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IEMA-P-062-339327 viewsTroops taking a break on the roadside outside Cahir, while advancing southwards to the Blackwater – 21 August 1942.
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Artillery Grooming horses at Islandbridge Barracks326 viewsArtillery soldiers grooming horses outside their stables at Islandbridge barracks under supervision from their superiors.
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Nice326 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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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.
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IEMA-P-062-129324 viewsA room orderly has a quiet moment alone. 25th Battalion lines, Bawnjames, Co. Wexford – 13 July 1942.
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Horse on Bridle323 viewsGlass plate negative showing a unknown horse on bridle in McKee Barracks.
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Gibraltar323 viewsSan Roque, Spain, from roadway leading to La Linea
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Nice323 viewsIn the cemetery at Roquebrune where Yeats had been buried. M. Otto, a Mentone lawyor, working on the text of the farewell oration which he addressed to the dead poet before the cortege started for Nice
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Review parade, Phoenix Park, 1926.322 viewsCeremonial colour party marching towards a review parade which was held in the Phoenix Park on the 11th September 1926.
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IEMA-P-067-010321 viewsCatching up with the news.
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Gibraltar321 viewsGeneral view of Gibraltar harbour
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Nice321 viewsL.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice (France)
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Nice320 viewsThe L.E. Macha pulls away from the quayside at Nice, 6/9/48
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IEMA-P-062-370319 viewsCompany officers holding an ‘O’ (orders) group prior to an attack on the ‘Enemy’.
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Recruits in McKee Barracks, Dublin.319 viewsGlass plate negative showing six recruits and a Corporal from the Supply and Transport Corps, holding the bridle of a horse sometime between 1931 and 1942. At that time the Army Equitation School was under the command of the Supply and Transport Corps which was located in McKee Barracks.
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Nice319 viewsLooking down on Cap Martin (where Yeats lived for a time) from the cemetery at Roquebrune
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Gibraltar318 viewsGibraltar from Spanish roadway leading to La Linea
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Nice318 viewsIrish ratings and P.Os. Forming up outside the Church of Our Lady of Notre Dame in Nice
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IEMA-P-062-323315 views‘The Nation is Profoundly Grateful’
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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.
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Nice315 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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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.
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Nice314 viewsUndertaker's party screwing down the lid of the outer coffin containing the body of Yeats - scene outside the mortuary in the cemetery at Roquebrune (France). Figure on left is that of gravedigger. Other civilian is M/ Otto, poet and lawyer of Mentone, who delivered farewell oration.
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Nice314 viewsThe band of the 159th Regiment (French Army) heads up the funeral procession on to the harbour at Nice
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IEMA-P-062-022313 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.
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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.
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68th Cadet Class 1991-93312 views
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928311 viewsA general view of Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn immediately after President WT Cosgrave deposited a wreath and prior to Soldiers marching past.
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Nice311 viewsFrench crowds at Nice interested in the L.E. Macha

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Nice311 viewsParty of Irish sailors parade to mass on a Sunday morning in Nice
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927310 viewsA firing party under the command of lieut O'Connor, belonging to an Irish speaking Battalion, firing and saluting at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn in 1927.
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Nice310 viewsView from the top of the terraced cemetery of Roquebrune, where Yeats was buried, looking out on the Mediterranean
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Nice309 viewsView of graveyard
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Nice309 viewsFrench honour guard
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IEMA-P-062-018308 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.
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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.
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Nice308 viewsFrench crowds gather to watch the L.E. Macha berth at Nice
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Officer sword drill307 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer on horseback with his Sword at the salute, taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin in 1927. Conducted under the supervision of Comdt Scott (Officers' Drill) Capt O'Dwyer and Comdt Ryan.
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Ceremonial Parade for Michael Collins and Arthur Griffith, 1927307 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave delivering oration immediately after laying a wreath at the Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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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.
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Lee Enfield shooting practice306 viewsSoldiers on the rifle range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare practicing their shooting skills.
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IEMA-P-062-128305 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.
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IEMA-P-062-024304 viewsPrivate Richard Hanley (on the right) finally allows someone else to use his camera – 20 July 1942.
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Rifle practice304 viewsGroup of soldiers firing the Lee Enfield rifle in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare. c1928
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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.
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IEMA-P-062-043302 viewsThe Blackwater manoeuvres are synonymous with the Emergency. Involving over 20,000 troops, the lasted from 17 August 1942 to 27 September 1942 and pitted the 2nd Spearead division under Maj Gen Hugo McNeill against Maj Gen M.J Costello’s 1st Division. Here the 3rd Battalion passes the 25th Battalion outside Fethard, Co. Tipperary, to take over as advance guard of the Brigade as they proceed southwards with the Spearhead Division – 20 August 1942.
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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.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926301 viewsThree mounted officers in the Phoenix Park, taking during a military review parade held on the 11th September 1926.
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IEMA-P-062-054300 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.
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Review Parade Phoenix Park299 viewsPart of an Artillery Corps passing the saluting stand during a Military review held in the Phoenix Park on the 11th September 1926, showing Artillery soldiers on horseback pulling horse carts with two Officers sitting in each cart.
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IEMA-P-062-117298 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.
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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.
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Officer on horseback in McKee Barracks291 viewsGlass plate negative showing an Officer on a white horse with his sword drawn trotting across a parade square in McKee Barracks.
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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn291 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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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.
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928284 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.
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Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park, Dublin.283 viewsGlass plate negative showing a Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park sometime in 1923 or early 1924. Note the reindeer's in the background of the shot.
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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.
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IEMA-P-062-045282 viewsTraining for the 56,000 who saw permanent service during the Emergency was arduous. Blistered feet were a common occurance, particulary in the early days.
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