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26th Cadet Class 1951-1953657 viewsPhotograph of the 26th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.657 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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31st Cadet Class 1956-1958656 viewsPhotograph of the 31st Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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L.E. Macha654 viewsStokers off duty - L.E. Macha
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L.E. Macha652 viewsSilhouette of L.E. Macha
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.651 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.
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30th Cadet Class 1955-1957649 viewsPhotograph of the 30th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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L.E. Macha648 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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IEMA-P-067-025645 viewsOfficers of the 25th Battalion relaxing after lunch outside their headquaters, Bawnjames House, New Ross – 07 June 1942. The emergency brought together not alone those who had fought in 1916 and the War of Independence but also those who who had fought on opposing sides during the Civil War.
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L.E. Macha645 viewsThere's a bird - with feathers on - in this picture!
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47th Cadet Class 1972-1973643 viewsPhotograph of the 47th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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IEMA-P-067-022642 viewsThe critical shortage of equipment was exemplified by the lack of anti-armour weapons. In March 1940, the army possessed one 57 mm anti-tank gun and fourty-one Boyes .55inch anti-tank rifles. Only a further 6 guns and 100 rifles were delievered by the end of the Emergency.
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Recruits swimming lesson640 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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Gibraltar640 viewsIn Spanish shawls and sombreros - purchased in Gibraltar - P.Os Cashin and Bermingham of the L.E. Macha strike a pose
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L.E. Macha638 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946637 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class636 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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L.E. Macha636 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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Nice636 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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29th Cadet Class 1954-1956635 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class635 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd November 2001
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class632 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport630 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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12th Young Officers Wings Course630 viewsPhotograph of the 12th Young Officers Wings Course taken in 1969. Two Officers who graduated from this course were 2/LT Brian Hickey and 2/LT Tom Croke.
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Kit ready for inspection.629 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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Cavalry Corps recruits629 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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Guarding the Railways 625 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.
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew623 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.
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16th Young Officers Wings Course620 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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Recruit weapons training616 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.
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Two boxers sparing.615 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class615 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.611 viewsGlass plate negative showing a horse named "Vixen" on the bridle being held by a soldier from the Equitation school, which was under the command of the Supply and Transport Corps at that time.
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class611 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 24th September 1976
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17th Young Officers Course611 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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The salute with rifle609 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.
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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class609 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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Hurling team in Croke Park607 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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Cavalry Corps recruits607 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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Nice602 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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Company quarter master sergeant making a hurl.601 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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Platoon in "T" formation601 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.
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin.600 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.
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Lewis gun crew598 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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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class598 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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Short Service Class 1939598 viewsPhotograph of members from the "Short Service Class" taken at Baldonnell Aerodrome in 1939 on their "Wings day"
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29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class597 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 14th December 2012
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Guard of Honour 596 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.
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22nd Young Officers Wings Course596 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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23rd Young Officers Wings Course596 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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18th Young Officers Wings Course595 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class595 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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Firing party preparing to fire a volley of shots at Arbour Hill Barracks594 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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IEMA-P-096-043593 viewsA rare shot of a Mortar Crew. Mortars were in very short supply. Total Stocks in March 1940 were forty eight (48) Brandt 81 mm and one (1) Brandt 60mm. A further fifty (50) 3-Inch Mortars were supplied by Britain in late 1943. This photograph was taken during a live firing practice in the Comeragh Mountains – 09 September 1944.
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Cork Command hurling team 1924593 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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21st Young Officers Wings Course593 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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IEMA-P-096-007589 viewsThe quartermaster waits by the roadside to provide welcoms nourishment to the marching troops – near Dunmore East, Co. Wexford – 16 July 1942.
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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class589 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class589 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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Officer sword drill588 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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