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President John F. Kennedy Green Park, Limerick818 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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RPRMC Disbandment Parade.818 viewsGeneral Mulcahy on the review stand saluting as the RPRMC march past at the Disbandment parade in 1924.
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L.E. Macha817 viewsSilhouette of L.E. Macha
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16th Young Officers Wings Course816 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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Fitting of the issued belt 1924812 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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17th Young Officers Course809 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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L.E. Macha809 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.805 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class803 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd November 2001
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport801 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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L.E. Macha801 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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67th Cadet Class 1990-92799 views
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class798 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class797 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class796 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 24th September 1976
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Kit ready for inspection.795 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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President John F. Kennedy New Ross794 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, enjoying light refreshments with the people of New Ross. (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class794 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.793 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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22nd Young Officers Wings Course793 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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36th Cadet Class and Military Instructor791 views36th Cadet Class and Military Instructors, 1961 – 1963 (Courtesy of DFTC)
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18th Young Officers Wings Course788 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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The salute with rifle784 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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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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23rd Young Officers Wings Course782 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy781 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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21st Young Officers Wings Course776 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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Recruit weapons training775 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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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946774 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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13th Young Officers Wings Course773 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class771 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class771 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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20th Young Officers Wings Course770 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Young Officers Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 24th June 1988
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Nice770 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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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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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class767 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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Nice767 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew766 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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Lewis gun crew765 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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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport764 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by Captain Byrne and Colonel M. Hefferon (A.D.C. to President Kennedy) concluding inspection of the Guard of Honour drawn from the Eastern Command, Dublin Airport (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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An tUachtarán Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport763 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, accompanied by An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera acknowledges the assembled crowds gathered at Dublin Airport, following the welcome reception on the tarmac of Dublin Airport, (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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Short Service Class 1939763 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 Class761 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 14th December 2012
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class760 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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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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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.756 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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Recruits training.754 viewsGlass plate negative showing three recruits being given a lesson on signal equipment from a two star NCO sometime between 1930-1965.
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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class753 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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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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Guard of Honour 749 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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IEMA-P-067-022748 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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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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IEMA-P-067-025743 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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Platoon in "T" formation743 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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04th Young Officers Wings Class743 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Young Officers Wings Class taken on their "Wings day" the 22nd June 1946
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07th Young Officers Wings Course742 viewsPhotograph of the 7th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in 1964
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Gibraltar740 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class734 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006. See also IE/MA/RACCC/024
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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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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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