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IEMA-P-062-128490 viewsHundred of billets were erected throughout the country to cater for the repid increase in personnel.
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IEMA-P-062-018483 viewsTea arriving at the ‘Front Line’ during manoeuvres between Waterford City and Tramore – 28 August 1944.
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Lieutenant on horseback in the Phoenix park, Dublin.483 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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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926482 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Bi-Plane481 viewsThis glass plate negative is showing a Bi-plane stationary on the ground with personnel positioned around it.
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Slope arms from the Advance (1st Motion)481 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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Ready to depart481 viewsTroops on the backs of trucks prepared to depart the barracks to travel to the range for firing practice. Possibly Cathal Brugha Barracks.
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IEMA-P-062-237479 viewsReady for inspection.
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Bristol Fighter (22)479 viewsGlass plate negative of a Bristol Fighter (Type 14) F2B Fighter Mk II on the ground. F2B serial 22 served Baldonnel from 4 Nov 1925 to July 1935.
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President WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn478 viewsPresident WT Cosgrave with members of government and senior Army officers at Cenotaph, Leinster Lawn.
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IEMA-P-062-117477 viewsBrigade Camp, Youghal – 17 September 1942 – John Harbourne, canteen Manager, serving troops in the open air canteen.
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ARS476 viewsGlass plate negative of various bi-planes being serviced inside a hangar. Included in the image are a Bristol Fighter F2B, an Avro 504K and two De Havilland DH9s, one of which appears to be serial number 6. The latter was converted to a two seater training plane.
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British & Russian Aircraft476 viewsPlate one is of a Shackleton aircraft and appears to have been taken from a manual.
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Agricultural College Glasnevin476 views
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Michael Collins, Arthur Griffith and Kevin O'Higgins Commemoration, 1928473 viewsThe 4th Battalion saluting and marching past the Cenotaph at Leinster Lawn on the 19th August 1928.
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Slope Arms side view473 viewsEnlisted soldier demonstrating the "Slope Arms", viewed from the side. An entry in the index for this glass plate states that these were taken in order to "enable a responsible officer to pick best positions in conjunction with Dress, Man and Equipment".Taken in McKee Barracks, Dublin, under the supervision of Comdt Scott, on the 6th September 1927.
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Rifle practice473 viewsSoldiers moving towards the firing point to practice their shooting skills, with their Lee Enfield rifles over their left shoulder, and commanding officer to their far left controlling the line. Taken on the range located in the Curragh Camp, County Kildare.
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IEMA-P-062-024471 viewsPrivate Richard Hanley (on the right) finally allows someone else to use his camera – 20 July 1942.
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IEMA-P-062-043469 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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Tallaght Aerodrome468 views
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BF III Crash467 viewsGlass plate copy negatives of Bristol Fighter F2B Fighter serial III which crashed at Naas, Kildare 17 July 1922. Images shows the wreck of the aricraft on the ground taken from each both sides and the rear. The aircraft had arrived in Baldonnel 10 July 1922. Glass plate one has been identifed on the envelope as Bristol Fighter II which was delivered to Baldonnel 4 July 1922 and was written off after a crash at Castlebagot, Baldonnel 23 Jan 1924 in which Lieutenant R. T. Nevin was killed. The image, however, appears to be that of the BF III crash on 17 July 1922. Glass plate two and three both show the serial number of the aircraft BF III.
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Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on Ramp467 viewsGlass plate negatives showing four Bristol F2B Bi-Planes on ramp with personnel standing in front of or working on the planes.
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Review Parade Phoenix Park467 viewsA unit of soldiers carrying .303 Lee Enfield rifles, led by an Officer conducting "eyes left" while marching past the saluting stand during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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Lieut. W. Ryan. CPL C. Rooney466 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing Lieutenant W. Ryan and Corporal C Rooney working at a map table. One officer is making a collage of an area from aerial photographs. The other officer appears to be using the photographs to sketch a map.
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Private Secretary's Lodge, Phoenix Park465 views
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Port arms front view465 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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Clondalkin Village465 viewsAerial photograph of Clondalkin Village
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Agricultural College Glasnevin464 views
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Spike Island464 viewsGlass plate negative showing a close up of the fort located on Spike Island.
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Review Parade, Phoenix Park, 1926463 viewsTroops marching past the saluting base during a military review held in the Phoenix Park in 1926.
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IEMA-P-062-054460 viewsTroops on reconnaissance operations passing through Mitchelstown, Co. Cork – 28 August 1942.
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College of Science459 viewsGlass plate copy positive of an aerial view of the College of Science
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Vespas in Formation459 views
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Newbridge Bridge458 viewsGlass plate negative showing a bridge in Newbridge
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Civilian on horseback456 viewsGlass plate negative showing a civilian on horseback just before they attempt to jump over a ditch. Location and date unknown.
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Tallaght Aerodrome456 views
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Stewart Institution Palmerstown456 views
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Group Portrait456 viewsGlass plate nagtive six persons, one of the persons in the image is Barron Ehrenfried Gunther Freiherr von Huenefeld and another is Col James Michael Fitzmaurice
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Workshops Baldonnel 1938455 viewsGlass plate copy negative showing what appears to be a staged photograph of apprentices at work under supervision in a workshop at Baldonnel.
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Avro Cadets in Formation455 views
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Landsdowne Road, Dublin454 viewsAerial glass plate negative showing Landsdowne raod and the surrounding area
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69th Cadet Class 1992-93453 views
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Troops in Open Group Shot451 viewsGlass plate negative showing two photographs, the first of which includes eight Free State soldiers, seven of which are carrying weapons, the second image is damaged beyond repair however a part of vehicle and part of a person can be seen in the image.
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Camac Mills Inchicore451 viewsAerial photographs showing Camac Mills Inchicore and the surrounding area.
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IEMA-P-062-022450 viewsA welcome break during manoeuvres.
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Avro 621 Line Up450 viewsGlass plate negative of a line of three Avro 621s on the ground in Baldonnel with hangars visible in the background.
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Collinstown Aerodrome450 views
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Inchicore Church449 views
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Le Cliona and Le Meave (03) at Dun Laoghaire Pier447 views
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Group Portrait Including Kevin O' Higgins, Sean Mac Eoin and Arthur Griffith446 viewsGlass plate copy negative of a group portrait containing military officers, TDs and members of the clergy taken in front of a building. The front row, seated, include from left to right Kevin O'Higgins, Arthur Griffith, Dr. Fogarty (Bishop of Killaloe). Men standing in the back row include Paddy Hogan, Canon William O' Kennedy, Ignatius O'Neill, Sean Milroy and Michael [Breana or Brennan].
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Michael Collins Lying In State446 viewsGlass plate copy negative of Michael Collins lying in state. Collins is lying on a bed with a bandage wrapped around his forehead. The photograph is taken from a low side view with several Irish Free State Officers partly visible in the background.
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IEMA-P-062-048445 viewsA Battalion Bivouac area, among the ruins of the former British military barracks in Cahir, Co. Tipperary – 21 August 1942.
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Officer's Mess Gardens445 views
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Bren Gun Carriers Curragh444 viewsGlass plate negative showing Bren Gun Carriers in motion in the Curragh.
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International Jumping Competition 1928443 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. This particular glass plate shows a Captain Hume-Dudgeon MC from Great Britain clearing the stone wall on a horse called "Nomination".
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Avro 626 From Above 443 viewsGlass plate negative showing 3 Avro 626 planes with the identification numbers 15,16 and 17.
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Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford443 viewsGlass plate negative showing Knockaderry Reservoir and the surrounding area.
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Bristol Fighter (18)441 viewsGlass plate negative of a Bristol Fighter (type 14) F2B Fighter Mk II serial number 18. The aircraft is pictured on the ground facing a hangar with several army officers posing in front of it. The F2B serial 18 arrived in Baldonnel 24 October 1925 and was scrapped in June 1935.
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IEMA-P-062-045440 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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