating the correct position to hold the Lee Enfield rifle once given the command to "Trail Arms". Taken in November 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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Present Arms(1924 Drill)407 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier "presenting arms" with a Lee Enfield rifle November 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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The salute with rifle478 viewsGlass plate negative showing a soldier demonstrating the salute with arms.Photographed under supervision of Colonel P O'Connor and Major T Lalor of the Training and Operations branch at the tennis grounds in General Head Quarters on the 1st May 1925.Jun 24, 2014
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade357 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and Major Russell, O/C RPRMC, inspection the soldiers of the RPRMC at their Disbandment parade sometime in 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade401 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and General McMahon receiving the National flag and unit Colours at the Disbandment Parade for the RPRMC.Jun 24, 2014
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade.519 viewsGeneral Mulcahy on the review stand saluting as the RPRMC march past at the Disbandment parade in 1924.Jun 24, 2014
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The Salvage Corps inside a hanger in Tallaght Aerodrome.335 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Salvage Corps placing salvaged materials inside a hangar at Tallaght Aerodrome. For more information see an article titled "The Salvage Corps" An tÓglách, Volume 6, No 1 (New Series) 5th May 1923, pages 3 - 6.Jun 24, 2014
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The Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army rest camp.499 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers of the Salvage Corps demolishing a British Army Rest Camp near the London and North Western Hotel in North Wall, Dublin. For more information see an article titled "The Salvage Corps" in An tÓglách, Volume 6, No 1 (New Series) 5th May 1923, pages 3 - 6.Jun 24, 2014
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.535 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924Jun 24, 2014
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"Old Lime Pit" lookout post in the south of Ireland.424 viewsGlass plate negative showing an "Old Lime Pit" at Rathduff in County Cork. This was a sentry position overlooking a double railway. Six soldiers with Lee Enfield Rifles can be seen providing over-watch security for the train crossing the bridge at their location. An Officer can be seen overlooking the sentries ensuring they are providing adequate over-watch.For more information see An tÓglách Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.Jun 24, 2014
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.530 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps repairing the Douglas Viaduct in Cork that was damaged during the Civil War. For more information see An tOglach Vol 1 No 5 (new Series) 21st April 1923.Jun 24, 2014
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Repairing a damaged railway.364 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps repairing the Douglas Viaduct railway bridge in Cork which was damaged during the Civil War.For more information see An tOglach Volume 1 No 5 (new Series) 21 April 1923.Jun 24, 2014
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An armoured train.380 viewsGlass plate negative showing a flat wagon with an armoured protective housing, a 0-6-0 steam locomotive and a six wheeled brake wagon.Jun 24, 2014
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Field Kitchen on the Railway line.351 viewsGlass plate negative showing a field kitchen on the railway line. A soldier from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps can be seen preparing a meal for the troops. This glass plate negative was used in the April 1923 An tÓglac, Volume 1 publication.Jun 24, 2014
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Guarding the Railways 447 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC) constructing a protected dugout trench using sandbags and shovels, beside a railway line. These soldiers are being supervised by an armed Officer carrying a pistol.Jun 24, 2014
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926387 viewsA unit on Parade during the Wolfe Tone Commemoration in 1926. The soldiers in the rear are presenting arms with rifles while the Officers in the front are in the process of conducting the salute with sword.May 14, 2014
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926303 viewsA General Officer in Command and his Staff saluting beside a gravestone during a Wolfe Tone commemoration in 1926.May 14, 2014
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