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Fitting of the issued belt 1924775 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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L.E. Macha775 viewsThere's a bird - with feathers on - in this picture!
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L.E. Macha774 viewsPainting on board the L.E. Macha at sea
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A repair train preparing to leave Cork City.773 viewsGlass plate negative showing two soldiers from the RPRMC preparing to leave Cork City. Taken sometime between 1922 and 1924
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16th Young Officers Wings Course773 viewsPhotograph of the 16th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 17th June 1983
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17th Young Officers Course772 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Young Officers Course taken on their "Wings day" on the 3rd February 1984
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19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class772 viewsPhotograph of the 19th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 10th November 2000
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport771 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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President John F. Kennedy New Ross769 viewsPresident John F. Kennedy, enjoying light refreshments with the people of New Ross. (Courtesy of the Irish Times).
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09th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class769 viewsPhotograph of the 9th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 24th September 1976
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22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class769 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 17th December 2003
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29th Cadet Class 1954-1956768 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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L.E. Macha767 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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Artillery soldier, McKee Barracks.764 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. Macha764 viewsPorpoises don't make good sitters for photographs
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Repairing the Douglas Viaduct, Cork.763 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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36th Cadet Class and Military Instructor762 views36th Cadet Class and Military Instructors, 1961 – 1963 (Courtesy of DFTC)
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An tUachtarán, Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy758 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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17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class756 viewsPhotograph of the 17th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" on the 12th June 1998
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06th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class751 viewsPhotograph of the 6th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" in July 1973
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Nice751 viewsQuartermaster Hickey at the wheel of the L.E. Macha en route for Nice
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18th Young Officers Wings Course748 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in April 1986
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22nd Young Officers Wings Course748 viewsPhotograph of the 22nd Young Officers Wings Course on the "Wings day" the 24th July 1990
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23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class746 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 2004
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Kit ready for inspection.745 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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04th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class743 viewsPhotograph of the 4th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 16th September 1969
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Short Service Class 1939743 viewsPhotograph of members from the "Short Service Class" taken at Baldonnell Aerodrome in 1939 on their "Wings day"
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Nice742 viewsThe L.E. Macha clears the harbour at Nice, 6/9/48

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An tUachtarán Eamon DeValera and President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport741 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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Recruits swimming lesson740 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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20th Young Officers Wings Course740 viewsPhotograph of the 20th Young Officers Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 24th June 1988
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21st Young Officers Wings Course740 viewsPhotograph of the 21st Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" the 2nd June 1989
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23rd Young Officers Wings Course740 viewsPhotograph of the 23rd Young Officers Wings Course on their "Wings day" the 14th June 1991
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67th Cadet Class 1990-92739 views
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29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class739 viewsPhotograph of the 29th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 14th December 2012
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18th Cadet Class 1944-1946738 viewsPhotograph of the 18th Cadet Class taken at the Cadet School, Military College, Curragh Camp.
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The salute with rifle738 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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13th Young Officers Wings Course738 views2/LT Brendan Keegan, 13th Young Officers Course, receiving his "Wings" on wings day the 23rd March 1972.
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Recruits training.737 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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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class737 viewsPhotograph of the 24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th March 2006
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President John F. Kennedy Dublin Airport736 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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Recruit weapons training734 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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Volunteer Force Artillery Gun Crew732 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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28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class730 viewsPhotograph of the 28th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class taken on their "Wings day" the 9th December 2010
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04th Young Officers Wings Class723 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 Course723 viewsPhotograph of the 7th Young Officers Wings Course taken on their "Wings day" in 1964
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IEMA-P-067-025721 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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Two boxers sparing.718 viewsTwo soldiers in boxing attire sparing. Note the height and reach difference. Names, dates and location is unknown.
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Cork Command hurling team 1924716 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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Lewis gun crew715 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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IEMA-P-067-022714 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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24th Regular Air Corps Cadet Class711 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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Horse on Bridle, McKee Barracks.709 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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Cavalry Corps recruits709 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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Guard of Honour 708 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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Platoon in "T" formation708 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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Hurling team in Croke Park707 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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Gibraltar707 viewsStreet scene in Gibraltar
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Guarding the Railways 702 viewsGlass plate negative showing soldiers from the Railway Protection, Repair and Maintenance Corps (RPRMC) constructing a protected dugout trench using sandbags and shovels, beside a railway line. These soldiers are being supervised by an armed Officer carrying a pistol.
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Officer sword drill701 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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