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Rope Climbing706 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.
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Gibraltar706 viewsNew Guard marches to take over at the Governor's residence at Gibraltar
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Gaelic football team705 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.
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Gibraltar704 viewsGibraltar from Spanish roadway leading to La Linea
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Platoon in square formation702 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 1928
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Nice702 viewsView from the top of the terraced cemetery of Roquebrune, where Yeats was buried, looking out on the Mediterranean
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IEMA-P-096-007700 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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Officer sword drill700 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.
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Nice700 viewsIrish sailors of the L.E. Macha marching to Sunday morning Mass in Nice (France) 5/9/48
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Recruits outside the Army Equitation school, McKee Barracks.699 viewsA glass plate negative showing three recruits and a Corporal from the Supply and Transport Corps (S&T), holding the bridle of a horse, some time between 1931 and 1942 in McKee Barracks in Dublin.
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The Salvage Corps dismantling a British Rest Camp.699 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.
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Nice698 viewsView of graveyard
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Arms Muzzle and bore examination695 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.
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Artillery recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.692 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.
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Nice692 viewsParty of Irish sailors parade to mass on a Sunday morning in Nice
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Nice690 viewsRatings and Petty Officers of the L.E. Macha forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame, Nice (France) after attending Mass, 5/9/48
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade682 viewsGlass plate negative showing General Mulcahy and General McMahon receiving the National flag and unit Colours at the Disbandment Parade for the RPRMC.
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On the range679 viewsGlass plate negative showing Irish soldiers firing Lee Enfield rifles on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare. c1930
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Gibraltar678 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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Nice678 viewsGang-plank goes ashore from the first Irish warship, the L.E. Macha, to berth at any Mediterranean port. Seaman Joe Higgins of Youghal was first rating ashore on French soil
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IEMA-P-096-005677 viewsAn improvised alter at Castle Annagh Camp outside New Ross – 05 July 1942. The Army fought a long battle with the Heirarchy to have chaplains appointed to units so that they could accompany the troops on exercise. The Bishops were not intailly in favour of priests travelling outside their dioceses.
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Nice675 viewsIrish ratings and P.Os. Forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Nice
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Attention position third movement673 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.
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Infantry recruit in front of armoured car672 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.
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Recruits, Cathal Brugha Barracks.671 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits standing at ease at the church in Cathal Brugha Barracks sometime between 1930-1960.
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IEMA-P-067-012670 viewsA Vickers Machine Gun Crew. The Vickers and the lighter Lewis Gun, with the Lee Enfield Mark III rifle, were the main weapons of the infantry battalions.
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IEMA-P-062-321668 viewsQuartermaster Brett, 25th Battalion, checking his ‘inventory’ of turkeys while based at Ballinamona Camp near Tramore, Co. Waterford – 04 September 1944.
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Nice668 viewsFrench crowds at Nice interested in the L.E. Macha

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Nice662 viewsFrench crowds gather to watch the L.E. Macha berth at Nice
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Wolfe Tone Commemoration, Bodenstown, County Kildare, 1926653 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.
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IEMA-P-096-006650 viewsIce Cream comes to Camp Mount Pleasant, Co. Waterford – 18 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-370649 viewsCompany officers holding an ‘O’ (orders) group prior to an attack on the ‘Enemy’.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928649 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. Captain D Corry, Irish Army, can be seen taking the outer fence of the "Trap" on a horse called "Finghin" in the final round.
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Ceremonial Parade at Arbour Hill Barracks on the 10th anniversary of the the execution of IRA leaders of 1916.649 viewsGlass plate negative showing a firing party and an army band at the graveside of executed IRA leaders of 1916 at Arbour Hill Barracks in 1926
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Horse on Bridle648 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unknown horse on bridle in McKee Barracks.
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Unmounted officer with drawn sword held at shoulder height646 viewsSword drill under supervision of Capt Flanagan and Capt Nolan at McKee Barracks Dublin
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Gymnastic display in a gymnasium646 viewsGymnastic display team conducting various movements in a unknown gymnasium.
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928645 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition which was held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. Captain J G O'Dwyer of the Irish Army can be seen making a good clearance over the stile on a horse called "Cuchulain" in Final Round.
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IEMA-P-062-375644 viewsTaking a well earned rest from turf cutting – Killamuck Camp, Abbeyleix, Co. Carlow. – 23 July 1943.
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IEMA-P-062-357643 viewsNot all fun and games, hard work was necessary.
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IEMA-P-062-309637 viewsCaption – Back to ‘Civvy Street’ 1946
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Military International Jumping Competition 1928636 viewsGlass plate negative of the Military International Jumping Competition which was held at Ballsbridge Show-Grounds during the Horse Show Week from the 7th August to 10th August 1928. This particular glass plate shows Captain D Corry from Ireland taking the stone wall on a horse called "Roisin Dubh".
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Recruits, McKee Barracks, Dublin.636 viewsA section of recruits standing at ease outside the equitation school in McKee Barracks.
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An armoured train.632 viewsGlass plate negative showing a flat wagon with an armoured protective housing, a 0-6-0 steam locomotive and a six wheeled brake wagon.
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IEMA-P-067-010630 viewsCatching up with the news.
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Officer sword drill626 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.
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Cross country race624 viewsA Glass plate negative showing a cross country race possibly in the Phoenix Park racecourse in Dublin.
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RPRMC Disbandment Parade624 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.
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Runners reaching finishing line622 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.
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Tug of war team in Croke Park621 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.
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Naval service recruits620 viewsGlass plate negative showing a naval service Chief Petty Officer demonstrating how to tie rope knots to five recruits sometime in the 1940s.
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Rifle practice620 viewsSoldiers preparing to march of the firing point after practicing their shooting skills. Located on a range in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew619 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.
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IEMA-P-062-006618 viewsSkinheads are not a new phenomenon! NCO’s and men of the 25th Battalion showing off their haircuts while on brigade manoeuvres, Castle Annagh Camp, New Ross – 06 July 1942.
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Officer sword drill618 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer mounted on horseback with his sword drawn, right arm extended to side, sword held vertically. Taken at McKee Barracks, Dublin. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan on the 16 August 1927
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Dash First position 617 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.
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Infantry squad with Lewis gun in arrow head formation615 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.
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Repairing a damaged railway.614 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.
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Dalymount Park612 viewsAerial photograph of Dalymount Park
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Gymnast in Cathal Brugha Barracks gymnasium.611 viewsGymnast in mid air over a vaulting horse in the Gymnasium, Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. The Soldiers name and date of the glass plate negative is unknown.
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