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L.E. Macha919 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.917 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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L.E. Macha915 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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12th Young Officers Wings Course914 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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The salute with rifle913 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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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.912 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.
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.912 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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27th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class909 viewsPhotograph of the 27th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2009
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946898 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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22nd Young Officers Wings Course897 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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23rd Young Officers Wings Course896 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class893 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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Kit ready for inspection.891 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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21st Regular Air Corps Cadet Class887 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Regular Air Corps Cadet Class on their "Wings day" the 12th December 2002
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16th Young Officers Wings Course883 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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Recruits swimming lesson881 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 drill881 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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Fitting of the issued belt 1924875 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.
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class874 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 Course874 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class871 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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President John F. Kennedy Green Park, Limerick870 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy entertains the crowds gathered at Green Park Race Course, Limerick as he receives the Freedom of the City. Copy image held in the Private Collection of Lt. General S. McKeown.
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew870 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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Nice870 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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Two boxers sparing.869 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Officer sword drill, McKee Barracks, Dublin.864 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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Guard of Honour 864 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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13th Young Officers Wings Course860 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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18th Young Officers Wings Course859 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class859 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class859 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd November 2001
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Lewis gun crew856 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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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class848 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.847 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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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class847 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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21st Young Officers Wings Course846 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class845 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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Gibraltar842 viewsGroup taken on the occasion of the visit of officers of the L.E. Macha to the Colonial Hospital in Gibraltar. Left to Right (standing) Matron O'Reilly, Sister Maureen Gillan (kneeling), Belle Johnston.
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport840 viewsPresident Kennedy accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon, accredited A.D.C, during his inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport. Copy image held in the Private Collection of Lt Gen Sean McKeown.
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Recruit weapons training840 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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Home840 viewsGraveyard scene
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Gibraltar840 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Present Arms(1924 Drill)838 viewsGlass plate negative showing an enlisted soldier "presenting arms" with a Lee Enfield rifle November 1924.
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President John F. Kennedy New Ross837 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, enjoying light refreshments with the people of New Ross. (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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"port Arms" for inspection837 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.
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Platoon in "T" formation836 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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Nice836 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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20th Young Officers Wings Course835 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Young Officers Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 24th June 1988
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class835 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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IEMA-P-067-022831 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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36th Cadet Class and Military Instructor831 views36th Cadet Class and Military Instructors, 1961 – 1963 (Courtesy of DFTC)
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Officer sword drill831 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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Short Service Class 1939831 viewsPhotograph of members from the "Short Service Class" taken at Baldonnell Aerodrome in 1939 on their "Wings day"
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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class827 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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Gibraltar827 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy826 viewsAn tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera, formally welcomes President John F. Kennedy “A Uachtaráin Uasail. In aimn mhuintir na h-Eireann uile agus thar a gceann cuirim céad míle fáilte romhat […]”, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Hurling team in Croke Park821 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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Gibraltar821 viewsGroup including the officers of the H.M.S. Childers taken on board the L.E. Macha at Gibraltar
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Officer sword drill819 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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29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class819 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 14th December 2012
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